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Day Trips From Quito That You Have to Experience

We spent a good few days exploring the town of Quito but to be perfectly honest, we wanted to spend more! There is just so much to see and do! While exploring the town of Quito is fantastic and is something we highly recommend doing, for nature lovers and adventurers like us, Quito has some awesome ...
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Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve: Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

As part of our goal to experience the Top 50 Adventure Holidays in the world, we set off to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador to go on a multi-day trek and boat safari trip. Representing over half of the planet's remaining rainforest, this tropical jungle is spread out over 9 countries. Between t...
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Best Galapagos Liveaboards: The Ultimate Diving Experience

Diving in the Galapagos Islands is probably on the bucket list of every avid diver. The Galapagos Island Archipelago located off the coast of Ecuador is a place that is so rich in both land and marine animals. The animals here are so diverse and abundant that it popularly even inspired the theory of...
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Top Things to Do in Quito That You Can’t Miss Out On

Ecuador’s capital city, Quito is a lively place that is bustling with both character and culture. Side streets are decked out with vendors, the Old Town is heaving with charm, and the cities many historic spots tower over small houses and buildings. As we were coming to the end of our journey throug...
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Top Things to do in Baños, Ecuador

Located in Central Ecuador is a small but unassuming town called Baños de Agua Santa, which is more popularly known as Baños. Located at the foothills of the Tungurahua volcano, Baños is undoubtedly the Adventure capital of Ecuador. It was literally one big playground for those that are looking f...
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Experience Rock Climbing up Lava Cliffs in Baños, Ecuador

Many travelers know the small town called Baños, as the adventure capital of Ecuador. Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting and Cayoning are just some of the adventures you can do here. We had a week there and wasn’t going to waste any time as we knew there was loads to do! The Small Town Called Baños ...
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Extreme Paragliding over the Tungurahua Volcano in Baños

Paragliding has always been my dream. Ever since I saw someone do a flight, it has been something that I have always wanted to do. Ironically, I have a fear of heights which I know doesn’t exactly go hand in hand with paragliding but to me, it didn’t matter. Considering I have this fear, over the ye...
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Adventurous Ziplining through Canopies in Baños, Ecuador

Although not on the extreme side, ziplining through canopies in Baños can be a great way to spend a couple of hours. Having ziplined a couple of times before, we thought it would be your standard zooming through a couple of trees kind of thing. As soon as we got to Puntzan Canopy, we knew it would b...
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Getting Wet and Wild, Whitewater Rafting in Baños, Ecuador

Along with canyoning, whitewater rafting in Baños is one of the must do activities. People flock here to get wet down the River Pastaza. Over the last couple of years, Tom and I have done our fair share of whitewater rafting. We’ve rafted in the USA, around the UK, and in Indonesia but nothing prepa...
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Extreme Canyoning in Baños, Ecuador

Upon our arrival in Baños, we were overwhelmed by the amount of extreme sport activities being offered and by the amount of tour operators offering them. We saw all the activities, and wanted to do them all. However, with that being said, canyoning was high up on our list. A day of jumping off water...
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Exploring Isla de la Plata: The “Poor Man’s Galapagos”

After spending a month soaking in the sunshine and surf in Olon, we decided it was time to move further down the coast. Our next stop, the popular town of Puerto Lopez. Although there wasn’t much going on in the town itself, during peak season, it gets very busy as tourists flock towards this destin...
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Things to Do in Montañita That Are Better in Olon

For those of you that are unsure, Montañita and Olon are neighboring towns in the coastal part of Ecuador. Although close in location, the two towns could not be more different. Montañita is known for its surf breaks and cool hippy vibe and as soon as you walk into the town, you can tell that it’s a...