Travel Destinations: Ecuador

Emerging Destinations: Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands were the world’s very first World Heritage site

The Galapagos Islands are renowned and celebrated the world over for the abundant number of species that have inhabited the islands for centuries. In fact, studies conducted by Charles Darwin in the islands led to his theory of evolution. For more years than we can count, nature has flourished here relatively undisturbed. Volcanic activity that... Read More

The Essence of Ecuador

Colourful fabrics on display at the Saturday market in Otavalo, Ecuador

Words are hardly descriptive Though Ecuador is the smallest of the Andes countries, it is no less exciting than its neighbours. Here, you can visit South America’s most famous marketplace in Otavalo, see penguins on the Galápagos Islands, and learn how to fish piranhas in the jungle! Ecuador is bordered to the north by Colombia, […] Read More

Taking Care of the Galápagos

The Galápagos Islands are home to a wide variety of tropical species, including the Red-footed Booby | Photo credit: Steven Bedard

In 1978, the Galápagos Islands, a province of Ecuador, were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the City of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The Galápagos Islands were chosen by UNESCO as a natural World Heritage Site owing mostly to its pristine ecosystem and unique biodiversity. In 2007, when the Galápagos Islands were added […] Read More

Celebrating the Life of Galapagos’ Lonesome George

Lonesome George, Galapagos islands

As the last living tortoise of the La Pinta species, Lonesome George became a living icon for conservation not only in the Galápagos but also internationally. Read More

Galapagos for free?

La Pinta, Metropolitan Touring

Travel aboard La Pinta on either January 18th or February 01 and your airfare from Quito or Guayaquil to/from Galapagos is free!  Read More

Galapagos Day Tours

Galapagos Islands Metropolitan Cruising

The Finch Bay was designed to bring nature lovers and soft-adventure travellers into close contact with the magical paradise of the Galápagos. Read More

‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise Reappears

After 150 years of being "extinct," a species of giant tortoise may be on the verge of a comeback, scientists have recently reported. Read More

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