Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

What to bring to trek the Quilotoa loop


Ecuador Highlands trekking adventure trip (4-5 Day) What to bring to the  Quilotoa Loop Adventure trip.  In this area the temperatures vary from around 0°C(32°F)[…]

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Traveling to Ecuador and deciding what to bring? Here’s an explanation of the weather patterns in Ecuador.


The weather in Ecuador varies drastically by region. The Galapagos Islands are warm all year and the weather in Quito is very similar to San Francisco’s[…]

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48 Hours In Baños, Ecuador: Natural Hot Baths, Spas And Good Food

In the beginning of April we did a great two day tour to Banos with our clients Randy and Sarah from Colorado/USA. Both love hiking,[…]

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Sightseeing in Quito with Quito Tour Bus

Since the beginning of 2012, tourists in Quito can enjoy city tours with the Quito tour bus, double-decker hop-on/hop-off buses leaving once an hour (first[…]

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Peguche and Otavalo Artisan tour with Barefoot Expeditions

The Saturday market in Otavalo is definitely a must see for most tourists who visit Ecuador – indeed the market is huge and a paradise for anybody looking for souvenirs, handcrafted local products and jewellry. But to truly appreciate the handcrafted items, we decided to do a tour to the surrounding villages to see the artisans at work. We start our tour with a visit of the Peguche waterfalls outside of Otavalo, a sacred place to the local indigenous people, which gets extremely crowded during the Inti Raymi Festival on June 24th, the Festival of the Sun. A big party with music, dancing and cleanings by shamans is held at the waterfalls – a wonderful place!

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Quito’s Holy Week is one of the most important and biggest ones in South America

The Good Friday Procession in Quito’s Holy Week is one of the most important and biggest ones in South America. In colonial times, the entire[…]

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Tour de 20 dias para escaladores de alta montaña,  incluimos un itinerario de aclimatizacion que termina con Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, mientras visitan lugares como las Termas[…]

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The Top 10 Most Exciting River Runs Ecuador

Ecuador is a country blessed with huge Andean slopes and deep Amazon valleys. These combination of Andean Mountains dropping into the Amazon jungle forms tremendously fun rivers for kayaking and whitewater rafting. Fast moving water combined with temperate weather makes rafting and kayaking a super enjoyable activity. We’ve collected the top 10 most exciting whitewater river runs in Ecuador for you to enjoy.

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