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Complete Guide to Visit the Arenillas Ecological Reserve in Ecuador

The Arenillas Ecological Reserve is located in the southwestern coastal region of Ecuador in the province of El Oro. The closest major city is Huaquillas, a border city with Peru. The reserve is home to both tropical dry forest and mangrove forests. The reserve has more than 17,000 hectares, making it one of the most important …

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What to do in Puerto Jeli, El Oro

Puerto Jeli is one of the most important gastronomic destinations in the province of El Oro, Ecuador along with Puerto Hualtaco (Huaquillas) and Puerto Bolívar (Machala). For seafood lovers, this is a destination that you cannot miss. Most of its inhabitants are dedicated to fishing and the culinary arts of the typical food of the …

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Complete Guide To The Waterfalls of El Chorro de Girón, Azuay

El Chorro de Girón is made up of three waterfalls that are located within the canton of Girón in the province of Azuay, Ecuador. From the entrance, there is a path that takes you to the base of the waterfalls, to the viewpoint and to the other waterfalls. El Chorro de Girón is located in …

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The 13 Best Things to see and do in Macas, Morona Santiago

The city of Macas, also known as Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Macas or as the Oriental Emerald, is the capital of and largest city in the Morona Santiago Province in Ecuador. Macas is an adventure sports and tourist city located in the Upano Valley with views of the Upano River, which lends itself to …

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The Best Hikes in Podocarpus National Park From Loja and Zamora

Podocarpus National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Ecuador due to its topography and location in the Eastern Ranges of the Andes Mountains in southern Ecuador. The park includes ecosystems within the Sierra and the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its altitude ranges from 900 to 3,600 meters above sea level. Podocarpus was declared …

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The 6 Best Things To Do In Bajo Alto, El Oro in One Day

Where is Bajo Alto beach located? Bajo Alto beach is located in the northwest of the El Oro province in the Guabo canton. The province of El Oro is located in southern Ecuador in the Costa region. The closest major city to Bajo Alto beach is the city of Machala approximately 30 kilometers away. How …

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Boutique Hotel Review: Casa Gangotena At The Heart Of Historic Quito

Any visitor to Quito who wants to stay in one of the best hotels in Quito, look no further than the historic Casa Gangotena, located in the heart of the old town. The hotel overlooks the Plaza de San Francisco. Casa Gangotena is a Spanish colonial mansion that dates back to the 1600s. The wealthy …

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Review: Mashpi Lodge Rainforest Hotel in Chocó Andino, Ecuador

The Mashpi Lodge is a boutique hotel in the dense cloud forest near Quito. It was recently included on National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Andean Chocó region, just 2 hours and a half from the city of Quito. This eco-resort in the heart of a 2,500-acre …

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How to See Andean Bears in Ecuador: Where to Find the Elusive Spectacled Bears

There are eight species of bears in the world: the polar bear, the brown bear, the black bear, the panda bear, the Malayan bear, the Asiatic black bear and the Andean bear or spectacled bear. The role of the Spectacled Bear in its ecosystem is very important, since they help to disperse seeds over a …

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The Best of La Entrada Beach in Santa Elena, Ecuador

La Entrada is a picturesque city located in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador on the border with the province of Manabí, between Las Núnez beach and La Rinconada. In fact, its name comes from the fact that it is the entrance to the province of Santa Elena after crossing the Cordillera Chongón Colonche if …

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7 Amazing Things To Do In Salinas, Santa Elena

Salinas is the busiest beachfront cites and one of the main cities in the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador located on the western tip of the peninsula of the same name. Although Salinas is not the closest beach to Guayaquil, many of its visitors come from this city. Here you can find several beautiful hotels, …

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Our Review Of The Napo Wildlife Center in Yasuni National Park

Yasuní National Park is one of the most biodiverse places in the world and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve covering more than 9,823 square kilometers of Amazon rainforest. Yasuní is located between the Napo and Curaray rivers within the Napo forest eco-region. Yasuní National Park features 150 amphibian species, 121 reptile species, 382 fish species, 596 …

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11 Adventurous Things To Do In Puerto Misahuallí In The Amazon Rainforest

