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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.

Galapagos marine wildlife

Scientists create a genetic catalog of Galapagos species

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

Jasmine Tookes’ wedding was a Victoria’s Secret Model reunion in Quito

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.

Why Ecuador is vaccinating its population more quickly than the rest of world

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. 

Quito hopes for tourism recovery through Covid vaccination passports

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.

Peru | South America

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 […]

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 for these […]

Yacth | 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 […]

Blue Footed Pirouette | Galapagos

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 […]