Barefoot Expeditions: Adventure Tours To Ecuador

Galapagos Islands Tours On A Budget

Galapagos

Roughly 170,000 tourists visit the Galapagos Islands every year ––or 400+ people per day–– which is a huge amount of people coming into a small and fragile ecosystem. It’s a high-profile place and people want to see it for themselves. The most popular way to tour the Galapagos Islands is in small cruises[…]

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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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Boutique Hotel “Portal de Cantuña” in Quito

Quito definitely has a new, still hidden, jewel in wide range of hotels : Boutique Hotel Portal de Cantuña recently opened in January 2012 – the 120 year old house which was the family home of the Sánchez family was completely refurbished in a period of 17 months and is[…]

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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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Trip Coca, Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru

TRIP FROM COCA Ecuador TO IQUITOS Peru 7 DAYS/6NIGHTS IQUITOS PERU PICTURE ABOVE DAY 1: After breakfast early in the morning we leave from Coca by public canoe along the Napo River where we can see different indigenes communities, and have lunch on the way, we continue by canoe to[…]

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