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Hola amigos!

My name is Francisco (Pancho) Enríquez, I am a native of Ecuador with more than 20 years of experience guiding birders, photographers, hikers and nature lovers throughout Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and other countries in South America. The name of our company “penttours” comes after my name and services: “Pancho Enríquez Nature Trips & Tours” but “Pent” also means five, that is after the five main activities that we have at “PENTTOURS”: Bird Watching, Wild Life Photography, Natural History Tours, Climbing and Hiking, also the name coincides with the dissection that we have made for every South American country in five regions which are: The coastal lowlands, the high Andes, the Amazon region, the north and the south; all of these are in order to get the sought after most scenic and pristine areas in the different countries with their endemic birds, animals and plants on every one of them. My specialty is planning affordable, customized tours that include local lodging and authentic dining. I know where and when to go to find the most spectacular, scenes, the rare and endemic birds and animals, and I can identify most of them by ear. I am a photographer, videographer and audio recorder myself, so I can help you with the production and post production of fantastic images.

Take a moment to view the photo gallery and videos in our tours gallery to get a taste for the beauty and variety that Ecuador has to offer. If you are new to Ecuador, there are many destinations within an hour to two of Quito including the Mindo area where it is possible to see over 60 endemic species of birds alone. There are many exciting destinations on the eastern slopes of the Andes and into the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands offer visitors an unforgettable adventure. 

Your Ecuadorian and/or South American adventure awaits you!


Francisco (Pancho) Enriquez


NOTE 1: We also provide video and photography services, specially for ecolodges world wide.

To see a complete set of our photography and film services please visit:

NOTE 2: You can also purchase a fine art print of any of the images on this site, in any dimension that you may need.