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El Panecillo - Quito
2 May

Quito, The Leading Destination in South America in 5 Facts

Quito, the Light of America, is considered the leading destination of South America. This city is surrounded by volcanoes; it was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro while Sebastian de Benalcázar arrives with a bit more than two hundred people to establish the first Spaniard settlements. Nowadays, the city has evolved as a touristic destination due to its richest history and traditions. Every year many international travelers visit Quito. In fact, the city amused them with its historical buildings perfectly mixed with the modernity lifestyle. That´s why in recent years Quito...

Hotel del Parque
3 Abr

Hotel del Parque, the best hotel in Guayaquil

Hotel del Parque in Guayaquil, part of the Oro Verde Hotels, is finally open. This hotel in just a few months has become an iconic place of this port city. It started to operate during the first quarter of 2017. The service offer by this new luxury hotel in Ecuador is looking to satisfy the most exquisite and exigent taste of high-end travelers as well as immersing them in the Ecuadorian history. Without a doubt, Hotel del Parque is now the best hotel in Guayaquil.   The hotel has 44 guest rooms...

SachaJi Ecolodge, Ecuador, Otavalo, Andes
21 Mar

The Beloved Mountain of My SachaJi EcoLodge in Ecuador

Ecuador definitely is a country with lots of places and experiences to live. That´s why the tourism offer in the country is wide and varied. One of these places ideal to visit the beloved mountain of My SachaJi Wellness Ecolodge. Photo courtesy by My SachaJi Wellness Ecolodge[/caption] This lodge is located nearby Otavalo. This town is one of the most visited places in Ecuador due to its indigenous market, which is the oldest and biggest in South America. Also, the lodge is in the middle of the Andean mountains (Imbabura Province). From...

Galapagos Islands Cruise Guide
10 Mar

Ecuador, recognized at ITB Berlin 2017 as a sustainable tourism destination

Ecuador is working on becoming a socially responsible and sustainable destination. All its effort was recognized at the ITB Berlin 2017. Ecuador is the pioneering country in Latin America in tourism sustainability. The country is promoting the certification process as a social responsible of its tourism industry.   The Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador said that this recognition is for the industry´s mind changing. Ecuador is now following the policies and regulations promoted by TourCert. The aim is to offer worldwide standard quality and sustainable practices.   The Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) by...

vilcabamba-tours-loja-ecuador
24 Feb

Vilcabamba a Relaxing Destination, Madre Tierra Resort

Vilcabamba, a relaxing destination, is just 38kms away from Loja at the south of Ecuador. The village has become increasingly famous among foreign visitors and expats. In fact, it´s considered for international travelers a must along with the gringo trail from Ecuador to Peru. The valley has a very pleasant weather and tranquil ambiance, with plenty routes for trekking and horseback rides. Another highlight of this Andean area is the Podocarpus National Park. This park is considered the 'Botanical Garden of America' thanks to its diverse biodiversity. Vilcabamba is also known as the...

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,...

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...

dizziness in galapagos cruises
20 Oct

Tips to avoid dizziness without taking medicine in a Speedboat or cruise at the Galapagos Islands

If you decide to visit the Galapagos Islands, remember that at some point within any Galapagos tour, you will need to move around the islands on a cruise or a speedboat. So, if you are not an experienced sailor, or high tides don’t suit you, we would like to give you the following advice in order to handle the unpredictable ocean. For those who are about to experience for the first time a trip on a boat, there are a few things you can do in order to adapt. First thing...

Sea star journey Galapagos Cruise
15 Oct

What are the differences between dry and wet landing on the Galapagos Islands?

One of the experiences one can enjoy in the Galapagos trips while being on one of the famous Galapagos cruises or speedboats, you will experience at some point a “dry and wet landing”, this is due to the island’s conditions. [vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="5252" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space] Galapagos islands dry landing Therefore, and for the most part of the expeditions, the Galapagos’ islands located within the borders of the National park are accessible through a small boat and with the supervision of a naturalist guide at all times. In some islands, the boat can get close enough...

sierra negra galapagos
19 Sep

Island Hopping activities in the Galapagos Islands

According to some naturalist guides of the Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Island Hopping activities were introduced by the first German tourists that came to explore the archipelago in the 60´s, and it was them who stablished standards and the main modality. The Island hopping service, on its traditional scheme is based on visiting the highlights and attractions of each populated island and their surroundings. The main concept of this service relies in the ability to smoothly move back and forward, between islands on a fast speed boat, as well as staying...