7 interesting facts about Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa, a well known adventure destination in Ecuador, is a small city that offers a variety of attractions: waterfalls, hot springs, adventure-bound activities, and more. Baños is a place that has it all and for this reason, in this article we want to share 7 curious facts about Baños with you. Cover […]

Is Mitad del Mundo worth it visiting? 7 reasons

Mitad del Mundo is one of Quito’s most visited tourist destinations in continental Ecuador. Some of you may wonder, is it worth visiting? Our answer is yes, it is worth visiting as the country takes its name from the Equator line, hence why the famous Equatorial Monument and the city of Mitad del Mundo are […]

Day trips from Quito

Being the capital of Ecuador and in a prime location in the highlands of the country, Quito is an excellent starting point for day tours. In this article, we will tell you about several day tours from Quito and how you can escape the capital. Mitad del Mundo Tour Approximately 50 minutes from Quito’s Historical […]

Otavalo market: what you should know and what you should buy

One of the most wonderful activities to do when in the land of Ecuador is to pay a visit to the Otavalo market, a prime tourist destination. There, you can familiarize yourself with the Kichwa Otavalo people and their world renown crafts. Walk around the market and all its corners, purchase brightly colored fabrics and […]

What to do at and how to get to El Panecillo?

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El Panecillo (the Breadbun) is a viewpoint from which you can appreciate the beauty of this Andean city, Quito, and the splendor of its historical center. This is what makes it a must-see destination during your visit to the city. At El Panecillo you can find a small museum inside the monument; you can get […]

The 7 best things to do in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador

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Hop on board a “tarabita” and perch atop the end of the world swing, visit the “Pailon del Diablo”(Devil’s Cauldron) and bathe in the hot springs as you do some extreme sports. “Baños” is considered the gateway to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and it is the capital of adventure in Ecuador, one of the most […]

How to get to Quilotoa

Quilotoa Lagoon is one of the most famous volcanic lagoons in the world. Quilotoa volcano is home to the lagoon of a 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) diametre. The turquoise waters of this spectacularly beautiful natural wonder make both the volcano and lagoon, destinations worth your visit on your trip to Ecuador. For this reason, we […]

How to get to Mitad del Mundo?

The city of Mitad del Mundo, located north of Quito is home to the famous Monument to the Equator, built in honour to the imaginary line that divides the planet into northern and southern hemispheres. As it one of Quito, and Ecuador’s unmissable attractions, we would like to help you with information getting to Mitad […]

Traditional foods of Ecuador – 9 dishes you must try on your trip

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Ecuador’s cuisine is abundant and diverse. Despite the fact that Ecuador is a small country in size, it possess huge variety in terms of gastronomy since it has four regions: coast, highlands, Amazon and Galapagos. In this article, we want to tell you a little bit about some traditional dishes, as much from the highlands […]

How to get to Otavalo

Otavalo is one of Ecuador’s main tourist destinations whose name is famous worldwide for its indigenous population, the Otavalos. They are of Kichwa nationality from the Ecuadorian Sierra, which is well known for the production and merchandizing of artisanal crafts and for its incomparable music. Otavalo is considered as “Ecuador’s Intercultural Capital” and is, therefore, […]

How to get to Baños?

Baños de Agua Santa, better known as Baños, is a region in Ecuador’s Tungurahua province. Baños is considered as the adventure capital of Ecuador since it is the entry point to the Ecuadorian part of the Amazon, making Baños a popular tourist destination. Beautiful waterfalls and rivers, delicious cuisine, vibrant nightlife, extreme sports and the […]

What to do in Quito? 22 things you cannot miss out

Quito is a vibrant city, which combines colonial and contemporary styles, it has impressive natural landscapes. What to do in Quito when you have an outstanding amount of activities? This is a frequent question for travelers when visiting the capital of Ecuador. For this reason and because we want to help you plan a schedule […]

Quito’s Historic District

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, and it is a city that really deserves to be visited. It has a large number of tourist attractions which are product of its historical, social, and cultural development. In fact, the city was declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978. Among its many charms, Quito […]

What to do on August 10 in Quito? (2019)

On August 10 of each year, the First Cry of Independence is celebrated in Ecuador, an event that was held in 1809. During Quito’s revolution, the heroes sought independence from Spain. In addition, this revolution was also part of the first independence movements of Hispanic America. Given the importance of these historical events, in Ecuador […]

7 Things You Should Do When You Visit The Middle of the World in Ecuador

If you visit Quito, one obligatory stop is La Mitad del Mundo, a small city crossed by the equatorial line that connects the Northern Hemisphere with the Southern Hemisphere. We share our list of the 7 things that we suggest you should do in your visit to the Middle of the World. 1. YOUR FEET […]

Places to visit in Quito with your couple

Nothing is better than enjoying time with the loved one. A good way to do it is to travel together, an experience that must be done as frequent as possible. For this reason, and if you are visiting the city of Quito, we offer you some romantic and fun ideas and activities that you can […]

4 curious facts about Middle of the World

If you are visiting the capital of Ecuador, we highly recommend you to visit the Equatorial Monument and the many attractions that City of the Middle of the World contains. For this reason, we want to tell you 4 curious facts about this destination of the country. Cover Photo by: Instagram @mitaddelmundoec 1. Equator is […]

Cotopaxi National Park

In Ecuador, specifically within the Cotopaxi National Park is the Cotopaxi Volcano, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. This elevation of 5,897 meters above sea level is located in the Andes mountains. At the foot of the volcano is located the lagoon of ‘Limpiopungo’, place where you can enjoy the view of […]

How to get to Devil’s Cauldron (Pailón del Diablo) from Quito?

