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Top 5 Ways to Combine the Galapagos Islands with Mainland Ecuador

Posted by on August 31st, 2021

Although many travelers focus on the Galapagos Islands when they think of Ecuador, there is much more to the country. Aside from the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most unique and pristine wildlife areas, Ecuador also offers massive, glacier-capped volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range, wild jungle in the Amazon, and a lush, scenic… Read Full Post

Five Questions to Help You Plan Your Galapagos Vacation

Posted by on August 17th, 2021

A visit to the Galapagos Islands is a chance to reconnect with nature and experience a place unlike any other. You have plenty of options for your Galapagos vacation, and it can be overwhelming to decide how to structure your trip. While there are some good options for a land-based Galapagos trip, such as a… Read Full Post

Two Incredible 8-Day Trips in the Galapagos Islands – Which One is For You?

Posted by on August 3rd, 2021

Vaya offers two incredible eight-day trips in the Galapagos Islands, each with unique itineraries that explore one of the world’s most biodiverse wildlife destinations. Both trips are conducted on the Ocean Spray luxury yacht, which boasts deluxe amenities and top-quality bilingual naturalist guides and offers an array of excursion options, including hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling…. Read Full Post

So you want to go on Safari: East versus Southern Africa

Posted by on June 21st, 2021

For many, the thought of an African safari evokes powerful images: an elephant silhouetted against the orange glow of a sunset, a lion with his mane softly blowing with the grasses of the Serengeti, or the dramatic river crossings of the Great Migration. You know you want to go to Africa for these iconic experiences,… Read Full Post

A Typical Day on Safari

Posted by on June 1st, 2021

Sitting on the edge of your seat, binoculars heavy around your neck, camera in hand, you watch breathlessly as a perfectly camouflaged leopard creeps through the tall grass toward a nervous herd of impala. Your heart races as you witness this incredible wildlife encounter. The thrill of the sighting is relived as you sit around the… Read Full Post

Africa Outside Safari

Lake Malawi

Posted by on May 15th, 2021

Most people dreaming of a trip to Africa instantly think of a safari: the Big 5, wildebeests dodging crocodiles as they cross rivers, gorillas in the mist, and hot air balloons over endless savannahs. While these are all exceptional, bucket-list-worthy experiences, there are a few destinations that are often overlooked, which can add so much… Read Full Post

The Great Migration Explained: A Guide

Posted by on April 23rd, 2021

When planning a trip to Africa it is impossible not to come across some description of ‘The Great Migration’ and for many people is a non-negotiable element to any East African Safari. But what exactly is it? Should you plan around it and what is the best way to witness the spectacle? This post seeks… Read Full Post

Wellness Travel in South America

Posted by on April 13th, 2021

As 2021 gets into the swing of things with COVID-19 vaccines being administered around the world, international travel is starting to pick up. What better way to escape the madness of the past year than with a wellness retreat in an exotic location where you can restore, re-align, and rejuvenate yourself. Think of waking up in… Read Full Post

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Cape Town

Posted by on April 10th, 2021

Before life as we know it slowly melted into the new world order of the pandemic, I found myself happily living in Cape Town, a city I had been to many times before and always felt an affinity with. Not only is it a scenically stunning place to be, but it offers an active lifestyle… Read Full Post

Cruising in the Galapagos Islands: How to Choose the Best Cruise

Posted by on April 6th, 2021

Boasting an almost-mythological status as a world lost in time, the Galapagos Islands present one of the world’s most spectacular stages for biodiversity and a top destination for wildlife-viewing. Located roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the islands’ stark, lunar-like landscapes and fragile ecosystems teeming with a wealth of fauna and flora have… Read Full Post