IN THE COMPANY OF THE ISLANDERS After being used for centuries by pirates and whalers the Galapagos were finally claimed by Ecuador in 1832, and since that time have supported a small population, centered mainly on the island of Santa Cruz. And who better to tell you about what life …
The Galapagos Islands, to many people’s surprise, are inhabited by more than just the plants and animals. It makes logical sense in some ways, how else would all those boats get fuel and food? The biggest and most diverse island is Isabela and in upcoming posts, I will tell you …
When you visit Ecuador, you will most likely want to go to the Otavalo market. Otavalo is an indigenous and mestizo town about 2 to3 hours drive from Quito. It is doable on a day trip from Quito but, you miss the chance to explore the area at all.
This trip is ideal for travellers looking to experience the best of Southern Peru in just eleven days plus have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu.
From Cusco we travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing the Inca Fortress town of Ollantaytambo, before embarking on the famous Inca Trail to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
These are two specially designed community based ecotourism programs for those seeking less included services, but with good quality locally owned hotels and lodges