Nature Encounters

Detailed visitor guide of the Punta Espinoza trail on Fernandina Island

Detailed visitor guide of the Punta Espinoza trail on Fernandina Island

Detailed visitor guide of the Punta Espinoza trail on Fernandina Island

The Galapagos Islands has to be one of the most special Archipelagos in the whole world! If you didn’t know, archipelago means a grouping of Islands, and The Galapagos archipelago has a whopping 13 major islands, with many smaller ones sprinkled between.
A travelers guide to Mindo - not only birds and butterflies!

A travelers guide to Mindo - not only birds and butterflies!

The opinions about Mindo are divided. Some say it’s overcrowded and overpriced and that’s a fair point, but I think there’s more to it than meets the eye.
A complete hiking guide to the Quilotoa Lake Trail

A complete hiking guide to the Quilotoa Lake Trail

If you were doing some research about the things to do in Ecuador you may have heard the name “Quilotoa” come up more than once.
Beagle Channel

Beagle Channel

It is a narrow channel or maritime passage, being a natural communication channel of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
72 hours on Floreana Island

72 hours on Floreana Island

Floreana Island is one of the islands in the Galapagos archipelago with the most fascinating stories as it is one of the oldest islands used by pirates as a place to rest after looting the coasts of South America.
After nearly 200 years of extermination, land iguanas were reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos

After nearly 200 years of extermination, land iguanas were reintroduced to Santiago Island in Galapagos

On Santiago Island, the Galapagos land Iguana is making its return. The species is showing signs that it can be successfully reintroduced, according to conservationists.
My Journey to the Incas’ sacred valley: Cusco – Chinchero – Moray – Maras

My Journey to the Incas’ sacred valley: Cusco – Chinchero – Moray – Maras

Starting off at dawn I headed to Chinchero, in a car with a driver. The full day driving tour took about nine hours but it seems to have passed in a jiffy
A Newborn Galapagos tortoise, this one is Albino and has a Swiss Passport

A Newborn Galapagos tortoise, this one is Albino and has a Swiss Passport

The Galapagos Tortoise is the largest of all existing tortoises and can weigh up to 400 pounds. They are easily distinguished by their shell, which is saddle-shaped with a ridge that runs from the front to the back.
Galapagos Islands: Extinct "fantastic giant tortoise" found alive

Galapagos Islands: Extinct "fantastic giant tortoise" found alive

The very fact that the tortoises original habitat, Fernandina island is so remote and barren, almost made science give up on finding any subspecies of tortoise on this island.
Bespoke Authentic Experience aboard Kontiki Wayra

Bespoke Authentic Experience aboard Kontiki Wayra

Luxury travel has progressively evolved into a daring exploration of places that awaken emotions; locations that inspire travelers though a connection with local people, natural, treasures, unique cuisine, and traditions
Travel Guide to Vilcabamba: The Hidden Gem Of Ecuador

Travel Guide to Vilcabamba: The Hidden Gem Of Ecuador

Vilcabamba is a small town in Ecuador that is becoming a popular destination for tourists, here we present you with a in depth travel guide to Vilcabamba, the town and it's surrounding valley. Vilcabamba is known for its beautiful scenery and its many wellness retreats.
The south of Ecuador dresses in yellow with the flowering of Guayacanes.

The south of Ecuador dresses in yellow with the flowering of Guayacanes.

This species can reach a height of 20 meters and is characterized by a dense and leafy canopy that measures about 10 meters. Guayacanes bloom once or twice a year.
Fernandina Island Volcano in Galápagos

Fernandina Island Volcano in Galápagos

Did you know that one of the most active shield volcanoes on the planet is located in the Galapagos? That's right. A shield volcano is the third-largest and youngest Galapagos island. It is also the archipelago's furthest west island
Guide for respectful observation of bears in Ecuador

Guide for respectful observation of bears in Ecuador

Maquipucuna was the first place where bear season started. It is a private ecological reserve in Nanegal that is about two hours from Quito.
Five Must-See Destinations in Patagonia

Five Must-See Destinations in Patagonia

Patagonia covers 400,000 miles , the region stretches from south Chile to Argentina and includes the Andes Mountains, windswept plains, glittering glaciers, and unspoiled coastlines.
Nine top examples of adventure and nature travel that are more effective than mass tourism

Nine top examples of adventure and nature travel that are more effective than mass tourism