One of the most magical and beautiful places in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is Puerto Misahuallí, which is located just 40 minutes by car east of Tena, Napo. Puerto Misahuallí is known for its wild monkeys, which roam freely through the central park and along the banks of the Rio Napo beach, making mischief with …

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5 Things to Do In Vilcabamba, Ecuador That You Can’t Miss

The Vilcabamba canton (The name in Quichua means Sacred Valley), is one of the most beautiful towns in Ecuador thanks to its topography, surrounding mountains, and the kindness of its inhabitants. It is located in the southern Andean region in the province of Loja, just 45 km from its capital, the city of Loja. The …

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The 9 Best Things To Do In Zamora, Ecuador In One Day

Zamora is the capital of the province of Zamora Chinchipe located in the extreme southeast of the country in the Amazon region. Zamora is known for being one of the two doors to the Podocarpus National Park, for the great probability of bird watching and for its natural beauty such as its waterfalls. The climate …

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11 Adventurous Things To Do In Cotopaxi National Park

The Cotopaxi National Park is home to the volcano that bears the same name, one of the most active and recognized volcanoes on the Avenida de los Volcanes and all of Ecuador. In fact, the Cotopaxi Volcano was the first park in Ecuador’s continental territory to be declared a national park. The Cotopaxi volcano is …

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The 10 Best Things To Do In Loja, Ecuador In 2 Days

Loja, also known as the Castilian City, is the capital of the province that bears the same name located in southern Ecuador in the Andes mountain range. This beautiful city is known for its cultural heritage, its natural and architectural beauty inherited from the Spanish colonial era. Top 10 tourist places to visit in Loja: …

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The Best Things To Do in Sucre in One Day: The White City of Bolivia

Sucre is the capital of Bolivia, the 6th largest city in the country and one of the most beautiful cities in Bolivia, with the majority of its buildings painted white. Sucre is the only capital in South America where all the administrative and governmental buildings are located elsewhere, in La Paz. The city is full …

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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve: Everything You Need To Know To Visit The Ecuadorian Amazon

I had the opportunity to visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, one of the most magical places in Ecuador. Together with Yasuní National Park, these parks are the most biodiverse reserves in the country. The Cuyabeno Reserve is located in the northern Amazon region of the country in the Sucumbios province. Some the animals that you …

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A Guide of The 8 Best Things To Do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is located in the center of Ecuador in the province of Tungurahua in the Ecuadorian highlands. Baños is known as the “Door to the Amazon“, as it is the last city before entering the Ecuadorian Amazon or as “the capital of adventure sports in South America” ​​for the amount of extreme …

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The Best Glamping Experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest with Macas Glamping

We had the opportunity to stay at Macas Glamping for two nights and the truth is that it was an unforgettable experience. This boutique hotel is located just 15 minutes from Macas, Morona Santiago in the Amazon rainforest region of Ecuador. It is not located in the heart of the jungle but the environment that …

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Things to do in Ecuador: 10 day Itinerary (Highlands version)

Ecuador is one of the most diverse countries in the world and in only 10 days in Ecuador you can visit volcanoes, beautiful beaches and the rainforest. We recommend starting your week in Ecuador either in Quito or Guayaquil as there are the main international airports in the country. Quito is a UNESCO historic city …

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The Best 4 Places to Go Whale Watching in Ecuador

In this travel guide you will find everything you need to plan your trip for whale watching in Ecuador. Every year along the coast of Ecuador humpback whales migrating more 4,000 miles from its feeding grounds in Antarctica to mate or give birth in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean The cool thing about …

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Travel Guide to The Armadillo Waterfall (Cascada del Salto del Armadillo), Ecuador

The Salto del Armadillo waterfall is a little more than 10 meters high and 30 to 40 meters wide. It is a waterfall is the perfect spot to visit for tourists from Manabí, Guayas and Los Ríos. Within the reserve you can see many animals including rabbit, agouti, armadillo, oncilla, partridge, hawks, and several varieties …

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How To Visit Ingapirca Ruins from Cuenca, Ecuador

