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Galapagos Islands Budget Tour, One Week for $975

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 9 comments

Galapagos Islands Budget Tour, One Week for $975

Summary: Instead of spending all of your budget on an expensive cruise, here are a few tips that will help you plan an affordable trip to the Galapagos. While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, we have figured out a way to enjoy the stunning views and wildlife on the Galapagos Islands on a budget. In this post, we aim to share our experience and design a tour that can be done in one week without breaking your budget—and that allows you to enjoy most of what the Galapagos can offer. Transportation to the Islands ~ $500 by plane You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Country Guide) The...

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10 Things We Miss from South America

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries, Ecuador | 4 comments

10 Things We Miss from South America

Summary: What do we miss from South America? Here are 10 things we appreciated while traveling in Bolivia and Ecuador that we’re missing now—and a few things we’re not! One of the good things when you travel is that you don’t only enjoy the countries while you’re traveling around—you bring back memories, feelings, experiences, tastes and smells so that your travel keeps on living in your heart and in your mind. The result is that you miss the places you’ve been to and wish to return someday. Six months in South America—half a year! That’s enough time to set up a kind of daily routine and get used to the atmosphere and unique South American way of life. Now that we’re in...

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Baños Travel Guide: the City of a Thousand Hostels

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 6 comments

Baños Travel Guide: the City of a Thousand Hostels

Summary: Baños is a good place to visit when you’re in Ecuador. This very small town in the middle of the mountains offers plenty of activities and sightseeing, so it is really difficult to become bored. After two months in the Galapagos Islands, we didn’t want to spend our last 20 days in the country in a city (though we knew that Cuenca and Quito are really worth seeing), so we decided to choose between Baños and Montanita. We finally chose Baños, as it was totally different than the Galapagos. Here is some information about this small town that you should definitely visit: Why visit Baños? Though some people say Baños is too touristy, it is also a very beautiful area...

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Taste Coffee as You Taste Wine in Baños

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 0 comments

Taste Coffee as You Taste Wine in Baños

Arte Cafe & Te Restaurant 12 de Noviembre 200 y Oriente- Baños. This is a special post about a very special place for people who love coffee and tea; people who enjoy quiet, romantic places and want a real break. What is so special about this place? Well, we were just walking around one day when we found a nice-looking coffee shop. What first attracted us were the “hammock chairs” hanging at the tables. So we thought we’d come here “someday” and enjoy a hammock while having a drink. “Someday” finally came, so we went to the coffee shop and found out that it was not just good looking, but also full of treasures and surprises! First, the music is really nice—you have...

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Things to do in San Cristobal: Check out 4 San Cristobal Attractions

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 8 comments

Things to do in San Cristobal: Check out 4 San Cristobal Attractions

Summary: What is there to do in San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos? This post will give you some information about the island and what tours are available. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. San Cristobal is one of the few inhabited islands in the archipelago, so you can actually stay there. You will find plenty of hotels (though we found them more expensive than those in Santa Cruz). The island is less populated and a lot less busy than Santa-Cruz. We also found more wildlife (especially the sea lions, which are everywhere—one could almost find one lying on the chairs of the restaurants!). You may want to consider buying Lonely...

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The Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 46 comments

The Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Summary: While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and entrance fee, it becomes affordable. This is how we did it, we saw almost everything in the archipelago and stayed much longer than people usually do in this gorgeous place. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. You’ve probably already checked out our 11 Activities on a Budget in The Galapagos. The aim of this post is to help you plan your trip to the Galapagos without spending a fortune. It contains tips and advice on how to enjoy the Galapagos and save your money. You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet...

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40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | Comments Off on 40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

Summary: Are you planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here is a post that will give you valuable information about the archipelago and make your stay easier. It contains 40 facts about the Galapagos and in different aspects. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Country Guide) After two months in the Galapagos (mainly on Santa Cruz Island) we thought we’d share our experience of the islands. You will find in this post some basic information about the archipelago. There are three local airlines that go to the Galapagos: LAN, Tame, and Aerogal. There...

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Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 22 comments

Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. It is also the most populated and the most central. In this post you will find a list of activities you can do on the island without spending a lot of money. We stayed two months in Santa Cruz because it is not every day that you have the chance to go to the Galapagos! Santa Cruz is quite a big island and offers a lot of activities and sightseeing that don’t require a guide or a special tour. You can actually visit most of the island on you own. Here are the places we visited, as well as information on how to go there and what you will see.   1) Charles Darwin Station Level of difficulty: low Situated...

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