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We celebrate the 38th Anniversary of Quito as World Heritage city

We celebrate the 38th Anniversary of Quito as World Heritage city Ecuador is on celebration mode: Quito, the capital, was considered World Heritage by UNESCO 38 years ago on September 8th, 1978. Furthermore, it was the first city in the World that had this honor. Why is this city so extraordinary? Quito, that was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an Inca city, has the best-preserved colonial [...]

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, an extraordinary tour to do once in a lifetime

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, an extraordinary tour to do once in a lifetime In 1533, the Inca Empire fell into the hands of the Spanish conquerors, led by Francisco Pizarro. Since the new discovery of many Inca monuments in the twentieth century, the rests of this ancient civilization have attracted people from all over the world. The most famous trekking [...]

The Inca trail becomes a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO

The Inca trail becomes a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO Perhaps 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.An ancestral road of communication established many centuries ago, became the heart of the Incas´ Empire for the trade of goods [...]

Snorkeling in Galapagos

Snorkeling in Galapagos The Galapagos islands are a special place, where the most avid lovers for snorkeling will find unique landscapes decorated by coral reefs, bright coloured fish, sea creatures from different sizes and colours. When you travel to Galapagos, snorkeling will pop straight to your mind. The magnificent areas offer scuba diving which allows snorkelers to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively [...]

The experience of cruising in Galapagos Islands

The experience of cruising in Galapagos Islands Many travelers that come to Ecuador think about visiting Galapagos Islands, a paradise of biodiversity declared World Heritage. However, many of the visitors ask us the same question: “Should I take a cruise or do a land-based tour?” A cruise is a unique experience, an opportunity to soak up a place without losing the comfort and intimacy. Discover [...]

The charming experience of Galapagos Sea Star Journey

The charming experience of Galapagos Sea Star Journey Galapagos Islands, located in the West coast of Ecuador, are extraordinary! They are a paradise of biodiversity, unique among other travel destinations around the world. Let me tell you that there is nothing like a nice and small charming yacht to relax and to have dinner after a full day exploring the Islands! The Cruise Ship We [...]

After one year of being closed, the Cotopaxi Volcano is now open

After one year of being closed, the Cotopaxi Volcano is now open Due to the increasing volcanic activity that the Cotopaxi Volcano had in August 2015, the Cotopaxi National Park (CNP) was closed to any touristic activity. Nonetheless, on August 5th 2016, the Geophysics Institution of Ecuador,the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Tourism and the Risk Management Sub-Secretary Section, has announced the [...]

Six senses of Ecuador – Quito experiential city tour

Six senses of Ecuador – Quito experiential city tour No, we cannot travel away from our sofa, at least not for now! How boring would be our lives without the real experience of visiting other places and immersing ourselves in other cultures! If traveling was just taking photographs and planting the flag in one place, we could just navigate with the computer and travel around the World. However, [...]

The Charles Darwin Research Station in Galapagos

The Charles Darwin Research Station in Galapagos The Charles Darwin Foundation is responsible for operating the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), which is a biological research station. The research station also serves as an active breeding center.  It can be found in Puerto Ayora located on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands.  One of the missions of the research station is to provide [...]

See Galapagos through the eyes of 8 artists

(Photo: eltelegrafo.com.ec ) See Galapagos through the eyes of 8 artists Within the framework of the new edition of the Latin American Roaming Art, this year the main topic is Galapagos. LARA Project has received an important international interest and respect from the Latin American contemporary art community. Every new edition invites eight artists to travel to an specific place, and this year the project is focused on the Enchanted [...]

The Cemetery of Guayaquil- Part 1

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, [...]

The birdlife in Galapagos (Part 1)

The birdlife in Galapagos (Part 1) The Galapagos Islands are encircled by thousands of miles of Open Ocean, this fauna of the islands proves to be a natural for the seabirds to occupy and populate. Visitors notice about nineteen resident species while the Biologists estimate that 750,000 seabirds exist in Galapagos which includes thirty percent of the world’s blue-footed boobies. World’s largest [...]

The best cuisine for foodies if you travel to Galapagos Islands

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 [...]

The best beaches for relaxing in Galapagos

The best beaches for relaxing in Galapagos Are you ready to discover the most spectacular beaches in Galapagos Islands? Know the best beaches for relaxing in Galapagos. The ecuadorian Archipelago is one of the favourite tourists destinations. A big part of the visitors go there to observe and appreciate their natural wonders, the perfect scenario for relaxing and disconnecting. The Enchanted Islands are a paradise [...]

The best Art of the Inca Empire

The best Art of the Inca Empire The Incas had the largest Empire in pre-Columbian America. Their civilization started in Peru around the 12th Century. They developed a very rich culture, with their art, their traditions and a very complex development of civilization. Their main city was located in what is known as Cusco, nowadays a city of Peru that has preserved some of their origins. The [...]

Santiago Island, tips before you travel there

Santiago Island, tips before you travel there Santiago is one of the marvelous islands in the Ecuadorian Archipelago, Galapagos Islands. It is the fourth largest island, with 585 square kilometers (226 sq mi), dominated by a volcanic dome surrounded by small cones. Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela Island and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active. Named Santiago in honor of the patron saint of Spain, [...]

San Marcos, magical neighborhood

San Marcos, magical neighborhood The magic of San Marcos Neighborhood in Quito Quito’s historic center is one of Latin America’s most well preserved. Most visitors of the center head over to the famed Independence Plaza, San Francisco Plaza or the Compañia de Jesus Church. While all of these places are must-sees, also not to miss in the center is a magical neighborhood – San Marcos – tucked away [...]

Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos Islands

Renewable energy from organic waste & oil accidents in the Galapagos Islands A recyclable system has been developed for over four years in order to preserve the Galapagos Island’s resources. This system consists in the detailed separation between recyclable, organic, and non-recyclable products. The organic products are used as fertilizers for the orchards where organic fruit and vegetables are planted. Nonetheless the few orchards located in the [...]

The best activities if you travel to Amazon in Ecuador

The best activities if you travel to Amazon in Ecuador The Amazon rainforest is a flora and fauna paradise! It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. This is the main reason (among others!) why it is a great destination for ecotourists, bird watchers and photography lovers… On top of all those great activities for adventure lovers, there are also activities for tourists from [...]

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