I'm not an outdoors person, but the rain forest is a very special place, unlike anything I've ever experienced before. This otherworldly destination, only accessible by winding dirt roads, is charming and allowed me to challenge myself as I hiked around, over fallen tree trunks, up steep hillsides in my slightly oversized loaner boots. It was a wonderful time, and I actually look forward to doing it again!
Jungle Dave not only showed us a beautiful place, but also a great time. He is knowledgable about the area and obviously passionate about the work he is invovled in. I know that his work in San Juan Bosco will extend benefits not only to his community, but to the world.
Jungle Dave is a man of science with a passion for preserving the amazing biodiversity that exists in his corner of South America. He has taken a beautiful -but little known- region of Ecuador and carefully opened it to adventours travellers who enjoy nature. He is knowledgeable about all of the flora and fauna in "his jungle" and is an especially avid birdwatcher. Jungle Dave will introduce you to everything from the myriad insects and plants that inhabit every crevice of the jungle to sightings of rare birds and animals. During a tour with Jungle Dave you will find also that he constantly checks on the comfort and interests of the traveller (or group) to assure a unique and pleasant experience.
We had a lovely time on Dave's farm. He absolutely and truly loves his animals and they are very fat and well looked after. The end result speaks for itself. When you try his meat, it is smooth like velvet and tastes unlike any beef you have eaten before. The absolute best T-Bones I have ever eaten.
Daniel Engel & Natasha Fair
Dave is a redneck crazy enough and resourceful enough to actually bring eco-tourism to a region of the Ecuadorian jungle almost unknown by the typical traveling gringo. While touring with him, you won't have to sit through some fake indigenous ceremony, nor will you sleep on silk sheets; you will, however experience life as the locals do. Dave should know--he's marrying one. Just be sure not to say anything bad about NASCAR legend Dale Jr.!
For several years we have enjoyed wonderful beef from Jungle Dave......coming from Nebraska , THE BEEF STATE, we know good meat......this beef is tender and delicious!! Since it is hard to find good aged beef in Ecuador, we consider ourselves lucky to have found Dave Goucher, Jungle Dave!!
We have been enjoying Dave’s beef from Hollywood Farms for the past 6 years and have visited his farm several times. Dave’s background in microbiology is evident in the care he puts into making sure all aspects of his operation are optimized and truly organic. It certainly shows in the taste and quality of his product. We look forward to being happy customers for many years into the future!
Bruce and Linda Wilkinson
Thank you very much for the care you take with these animals. Your care and respect shows in the quality product we consume. I really do appreciate the work you do.