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Galapagos COVID-19 Update and New Entry Protocols

Galapagos COVID 19 update
Updated Monday 16 March 2020 FROM THE ECUADORIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM: AS OF 11:59P SUNDAY 15 MARCH, FOREIGN CITIZENS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER ECUADOR AS A MEASURE TO AVOID AND PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), PER THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMITEE (COE) THIS SATURDAY 14 MARCH. The measure applies to foreign passe...
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My Favorite Creatures in the Galapagos

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When you think about a trip to the Galápagos what wildlife do you picture? There are so many endemic species and if that wasn't fascinating enough the wildlife is unafraid of humans, creating some of the most magical and intimate wildlife encounters you can find on the planet. Here are five of my favorite creatures in the Galápagos, each one bringi...
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Ecuador Travel: Spectacled Bear Footage and Conservation at Zuleta

andean-bear Exclusive footage of Zuleta's spectacled bears
Many years ago, while hiking Peru's Inca Trail, I had the great fortune to see a spectacled bear foraging down the slope in heavy vegetation. Even my Peruvian guide was amazed and assured me that "This is very unusual! They are not seen very often!" It's a gift I am ever thankful for, so I want to share this fabulous footage (courtesy of the i...
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Ecuador Travel - Memories of Hacienda Zuleta

1963--Galo-Plaza-Lasso-former-President-of-Ecuador-with-wife-Rosario-on-Hacienda-Zuleta Galo Plaza Lasso (former President of Ecuador) with wife Rosario and their dog Napoleon on Hacienda Zuleta - 1963
Having recently returned from a memorable three weeks in Guatemala, as a result of working with Wildland Adventures and Grettel, I put myself on the mailing list for the various blogs. Suddenly I found myself reading of the death of the much-loved Fito, a long-time canine inhabitant of the renowned Hacienda Zuleta. The blog by Fernando Polanco Plaz...
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Ecuador Travel | Dog Lovers Will Adore Hacienda Zuleta

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Hacienda Zuleta is always one of our most popular experiences on a trip to the Ecuadorian Andes, for very good reasons: It's gorgeous, it's historic (the family home of former President Galo Plaza Lasso), it is an authentic working estancia and offers fun and exciting activities for the whole family. But perhaps one of the best reasons guests loved...
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