Ecuador is a whitewater paradise…perfect for a rafting trip! Before coming here, I had never thought about whitewater rafting before: don’t get me wrong, I am not a coward. I love rollercoasters with lots of loopings, and I would consider myself as very open to trying new stuff and adventurous. But a rollercoaster ride does not bear any risks – being in a Wildwater river without knowing what might expect me to let my adrenaline rise without having even started the trip ;-) But well, if you travel you don’t only want to do stuff you already know, but challenge yourself, fight against your fears and do something you’ve never done before! So for me, there was no alternative: I booked the rafting trip :-) On Saturday morning, I got up at 5:45 am to be on time at the meeting point in La Mariscal, Quito’s tourist area. At 7 am, I headed off towards Santo Domingo in the West of Ecuador to the rivers Toachi / Blanco with an Irish couple and our two Ecuadorian guide Diego and Tuti. The 3-hour-bus ride to the river was already a great experience – along the curvy street, I was fascinated by the beautiful landscape which was slowly changing the closer we got to the coast – more palm trees along the road and the climate was getting more and more tropical. At the starting point of our trip, the guides pumped up the boat at high speed, and we tried on our helmets and life jackets. After a short safety talk and explanation about everything that might happen in the river and how we have to behave in these situations, I felt kind of scary looking at the river, which from my point of view, seemed REALLY wild…OMG, what have I
Ecuador is a whitewater paradise…perfect for a rafting trip! Before coming here, I had never thought about whitewater rafting before: don’t get me wrong, I am not a coward. I
The Galapagos Islands make up a total of 30 islands. The waters around them were proclaimed marine reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Paying attention to the rules of reservation and having much respect for one of the most sensitive ecosystems on the planet, there are exciting activities such as: Bartholomew and Santa Fe Islands: Diving The best thing here is the adrenaline produced when you get into contact with plenty of animals: Sea lions inviting you to play, turtles, sharks, schools as you would never have imagined. Tunnels on Isabela Island: Snorkeling If it’s your first dive, we recommend practicing Snorkel a few days before. The ideal time is from November to May due to the right ocean conditions. The Island Isabella has an undeniable beauty, and its Wildlife is one of the most famous National Parks in the world. Santa Cruz Island: Puerto Ayora This place can be the first intermediate station on the way to get prepared for diving. Here is the place where you’ll find specialized and experienced instructors and where you can get the diving certification. Once this step is done, you’re ready to dive! We will fill this out with more adventures! if you have any questions or want to add your adventure please feel free to comment.
The Galapagos Islands make up a total of 30 islands. The waters around them were proclaimed marine reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Paying attention to the rules of reservation and
On our tour, The Avenue of the Volcanoes, in Cuenca we visit El Cajas National Park, it is only 30 minutes from Cuenca on the road to Guayaquil. You can stop at a parking lot at the side of the road, where you have an impressive view of La Toreadora Lagoon. We hike up to the closest higher point, and It took us around 3 hours in total to go up and come back, you need to check-in at the entrance of the park with the park ranger, they will give you a map and explanation about the trekking routes. Take some snacks, water, a rain jacket, on the way you will have some of the best views ever.
On our tour, The Avenue of the Volcanoes, in Cuenca we visit El Cajas National Park, it is only 30 minutes from Cuenca on the road to Guayaquil. You can