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3 Ene

The charming experience of Galapagos Sea Star Journey

Galapagos Islands, located in the West coast of Ecuador, are extraordinary! They are a paradise of biodiversity, unique among other travel destinations around the world. Let me tell you that there is nothing like a nice and small charming yacht to relax and to have dinner after a full day exploring the Islands! We are proud to present Galapagos Sea Star Journey, a boutique yacht with capacity for 16 passengers, 8 cabins and 42 meters of length overall. Galapagos Sea Star Journey has all the advantages of a small yacht, and the luxury of a great cruise....

29 Dic

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador: a special tradition

The entire world is preparing for the end of the year, but in Ecuador there is a special way to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Obviously, ecuadorians like dancing, having dinner with the family and drinking, but that is not the only activity that they do to close the year. New Year's Eve in Ecuador is like a combination of the 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas altogether. This tradition is typical in the whole country, but the most intense activity can be found in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. The streets are plenty of activities for...

27 Dic

The best Art of the Inca Empire

The Incas had the largest Empire in pre-Columbian America. Their civilization started in Peru around the 12th Century. They developed a very rich culture, with their art, their traditions and a very complex development of civilization. Their main city was located in what is known as Cusco, nowadays a city of Peru that has preserved some of their origins. The best art of the Inca Empire The Spanish troops that conquered South America in the 15th Century, leaded by Francisco Pizarro, destroyed the main monuments and objects of the incas. They did it either for monetary gain...

15 Dic

Useful tips if you travel to Quito in Ecuador

Quito is captivating city, plenty of contrasts, art and tradition. It is a perfect destination for those who look for cultural heritage and a great variety of landscapes and experiences. Here you will find some tips if you decide to travel to Quito in Ecuador. WHAT TO PACK? If you decide to visit Quito, you must dress in layers because you have to know that this country, and specially this city, has one of the most diverse climates. For this reason, it is important to have clothes for warm and cold weathers, including...

galapagos snorkeling
12 Dic

Snorkeling in Galapagos

The Galapagos islands are a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique landscapes decorated by coral reefs, bright coloured fish, sea creatures from different sizes and colours. When you travel to Galapagos, snorkeling will pop straight to your mind. The magnificent areas offer scuba diving which allows snorkelers to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. The equipment for snorkeling is easy to gather due to its few devices such as the diving mask, the tube, the fins, and the wetsuit,...

7 Dic

The real reason why Darwin was inspired by Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands are famous, not only as a paradise for naturalists, but also as a source of inspiration during History. The Islands inspired poets, explorers, scientists and dreamers. They inspired, for instance, the writer Daniel Defoe with his novel Robinson Crusoe, and they also boosted scientific progress, as Charles Darwin was amazed by the Enchanted Islands, which inspired his famous Evolution Theory. Charles Robert Darwin arrived to the Galapagos Islands in 1831 on board of the Beagle. During this historic voyage, Darwin visited Cabo Verde, Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Peru, Tahiti and other places. Everything...

Galapagos cruises
4 Dic

Top 7 birds in the Galapagos Islands

Although the Galapagos Islands are famous due to their wide diversity of marine and land creatures, the different birds species make travelling to the Galapagos Islands memorable. Even though each species of birds feature their exotic characteristics, there is no doubt that on top of the list you will always find the red and blue footed boobies. Nonetheless , I would like to start my own ranking based on my latest experience during my last visit to the majestic place, and as I can rattle off their main differences among...

29 Nov

Reasons why you should hire a local DMC

There are many ways to organize a travel. Nowadays, with all the information available on the Internet, many people plan their travels using webs, blogs or Youtube videos. It is true that there are a lot of valuable contents online, but some aspects of travelling are only known by travel agents or destination management companies. Travel agents need the support of local destination management companies to guarantee travelers’ satisfaction, since local DMCs have a wide-range of experience over the conditions and touristic resources of a region. For this reason, whether you are a...

24 Nov

Why Galapagos is a perfect destination for ecotourists

Ecological tourism is a different way to travel, a trend that has increased in the last years around the world. Galapagos is a perfect destination for ecotourists, since it is a paradise of biodiversity. And if you are interested on being active on protecting animals, there are a lot of endemic species that need protection in the Enchanted Islands. 3 benefits of sustainable tourism for Galapagos Islands BENEFITS FOR THE FLORA AND FAUNA Eco-tourists are the perfect visitor for Galapagos, are they are aware to minimise the negative impacts on the environment. Among the species...

Quito ecuador tours
23 Nov

Quito and its routes of urban legends

For those visitors who are planning to stop by at the Ecuadorian capital and UNESCO first World Cultural Heritage Sites, Quito tours offer a variety of options for every different taste. The organization “Quito Eterno” has been focused for more than 12 years in theater, arts and urban traditions, as part of the intangible heritage of the city. Along with this cultural approach, the organization has developed interesting tourism services for local and international visitors along the iconic buildings located in Old town, that makes travelling to Quito not only...

Renewable Energy galapagos islands
9 Nov

Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos Islands

A recyclable system has been developed for over four years in order to preserve the Galapagos Island’s resources. This system consists in the detailed separation between recyclable, organic, and non-recyclable products. The organic products are used as fertilizers for the orchards where organic fruit and vegetables are planted. Nonetheless the few orchards located in the main islands don’t offer a high demand for fertilizers derived from organic products. Despite the effort done regarding this system, many problems arise in the non-recyclable products category. In the year 2007 the Ecuadorian government in...