Guided Wild

Are you seeking a personalized, hands-on approach to learning in the wild with a skilled guide? My “Guided Wild Weekends” are unique, curated nature-connection experiences you won’t regret. Each weekend includes 2 days of skill-based, nature immersion in carefully chosen wild locations. Weekend options may include:


  • Wildlife Tracking & Trailing – Dive deep into the science and art of detecting, interpreting and, ideally, locating wild animals without disturbance. Most weekends will have focal species (e.g. “Northwoods Tracking & Trailing: Lynx & Moose”)
  • Talking with Birds – (aka “Bird Language”) is a way of conducting ourselves with the more-than-human-world combined with dynamic observation techniques to help us decipher nature’s forgotten language.
  • The Way of Nature– If you’re looking for a more well-rounded experience, these wknds include an array of valuabe lessons including: wildlife ecology, foraging, wildlife track & sign, talking with birds, trees and shrubs, land-use history and more.

DETAILS: Guided Wild weekends are designed to maximize my time with a small group of clients in wild places. As a result, they’re designed as follows:
Small Groups: No more than 6 clients per Guided Wild weekend.
Application: Clients must complete a simple screening application to ensure a good fit for the experience. Apply now.
Timing: We’re outside Saturday & Sunday from 9am-4pm.
Transportation, Food & Lodging: clients are responsible for their own transport to/from locations, all food and all lodging.
Covid-19: all programs will follow Maine CDC recommendations at the time of the Guided Wild Weekend. Timely updates will be communicated, including Covid-related cancellation policies.
Guide Fee: weekend guide fee is between $400-500 per person (wknd dependent). After applying, a 50% deposit is required to hold space. Remainder of the balance is due one week prior to your adventure.

Upcoming Guided Wild Weekends:

UPDATE: Winter 2021 (Jan, Feb & March wknds) are currently FULL.

To get on the waitlist, click on the “Apply Now” button below

Coming Soon…

Spring & Summer 2021 Offerings


Dan Gardoqui has been leading people of all ages in nature for 30 years. He is a Registered Maine Guide and Certified Wildlife Tracker. Dan has Wilderness First Aid certification and does his best to give all clients excellent experiences in nature. Feel free to contact Dan with any questions about Guided Wild Weekends.