A small community in Ecuador's Amazon called Archidona is home to a group of indigenous Kichwa midwives who fight for their traditional medicinal practices and remain faithful to them despite discrimination, misogyny, and a lack of financial support.
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.
A team of Ecuadorian scientists and researchers is working hard to determine the genetic history of the Galapagos Islands. They are comparing the "barcodes of life", which represent the species found in the archipelago, with the global gene bank to find new species.
Jasmine Tookes' marriage was a Victoria's Secret Angels reunion! The supermodel, who is now 30, married Snapchat's Juan David Borrero (31), in Ecuador on September 4th -- Victoria's Secret models Lais Reiro, Shanina Shaik and Kelsey Merritt were also in the bridal party.
The government is expecting to inoculate 9,000,000 people, or half of the country's population, in just 100 days. This surge in vaccinations will allow the government to reach this goal in just 100 days.
The Quito City Hall hopes for a gradual recovery of the tourism sector beginning in 2021. Anti-Covid vaccination programmes gain momentum around the globe, and Ecuadorian authorities have allowed entry to people who have been immunized without the need for a PCR test.
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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, [...]
Sea Star Journey and Seaman Journey – New looks, the same great service Quito, Ecuador – The Sea Star Journey and the Seaman Journey yachts went through interesting improvements this second semester of the year. Latin Trails invests regularly on maintenance and improvements of the vessels in order to keep the same quality they have always offered. This year, the Sea Star Journey was [...]
En este programa de viaje visitará una de las islas más importantes y habitadas del archipiélago, Santa Cruz. Aquí tenemos algunos restaurantes y tiendas para comprar recuerdos y lugares para entrar en contacto con los animales nativos.
Reading time: 5 minutes The Galapagos Guide, your Wise Trip Companion As travelers, sometimes, we want to be on our own because as soon as we have gained more travel experience, we want to have more freedom in discovering the destination. However, some sites are too fragile and require the guidance of a professional, who is going to give us the best advises [...]
In the last months we have been working on producing and getting better pictures that reflects our products and services. The new pictures In fact, since the Galapagos Sea Star returned after its massive dry dock last November 2017, there are a series of new pictures that shows: New Décor of the yacht Main Deck cabins with balcony Renovation of the Sun Deck Renovation of the indoor areas In [...]