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Climbing Cotopaxi: 8 Important Facts You Should Know About the Mountain Refuge

[singlepic id=147 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=right]Here are some facts you should know to help you prepare before visiting the Cotopaxi volcano and the refuge: Entrance[…]

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The Best of Ecuador Adventures 2008. New Trips, New partnerships, Bigger Location and more!

Barefoot Expeditions has helped us connect to our guests and the adventure travel community at large. It has helped us work through the challenges (and retributions)[…]

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Trip to Ibarra, La Ciudad Blanca: A culinary and cultural adventure

Since I was little, because my grandmother lived in Ibarra for a long period of time, I learned a quite a bit about where the[…]

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Pilgrimage to El Quinche. Experiencing Ecuador from within

I had heard about the pilgrimage to “El Quinche”, I read that it is a traditional event that happens every year around November 21st for the past 420 years. Every year about half million people walk to El Quinche, a town located in the north-eastern side of Quito from four different points (Pifo, Sangolqui, Calderón and Cayambe). They walk around 5-8 hours.

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Papallacta Hot Springs: A Dream Adventure Spa on a dormant Volcano

Papallacta: Health, Recreation, Adventure and Rest Papallacta is one of the places we offer a lot in our tours. Here we will give a traveler’s[…]

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Cotopaxi: Things I learned the last time I climbed it.

[singlepic id=148 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=left]A couple of weeks ago, Jose and I took some friends to the summit of Cotopaxi. It was their first[…]

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Video: First Time Climbing The Cotopaxi in Ecuador

Taking friends to climb mountains is very rewarding. You feel like the fairy godmother that is helping them to make their dream come true. But[…]

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Video: Ruta de las Iglesias 2008

Feel the “Ruta de las iglesias” race from a runner’s perspective. That night, only two minutes before leaving home, I decided to take my video camera. Of course it meant that I couldn’t run as fast as I could because I had to share a little more with the people, looking for the surrounding churches, etc. But it was worth, I am happy that I can show you the race from the runners perspective, to let you know how fun it could be, and motivate you to run the next edition of the race.

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