Exploring the Coastal Province of Santa Elena, Ecuador

As an Ecuadorian, Jazmin grew up going to the beaches of Santa Elena, Ecuador. Santa Elena is a coastal province just north of Guayaquil, Jaz's hometown. Its main attractions are of its beaches, of course! It has so many different beaches to enjoy including Punta Carnero, Playa Rosada, Olón and the famous Montañita. We were

Cartagena, Colombia 12km Walking Guide

The port city of Cartagena, Colombia was once the center of colonial Spanish rule. The historic walled city is still full of quaint squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. Get your walking shoes on and your smiles ready for some amazing photo opportunities. Bring along  your bathing suit to

Top Day Trips from Quito, Ecuador

There is so many things to do and see in the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. However, there are some times you just want to get out of the busy city for the day. Luckily, surrounding Quito are many attractions, perfect for a day adventure. Hop in your car and enjoy the

Exploring the rainforest of Puyo, Ecuador

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGr0jReXzTI We drove to Puyo, Ecuador, the start of the Amazon Rainforest, seven hours from Guayaquil. Our visit to Puyo was just for the weekend, staying two nights and one day. We took a one day tour called Selva Hola Vida with Patricio of Native Jungle Tours. He was honest with us and

Hiking the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru

We took a two days-one night tour to visit Machu Picchu. The tour included the bus from Cusco to Hidroeléctrica, lunch, dinner, a nice hostel room with a private bathroom, the guide at Machu Picchu, the tickets to the National Park and the ride back from Hidroeléctrica to Cusco. The first day

Hiking Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is a colorful sedimentary mountain with a peak of just over 5,000m (16,466 ft). Because of this, we recommend to at least aclimate for three days in Cusco, Peru before going on a day trip to Rainbow Mountain. We were picked up at our hotel in Cusco at 3:30 am

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