Category: Ecuador

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Top 5 mammals to see on your Amazon adventure

One of the magnificent wonders of our natural world is the Amazon rainforest. Spanning nine countries in total, the immense scale and interconnected networks of distinct ecosystems supports a dazzling array of creatures. Due to its position close to the equator and at the base of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon in Ecuador maintains more […]

6 terrific reasons to take your time in Quito

6 terrific reasons to take your time in Quito

Quito has attracted drama, excitement, extraordinary beauty and a tantalising touch of danger since the dawn of human history. The little city, high up on a plateau that stretches along the eastern flanks of the Pichincha volcano, in the valley of Ecuador’s Guayllabamba River, does not lend itself to rushing. The air is thin (it […]

5 qualities of an Ecuadorian Amazon eco-lodge

5 qualities of an Ecuadorian Amazon eco-lodge

Some destinations are simply amazing, offering us unique and sublime moments. An eco-lodge in the Amazonian jungle is one of these. Situated in the Ecuadorian rainforest, you can discover a vastly different world, one that provides you the chance to truly experience the jungle but without sacrificing the comforts and security to which you’re accustomed. […]

9 places to swim with penguins in Galapagos

9 places to swim with penguins in Galapagos

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest and rarest of the 20 species of penguins alive today.   Only knee high, it’s also the only penguin that lives in the northern hemisphere (some of them live just a tad above the equatorial line in Galapagos).   Its ancestors likely drifted up on the cool Humboldt current, […]

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

The best luxury alternatives to cruises in the Galapagos Islands

Many people dream of a holiday to the Galapagos Islands, a magical collection of islands rich in wildlife and out-of-this-world landscapes. However, for some, the thought of spending days at sea on a yacht is not appealing for a number of reasons. Perhaps you suffer from sea sickness, or don’t like the thought of sleeping […]

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The mysterious bush dog: a rare canine species in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve

At one of the most bio diverse places on earth, Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve, you have a unique opportunity to become one of the few people in the entire world who have seen the enigmatic “Bush Dog”! Increasingly rare, this adorable wild dog is one of the many endangered species we are pleased […]

5 of the greatest manta ray diving sites in the Americas

5 of the greatest manta ray diving sites in the Americas

Those people who have dived alongside a giant manta ray — witnessing its gentle, elegant and avian-like motions — describe this creature’s actions as the closest thing to flying. A few years ago, contacts with these mysterious creatures were practically unknown on the coasts of Asian countries. In fact, these fish were about to disappear […]

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5 stunning examples of Galapagos beauty

The beauty of the Galapagos Islands is not something that can be explained- only experienced. The archipelago has 1336 km. of coastline, varying from floury white beaches to rocky cliffs, contrasted by crystalline waters. Moving further inland, Galapagos landscapes offer striking volcanic formations, arid deserts and rich sub-tropical forests, which are inhabited by some of […]

Galapagos: the 7 top-rated visitor sites

Galapagos: the 7 top-rated visitor sites

We asked 12 naturalist guides with a combined 231 years of guiding experience in Galapagos to rate each visitor site on a scale of 1-100 against 5 distinct criteria: i) overall diversity and abundance of animal and plant species; ii) chances of seeing iconic Galapagos species; iii) landscape beauty iv) beach quality and v) snorkel […]

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

5 best snorkeling sites in Galapagos

Underwater Galapagos offers even greater wildlife viewing than on land.   The Galapagos Marine Reserve is among the largest in the world, covering an area equivalent to the size of Greece.  In 2001, the Galapagos World Heritage site, formerly applied only to the land portion of the archipelago, was expanded to include the newly created reserve.  […]

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The ultimate birding tour in Ecuador: 10 unbelievable species at Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

The Amazon is full of unbelievable birds, but Ecuador, represented in this case by Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect place to find some of the most unbelievable bird species for travellers who are in search of unique adventures and birdwatching. Come to discover 10 representative species found in the Ecuadorian Amazon! In the year […]

Ecuador from the air: 10 exceptional flyovers

Ecuador from the air: 10 exceptional flyovers

Just as there are many ways to experience a destination, today there are many means to do so. One of them — perhaps the most novel, fantastic and adventurous — is a helicopter flyover. In Ecuador, several companies have developed this type of tourism product. These are becoming increasingly popular, since witnessing a landscape from […]

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5 reasons the Galapagos has left an irrefutable mark on science

The Galapagos Islands have arguably established their title as the most famous archipelago on the planet, and although this series of islands sits along the equator, their fame is not merely for their breathtaking beaches. Since Charles Darwin landed in the Galapagos Archipelago in 1835 and published one of the most groundbreaking theories known to […]

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

The 5 most incredible luxury locations for birdwatchers in Latin America

If you are a keen birder, there are few places which can rival the sheer diversity of species in Latin America. From the huge flightless rhea, to the tiny jewel-like hummingbirds that can be found across the whole continent, there is a bird for everyone. The most famous residents are species such as penguins, macaws […]

7 great reasons to take the family on a Galapagos expedition cruise

7 great reasons to take the family on a Galapagos expedition cruise

Leaping dolphins, darting penguins, lumbering giant tortoises, diving boobies, graceful rays and eerie iguanas – these are just a few of the unforgettable sights you can expect to share with your children on a Galapagos family cruise.   The islands were tailor made to provide a diversity of once-in-a-lifetime moments you’ll reminisce about for years to come.   […]

Galapagos: where to encounter giant tortoises in the wild

Galapagos: where to encounter giant tortoises in the wild

Sure, you can walk on down to the Charles Darwin Research Station in the town Puerto Ayora to have a look at captive tortoises in their pens (part of a breeding program) or do the same again in the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, and one more time in Villamil on […]

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