Are you ready for travel? A recent report from the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) at Adventure Travel Xpo shows that adventure travel will recover in the next three to four years, and then grow faster.
Galapagos Islands Barcode Project

Galapagos Islands Barcode Project

The Galapagos Science center together with Chapel Hill and USFQ in Ecuador are implementing an ambitious research project in order to document species with the help of tourists. 
Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle 'superhighway'

Scientists are fighting to protect a shark and turtle 'superhighway'

Deep in the Pacific Ocean lies an " superhighway", which stretches approximately 700 km (430 miles), between the marine reserves of Ecuador and Cocos Island off Costa Rica.
Best 4 Places to See Whales in Ecuador

Best 4 Places to See Whales in Ecuador

There are total 10 agencies that take you for whale watching tours. The agencies are convenient to spot with offices right along the coastal area.
The wetsuit guide for your next trip to Galapagos islands

The wetsuit guide for your next trip to Galapagos islands

A tour guide will recommend one. But if you know how long you are going to stay in the water and how the weather will be, you can pick and choose.
7 Reasons to Add the Galapagos to Your Winter Bucket List

7 Reasons to Add the Galapagos to Your Winter Bucket List

Travelling over the winter months is becoming increasingly popular, and there are many destinations all over the world that really come to life at this time of year.
The seasoned travellers guide to enjoying the Galapagos in luxury

The seasoned travellers guide to enjoying the Galapagos in luxury

If you prefer a more personalized experience of the Galapagos Islands, then this is something that we’ll happily arrange on your behalf.
New Hammerhead Shark Breeding Area Found

New Hammerhead Shark Breeding Area Found

A new breeding are for endangered hammerhead sharks has been discovered off Santa Cruz Island; the area is home to about 20 sharks. Read more here
Alleged Extinct Tortoise Specie Rediscovered in Galapagos

Alleged Extinct Tortoise Specie Rediscovered in Galapagos

One of the Galapagos Endemic Giant Tortoise specie that was believed to be extinct a century ago, was found during a scientific expedition in Fernandina.
After 200 years the land iguanas are back to Santiago Island

After 200 years the land iguanas are back to Santiago Island

After a 200 years absence, the yellowish Galapagos Land iguana is back in Santiago. A team of 25 park rangers was involved in this four-stage project.
Why South America is the ultimate vacation destination?

Why South America is the ultimate vacation destination?

South America has many natural and cultural jewels that you have to see. Machu Picchu, Galapagos, and much more. You'll spend the best holidays ever!
Galapagos Photography Guide and Tips

Galapagos Photography Guide and Tips

Get a great photography guide and tips for your trip to the Galapagos Islands. Don't miss any detail neither any memory to this uniques destination.
See Endemic Tortoise sub-species in the Galapagos Islands

See Endemic Tortoise sub-species in the Galapagos Islands

The best time to see Galapagos tortoises sub-species depends on the island. The giant tortoises are among the most famous of its endemic species.
The Galapagos Penguins are Nature’s Survival Experts

The Galapagos Penguins are Nature’s Survival Experts

Learn more about this unique animal, the Galapagos Islands penguins. This specie of penguins adapted their bodies to the Ecuadorian weather
Eight Tips for Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Eight Tips for Diving in the Galapagos Islands

If you are thinking of having a great experience in Galapagos underwater; Don't miss the eight top tips for diving. You will love it
Watching the Evolution Through Time

Watching the Evolution Through Time

Galapagos is the best place for watching the evolution through time. Feel amazed with the wildlife that changed their behavior to adapt to the Islands
Top 10 Galapagos Islands tourist attractions

Top 10 Galapagos Islands tourist attractions

Before planning your trip, be sure to check out the Top 10 Galapagos Tourist Attractions. Here's a list of what to visit, and more important: why to visit.
The different colors of sand on the Galapagos’ beaches

The different colors of sand on the Galapagos’ beaches

Learn more about the different colors of sand on the Galapagos Beaches before going on your vacation. Find out more about the colors on each island.
Photo tips for snorkellers on a Galapagos Islands vacation

Photo tips for snorkellers on a Galapagos Islands vacation

Here's a list of tips for snorkelers at the Galapagos to take underwater photos. Check it out before you plan your underwater excursions at the archipelago!
Galapagos Diving: The best scuba spots

Galapagos Diving: The best scuba spots

The information that you were waiting for, the best scuba spots of Galapagos. Enjoy unique experiences like swimming among sharks, rays, turtles, and more
Snorkelling with sea turtles and Galapagos tortoise

