11 Adventurous Activities In South America

For those looking for adventure, South America is full of options. Whether you’re looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world’s largest jungle, or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, […]

Day Trip From Quito, Ecuador: The Otavalo Market

After spending a day exploring the historic center of Quito, Ecuador, I decided to get out of town for a day and explore the smaller artisan villages nearby. Because I was so thrilled with my Cajas National Park Tour and […]

11 Weird And Wonderful Things I Learned In The Galapagos Islands

While most people are aware the Galapagos Islands feature pristine beaches and unique flora and fauna, there are many pieces of information one would have to visit the islands to discover. Here are some interesting facts I learned during my […]

Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge: Waterfront Luxury In The Galapagos Islands

If you’re making a trip to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, you’re going to want to treat yourself. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and in order to experience it properly, an equally beautiful accommodation is in order. […]

Photo Essay: Hiking To Bellavista In Banos, Ecuador

Banos, Ecuador, is full outdoor and adventure activities like cycling, exploring the jungle, bungy jumping, rafting, and, my personal favorite, hiking. One short 45-minute but challenging and worthwhile hike to do when in Banos is to Bellavista, a lookout point […]

Hiking, Monkeys, And The Devil’s Penis In Ecuador’s Amazon Jungle

No visit to Ecuador is complete without taking a tour of the Amazon Jungle. The Amazon covers most of the Amazon Basin and represents over half the remaining rainforests on Earth. Moreover, it contains more species of tropical rainforest than […]

Hostel Review: Hostal Chimenea, Banos, Ecuador

Banos, a popular city on the backpacker circuit in Ecuador, is a worthwhile stop for any budget and adventure traveler. When choosing an accommodation, I highly recommend Hostal Chimenea, a clean and well-located guesthouse in the city.

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Of The Cultural And Historic City Of Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca, the capital of the Azuay Province in southern Ecuador, features a rich architectural and cultural heritage. In fact, on December 1, 1999, the colonial city was given the nomination of Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Moreover, it’s a UNESCO World […]

Do It Yourself Adventure: Biking The Waterfalls Of Banos, Ecuador

While in Banos, Ecuador, you’ll find myriad tour operators selling guided trips, like hikes to the Tungurahua Volcano, white water rafting, bungy jumping, canyoning and other adventure and sightseeing activities. For those who like to do things themselves while also […]

Hostel Review: Alternative Hostels, Cuenca, Ecuador

Looking for a great place to stay in Cuenca, Ecuador? Rated 95.5% on Hostelbookers, Alternative Hostels provides a laid-back, modern and homey hostel in a safe and convenient location.