Galapagos Travel Tips

Visitors to the Galápagos Islands numbered +100,000 last year and they all come with high expectations. The islands (all of which were declared a national park in 1959) are about 960 km off the coast of Ecuador and are oddly untropical, their flattish landscapes covered in green furze with volcanic lumps bursting out here and […]

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Discover some of Ecuador Wonders.

CULTURAL SPLENDOUR The historic centres of Quito and Cuenca are lined with photogenic plazas, 17th-century churches and monasteries, and beautifully restored mansions. Wandering the cobblestone streets amid architectural treasures from Spanish colonial days is a fine way to delve into the past. Beyond the cities, there are Andean villages renowned for their colourful textiles and […]

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Ecotourism in Ecuador

The small Andean country of Ecuador is packed full of diverse eco-systems and exotic wildlife. Consisting of three distinct terrains: the Andes Mountains, the Amazon rainforest and the Pacific coastline, this country of 12 million has much to offer the ecotourist. In addition to the newer ecotours available on the mainland, the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador have been […]

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10 things to do in Quito

Having a spiritual awakening with shamans, spending a night in prison, drinking pisco sours with the best views of the city at sunset… There’s plenty to write home about from Ecuador’s exuberant capital 1. TAKE MIND-EXPANDING DRUGS WITH SHAMANS Forget phony ceremonies in a Notting Hill basement, ayahuasca ceremonies in Ecuador are the real deal. […]

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Taking the Pulse of Quito, Ecuador

The mountain city of Quito is not only Ecuador’s capital, but a historic city that features one of the Americas’ largest and best-preserved colonial districts. Quito’s 130 historic buildings include ornate and art-filled 16th and 17th century basilicas, churches and palaces, connected by winding cobblestone streets leading to broad open plazas. In 1978 Quito joined Krakow, Poland […]

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