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15 Ago

The best cuisine for foodies if you travel to Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands are well known as a relaxing destination, or to live an adventure while enjoying the incredible biodiversity that inspired Darwin’s theory of species. But let me tell you Galapagos Islands are also a great destination for foodies, with gourmet dishes and high-end restaurants for the most exquisite palates. If you are looking for a gastronomic experience, there are some interesting options that will delight you during the visit to the Enchanted Islands: the best cuisine for foodies. Lobster, a delicious dish with all the taste of the sea. The ecuadorians call it ‘langosta’, a delicacy...

10 Ago

The 3 Galapagos islands that you cannot ignore

Galapagos is The Paradise! An exotic place, unique among other travel destinations around the world. It belongs to the Ecuadorian archipelago composed by 13 islands and a great number of islets.  Today in this article we will focus on three spectacular islands to visit there. Don’t miss some of the best experiences of the Enchanted islands, for nature lovers, eco tourists or the kind of visitors who are looking for quiet holidays. Isabela Island Isabela Island, also called Albemarle, is the biggest one, as it represents the 60% of the surface...

8 Ago

5 tips to travel to Machu Picchu

When we think about Peru, we often evoke images of the Inca Empire and their legacy: Machu Picchu ruins. The so-called “Lost City of the Incas” is one of the favourite tourist destinations for people who travel to Latin America. In fact, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, according to a worldwide internet poll of 2007, and UNESCO declared Machu Picchu a World Heritage Site. “Few romances can ever surpass that of the granite citadel on top of the beetling precipices of Machu Picchu, the crown of Inca Land” Hiram Bingham Feeling...

4 Ago

Quito´s Fiesta de la Luz in August

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In October 2016, Quito was surprised by the colors and lights that several artists designed and show on many historic buildings. It was the first time that the World Heritage City has this type of street spectacle; but, that was only the beginning of a tradition brought by the French city of Lyon. From this 2017, every August will be the month when the Quito´s Feast of Light (Fiesta de la Luz de Quito) will hit the streets of the historic district. From August 09 to 13, eight historic sites...

7 Jul

Tourist Behavior within the Galapagos National Park. Rules to know!

One of the astonishing things that blown traveler's mind in the Galapagos Islands is the fact that animals are fearless to human. So, it is very common to watch a sleepy sea lion in one of the benches at the harbor in Puerto Ayora while you took it a picture. However, it is completely prohibited touch, feed, chase, and approach the animals closer than 2 m – 6 ft from them. Even though these regulations, the social media recently was shocked by the pictures of a Russian tourist touching, kissing, and...

22 Jun

Galapagos cruising, the perfect activity for LGBT couples and families

Galapagos are a paradise of naturalism and relax, and visiting the islands on board of a cruise is a very comfortable way to discover them. There are special LGBT cruises, one of the best ways to enjoy yourself, with your couple or your family. Imagine spending some days discovering incredible fauna and flora with your couple, enjoying a good cuisine, relaxing in the beach and much more! There are many cruises during all year long in Galapagos, and our boutique yachts offer different tours every month. In case you want to book...

15 Jun

First time in a cruise? Packing list for cruising in Galapagos

Travelling in a cruise is different from anything, it is an extraordinary experience that everyone should live at least once in a lifetime. If you are considering cruising in Galapagos Islands, we recommend you to include some items in your pack list to make your experience more meaningful and interesting. PREPARE YOURSELF TO ANY KIND OF WEATHER CONDITIONS Most people, especially travelers from USA or Europe, associate Ecuador with warm weather, but if you want to be prepared, include a waterproof jacket, or even a raincoat, as sometimes it can be cold...

27 May

The Galapagos penguin, a unique species in the world

The Galapagos penguin is one of the extraordinary fauna that can be found in the Enchanted Islands. The main difference between these penguins among others is that they can swim in tropical waters. At the same time, they  belong to the smallest species of penguins in the world. Discover more about this fantastic animal! SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE GALAPAGOS PENGUIN As we said before, they can swim in tropical waters and their size is small. They are 29 inches long and weight 5.5 pounds. Regarding their diet, Galapagos penguins enjoy variety of foods found in...

23 May

Baños, one of the most polifacetic destinations in Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa, that can be translated in English as “Water baths”, is a typical colonial city located in the middle of the Andean mountains, next to Tungurahua volcano and on the outer edge of the Amazon basin. If you are looking for a romantic destination in Ecuador, you will love this charming town, perfect to have a fun and relaxing vacation. Discover Baños! RELAX Baños is the ideal place to relax: a calm destination with a good temperature during all  year long. The town has an extraordinary attraction for romantic tourists: thermal baths. Tungurahua...