Loja Province is over 2,000 meters over the see level and has a perfect climate. Its capital, also called Loja, is one of the oldest cities in the country and renowned as the “cradle of the arts, literature and music” of Ecuador. In this area, there are a variety of accommodations, but only one has been a finalist in the prices of London World Travel (Best Hotel and Spa Resort). Just 2 km from the parish of Vilcabamba (“Sacred Valley” in pre-Quechua language), watching the majestic Andes, lies the heavenly hotel-spa Madre Tierra.
The night bus from Quito to Coca leaves at 9:30 pm at the terminal of “Transportes Esmeraldas”on February 12th. The night bus back to Quito from Coca leaves at 8:30 pm or 9:30 pm on February 16th. (Recommendation: Please buy your tickets at least 3 days before the trip! If you prefer, we can buy the ticket for you!)
[singlepic id=152 w=370 h=290 mode=web20 float=left]Our friends over at the ERI (Ecuadorian River Institute) are putting together once again a great event, The Napo River Festival. The festival will take place from January 16th through January 18th 2009 in Misahualli, Tena (Ecuador). A big part of the proceedings goes to raising awareness of the issues [...]
[singlepic id=151 w=420 h=340 mode=web20 float=left] UPANO: Morona Santiago Province, Sucua is the nearest town. Clase IV, IV+ The Upano is a dream come true. The river of the Sacred Waterfalls so deep in the Amazon jungle that its sheer solitude makes you be one with nature once again. Class IV and V rapids surrounded [...]
Last month I spent 20 days in the Yasuni Reearch Station, collaborating with a phD candidate in his field work for his thesis about lianas. It has always been very interesting to meet researchers from all over the world in this isolated place of the earth. Some of them come every year or two to [...]
We are delighted to share with you a lovely itinerary that would certainly quench your thirst for adventure. This is a tour that we developed for one of our clients and we liked it so much, we wanted to share it with all of you. The tour includes the Galapagos Islands, a visit to the [...]
As the year 2007 came to an end, Bryan Rubin and some of his friends took part on a Barefoot Expeditions Adventure. Bryan kindly provided an account of his adventure experience with Barefoot as well as some pictures of the exciting trip they took. Please read on to learn about a Barefoot Expeditions Adventure told [...]