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Adventure in Ecuador

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A collection of highlights includes a an amazing mom/son adventure to Ecuador that included The Galapagos (aboard the Lindblad National Geographic Expedition ship), a visit to Quito, and a short trip up to the Andes and Cotopaxi National Park.
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Magical is the only way to describe Hacienda El Porvenir and its location high in Cotopaxi National Park. We had an amazing 3-hour ride on the Hacienda's healthy, beautiful horses that are set free in the evenings to roam and graze on the endless...
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Julio Tobar Donoso, a 700 m desde la vía a Puembo, Puembo 170179, Ecuador
We had a less than 12 hours layover in Quito (enroute to The Galapagos) but didn't want to drive the 1 hour plus into the city. We found this great little hacienda in Puembo, just 10 minutes from the new Quito airport which was perfect. Pablo the...
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Hiking and exploring the many islands of the Galapagos was an amazing experience. At every turn the wildlife takes your breath away. Each island has it's unique geography and beauty. We were lucky to have access to amazing naturalists and guides...
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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
The Galapagos islands are truly breathtaking, to experience all this magnificent wildlife up close and personal was took my breath away on many occasions. My son had so much fun observing the Iguanas, they were everywhere. They are quite docile as...
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Avenida Rio Amazonas N23-71, y Wilson, Quito 170143, Ecuador
A definite highlight! Snorkeling with penguins. We had a few lucky snorkeling sessions where they swam right up to us. The guides from the Lindblad national geographic expedition ship knew just where to take us for some incredible wildlife...
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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
To observe the sea lions up close was a highlight! This pup in particular was incredibly playful and curious in and out of the water playing with my son by shore. Incredible fond memories of this fun day!
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A 4k Ingreso Norte Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Machachi 171110, Ecuador
Staying at the Hacienda El Porvenir was a great way to wrap up a trip to Ecuador. I only wish I would have had more time. The Hacienda El Porvenir is well worth a visit with many activities to choose from ranging from hiking, mountain biking,...
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Cotopaxi National Park is worth visit when you are in Ecuador. The Cotopaxi Volcano is beautiful to see on a clear day which we were able to experience. It is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and very popular to climb. You can...
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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
We enjoyed having the opportunity to observe these beautiful birds as they went about their business...not remotely phased by us passing through. The Galapagos was a great family trip, experiencing all the amazing wildlife through the eyes of a...
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Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Happening upon this lone Iguana, peaceful and still, basking in the sun reinforced the simplicity and beauty of what remains incredible on this earth. We both minded our own business and took a moment to appreciate and enjoy this beautiful setting...