After several years of wanting to visit Ingapirca, we finally drove to this pre-Columbian archaeological complex located 50 miles north of Cuenca, Ecuador in the province of Cañar. It takes about 25 minutes from the city of Cañar or an hour and a half from Cuenca and three and a half hours from Guayaquil. Ingapirka …

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Authentic Argentinean Gaucho Tour: Day Trip from Buenos Aires

While there are so many attractions in Buenos Aires not to be missed, our time in Argentina would not be complete without visiting the luscious ranches on the countryside near Buenos Aires. The best option is to plan a day trip from Buenos Aires to visit a estancia or ranch to experience the gaucho life. …

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Witness the Guayacanes Blossoms in Colimes, Ecuador [2022]

Guayacanes Blossom 2022: TBA For more information about the blossom dates please check it here! Colimes is a small town located 90km, or an hour and a half drive north of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Once a year the Guayacanes blossom, creating a beautiful sea of yellow flowers. The blossom takes place between the months of December and …

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Where To Stay in Arequipa: The Review Of Our Stay at Selina Arequipa

One of the nicest hostels we have ever stayed in our travels is Selina Arequipa in Peru. As part hotel, part hostel and part co-working space, Selina Arequipa is all about sharing its funky vibe in a colorful and relax community. As soon as we arrived to the hotel, we put our bags down and …

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Selina Review: The Best Hotel In La Paz, Bolivia

As a major metropolitan city, La Paz many hotels and hostels for all tastes and prices. Our favorite place to stay is Selina in La Paz. The artistic hotel has a unique colorful vibe and offers both private room and shared community bunks. Selina is centrally located in the safe neighborhood of Sopocachi, just a …

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The Best Things To Do In La Paz, Bolivia In One Day

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia and it is where all the governmental offices are located. La Paz is the third largest city in the country after Santa Cruz and the biggest if you combined the population of La Paz and El Alto, the fast grown adjacent city. In this guide we are …

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The Complete Three Week Peru Itinerary From Lima To Cusco, Peru

Peru is one of the most diverse countries in South America. It has beautiful beaches, islands, mountains, desert, colonial cities, rainforest and ancient ruins. Peru is much more than Machu Picchu, so do not limit yourself to Cusco but instead plan a three-week itinerary across Peru starting in Lima all the way to Cusco. Peru, …

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The Complete Guide Of The Best Things To Do In Arequipa, Peru In 2 Days

Arequipa is starting to become a touristic destination for those seeking unique places in Peru to immerse into the local culture. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Its stunning colonial baroque architecture built with white volcanic stones from the nearby volcanoes makes Arequipa a must visit destination. We recommend to spend at least …

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The Complete Guide Of The Best Things To Do in Lima, Peru In 2 Days

Lima, the capital of Peru, is the center for culture and financial activity in Peru. It is also the second largest city in South America with a metro population over 10 million people. Lima is known for being the only capital city in South America along the beach with breathtaking scenic cliffs. If you are …

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The Complete Hotel Review Of Our Stay in Casa Paracas in Peru

Paracas is a destination everyone should visit while they are traveling across Peru. It is the home of one of the most beautiful National Reserves in the country, Paracas National Reserve. The beaches of Paracas are approximately 250 km south of Lima and it is the perfect place to take advantage of the warm summer …

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24 Hours In South America’s Desert Oasis: Huacachina, Peru

South America is full of amazing and breathtaking landscapes and one of the most impressive ones is located in Peru. Here you will find Huacachina, Peru’s famous oasis, it is a real desert oasis with the highest sand dunes in South America. The best things to do in Huacachina is to go sandboarding, dune buggying …

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The Best Hotel in Miraflores Lima, Peru: A Full Review Of Our Stay in The Aloft Lima Miraflores

When looking for a hotel there are three main criteria that the hotel needs to meet for us to fall in love with it. The hotel needs to be well located, needs to be cozy and comfortable and have a unique vibe or atmosphere. Aloft Miraflores in Lima, Peru meets all the criteria and which …

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Galapagos On a Budget: The Ultimate 8 Days Galapagos Travel Guide

Many people have the idea that Galapagos is an expensive destination due to the high prices on cruises but in reality you could visit the Galapagos on a budget if you follow the following itinerary. You do not need to hire a tour to visit the Galapagos Islands as the islands are serviced by ferries …

