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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...

Guayaquil tours ecuador
29 Oct

The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 1

Although the Guayaquil cemetery has been overlooked for many years by locals and international visitors, its hidden historical value represents a variety of stories that came to this city by the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. There is an urban myth that back in the days that consist on the following, some of the wealthy families wanted to keep a monumental legacy of their deceased relatives like the Egyptians kings. In order to get the highest expression in this matter, the families exclusively hired Italian artists...

Craft market quito
7 Sep

Advantages of Quito as a destination for international tourists

Before you start a round trip anywhere in the world, or your Quito tour in Ecuador there are many factors that you need to consider in the destinations available in your radar, and among them, the top four factors, regardless of their order, are without a doubt personal security, political stability, low costs, and a reliable tourist infrastructure along with diversity of attractions. Among these factors that you need to know before you start moving around the corners of the world, the costs and expenses are going to have an important...

beaches in ecuador
1 Ago

The best 4 beaches in the Southwest of the Ecuadorian Coast

Although Ecuador is famous for its Galapagos Islands and other attractions located in the four regions that spread out along the country, without a doubt the cities and towns that were settled down at the shores of the Pacific coast, offer breathtaking sunsets, as well as diversity of adventure sports among other things, that make travelling to Ecuador memorable. Even though there are too many beaches available in the Ecuadorian coast line, the most popular and attractive spots on the southwest coast of the country are the following: Salinas By far the oldest...

la ronda quito
12 Jun

La Ronda

La Ronda is a popular street located in Old town Quito, which main characteristic is based on a cobblestone street surrounded by colonial houses with charming balconies along its path. Within the last years the street has improved its appearance and concept about handling tourism activities. Nowadays, along the street there are many stores and workshops where the visitors can get a brief explanation about the origin and elaboration of the products offered through local handcrafters, who share their expertise. Altogether, you can find about 23 stores located along this street,...

Quito tours
30 May

Latin Trails’ Newsletter: Legends and Treasures in Quito

LATIN TRAILS is pleased to introduce another service of excellence and quality. Quito, "Light of America", has countless corners full of treasures and legends. The new city tours have been exclusively designed for the most demanding tourists who want to experience the history at its purest of the first city declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.   "Legend Routes" and "Treasures of Quito" are tours designed to discover the majesty of Quito. Sites full of history but little visited as: convents, houses and heritage neighbourhoods were selected in these city tours...

Ecuador tours
5 May

Ecuador became spot #7 to visit

The article shows these destinations in a global view or divided according to the region of origin classified between Africa, Australia, The USA, Canada, the Americas, and Asia. Considered as one of most bio-diverse countries in the world, the article highlights the Galapagos Islands, and over 1600 species of birds, as well as 4000 kinds of orchids, which for the last years this particular flower has become a luxury in the decoration among elite housewives, as well as householders. [vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="5361" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space] Additionally, the country has become a pioneer in rescuing...

canoping ecuador
30 Abr

Mindo Ecuador in the cloud forest

Mindo is a small town located at 80 km away from the city of Quito. In this amazing place you can do a lot of outdoor activities in a region considered part of the cloud forest. This marvelous town offers a vast diversity of breathtaking landscapes where visitors can engage in activities such as rafting, tubing, mountain biking, canyoning, hiking, trekking, canopy, and horseback riding as part of the adventure tourism that characterized this famous place. There are two kind of outdoor activities that can be chosen on regular basis and...

cruise train ecuador
25 Abr

Cruise Train from the coast to the Andes

Day 1We started out at Bucay, the 2nd stop, we boarded this beautifully decorated train, in classic republican style, a remnant of the first passenger trains from the early 1900s. You could almost expect to find the mythical general Eloy Alfaro on board. Bucay is a colorful town in the Ecuadorian coast. Small houses, old run down wooden constructions. At the Bucay station we were greeted by guides who explained the rules of the trip. They gave us a quick briefing on all services and what we could expect throughout our...

cuenca tours ecuador
28 Feb

Cuenca’s approach to become a strong tourist attraction

Although the city of Cuenca is among the top cities in Ecuador, it has had traditionally a moderate flow of visitors from overseas, when considered a potential tourist attraction, due to its rich history, culture, as well as the archaeological sites available along its natural landscapes. So far, the most iconic destinations within the country´s territory for international visitors, have been the Capital city of Quito, the Galapagos Islands, and of course, the harbor and economic powerhouse city of Guayaquil. Even though the city of Cuenca has been well recognized for the...