Category: Ecuador Travel Blog


How is a weekend in Baños de Agua Santa

Baños de Agua Santa is a city located in the province of Tungurahua, approximately 3 hours and a half from Quito. It has the charm of a small and mysterious town and it is known as the South American adventure capital due to the number of activities involving extreme sports, excursions to the volcano Tungurahua […]

Between the Clouds – Yanacocha Reserve

inside the Yanacocha reserve you can find a big variety of hummingsbirds.

If you thought you’d already seen everything in Quito and believed that there were no new places to go, well, you are wrong! There exists a magical place full of beautiful landscapes with spectacular flora and fauna, hidden among the clouds, and the most important thing is, that it is only an hour away, a […]

A hike around the Cuicocha crater lake

The Cuicocha lagoon is considered a sacred lake.

On one weekend, when I was in Otavalo, I decided to circle the Cuicocha crater lake – or at least I wanted to try it. I had been there before but never walked around completely. So, this was still on my to do list for Ecuador.    Cuicocha is situated near the small town of Cotacachi […]

Galapagos Experiences – 6 days in the archipelago (part two)

On the Galapagos you can swim with seaturtles

After our three-day adventure on Santa Cruz, seahorse-shaped Isabela island is a real retreat. It is the biggest island in the Galapagos Archipelago, but with a very small population of only approximately 2000 and the small village, actually very small, Puerto Villamil stretching along the white-sand beach. It offers the expected island feeling. And the […]

Galapagos Experiences – 6 days in the archipelago (part one)

On Santa Cruz Island you can observe the Galapagos Tortoise in its natural habitat

At the beginning of October, Alexandra, our travel advisor, went to the Galapagos Islands for a couple of days with a group of students to oversee logistics. During her time there, she spent 3 days on Santa Cruz island and 3 days on the island of Isabela. Here you can read some more about this […]

Volcanic activity on two Galapagos Islands

The Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island is active.

The Galapagos Islands are of volcanic origin. This property of the islands can still be felt today. For current reasons, we would like to inform you about the actual situation on the islands of Isabela and Fernandina, also in order to eliminate incertitude. About three weeks ago, passengers of a yacht could observe volcanic eruptions […]

Ecuadorian Food – Flavours you can only find in Ecuador

In Ecuador you can find all kinds of tropical fruits.

Ecuador is a compendium of landscapes, climates, species of flora and fauna and of the most exquisite flavours. What’s better after a stressful day than to end it with a typical drink, accompanied by a dessert? We invite you to try Ecuadorian food! Canelazo Canelazo is a hot cocktail made with water, cinnamon, naranjilla (a […]

Carolina Park – a park of five worlds

The Carolina Park is surroundet by important Avenues.

The beautiful metropolitan capital city of Ecuador holds a little place in order to escape the busy office and finance life of the Quiteños: the Carolina Park. Today I would like to explain what makes this place and its surroundings one of the most important squares in the city. Located on the main commercial and […]

Island Hopping in the Galapagos – Useful Tips and Tricks

Observe the famous Giant Galapagos Tortoises on your Galapagos trip.

Swimming with turtles, sea lions and sharks, sun bathing on a beautiful secluded beach, eating fresh lobster and watching amazing sunsets  – all in one day? That’s life on the Galapagos Islands. My last articles were about the experience I had on the three islands Santa Cruz, Isabela and San Cristóbal. This article is about […]

Island Hopping in the Galapagos – Isla San Cristóbal

Watch coastal birds on San Cristobal island.

Swimming with turtles, sea lions and sharks, sun bathing on a beautiful secluded beach, eating fresh lobster and watching amazing sunsets  – all in one day? That’s life on the Galapagos Islands.The current blog posts will all be dedicated to my experiences on the secluded archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 973 km off the coast […]

Island Hopping in the Galapagos – Isla Isabela

Isabela island invites with a beatiful sandy beach

Swimming with turtles, sea lions and sharks, sun bathing on a beautiful secluded beach, eating fresh lobster and watching amazing sunsets  – all in one day? That’s life on the Galapagos Islands.The current blog posts will all be dedicated to my experiences on the secluded archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 973 km off the coast […]