Phone number changes in Ecuador and Chile

Posted by on November 28th, 2012

If you have friends or family in Ecuador or Chile, or if you travel there for business or pleasure, you might want to make yourself aware of the changes that have been going on to the phone systems in those countries.  The following will help explain the changes that have been made. Ecuador As of… Read Full Post

Cuenca, Ecuador: A Lot More Than Pretty Churches

Posted by on June 27th, 2012

A comment I’ve now heard more than once about Cuenca, a city in southern Ecuador, is that it is “Ecuador’s Cusco.”  The comparison is apt, because both cities have thriving colonial centers and histories that long pre-date the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The diversity of people that you see in both places reflects the… Read Full Post

Antisana Reserve: Great 1 Day Galapagos Extension

Posted by on June 5th, 2012

If you are doing a Galapagos cruise and would like to add an extra day to see a bit more of Ecuador, the magnificent Antisana Ecological Reserve is a strong contender for “best day trip” outside of Quito. The two most popular day trips from Quito are to Mount Cotopaxi National Park (famous for its… Read Full Post

Galapagos Islands Video: A Tour of the Enchanted Isles

Posted by on May 17th, 2012

For many of our travelers, a trip to the Galapagos Islands is one of the journeys of a lifetime. Located 600 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland, the archipelago consists of 13 major islands. The opportunity to experience this isolated laboratory of evolution from aboard an environmentally sustainable first class cruising vessel is something unique and… Read Full Post