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Think cloud forest, and images of a mysterious fairy tale with a princess locked in a beautiful castle might spring to mind. In reality, this environmental phenomenon is exactly what it says: a forest of clouds which occur in the high-altitude...
Rio Jatunyacu, Ecuador
Jatun Yacu (or Jatunyacu) means "big river" in the Quechua language. This wide, flat river is a main tributary of the Amazon, which has its origin in a glacier and springs fed by the active Cotopaxi Volcano. White water rafting for beginners and...
Nayón, Sector Huertayacu. Quito, Quito, Ecuador
I have a small (to medium) fear of heights and any activity that requires me to fly unsupported through the air sounds terrible. But I’d never zip lined before so I figured I should try it in Mindo. Our guide Jorge drove my friend Jules and me to...
Isla Floreana, Ecuador
Picking up a postcard and delivering it to a stranger is usually a job for those carrying a brown satchel and driving a little red van. Here in the Galapagos, things run slightly differently. Post Office Bay, on Floreana Island, has a tradition...
Avenida los Colibris, Barrio el Progreso, Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
To access the stunning Napo Wildlife Center, located in Yasuni National Park, we traveled via canoe through the Amazon rainforest. This was my first of many monkey sightings and he was the perfect model to pose so nicely for me. The center is part...
Looking for a unique travel experience? Get up-close and personal with the tropical plants and exotic animals of the Amazon Rainforest as you explore it by foot, motorized canoe, and plane with native guides. But that's not all! Discover the...
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