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Things to do on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have had a change of image since their first accidental discovery. Once described as worthless by a shipwrecked bishop in 1535, the islands are now regarded as an ecological paradise and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Adding to their popularity, there are some fantastic things to do on the Galapagos […]

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Luxury South America Tours

South America is a fascinating continent and is home to some of the world’s favorite attractions, including the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, Machu Picchu, and much more. Enjoy the incredible ruins of distant cultures and learn of the continent’s fascinating history. After this, have some unforgettable wildlife encounters in the Amazon Rainforest or simply […]

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Scarlet Macaw - Amazon Rainforest Travel

Given its vast size and often mysterious nature among first-time visitors, we’ve made an Amazon Rainforest travel guide to go over the best areas to visit. We will cover the best adventure tours, nature tours, luxury tours, short tours of 2 or more days, and budget friendly options. Jump straight to our selection of the […]

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Galapagos Islands - National Parks & Reserves in Ecuador

Ecuador has protected 19% of its area within a range of reserves and national parks, including the majority of the Galapagos Islands and a couple of other UNESCO-listed areas. Enjoy a diversity of habitats, such as rainforest, páramo, volcanoes, mountains, dry tropical forest, mangroves, islands, and marine areas. Within these reserves and national parks, you […]

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La Selva Lodge, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

The UNESCO-listed Yasuni National Park covers around one million hectares of lowland Amazon Rainforest and contains a record-breaking diversity of animals and plants. The park is situated along the Napo River in eastern Ecuador and is one of the favorite places to visit for nature lovers or people looking for a more adventurous vacation. With […]

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La Selva Lodge - Ecuador

Ecuador is home to one of the richest sections of rainforest in the entire Amazon Basin. There are some excellent jungle lodges in Ecuador to experience Amazonia and to see iconic wildlife, such as toucans, macaw parrots, many different monkeys, and more. In Ecuador, the Amazonian gateway town to experience the rainforest is called Coca. […]

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Delfin Amazon Cruise - Peru

As neighboring countries in a similar area of South America, Peru and Ecuador remain very similar places to visit in terms of wildlife, geography, culture, and history. However, there are a few differences that we will mention below. To summarize, Ecuador has the Galapagos Islands and a diverse section of Amazon Rainforest making it a […]

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Ocean Spray Cruise Deck

The Galapagos are a series of Islands about 1000 kilometers west of Ecuador. World famous as the islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, the islands are home to an incredible assortment of animals. You can find giant tortoises the size of small cars, blue-footed booby birds, ocean diving iguana, Darwin’s finches, sea lions, […]

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Amazon & Galapagos Tour

Here is our selection of the top 16 tourist attractions in Ecuador. We will provide information on each attraction and mention some travel bloggers to give you their own opinions of each place. The Amazon Rainforest The Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest ranks as the most wildlife-rich area on Earth and contains an astounding number of animals […]

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Clay Lick Napo Wildlife Center

Explore beautiful rainforest filled with wildlife on a luxury Amazon tour in Ecuador. Ecuador contains one of the Amazon’s most incredible sections of rainforest and research in Yasuni National Park reveals one of the world’s highest diversities of animals and plants. This makes Ecuador’s rainforest a great place for nature lovers and adventure travelers to […]

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