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Susie Ferrel 

I have traveled with many excellent bird guides over the past 20 years and I rate Magda at the very top of my favorites list.  I’ve been on her tours in Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Tanzania and each was A+.   Magda expertly arranged our travel connections, lodging, local guides and even Covid testing!  Along with providing a fabulous birding experience, Magda always manages to incorporate lots of local flavor and culture into our experience…not to mention so much fun and laughter!  We are heading to Southern Ecuador with Mandarina Tours next February and I can hardly wait.

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Larry & Jan Jones 

Mandarina Nature Tours may be a new business, but Magdalena Sanchez is not new to the business. Circumstances necessitated establishing a new business venture. She is a very knowledgeable bird and nature guide, as well as all arrangements involved so that you are able  to do and see what you desire, yet she is flexible as well. She also knows all the best places to eat😃.  We have known her for over 15 years and used her guiding services for multiple trips to half a dozen countries.  We have never been disappointed. Book your adventures thru her and make lifetime memories and friends.


Karla McKinven

I love traveling to new places with MNT, Magda is an excellent bird guide/photographer and every trip is a memorable experience!  Many clients end each trip with a new "friend" and keep in contact with  her.  Her groups are small enough to give that personal touch to each trip with lots of fun little extra's !!  We all go home with a new group of friends as well !!

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Bob & Sharon Lutman

My wife Sharon and I have been on two tours arranged by Magdalena, and we have more in mind with her after we feel comfortable with the world Covid situation. 

Magda is great at getting our input, planning the trip, making all the arrangements - hotels and lodges, drivers, local guides, restaurants, meals, in-country flights and specific birding areas. She is especially good at making sure we both get on the bird in the field, using a strong laser pointer to zero us in, even when the bird is in the tightest window. 

As a bonus, I like to photograph a bird after Sharon and I have both seen it, and Magda helps with that when needed, as she is an excellent bird photographer. 

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