Orchid Tours in South\Central America
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Orchid Tours in South\Central America
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 05-18-2019, 11:57 PM
dnatural1 dnatural1 is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: North-West Sydney
Posts: 30
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Male
Default Orchid Tours in South\Central America

A few years ago I did an orchid tour of Ecuador with Ecuagenera which I enjoyed thoroughly. I'm interested in repeating the experience but ideally in a different country - Columbia is one country I'm thinking about but I'm still open to others including Central America.

If any of you have been on Orchid Tours in South\Central America which they recommend (or have been recommended by fairly reliable sources) I am very interested in hearing about it. Also the times of the year when best to go as flowering can be seasonal (influenced by the rainy season).

Regards
Joe P.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-19-2019, 02:10 PM
claypot claypot is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 17
Orchid Tours in South\Central America
Default

Joe, I suggest you contact the Orchid Society of Colombia SCO – Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia . I know they have an exciting rain forest project.
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2019, 02:35 PM
fishmom's Avatar
fishmom fishmom is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 9b
Location: Benicia, CA
Posts: 1,300
Default

Trips – Orchid Conservation Alliance


I don't have personal experience, but I heard Mary Gerritson talk about the Orchids in Chiapas trip, and it sounded wonderful. Seemed well-run and organized.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2019, 04:36 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Senior Member
Orchid Tours in South\Central America
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 2,770
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishmom View Post
Trips – Orchid Conservation Alliance


I don't have personal experience, but I heard Mary Gerritson talk about the Orchids in Chiapas trip, and it sounded wonderful. Seemed well-run and organized.
Orchid Conservation Alliance does excellent trips, and also supports their conservation efforts with the proceeds. I'll be able to report on their trip on the Rio Negro in Brazil soon... I have talked so a number of people who have been on other trips (as well as that one, and Chiapas)
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes fishmom liked this post
  #5  
Old 05-19-2019, 06:54 PM
dnatural1 dnatural1 is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: North-West Sydney
Posts: 30
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Male
Default

Hi Claypot, Fishmom, Roberta,

Great start for exploring possibilities.Both the SCO (Columbian Orchid Society) and the Orchid Conservation Alliance look very interesting. I'll be contacting both societies and see what suggestions\plans they have for 2020. Will report back on findings (contacts and other info). Roberta I'd love to hear more on the Rio Negro trip. No rush as I'll be going in 2020.

In the meantime I welcome more suggestions of orchid trips in South\Central America. Information on the time of year when best to go is also appreciated.

Regards
Joe P.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2019, 06:40 AM
dnatural1 dnatural1 is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: North-West Sydney
Posts: 30
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Male
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by claypot View Post
Joe, I suggest you contact the Orchid Society of Colombia SCO – Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia . I know they have an exciting rain forest project.
Richard
Hi Richard,

Do you have any email contacts for the SCO. I been through their website and they do not have an email contact point - strange. They do have social media presence and probably can be contacted this way but I do not like using social media much.

Regards
Joe P.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-18-2019, 08:58 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Senior Member
Orchid Tours in South\Central America
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 2,770
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Female
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
Orchid Conservation Alliance does excellent trips, and also supports their conservation efforts with the proceeds. I'll be able to report on their trip on the Rio Negro in Brazil soon... I have talked so a number of people who have been on other trips (as well as that one, and Chiapas)
I just got back from the Rio Negro trip. Fantastic. (And our group even included an Aussie couple) I know that there are discussions in the works on doing tours in other parts of Brazil, on land (such as eastern and southeastern parts of the ocuntry). Because these tours are actually organized by people in the countries visited (OCA reaches out to the individuals who want to go on the tours but the local people handle the on-the-ground details) they're done very well.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids

Last edited by Roberta; 06-18-2019 at 09:01 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-19-2019, 10:13 AM
King_of_orchid_growing:)'s Avatar
King_of_orchid_growing:) King_of_orchid_growing:) is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,194
Default

I don't know if Orquideas del Valle does these trips anymore (they are a Colombian orchid nursery). I believe at one point in time they did.
__________________
Philip
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-19-2019, 11:52 PM
dnatural1 dnatural1 is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2016
Zone: 9b
Location: North-West Sydney
Posts: 30
Orchid Tours in South\Central America Male
Default

Hi Roberta, Philip,
Tks for your replies.

I sent an email to Orquideas del Valle (Andrea Niessen ?) last month but got no reply. I had heard that they did orchid tours once - they may still do but I was not updated on this by them.

The OCA (Peter Tobias) was however more communicative. I was informed that they are organising an orchid trip to Costa Rica in April. I have heard good things about them as well.

My initial aim was\is to tour Colombia (safely) and I have contacted a couple of guides there who do orchid tours - however I must provide the individuals for these tours (to share costs). Haven't yet seriously tried to do so (ie get a small group together and organise a trip) yet. If I try and fail Costa Rica in April is always there as an option.

Regards
Joe
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-20-2019, 11:37 AM
King_of_orchid_growing:)'s Avatar
King_of_orchid_growing:) King_of_orchid_growing:) is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 9,194
Default

Try calling.
__________________
Philip
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
america, country, orchid, southcentral, tours


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AOS Guide to Orchids and their Culture estación seca News, Updates & Feedback 3 05-04-2019 04:57 AM
Do you have the Orchid Bug? RNCollins Beginner Discussion 7 11-11-2014 08:17 PM
Tom Mirenda to speak Jul 10 at North Jersey Orchid Society meeting - Everyone Welcome cbuchman Orchid Show Announcements 4 06-28-2014 07:50 AM
We Need More Orchid Celebrities epiphyte78 Advanced Discussion 1 01-03-2014 06:25 AM
AOS Awards glengary54 Beginner Discussion 42 02-24-2012 10:18 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.