Tips for choosing the best cruise to vacay on the Galapagos Islands

Do you want to have a nice vacay in the   Galapagos Islands, and you do not know how to do it? Well, a cruise is the best option to enjoy your stay in the Galapagos Islands, because you can visit more islands in less time,  and also you’ll have the opportunity to know more about….

Tips to plan your trip to Quilotoa

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In the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes we can find a fascinating place where nature show its maximum splendour. In the volcanoes avenue we can find the “Quilotoa”, an inactive volcano, where in the middle of itself, a blue water lagoon is located. Quilotoa is a peculiar Volcano which meaning, translated from Quichua language, is:….

The Panama Hat-How a wrong name can lead to success

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The history of the Panama Hat begins around 1630 in Manabi on the coast of today’s Ecuador as the Indios for the first time formed a headgear in the form of the Spanish hats from the leaves of fine Toquilla palm (Carludovica palmata), a domestic palm-like monocot plant of the tropical regions of Ecuador. Before….

Reventador Volcano

Are you looking for an adventurous tour into the wild? Then El Reventador, a volcano with a bad temper in Ecuadors rainforest, may be an interesting option. The name translates to “the Exploded” and for good reason as it regularly spews and fumes, causing much unease with local inhabitants. Its most recent eruption was in….

The Lost City of Loyola

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In 2011 we explored the old Inca — and probably even pre-Inca — route from Amaluza to Palanda, crossing the Cordillera de Sabanilla. After the tour we talked to some of the locals in Palanda about our adventure and, as we were obviously crazy enough to do it, people told us about an expedition to the lost city of….

The rough charm of imperfection: Two wonderful examples of inspiring photo sceneries on the Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands are known for their attention about the ecological and social balance. Both the Ecuadorian government, as well as interest groups and the inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands, ensure a clean and tidy island. If you will have for the first time the opportunity to visit the Galapagos Islands, you will surely recognize….

Quinoa — The miracle plant from the Ecuadorian Andes

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Rich in nutrients, healthier and simply better for your organism — So called superfoods are on everyone’s lips and give food blogs and health forums a complete new sphere of interest and pure euphoria. When talking about these superfoods, everyone might inevitably think of Popeye the Sailor, who in his adventures cracks open a can of spinach….

Ecuador the country of the four flavors

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One of the best kept secrets of Latin America is its gastronomy since it has a variety of origins with a strong European influence that mixes with indigenous ancestral cultures, which leads us to have a variety of flavors that merge with each other. Each country has several types of cuisine, highlighting Peruvian cuisine as….

Vulcano Guagua Pichincha

The Pichinchas are two volcanoes in the west of Quito. The inactive volcano, Rucu Pichincha, is closer to Quito and has an altitude of ca. 4680m. The active volcano, Guagua Pichincha, lies to the west of Rucu Pichincha (11km west of Quito) and has an altitude of ca. 4794m Because of their accessibility from Quito….

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