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by on December 5, 2018
The Galapagos Islands are amazing on many levels. The climate is remarkably comfortable for being so close to the equator. The islands themselves were formed by presently-active volcanoes that command respect and truly impress. The ocean and beaches are beautiful. Really, though, it's animals that make the visit unforgettable. The Galapagos Islands are home to loads of endemic species. That means that they're not found anywhere else in the world. The animals here are actually extremely comfortable around humans; they haven't developed a fear of being hunted that animals in other areas have. Let's go over some of the highlights of what awesome animals you can expect to see in the Galapagos.
by on June 1, 2018
There are 21 volcanoes in the Galapagos Islands that emerge from the ocean and form the Archipelago. Of these, 13 volcanoes are active! Ever since Charles Darwin showed up here in 1835, there have been over 60 recorded eruptions on 6 of the volcanoes. Many people are fascinated by how such a delicate ecosystem - complete with its own micro climate - exists in such a volatile place! Historically, the critically endangered wildlife of the Galapagos has always been on the brink of destruction. 
by on September 20, 2017
When the Cuyabeno Reserve was initially proposed as a traveling option, it brought up a long lingering question, why do people find the jungle so appealing? It just did not sound like all that much fun. Humidity, strange animal cries in the middle of the night, mosquitoes, and poisonous snakes ? Nope. Nope. Nope. Also, nothing positive ever happened to Indiana Jones in the jungle, and even Mowgli bailed! And he was raised by a Bear!
by on September 6, 2016
Galapagos Evolution - UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands —an archipelago made up of 127 islands, islets and rocks some 1000 km out west from mainland Ecuador— a World Heritage Site in 1979 because of the uniqueness or endemism of their abundant biodiversity. The Galapagos Islands are home to a greater variety of flora and fauna than anywhere else in the world with a marine environment that is a veritable ‘melting pot’ of marine species. These islands and their marine reserve are known as a ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’.
by on October 21, 2015
Ever since Cotopaxi volcano became active this past august, Ecuador has being tirelessly working to inform and educate citizens in the event of a potential eruption and its possible repercussions. But how does this translate for tourists and travelers passing by? What precautions should they take? What places are to be avoided? How long will it last? We got you covered, first and foremost let’s get started with your safety! Check out the infographic below on the effects of volcanic ash to your health and how you can avoid them:
by on March 14, 2014
Sangay National Park is part of the many protected reserves in the country, but this one particular has earned Ecuador world recognition - declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The following is an excerpt of UNESCO's website describing the Park: With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes, the park illustrates the entire spectrum of ecosystems, ranging from tropical rainforests to glaciers, with striking contrasts between the snow capped peaks and the forests of the plains. Its isolation has encouraged the survival of indigenous species such as the mountain tapir and the Andean condor.
 
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