In the beginning of April we did a great two day tour to Banos with our clients Randy and Sarah from Colorado/USA. Both love hiking, so beautiful Banos, Ecuador’s adventure capital, was the ideal destination! Banos is a 4 hour drive away from Quito in the Tungurahua province – it’s one of Ecuador’s most popular [...]
Since the beginning of 2012, tourists in Quito can enjoy city tours with the Quito tour bus, double-decker hop-on/hop-off buses leaving once an hour (first tour starts a 9 am). At an affordable cost of 12 USD, you can drive through Quito and discover the city from a new perspective. The audio comments are in [...]
In May 2012 we started offering Galapagos island hopping tours and by now these tours are one of our bestsellers! Why are these tours a great alternative to a Galapagos cruise? 1. The most convincing argument is the price! Galapagos is on the bucket list of so many travelers and it’s definitely not a cheap [...]
The Saturday market in Otavalo is definitely a must see for most tourists who visit Ecuador – indeed the market is huge and a paradise for anybody looking for souvenirs, handcrafted local products and jewellry. But to truly appreciate the handcrafted items, we decided to do a tour to the surrounding villages to see the artisans at work. We start our tour with a visit of the Peguche waterfalls outside of Otavalo, a sacred place to the local indigenous people, which gets extremely crowded during the Inti Raymi Festival on June 24th, the Festival of the Sun. A big party with music, dancing and cleanings by shamans is held at the waterfalls – a wonderful place!
The “What to bring” question when travelling to Ecuador is not so easy to solve – Ecuador is a small country, but has various different climate zones! On a typical 14-day tour including highlands, jungle & Galápagos you will be able to use shorts or bikini as well as your warmest winter jacket and gloves. [...]
Galapagos generally is a year- round travel destination to see wildlife – there is no off-season for tours or cruises. There are basically two main seasons: 1. Wet season (from January to April) Average temperatures from 22 °C to 31 °C (70 °F to 84 °F) Occasional heavy showers or thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon [...]
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The Good Friday Procession in Quito’s Holy Week is one of the most important and biggest ones in South America. In colonial times, the entire city participated in this event. Nowadays Quiteños and tourists arrive from every corner of the city to get a good spot in the narrow streets from where to watch the [...]
Tour de 20 dias para escaladores de alta montaña, incluimos un itinerario de aclimatizacion que termina con Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, mientras visitan lugares como las Termas de Papallacta, el centro de Quito, la conocida y hermosa ciudad de Baños de agua santa y para disfrutar de la selva añadimos 4 dias en el Cuyabeno. Día 1 [...]
INCLUDED: Transfers on the islands Pick-up and drop-off at the airport in Galapagos Accommodation in double cabin Bilingual (Spanish/ English speaking) naturalist guide All meals from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day All excursions on the islands (depending on the itinerary you choose) fresh towels & sheets Drinking water, tea [...]