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 [...]
Last weekend we did a short trip to the Cotopaxi National Park to get to know a new, beautiful hacienda: “Hacienda Santa Ana”, a property that belonged to the Jesuits in the 16th century. From the town of Machachi we had to drive up a bumpy, stony road passing by small indigenous villages. During the [...]
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.
I want to introduce you to the Lodge Sumak Pakari, which is privileged to be located in the middle of a unique ecosystem, shaped by science and legend, wanting to share it with us. Pakari Sumak invites us to this corner of the Ecuadorian rainforest without forgetting the comfort or the respect for nature in its architecture.
Easter is an important moment in the spiritual and touristic aspects of each country that constitutes South America. For this reason tourists can use the options the countries offer for these days to enjoy this part of the world. These options combine tradition and originality, usually at a low cost.
For mountains and adventure lovers, Ecuador is a dream coming true. In this country, which concentrates one of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, has 70 volcanoes, 14 in active state, 14 dormant volcanoes and 42 volcanoes in passive state.
[singlepic id=147 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=right]Here are some facts you should know to help you prepare before visiting the Cotopaxi volcano and the refuge: Entrance Fee: The entrance fee to the Cotopaxi National Park is $10 for foreigners and $2 for Ecuadorians. Entry Times: Admission to the Cotopaxi National Park (through “control norte” and “control [...]
[singlepic id=142 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]Running and operating an adventure travel company teaches you how to deal with challenging and unforeseen situations. Being part of the adventure travel experience teaches you a lot about yourself. First you understand that risk by definition is not measurable. You learn very quickly to accept the future as an [...]
Last weekend we decided to get away from Quito, a city perched in the Andes mountains, and head down to the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast. We headed down to Guayaquil (the biggest city in Ecuador) to explore and see what kind of new adventure activities we can get involved with. To be quite honest, we’ve not [...]