Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

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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Huaorani Communities And Their Fight For Survival

The Amazon is 7 million km2. It contains 20% of the water supply on the planet. Eight countries make up the Amazon: Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela. Although Ecuador contains only 7% of the Amazon, this portion nevertheless represents 51% of it’s the ecuadorian territory. This exquisite ecosystem is intimately linked with the main economic activit of Ecuador: the exploitation of oil. According to the records of the Ministry of Environment, there are 33 ecological reserves in Ecuador. Each faces different types of exploitation and risk factors, such as hunting, fishing, fires and pollution. Within these potentially harmful scenarios, the indigenous communities try to survive.

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Easter Week in South America Is Not Just A Moment Of Religious Reflection, but also an Opportunity to Connect Deeply with Nature

Easter is an important moment in the spiritual and touristic aspects of each country that constitutes South America. For this reason tourists can use the options the countries offer for these days to enjoy this part of the world. These options combine tradition and originality, usually at a low cost.

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Easter Week In Argentina: A Mix of Nature and Nurture

At Easter, 2.4 million people are expected to visit different touristic sites in Argentina. Easter in Argentina is a magical mix of religion and revolution. From the capital to the estancias and cities perched in the Andes, the country celebrates this holiday with a mix of devotion and passive revolution.

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Waorani Expedition In Ecuador

The night bus from Quito to Coca leaves at 9:30 pm at the terminal of “Transportes Esmeraldas”on February 12th. The night bus back to Quito from Coca leaves at 8:30 pm or 9:30 pm on February 16th. (Recommendation: Please buy your tickets at least 3 days before the trip! If you prefer, we can buy the ticket for you!)

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Patagonia: A bus ride from Mendoza to El Chaltén

On december 27th I left Quito, I flew to Santiago de Chile, then took a 6 hour bus ride to Mendoza (Argentina), a beautiful city (considered the cleanest in the country).

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Ecuadorian Climbers make history: The first Latin American Woman and The Youngest Climber Ever to complete Aconcagua’s Southern Face.

Carla Perez (26) has become the first Latin American woman to summit Aconcagua via the Southern face. Carla climbed with Esteban Mena (19) who is the youngest climber in history to reach the summit of Aconcagua via the Southern face . Congratulations!

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