Ecuador Archive

Where Locals Run the Place: Napo Wildlife Center

You hear the word “sustainability” bandied about a lot in the travel trends articles these days, but what does that mean when it comes to a lodge or hotel? At Napo Wildlife Center in the jungles of Ecuador, sustainability goes beyond avoiding plastic and cutting down on waste. This jungle lodge is sustainable because the [&hellip

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Sustainable Travel in the Jungles of Ecuador

Most of the jungle lodges in Central America and South America claim to be running a sustainable travel operation, but how you define that word can make a huge difference in how valid those claims are. Have they eliminated plastic? Are they powered in a way that doesn’t use any fossil fuels? Do they compost [&hellip

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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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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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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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