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Complete Itinerary of What To Do in Buenos Aires in 3 Days

Spending just three days in the vast city of Buenos Aires, Argentina might not sound like enough time. Buenos Aires is a city that has it all, from delicious food, to art, culture and a rich history. We have created a three day itinerary to Buenos Aires to squeeze in a range of cultural attractions …

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What to do during a long layover of 8 hours in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We are sharing a layover guide to Jazmin’s hometown of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Many members of our community have been asking for this complete layover guide to Guayaquil because its international airport is a frequent stop en route to the Galapagos Islands. If you are thinking about taking a Guayaquil long layover tour, this might come …

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Travel Guide: A Day trip to Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia

In this guide we will share all the information you need to know before visiting Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, Colombia. Las Lajas Sanctuary is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of South America and a place you should definitely visit in Colombia. The gothic style cathedral is famous for …

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The Ultimate Guide To Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are by far one of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever seen. It is not wonder why it part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. While you can visit the falls from either side, this guide is about how to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, even though we were …

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Flowering of the Yellow Guayacan in Southern Ecuador, Mangahurco – Loja

Who has not dreamed about visiting a fairy tale forest? Those magical places that seem to be taken from some wallpaper are always thought to be from another part of the world far from where we are. But for Ecuadorians, the luck and joy of admiring these landscapes is right in the backyard, with an …

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The Complete Guide to Visit Iguazu Falls from Argentina and Brazil

Visiting Iguazú Falls was Jazmin’s for the longest time and we finally made it happen. It was a quick visit but worth the effort and money. We stayed for three days and two nights and even though we saw everything, it did feel a bit rushed. We recommend to stay at least four days and three …

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What You Need To Know Before Visiting Iguazu Falls + Tips

I have always dreamed about visiting Iguazu Falls. They were recognized as of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2011 and are the largest waterfalls in South America. It is ten times more beautiful than we ever imagined. We had a last minute travel opportunity to Buenos Aires in early October and we decided to extend …

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5 Things To Do in The Rainforest of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

Yasuni National Park is one of the most biologically diverse spots on Earth. This massive rainforest is located in northern Ecuador as part of the Amazon River Basin. We spent a whole week exploring one of the greenest places on earth! While Yasuni is less than 1% of the Amazon Basin, it is home to almost one-third …

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Travel Guide: What to Do and See in Jardín, Colombia

In this guide we will be listing 12 things to do and see in Jardín, Colombia. Jardín is one of the most beautiful and colorful towns in Colombia. Walking the streets will definitely blow your mind. It is only 3 hours south from Medellin making it perfect for either a day trip or a weekend …

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The Ultimate Guide To Visit Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The Complete Guide To Visiting Iguazu Falls: After exploring Iguazu Falls it comes as no surprise that it was voted one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and it is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The massive waterfall system straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil. While you can visit the falls from either …

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The Most Instagrammable Places in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is full of a rich and diverse culture thanks to its extensive immigration. Culture jumps from around every corner, and the streets are constantly filled with lively events and people. While there is no replication to the sights, sounds and smells of the city, we have chosen the most Instagrammable spots in Buenos …

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8 Photos that will inspire you to visit the beautiful Cemetery of Tulcán, Ecuador

Tulcan is a small city in the north of Ecuador, along the border the Colombia. This small border town is popular among over land travelers between Ecuador and Colombia as a great stop in this cute town. Just a four hour drive from the country’s capital of Quito, Tulcan is the perfect weekend getaway for …

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What to Do and See in Bueno Aires in The Weekend

Buenos Aires is the city of tango, dulce de leche, fútbol, and malbec. In South America, Buenos Aires is known as the Paris of the South, with its rich history, culture and gastronomy. In fact in starting in the late 19th century Buenos Aires went through a transformation and renovations highly influenced by European cities. …

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Complete 8 day itinerary to Buenos Aires, Argentina

To get a complete experience of Buenos Aires, we recommend spending eight days in and around the city. There are so many neighborhoods to explore, foods to try, museums to investigate and attractions to photograph. We spent a whole two weeks in the Argentinian capital and never had a dull moment. ➳ Find all: Hotels in …

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