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Hot springs and hummingbirds in Ecuador

A far cry from its origin as a potato-growing centre, Papallacta, Ecuador's highest town, has become famous for its wondrous natural treasures.
Read more… 06 August 2013


How to climb a South American volcano

The Andes is pocked with snow-capped volcanic cones, offering towering ice spires, sulphurous craters and stunning altiplano views to the aspiring volcano-bagger.
Read more… 21 March 2013


Scaling the Ecuadorean Andes

Easy to access, beautiful to behold, the mountains of Ecuador are an unexpected hiker’s paradise.
Read more… 04 February 2011


Up into the Ecuadorean Andes

Hikes into the tallest peaks of the mountainous glaciers and volcanoes in the country.
04 February 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Have the Galapagos been saved?

The islands are no longer an endangered World Heritage site, but they may still be at risk.
Read more… 03 February 2011


Ecuador’s mainland animals

Not all of Ecuador’s animals are found on the bio-diverse Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin made famous in On the Origin of Species. Straddling across the Andes from the Amazon to the Pacific Ocean, there are record numbers of insects, reptiles and birds to be found on the country’s mainland.
02 February 2011


Ecuador’s top 10 volcanic experiences

It is the wealth of volcanoes – on both the mainland and out in the offshore Galápagos Islands – that make the country what it is: dramatic, fiery and full of explosive adventures.
Read more… 31 January 2011


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