Ecuador Archive

Make Sure Your Ship is a Green One in the Galapagos

No, you won’t find a ship painted green plying the Galapagos (that we know of), but in this fragile environment, you want a Galapagos Islands cruise that employs green environmental practices. Everything we humans do can have an impact on the flora and fauna of the area, so you want to choose a company that [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&hellip

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Wildlife Activities Around Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

If you go to the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador, it’s a full-on jungle experience. While it’s the Amazon Basin rather than being on the big river itself, this expanse of 2.5 million protected acres is packed with even more wildlife than you’ll find in Peru or Brazil. In the Yasuni area UNESCO biosphere, [&hellip

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Guayaquil Gets Its First Luxury Boutique Hotel

We’ve long had plenty of great luxury hotel choices in the capital of Ecuador, where a new boutique hotel is opening every year or two, but it’s been a different story in Guayaquil. Long regarded as the one-night stopover on the way to the Galapagos Islands, it has never managed to get tourists to stick [&hellip

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Cruising the Islands in Style With Go Galapagos of Ecuador

When you start looking into your big bucket list trip to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, the choices can be overwhelming. When to go? Which islands? How long? What kind of ship? This is a case where if you go in blind and try to figure it all out yourself, you had better have a [&hellip

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Like an Onward Ticket, Some Countries Require Travel Insurance

“Passport please. Return ticket please. Travel insurance card please. Thanks and enjoy your flight.” You’ve always been asked for the first thing and probably sometimes been asked for the second. Now add travel insurance to your list of to-dos before you head to Ecuador. That country recently passed a law that all visitors to the [&hellip

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