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December 20, 2021

Solo Female Travel in Ecuador & Galapagos – Insider Advice

A question that we get asked from time to time at Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders is: Is solo female travel in Ecuador safe?...
November 13, 2021

Best Ecuador Holidays for Families and Couples

After a difficult 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic restricting travel for so long and for so many, we have seen a lot of interest in resuming travel again in 2021. People want to make up for lost time!..
October 20, 2021

Quito Altitude Sickness and Treatment

Quito and many other towns in the highlands region of Ecuador sit at a high altitude. The air is thinner, and this is harder work for your body. This can present a few minor issues but....
October 6, 2021

Our Top Rated Hotels in Quito

Many Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders tours involve at least an overnight in or nearby to the nation’s fine capital city, Quito. We use several top-rated hotels very frequently and there are various different...
July 20, 2021

Best and Highest Waterfalls of Ecuador

Ecuador has some splendid waterfalls that are well worth a visit. There are some powerful torrents not far from Quito, some lovely falls near Otavalo...
December 17, 2020

How to Organize your Ecuador Customized Holiday

Most people would agree that 2020 has not been the easiest year. Many are now starting to think about where they will travel and what they will do in 2021. There are opportunities to plan...
November 27, 2020

Best and Cheapest ways to book your flight to Galapagos & Ecuador

There are a variety of ways in which you can find yourself the best and cheapest flights for your international journey to Ecuador.
September 25, 2020

Tipping in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

Tipping is a difficult subject because expectations and what is considered polite varies so much from country to country. In some places tipping is mandatory, but in others it is not. In the USA it is not acceptable to not leave a tip.
July 2, 2020

Main Churches to visit in Quito

Churches are an important feature of Ecuadorian life, as a predominantly Christian and Catholic country. The interesting churches of Quito can mainly be found by walking around the old...
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