Snorkelling with sea turtles and Galapagos tortoise

Galapagos is one of the best places to snorkel with animals like sea turtles, Galapagos tortoise, and many others. How is this experience? Read this post
Diego the tortoise of Galapagos has over 100 offspring

Diego the tortoise of Galapagos has over 100 offspring

Read all about the new Galapagos hero, Diego the Tortoise. He has more than 100 offspring and is the new hero, after the recent death of Lonesome George.
Experience the life of a Galapagos tortoise with the new webcams

Experience the life of a Galapagos tortoise with the new webcams

Discover the new Galapagos Tortoise live cam, on which you can see and experience the daily life of the famous Tortoises of Galapagos
The Galapagos Blue Footed Boobies are under threat

The Galapagos Blue Footed Boobies are under threat

The Galapagos Blue-footed Boobies are under threat. Many specialists are joining efforts to preserve their wellness. Read more about the reasons why here
Funny animal dances in the Galapagos Islands

Funny animal dances in the Galapagos Islands

Read everything about the funny courtship display the animals on the Galapagos Islands. Here is an explanation of how birds dance in order to mate.
Why are boobies’ feet blue?

Why are boobies’ feet blue?

Why are boobies feet blue? Here you will read about different theories made about the blueness of the feet of Galapagos' famous blue-footed boobies.
The Galapagos Vampire Finch

The Galapagos Vampire Finch

Have you already heard about the Galapagos Vampire Finch? Read all about these unique creatures that live on the Galapagos Islands.
Why do not cormorants fly in the Galapagos?

Why do not cormorants fly in the Galapagos?

You must be wondering why the Galapagos Cormorant doesn't fly. Here you can find out everything about the reasons behind this rare characteristic.
Will Lonesome George ever rest in peace? A bizarre custody battle

Will Lonesome George ever rest in peace? A bizarre custody battle

Will Lonesome George, the most famous inhabitant of the Galapagos, ever rest in peace? Here you can read his story, which continues even after his death.
How did the animals arrive to Galapagos?

How did the animals arrive to Galapagos?

Learn more about the arrival of animal and plant species on the Galapagos Islands. Here you'll find two very interesting explanations.
When is the best time to see whale sharks in Galapagos?

When is the best time to see whale sharks in Galapagos?

You might be really interested in when to see Whale Sharks while planning your diving vacation to the Galapagos. Read all about it right here!
Galapagos was nominated as best wildlife destination

Galapagos was nominated as best wildlife destination

Galapagos was nominated as best wildlife destination. Here you will find out why it's nominated, and why you should visit it.
Why visit Galapagos in November?

Why visit Galapagos in November?

Here's why you should be visiting Galapagos in November. Find out more about the weather, wildlife, and highlights during this particular month.
The best of the Galapagos Islands to see in January

The best of the Galapagos Islands to see in January

Here's why you should visit the Galapagos in January. This month is the still dry season, so it's still warm, so discover what happened with the wildlife.
The Galapagos Islands in September

The Galapagos Islands in September

Why traveling to the Galapagos Islands in September? Every month has particular wildlife activity and weather conditions. Choose the best time for you
Best Galapagos Islands to visit for wildlife activity in October

Best Galapagos Islands to visit for wildlife activity in October

For many people, October is a great month to travel to the Galapagos Islands. Good weather, unique wildlife activity and amazing sunsets. Enjoy every moment
Best snorkelling sites on Galapagos

Best snorkelling sites on Galapagos

Before planning your trip, check out the best snorkeling sites on the Galapagos. Here's a list of what to see in the pristine underwater world.
Attractions on Santa Cruz Island

Attractions on Santa Cruz Island

Here's why should definitely check out the attractions at Santa Cruz Island, one of the most famous islands of the Galapagos.
Galapagos animals that you can’t find anywhere else

Galapagos animals that you can’t find anywhere else

Find out more about the unique endemic species of Galapagos. These species have changed to survive in a new land. Their curios behavior is very unusual.
Top Four Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Top Four Beaches in the Galapagos Islands

Check out out top 5 Galapagos beaches of the whole archipelago. Here's a list of reasons why, and things to see at these splendid beaches.
How are the blue-footed booby courtships dances?

How are the blue-footed booby courtships dances?

This unique birds of Galapagos, are known to have some nice courtship dances to impress females. Every step has a meaning, discover which ones here.