Devil’s Cauldron Devil’s Cauldron (In Spanish, Pailón del Diablo) is located in the province of Tungurahua, specifically 17 kilometers from the city of Baños de Agua Santa, on the road from Baños to Puyo. The waterfall is approximately 80 meters high. It is one of the most important waterfalls in the country, and one of […]

Fanesca, The Ecuadorian Easter Soup

An Ecuadorian culinary tradition during Easter season consists on the preparation of fanesca, a popular dish which has Pre-Columbian origins, and is prepared with fresh grains and dried fish. Given that we are close to Holy Week, we want to tell you a little bit about fanesca and encourage you to try it if you […]

What to do during Holy Week and Easter in Quito?

The most important week of the Catholic Religion, is a great opportunity to meet destinations that you have not yet been able to enjoy. For this reason, we want to suggest you what to do in Quito during the development of Holy Week. Cover photo by: Andrartes Procession of Jesus of Great Power If you […]

The Swing at the End of the World in Baños, Ecuador

In Baños de Agua Santa, an Ecuadorian city located in the province of Tungurahua, you can find the famous Swing at the End of the World, located at La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse). From the swing you can see the epic Tungurahua Volcano and the leafy vegetation of the volcano valley, things that deserve […]

How to go from Quito Airport to Old Town?

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main gateway to Ecuador. This airport is located in Quito, specifically in Tababela zone. It is 43 kilometers far from the Historic District (Old Town) if you take Ruta Viva; and, it is approximately 48 kilometers if you opt for the Panamerican Highway. So, the trip from the airport […]

How to get to Quito’s Historic District?

Quito, capital of Ecuador, was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the most frequently visited destinations of the city is the Historic District which is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved in America. For this reason, we want to offer you some alternatives to get to Quito’s […]

Equatorial Museum in Equatorial Monument

Inside the internationally known Equatorial Monument you can find the Equatorial Museum. We recommend you to visit it once you arrive at the City of the Middle of the World. For this reason, in this blog we want to tell you a little bit about what this museum holds. Cover photo by: Instagram @mitaddelmundoec What […]

What to do during Carnival in Quito?

Ecuador is prepared for the famous Carnival, a celebration that takes place around the world. On this national holiday, one of the most important and long in the country, many activities are planned in all cities. So if you are in Quito during these days, we want to recommend some activities that you can do […]

What to do in Quito for 2 days?

Are you visiting Quito for a short time and you do not know what to do? If so, in this note we want to tell you about some activities that you can do during your stay in the capital of Ecuador. Day 1: Quito City Tour First of all, we recommend you to take Quito […]

Pululahua Volcano Crater

Pululahua which in Kichwa means “Cloud of Water” is a potentially active volcano, and its crater is one of the few inhabited in the world. This volcano is formed by several scattered lava domes. Both the domes and the crater are located in Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve. The fantastic Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve reaches an area of […]

Ecuadorian handicrafts

As part of its customs and history, Ecuador is characterized by its handicrafts of national and international recognition. Artisans from different communities and cities of the country work traditionally, and with very high dedication with elements, such as toquilla palm, wool, alpaca, mud, wood, and precious metals. In this note we want to give you […]

What to do in Otavalo?

Otavalo is a province of Imbabura, and it is one of the mandatory tourist destinations when visiting Ecuador. This city is the place of origin of the Kichwa people of the Otavalos, therefore it has an unprecedented cultural, social, and historical richness. Since this city has to be visited, we want to introduce you to […]

How to get to Cotopaxi?

When it comes to Ecuador, who has not heard about the awesome active volcano Cotopaxi? This dazzling elevation of 5,897 metres is located in the Andes Mountains, and it is a symbol of the Ecuadorian national geography since it is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. This is the reason why thousands […]

The legend of the condor who fell in love

Quilotoa Lagoon is located in Zumbahua parish at the west of the Cotopaxi province. It is part of “Los Ilinizas” Ecological Reserve. This lagoon is located in the crater of Quilotoa volcano and arose from the eruption of it. One of its main attractions is the turquoise color of its waters, one fact that makes […]

5 Quito weekend trips

Quito, capital of Ecuador, is a vibrant city. Quito’s tourist attractions are very varied and wide, since there are activities designed for everyone. In this blog post, we want to introduce you to some of the activities you can do over the weekend at “La Carita de Dios” (Little Face of God), declared as Cultural […]

New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

Each country has different ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve, however, Ecuador has practices that will surprise you. One of the most usual and distinctive rituals of the country in New Year’s Eve is to burn the “monigote”. The “monigote” is a paper mache doll that represents the negative things you want to leave in […]

Ancestral Christmas in the Middle of the World – Kapac Raymi

Equatorial Line divides Ecuador in the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere. In honor of this fact, the monument to the Middle of the World was built in the country and it is located in a very large tourist complex located at the north of the city of Quito, specifically on Avenida Cordova Galarza Km. […]

5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Ecuador is the parish of Papallacta because in its surroundings are located: the fantastic Papallacta Lagoon, the relaxing hot springs, the fabulous Andean páramo, and the trout fishing pools. On this occasion, we are going to tell you 5 interesting facts about Papallacta Lagoon with the desire […]