Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Galapagos: A nature paradise that make people wonder about nature

The Galapagos Islands continue to be the most visited place in Ecuador. This still remote archipelago belongs to Ecuador since the 1830's and even in our time of computarized satellital comunication, many people still don’t know about this fact. Many people come to realize about this when they find out what is necessary to visit the enchanted islands.

There are many options to have a memorable experience in the archipelago, which include: staying in comfortable hotels in the main inhabited islands and doing day activities, taking a cruise with a duration of 4 to 12 days, or using a single island as base of operations to do diving day tours, or to take an experts dive cruise to explore the depths of the pristine islands in formation.



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Ecuador's Otavalo Indigenous Market: souvenirs shopping, indigenous culture and tradition. All in one place to see

Otavalo is a city in constant change located in the center of the Ecuadorian Andes. The city changes due to the wealth of this very industrious and hard working people people who, in addition to carrying out agricultural tasks on a daily basis, are also very skilled in the manufacturing of various types of hand woven tapestries, ponchos and wool clothing; they also make musical instruments and a variety of typical handicrafst from the region.
The market offers an incredible variety of souvenirs from Ecuador and other parts of South America. If you like to go shopping for souvenirs and special goods, this is the best place in Ecuador to find them. We will be happy to reply to any questions you have concerning this market.

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Ecuador's Cotopaxi Volcano: a sleeping giant with incredible beauty

The Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador is an ideal place to hike, to bike, to go horseback riding, to do mountain climbing, middle mountain climbing, or just to enjoy the scenery. It can be clouded or bright and clear, it all depends on the mood of the day of this incredible active volcano that has been called the highest active volcano in the world. Come to explore it with us.

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Ecuador's Cloud Forest: Extreme biodiversity packed in a small area

The Ecuadorian cloud forest is located at the eastern slopes of the eastern mountain range towards the Amazon Basin, and on the western slopes of the western mountain range towards the Pacific Ocean. It is unique due to the altitude, humidity, geography, and all these factors combined together create a perfect environment for life to thrive: plants, birds, mammals, insects, unique species found only in this area.

Hummingbirds are endemic to different altitudes of this incredible forest, each one being specialized on a specific species of plant in order to survive. This is a place that you must see and walk through, at least once in your life.

Its location in relation with Quito is perfect, since you have to drive only for about one hour to be already inmersed in this ecosystem. There are many options for accommodation in the area, and we can certainly find something suitable that copes with your expectations and needs.

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Quito: Capital City of Ecuador and UNESCO's World Heritage Site


Quito is a great city to live in. Perfect weather with no extremes like in the northern or southern hemispheres, accessibility by public transportation to any place within the city, to the neighboring valleys, and also to any other provinces; the cost of living is reasonable in comparison with other South American countries, the USA and Western Europe. An important feature is the welcoming and friendly smile of the QuiteƱos. All this makes it possible for our city to be one of the top destinations worldwide for retirement.



Quito has had many periods of development, starting with pre-Inca cultures, the Inca Empire and of course, the Spanish culture which defined the city as we see it now. Spain's religion, culture and language are currently evident and they are still shaping the life of many Ecuadorians.

As can be expected, the city has some problems, nothing is perfect. Traffic can be very annoying and slow moving, petty thefts are still happening and pickpocket’s still make their way, especially where there are crowds of people, in spite of police control and tourists guardians. Nevertheless, I still would not change it for anything in the world! It is my city, I have grown up in it and I am familiar with many of its corners.


Quito's population increases every year with the influx of in-land migrants and people coming from other neighboring countries. The dollarization of our currency, implemented more than a decade ago, has helped to place Quito in the spot for anybody looking to make his dreams come true, and use the life here as a springboard to journey towards destinations further north, like Mexico, the USA and Canada.

We will be happy to organize a great adventure or holiday for you. Visit us at: www.surpasstravel.com, specialized in-land tour operator from Ecuador.