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The best 4 beaches in the Southwest of the Ecuadorian Coast. - latintrails.com
SalinasAlthough Ecuador is famous for its Galapagos Islands and other attractions located in the four regions that spread out along the country, such as the Amazon rainforest, the highlands , and the majestic coast, 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.
Mindo-Ecuador another important spot for Adventure & Nature - latintrails.com
Mindo is another small town that within the last few years has become a tourism attraction for naturalist excursions and adventure. Due to its exclusive location in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, there are some eco-tourism strategies applied by the local authorities in order to increase the flow of visitors in this town considered a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, as well.
Quito and its routes of urban legends – latintrails.com
Quito LegendFor those visitors that are planning to stop by at the Ecuadorian capital city, there are new attractions among tourism activities that can be enjoyed, while you are exploring Quito´s famous Old Town, which has been declared by UNESCO as one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites. The organization "Quito Eterno" has been focused for more than 12 years in theater, arts and the oral value of 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.
La Ronda - latintrails.com
La RondaLa 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.
The Inca trail becomes a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO - latintrails.com
Inca TrailPerhaps part of the reason why this marvelous spot of ancient culture became a world cultural heritage site is due to the propelling of modern communication channels that came after this masterpiece.
Advantages of Quito as a destination for international tourists - latintrails.com
Quito citBefore you start a round trip anywhere in the world, 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.
Mindo Ecuador in the cloud forest – latintrails.com
MindoMindo 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.
Island Hopping activities in the Galapagos Islands - latintrails.com
Galapagos Island Hopping hikingAccording to some naturalist guides of the Galapagos National Park, the Island Hopping activities were introduced by the first German tourists that came to explore the archipelago in the 60´s.
Pedestrian bridge is Open between the city of Guayaquil and Santay Island - latintrails.com
Pedestrian bridge is Open between the city of Guayaquil The government of Ecuador in its attempts to develop new areas for spreading in regards to local tourism activities, has recently inaugurated a pedestrian bridge that is also considered the first bascule bridge in the country´s history. The bridge will connected the city of Guayaquil with the island of Santay, which is considered a natural area within the city territories. This building site will captivate the interest of local and foreigners as one of the highlights of this city that is eager to become cosmopolitan worldwide.
Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos Islands
Renewable energy from organic waste The province of Galapagos and its attempts to preserve the natural environment, even in the populated areas of the archipelago, has developed a recyclable system that has been in operation for about 4 years.
Galapagos Islands and the issue with domestic pets - Latintrails.com
Pets in Galapagos IslansThe authorities of the Galapagos islands, along with the Ministry of the Environment are currently managing a campaign of domestic pets sterilization in order to prevent the presence and offspring from street cats and dogs spread out on the islands.
Getting to know your crew in a Galapagos Cruise
CaptainFor a matter of safety and general culture is important to know some details, previously you and your family embark on a cruise overseas. Although the crew in some cruises may vary according to the size of the ship, services, and entertainment activities that you could find onboard, for the most part and particularly in small cruises with capacity up to 16 passengers, the crew´s internal structure and hierarchy is going to be similar among them.
Luxury Boutique Hotels & Island Hopping In Galapagos
For the most part, the concept of boutique hotels refers often to contained luxury facilities in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Usually, these boutique hotels are furnished in a particular style, which is based on a themed, or inspirational manner.
AQUA EXPEDITIONS CRUISES
Aqua Expeditions is a tourism company originally created in Peru, and which main business model focus on the operation of cruises in the Amazon river, nearby the city of Iquitos.
Kayaking expeditions in the Galapagos Islands
If you are visiting the Galapagos islands as a backpacker or in a exclusive cruise, at some point you are going to have the opportunity to explores around the islands by doing some kayaking.
Top popular places on a typical Galapagos Island Hopping Itinerary
The well renowned Galapagos Islands offers a diversity of landscapes that are of unique envy among other exotic places that you may have visited before.
Dressing code at the Galapagos Islands
By the time you visit the Galapagos Islands, either by being onboard of a cruise or by staying at a fancy hotel on the islands, the dressing code will help you to handle the different activities that you might experience while staying on the archipelago and the National Park surroundings.
