Category: Ecuador

Travel Status to Ecuador

Good news friends! As of July 15th 2021 travelers to Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands will only need to present their vaccine card with its complete schedule and that it is in force at least 14 days before traveling, OR a negative RT-PCR test with 72 hours prior to boarding. The only exception to this

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Active volcanoes and the Galapagos Islands

12 Days 2 nights Hacienda Cusin 7 nights Galapagos Islands 2 nights Papallacta Hotsprings retreat and spa Enjoy the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands! But before, take the opportunity to visit the lake district of Ecuador while relaxing in a 400 year old Hacienda surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, lakes and waterfalls. Relax and connect

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Amazon Wildlife & The Galapagos Islands

15 Days 3 nights Mindo Cloud Forest retreat 7 nights Galapagos Islands 3 nights Amazon Rainforest ecolodge Enjoy the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos Islands! Relax and connect with nature and with yourself in beautiful and secluded retreats. Take this opportunity to visit the Amazon Rainforest, a place where hauler monkeys wake you up in

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Ecuador is a safe destination in South America

You might have heard that visiting South America can be a little dangerous. That is not surprising because the news from South America are mostly about crime, civil unrest or natural disasters. Thanks to the media, this beautiful continent has earned a reputation of being unsafe. But if you have friends that have traveled around

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You will survive the altitude in the Andes

If you are thinking about traveling to Ecuador and visiting the Andes, you may have thought about altitude sickness and how it may affect you. It’s definitely an important topic to consider because Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where most international visitors first land it’s located at 2850 meters above sea level. Sounds high? Well

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Galapagos penguins, giant tortoises and active volcanoes

Did you know that the Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin species found north of the equator? A trip to the Galapagos Islands will not only give you the opportunity to swim with them but to learn more about this and other amazing creatures found only there. The Galapagos Islands was the first National Park

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How travel will change

The pandemic that we are going through has affected the tourism industry in an unprecedented way. In this podcast episode our special guest, Alison Braun, founder of Earth Treks will share with us what it means to make a living from ecotourism in the midst of a pandemic and will give us some insights on

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What is a Cloud Forest?

About two years ago I had the pleasure to meet Andrew and Nina, two jazz musicians who play their gigs in a cafe called COFFEE & all that JAZZ in Toronto. I was studying in Toronto at the time and it was Saturday morning so I went to this lovely cafe and saw them play

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How to choose an eco-friendly destination in two steps

If you are a traveler and you enjoy exploring nature’s hidden gems you probably have heard of ecotourism. When we travel to natural areas and we choose a tourism service provider that focuses on the conservation of the environment and the well-being of the local people, we are doing ecotourism. That’s great right? But how

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