Guayaquil is the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, as well as being Ecuador’s largest metropolis, an economic hub and home to nearly four million people. Best of all, it has a park full of iguanas!
Author: Tamara Elliott
With so many incredible destinations around the world, and even more things to do and see, it’s truly impossible to experience it all. With that in mind, I’ve made a bucket list of sorts, with the things I simply MUST do while I still can!
Sometimes it feels like airports are the place manners go to die. The 10 commandments of airport etiquette would help make for a better trip for everyone.
Home to a stunning amount of diversity and endemic species, the fiercely protected Galapagos Islands boast golden and white sand beaches, volcanic formations, turquoise water and stunning landscapes.
Sunning with sea lions. Swimming with sharks. Getting up close and personal with giant tortoises, before retiring to the comfort of a yacht. This is what those who explore the Galapagos Islands can look forward to, as part of the fantastic itineraries set up by Ecoventura.
The South American country of Ecuador boats stunning, diverse landscapes, which include lush rainforests, volcanoes, beaches and cloud forests.
The Pululahua geobotanical reserve is not only home to the world’s only inhabited crater, but also holds the Pululahua volcano and El Crater Hotel, perched right on the edge.
Colombia has a tumultuous past that it’s still trying to recover from, but the country has made great strides and is now a safe place for travellers in most regions. Those who make the trek are rewarded with stunning Caribbean beaches, historic architecture and incredible scenery.
The sprawling city of Bogota has much to offer visitors—if you don’t mind the crazy traffic—including a presidential palace, gold museum, incredible mountain views and great nightlife.
During a trip to South America I was shocked by the sheer number of travellers who were ‘roughing it’, and quickly came to realize that perhaps the continent is somewhat of a Mecca for budget tourists. Here are five reasons why it’s a fantastic—and popular—option for backpackers.