Tips to avoid dizziness without taking medicine in a Speedboat or cruise at the Galapagos Islands
[IMG]If you decide to visit the Galapagos Islands, remember that at some point you will need to move around the islands on a cruise or a speedboat. So, if you are not an experienced sailor, or have not tried at least once the experience to sail on the ocean, we would like to give you the following advice in order to handle the unpredictable ocean.
What are the differences between dry and wet landing on the Galapagos Islands?
Whenever you get ready for a expedition in the Galapagos Islands, either as a cruise guest or by doing on solo the island hopping expeditions, you will get at some point the experience of a "dry and wet landing".
Advantages of a Small cruise in the Galapagos Islands
Perhaps you might be familiar with the predominant cruise liners that sail around the world and where you can find over a thousand passengers in a single trip. Also, the variety of entertainment activities that you are able to choose, are by far the most interesting features that make your trip pleasurable at all times.
Top reasons for taking a cruise with the Seaman Journey
The Seaman Journey is classified as a first class motor yacht, operating in the Galapagos archipelago since 2012. It Is considered an expedition cruise, which means that the ship is the medium of transportation to its destination, in this case the islets, and islands of the national park reserve.
All you Need is Ecuador
All you need is EcuadorEcuador launches a new tourism campaign worldwide called "All you need is Ecuador". Since the first of April, and along 19 cities around the world will have in their main squares and plazas big letters representing each word of the slogan above, which is based on the famous Beatles´ song "All you need is Love". 7 cities in Ecuador and 12 others abroad will be part of this interesting strategy on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism in its pursue to propel the Nation´s brand as a main tourist destination worldwide. We welcome everyone to visit one of these letters, if you are nearby, or live in one of the selected cities.
Top Experiences & Services onboard the Galapagos Grand Odyssey
The Galapagos Grand Odyssey is one of the three main cruises that are part of LATIN TRAILS´ operational fleet in the Galapagos Islands. Among the categories of cruises that are managed in the fleet available at LATIN TRAILS, we have the following rankings such as tourist superior class, first class, and luxury class according to Galapagos standards that might be different from other international cruises.
Top 3 land creatures at the Galapagos Island
On a previous article we wrote about the top birds on the Galapagos Island based on my last visit and experience lived on this amazing archipelago. Nevertheless, this time I would like to write about the ranking of land creatures that according to my stand point of view, and based on my last journey on one of the cruises of LATIN TRAILS, deserve to be mentioned.
The top 4 sea creatures at The Galapagos Island
This is the third article from a series regarding creatures found in the Galapagos Islands and their primary ecosystems. So far we have talked about land creatures, birds, and now we are going to write about sea creatures. Although Galapagos can share its natural wonders and amazing ecosystems from different perspectives and according to its season, certainly the Sea World that belong to its national park has a lot to offer to any kind of tourist willing to witness their majestic richness under the water, and along its shores.
“First of all I wanted to say to you how much we enjoyed the trip, it was hugely memorable. We enjoyed every hour and every minute of the whole trip. Seaman Catamaran Wonderful, Highly recommended
THE GALAPAGOS SEAMAN JOURNEY OF LATIN TRAILS, WE ARE WORKING!
Latin Trails, following its tradition of excellence and quality, offering first-class cruises to the Galapagos Islands, announces the latest developments in the remodeling of its new ship, the M/C Galapagos Seaman Journey, which will start its operations in January 2013.
Attempts to preserve the Ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands
[IMG]As you may know by now, the Galapagos Islands are considered a World´s heritage by the UNESCO, and therefore there is a strong campaign in order to preserve the whole archipelago and its exotic, as well as its unique wildlife. Therefore, the Galapagos National park along with the Ecuadorian Government are constantly trying to improve the security of the islands along with the preservation of their diversity of eco- systems.
The most popular hiking paths in Galapagos
Galapagos is a well renown paradise, not just for traditional tourists, but also for scientists who are willing to visit and observe this live laboratory discovered by Charles Darwin in the 18th centuries. However, there is another class of visitor that is increasing in number within the last few years, for this particular destination in the Pacific ocean.
Snorkeling in Galapagos
The Galapagos islands is a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique spots in order to explore the most amazing coral reefs, full of bright colored fishes and some other amazing sea creatures that will enchant them by their shapes, sizes, and agility underwater.
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