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21 Jul

July in Galapagos Islands: weather and events

The Galapagos Islands are the perfect destination for families or friends who want a trip they will never forget. In fact, it appeared in National Geographic as one of the top ten destinations for travelling during Summer. If you are coming in July to the islands, there are some interesting events to take into account. Discover them! Breathtaking landscapes, a great variety of species and formations of volcanic origin that tell a story of millions of years. These are just some of the things that captivate visitors who come to the Archipelago. Turtles, penguins,...

19 Jul

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 route in America has 43 kilometers of forests, fog and flames. The Inca Trail runs from the ancient capital of Cuzco through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River. Millenary stone steps and majestic views can be observed during the route and in the end, an incomparable...

14 Jul

How is the weather in Ecuador during the summer?

Ecuador is the second smallest country in South-America, but with a vast diversity of ecosystems spread out in 4 regions such as  Highlands, coast, rainforest, and islands. Many people think that Ecuador is a hot country, but that is not completely true. There are some factors that make Ecuadorian weather very particular. Although the hottest time of the year has begun, it doesn’t mean that summer has arrived to Ecuador. In fact, there is no summer in this country. The weather in Ecuador is very particular. In Ecuador there are only two...

11 Jul

Hakuna Matata Lodge, a unique spot of nature and comfort in the Amazon

Hakuna Matata Lodge is a hidden paradise in the middle of the jungle, in the heart of Ecuador, at only 10 km from Tena. This private hacienda of approximately 150 ha is the perfect place to enjoy to the fullest in family, with high-quality accommodation, superior meals and many activities. In contrast with other destinations in the Amazon, Hakuna Matata Lodge respects nature and promotes ecotourism, and it is a very quiet place, perfect for disconnecting from the crowds. The Ecuadorian Amazon is formed by an approximate area of 120,000 km² of the...

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...

6 Jul

What to see in Galapagos and how many days are needed?

There are many places in the world to see wildlife, but there is only one place where the fauna won’t run away from the people: the Galapagos Islands. Five million years of isolation transformed Galapagos animals into the most trustful in the world. If you want to live an authentic trip to prehistory, come and discover the Archipelago that amazed Charles Darwin. What to see in Galapagos and how many days are needed? Let’s see the most interesting things to do there! ISABELA ISLAND Isabela is the largest island and it has the most breathtaking landscapes, with...

4 Jul

Guayaquil, discover this Ecuadorian city

Santiago de Guayaquil, or just Guayaquil, is a city bathed by a marshy river called Guayas, with bohemian neighborhoods, hills of beautiful houses and a renovated and pleasant sea wall. Located in the coast of the Pacific Ocean, it is the most populated and largest city of the Republic of Ecuador. Unlike Quito, which is located at a height of almost 3000 meters above sea level, Guayaquil is a coastal city. The port of the city is one of the most important on the eastern Pacific coast. In fact, thanks to its position as a commercial...

28 Jun

Discover the Galapagos Seaman Journey

Galapagos Islands are an extraordinary destination in Latin America, one of the most incredible jewels of biodiversity in the world. Discover Galapagos Seaman Journey, a boutique yacht to explore the Enchanted Islands! Cruising guarantees the visitor the access to certain islands that would otherwise be inaccessible. Moreover, it allows you to see more islands at the same time. Another advantage is that the best guides in the region are those employed by live-aboard yachts. All of them are naturalist-certified by law. Galapagos Seaman Journey is a first-class expedition catamaran that began sailing...

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 specie 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...