Author Archive for Carlos Beate

Carlos Beate is the Commercial Manager at Andando Tours. Andando Tours offers exclusive traveling experiences, specializing in sailing around the Galapagos Islands and overland along the magnificent Avenue of Volcanoes on the Ecuadorian Andes. With over 40 years of experience, we blend family traditions with unique expertise and knowledge to create those special once in a lifetime moments. An excellent and sustainable operation is for us the most important aspect of our business; our travel programs are designed to let all travelers enjoy Ecuador´s indescribable natural treasures while adapting each trip to match the needs and wishes of every client.

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Your monthly guide to Galapagos’ unique fauna

Having been isolated from the mainland for thousands of years, wildlife in the Galapagos Islands has evolved in unique and fascinating ways. These endemic animals continue to inspire visitors today as they did Charles Darwin back in 1835. Giant tortoises, playful sea lions, tiny penguins, blue-footed boobies, and marine iguanas are some of the most […]

Planning for the future: Great activities to do in Ecuador

Planning for the future: Great activities to do in Ecuador

Ecuador boasts a vast biodiversity within its territory, allowing travelers to enjoy a wide variety of activities in its different regions which vary from serene beaches, snow capped mountains and volcanoes and the wild ecosystem of the Amazon basin. Here are some recommendations for a future visit to Ecuador, we are sure you will enjoy […]

Dreaming about your next vacation? The perfect Galapagos itinerary

Dreaming about your next vacation? The perfect Galapagos itinerary

If you are at home, you are probably missing the last time you went on vacation and dreaming about the moment when you go on the next one. We would like to take you to an adventure through this itinerary so that you can escape for a while to a paradisiacal island filled with adventures […]

Plan your holidays to Ecuador: an active vacation in the Andes

Plan your holidays to Ecuador: an active vacation in the Andes

As almost all of us are quarantined at home and probably looking for something different and useful to read or to do, we have prepared a small itinerary that can help you plan your next vacation in 2021. Ecuador is most known for the Galapagos Islands, but truth be told, Ecuador offers a wide variety […]

Planning for the future: 5 luxurious and intimate getaways in Ecuador to consider when the coronavirus crisis passes

Planning for the future: 5 luxurious and intimate getaways in Ecuador to consider when the coronavirus crisis passes

Right now, the last thing on your mind is travel. We are all experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime health crisis and must take all preventative measures to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t continue to spread. Our first priority is to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. However, even in these hard times, we must take hope […]

Galapagos cruises versus Caribbean cruises

Galapagos cruises versus Caribbean cruises

A vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time when you disconnect from your routine and have a stress-free couple of days… or weeks. Cruises are a great way to spend your vacation since you don’t have to worry about anything but being on time for the daily excursions and enjoying the activities included in […]

Top 10 activities in the Galapagos you can do by yourself after your cruise

Top 10 activities in the Galapagos you can do by yourself after your cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful and most sought-after places in the world, and one of the best ways to visit the Galapagos and get the most of your visit is a Galapagos cruise with a great itinerary. As cruises have certain limitations like set departures and a limited number of passengers […]

10 animals that you will only find in the Galapagos

10 animals that you will only find in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands is like no other place on the planet and its exclusive animals are no doubt one of its key defining elements. Located in a remote location about 1,000 km (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, the fauna was able to develop virtually unaffected by predators. In fact, the animals are so […]

Top 10 outdoor activities in Ecuador

Top 10 outdoor activities in Ecuador

If you’re looking for what to do in Ecuador, look no further. This petit country, has it all: mountains, rivers, diverse wildlife, the Amazon jungle, the Andes Mountains, the Galapagos Islands and a stunning untouched coastline. The best part? It’s all at a fingertips’ distance. From the heights of the capital city in Quito, lying […]

Top 5 off the beaten path destinations in Ecuador

Top 5 off the beaten path destinations in Ecuador

Ecuador has some fantastic places to visit, the world-famous Galapagos Islands, Yasuni National Park, and of course snowcapped volcanoes like Chimborazo and Cotopaxi. Although visiting these places can be rewarding for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts, there are many other places hidden in Ecuador’s small territory. That is why we have listed the best “off […]

Top 5 properties in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Top 5 properties in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Ecuador is a country that has a little something for everyone, for travelers who seek a destination that offers tranquility, for those who are enthusiastic about geology and nature, those who look for close encounters with wildlife, and those who want to raise their adrenaline levels during their vacations. The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest is one […]

Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

You just tied the knot, and you and your significant other are ready to embark into a new adventure in life. Your first adventure will be your honeymoon, an anticipated moment that you both will remember for the rest of your life; you want it to be unique, unforgettable and full of new experiences that […]

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem. The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine […]

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

The Galapagos Islands have many attractions, but many of them are underwater. People from all over the world come to the Galapagos exclusively to dive or snorkel. This is because a total of five ocean currents come together on the shores of the Galapagos, creating a series of natural phenomena such as different water temperatures […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west of South America. This country has four regions, all of which are inhabited by unique flora and fauna. That is why the government has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador’s precious ecosystem. Although Ecuador is vastly known for its biodiversity, this country is […]

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Ecuador may not yet be on the radar as an international foodie destination, but there is no doubt that this small country has a lot to offer for even the most intrepid gourmet travelers. At the center of this foodie revolution is the capital city of Quito, with an array of restaurants to suit all […]