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Top 10 Inca Ruins

Between 1438 and 1533, the Inca Empire thrived. It was the largest pre-Columbian empire and covered a vast area of South America. The Inca Empire's remnants can still be found in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia as well as Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The Incas' progressive mentality enabled them to prosper greatly during their expansion.

Galapagos Science Center continues to be a leading center for animal health research

Carolina's Galapagos Science Center (GSC), recently opened its doors to a small number of students and researchers returning to its state-of the-art facility on San Cristobal in Galapagos. Greg Lewbart was the first to arrive. He is an adjunct professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a professor of aqua animal medicine at North Carolina State University.

Pre-Columbian farmers had presided over supposedly pristine South American forests

Perpetual clouds cover the canopy of a tropical forest that seems pristine on the Quijo Valley in northern Ecuador. The beauty of the cloud forest conceals a tragic, violent past. New sediment analysis of the Valley's Lake Huila has revealed centuries of indigenous agriculture, which was destroyed by fire and warfare in 1588.

How to Spend a Weekend in Peru

How to Spend a Weekend in Peru Peru is a country that’s blessed with beautiful scenery, rich and flourishing culture, and extensive and colorful history. This makes it one of the best destinations in South America both for casual and hardcore tourists and travelers. There are lots of things to do and places to visit. If you are looking to spend a weekend somewhere where you get to do [...]

5 Things to Look Out For When You Visit the Ecuadorian Amazon

5 Things to Look Out For When You Visit the Ecuadorian Amazon A vacation to the Ecuadorian Amazon really is a feast for the eyes. From colorful macaws and toucans to flowing rivers and coffee plants, there are lots of things you’ll see during your trip. However, there are a few things that you definitely won’t want to miss, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled [...]

Why is Sustainable Travel so Important to the Galapagos?

Why is Sustainable Travel so Important to the Galapagos? Nearly 250,000 people take a Galapagos Islands vacation each year, and that figure is rapidly increasing. In fact, between 2016 and 2017, visitor numbers grew by 11%, according to National Park statistics. But is this rising interest in the islands good or bad? It’s both.  The Importance of Galapagos Tourism The conservation work that’s undertaken [...]

7 Reasons to Add the Galapagos to Your Winter Bucket List

7 Reasons to Add the Galapagos to Your Winter Bucket List Travelling over the winter months is becoming increasingly popular, and there are many destinations all over the world that really come to life at this time of year. Common places to see over the winter include Iceland thanks to the more frequent occurrence of the Northern Lights, and bustling cities like New York due to the holiday [...]

Let’s Go! 7 Reasons to Choose the Galapagos for Your Summer Vacation

Let’s Go! 7 Reasons to Choose the Galapagos for Your Summer Vacation Unlike many destinations around the world that really come to life at one particular time of year, the Galapagos Islands are without a doubt a year round destination. The huge variety of wildlife here means that there’s never a dull moment in the Galapagos calendar. The question is… which month should you choose for your [...]

Let’s Spread Health

Let’s Spread Health 2020 has begun in quite an odd way, am I right? No one, not a single soul could have imagined this was going to happen. Nevertheless history has shown us that we, humans, have been made in a way that we can stand and overcome many difficult and complicated times. Going back through the books and records, we can observe that [...]

2020 The year we write history

2020 THE YEAR WE WRITE HISTORY The current COVID 19 situation is disrupting many things, but one area was the most vulnerable one, that is: tourism and travel around the globe. We can say with confidence that this is unprecedented in many ways. A chain reaction of closing borders and in many cases complete shut downs have taken place in some [...]

7 Things You’ll Love About Visiting the Galapagos in the Spring

7 Things You’ll Love About Visiting the Galapagos in the Spring You may have heard of spring referred to as the best time of year to take a Galapagos Islands vacation. And while each season certainly has something wonderful to offer, it can’t be denied that spring is particularly special. At this time of year, there’s lots going on across the islands to attract travelers, and the pleasant [...]

7 Great Reasons to Visit the Galapagos in the Fall

7 Great Reasons to Visit the Galapagos in the Fall Fall is perhaps one of the most overlooked times of year to visit the Galapagos Islands. Visitor numbers are low during the Fall months. In October 2017, 17,000 visitors travelled to the Galapagos National Park, compared to 25,000 during the most popular month of July, according to National Park statistics. However, don’t let these low numbers deter you. [...]

5 of the Best Experiences for Young Families in the Galapagos

5 of the Best Experiences for Young Families in the Galapagos The Galapagos archipelago is made up of 13 main islands about 9 islets and about 600 rocks, with a whopping 176 visitor sites in total, each offering their own experiences, attractions, and things to do. So how can travelers ensure that they’re really getting the most from their Galapagos vacation? It’s important to consider who’s travelling, [...]

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