Ecuador: The attractive places of the Galapagos Islands shown from their signage

  It is one of the most photographed places on the planet. Its natural charms have been shaped by the lenses of professionals and amateurs. With photos that do not stop impressing. The Galapagos Islands, located two hours from Ecuador, continue to preserve that diversity that once impressed the scientist Charles Darwin. I returned for […]

Peru: Climbs 11 places in Country Brand ranking

  Peru’s country brand rose 11 spots in the Country Brand Ranking list released by Bloom Consulting, compared to its previous report. This way, Peru ranked 41st on a global scale for the 2017/18 period. According to Bloom Consulting, the Andean nation is reaping the rewards of a good Country Branding strategy. Peru overtook countries […]

Ecuador: Mission Galapagos Series to be released in London

  Blue footed bird over volcanic rocks.   The television series “Mission Galapagos” will be broadcast from June 1st in London. This will have a scientific expedition format that consists of three chapters of 60 minutes each. “Mission Galapagos” is a production of Atlantic Productions and the BBC, will be broadcast on BBC One and […]

Peru: New limit of visits to Machu Picchu

  Machu Picchu will allow the entry of 5,940 people each day. Before, people could stay in Machu Picchu, from 6 am until closing time at 5 pm; However, the new limit of visitors makes the time limited to 4 hours, with a tolerance time, so that people can leave Machu Picchu without problems in […]

Via Natura & Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge open new offices in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Via Natura is celebrating 24 years operating tours in Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos. To mark the occasion, Via Natura announced the opening of its new offices in Guayaquil where Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge and Monserrat Galapagos Cruises will be operating from. The new office space is larger than the old office and includes a new […]

PERU: KUELAP WILL BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF PERU

The Cable Car System in Kuelap Kuelap, the Archaeological Jewel of the Peruvian Amazon region will become a major tourist attraction thanks to the Cable Car System currently running with 65% progress at the site. The Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade of Peru (Mincetur) received the corresponding 26 Cable Cars manufactured in France (each with […]

Ecuador: Cotopaxi National Park reopened to tourists

Trekking activity In August 2015, the total closure of the protected area due to increased volcanic activity was established. In December of the same year, the partial reopening took place in certain areas and security measures and contingency plans necessary in any situation. A year after closing, and eight months after partially opened last Thursday […]

PERU NOT ZIKA-RISK COUNTRY

Peru has not been included into the World Health Organization (WHO) Zika high-risk countries List; thus, the virus should not have a negative impact on inbound tourism, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva indicated “Thank God, Peru has not been declared one of the high-risk countries, but we continue launching prevention and collaboration campaigns […]

ECUADOR, THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BIKING

Passionate persons who have made adventure biking part of their lifestyle and enjoy it to the fullest, have the perfect setting to do so in Ecuador. The Ecuadorian geography offers natural settings that allow the development of the sport with different technical levels, enjoying several drastic changes in climate and vegetation. Biking circuits are integrated […]

PERU: 90 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES FOUND IN AREQUIPA

A total of 90 archaeological sites have been found in Arequipa’s district of Ayo, during the field inspection conducted in late 2015 to verify the cultural and tourism potential of the place. The archaeological inspection identified a terrace area that accounted for 70% of the total, a housing area that represented another 20% and funerary […]

ECUADOR: GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION UNRAVELS MYSTERY OF SEAMOUNTS AND FINDS NEW SHARK

The Galápagos archipelago has a unique underwater foundation that is not often studied. Using new high-resolution survey and sampling techniques, researchers led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted the first scientific expedition to explore the deep-water seamounts – or underwater mountains – surrounding the remote Pacific Ocean island chain. “The well-known islands comprise only about […]

PERU TO LAUNCH NEW ALTERNATE ROUTE TO MACHU PICCHU

The state-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas—Sernanp stipulated the implementation of Route 5: Chachabamba-Wiñaywayna-Machupicchu, set forth in the Tourism Use Regulation of the Inca Trail Network of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Cusco. A resolution published in El Peruano official gazette allows access to 250 persons per day through the aforementioned route, […]

ECUADOR: LAND OF CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCES

Ecuador’s chocolate is renowned as being one of the best in the world. The country’s chocolate-makers have won growing recognition over the last years with their bars, prized for their amazing flavours and aromas. And, it turns out, the source of the cacao plant is not Mexico, as is commonly believed. It’s in fact the […]

COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK OPEN´S WITH SECURITY MEASURES FOR VISITORS

119 days after the close of the Cotopaxi National Park, government authorities announced on December 11, 2015, the reopening of the protected area for the enjoyment of visitors.   The decision is based on monitoring reports and monitoring of the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (IGEPN) queindican that the volcano in recent weeks […]

PERU: SIERRA DEL DIVISOR NATIONAL PARK, A GREAT ASSET FOR DEVELOPMENT

Sierra del Divisor National Park is a great asset for Peruvian development and an important contribution to national efforts in favor of carbon emissions reduction and climate, Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal stressed. Protecting Sierra del Divisor is an important task given its vast territory of 1.3 million hectares — equivalent to 1.5 times the […]

WELCOME TO CASA NATURA GALAPAGOS LODGE

CASA NATURA GALAPAGOS LODGE is a small family run lodge on the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, 20 minutes away from Puerto Ayora. It has 14 rooms, a dining area, and several social areas for passengers to experience. All rooms have a balcony that enables guests to enjoy from the lush scenery of the highlands […]

RAFTING IN NAPO: ADRENALINE, EMOTION AND ADVENTURE

A rushing river with cold waters that descends from the Andes through an unbelievable array of green and foggy mountains in the higher zone, huge trees on the riversides, mammals, birds and insects that emit their characteristic sounds, a slight drizzle that gently falls on the Amazon jungles and a set of sensorial experiences all […]