Category: Ecuador

5 wellness retreats to find your zen

5 wellness retreats to find your zen

These days hotels need to do more than just pamper you, today with wellness and self-care becoming increasingly important to luxury travellers when aboard, hotels need to be equipped to enrich and maintain a well and healthy lifestyle. These are our favourite hotels where wellness is ingrained in their ethos, hotels that you come away […]

Who’s afraid of sharks?  Galapagos shark encounters you won't forget

Who’s afraid of sharks?  Galapagos shark encounters you won’t forget

“The Galapagos islands?”, a prospective visitor muses…  “Ah yes, the land of Giant tortoises, iguanas and Darwin’s famous finches…” are likely the most common associations made.   But lesser known, yet almost equally common wildlife encounters while in the islands will be with sharks. “Sharks?!? I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that!” is the usual response […]

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A tribe protecting wildlife in the Amazon

In Ecuador, the giant river otter´s conservation status is categorized as Critically Endangered after decades of indiscriminate hunting. One of the most prized treasures we protect is this otter that in Añangu has a safe refuge with enough fish to stay and reproduce.  In the Amazon basin, near Coca city, the presence of this and […]

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Escape to Paradise! Top 5 activities in the Amazon of Ecuador

Gridlock traffic. Sunless days working indoors. The relentless cacophony of the city… do you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? A change is as good as a rest! Trade your modern city for an ancient paradise. The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is the perfect place for a unique encounter with nature. […]

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

According to the most extensive study on personal space boundaries ever completed, people need less personal space in regions with hot weather. Interestingly the study also found that people from these areas stand even closer to strangers than they do to people they know. So, it might not be too surprising to see that all […]

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

5 South American beaches you’ll absolutely love

Bathed by the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and by the Caribbean Sea, South America can boast — arguably — the most beautiful beaches in the world. From remote fishing villages whose charm lies in simple and magnetic nature, to sophisticated and modern resorts with luxury hotels and all kinds of water sports, this […]

The 5 most photographed sites in Galapagos

The 5 most photographed sites in Galapagos

While most people consider Galapagos as a wildlife photographer’s paradise (they are not wrong), the islands also offer a wide variety of striking land and seascapes.   Born of fire, the archipelago consists of over 100 islands and islets formed by regular volcanic eruptions over the past 5 million years.   The newest islands to the west […]

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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 […]

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