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Juan Carlos Calvachi

Juan Carlos Calvachi

Juan Carlos Calvachi lives near Quito and is widely regarded as the finest Ecuadorian bird guide, with truly remarkable field skills, including very extensive knowledge of vocalizations. He graduated from Cenestur University, Quito in 2006 with a degree in Technology and Tourism and is one of the few bird guides in Ecuador with a guiding licence from the Ministry of Tourism. Juan Carlos owns a pleasant guesthouse outside the city, run by his wife Paulina. They have two sons and a daughter. He speaks fluent English, as well as Spanish, French and Italian. Juan Carolos developed an interest in nature through travelling with his father, who was both a driver and guide. He started guiding bird tours in 1996 and was very highly thought of by the late Paul Coopmans, amongst others.


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Juan Carlos Calvachi will be leading the following tours:

BEST OF ECUADOR Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Sunday 14th July 2019
SOUTHERN ECUADOR Friday 17th January 2020 - Saturday 1st February 2020
Southwest Ecuador Extension: 1st February — 3rd February
ULTIMATE ECUADOR Saturday 5th September 2020 - Wednesday 30th September 2020
Part I: Northern Ecuador: 5th September — 21st September
Part II: Amazonian Ecuador: 21st September — 30th September