How to Create a Positive Impact While Travelling

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In 2015, the United Nations adopted a milestone resolution, recognizing sustainable tourism as the key tool for eradicating world poverty and protecting biodiversity and the natural environment[1]. These values are at the core of EarthTreks’ business model, as we strive to be...

EarthTreks Strives to be Environmentally Responsible in Canada & Ecuador – One Way is by Being Bullfrog Powered!

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EarthTreks tries to make every effort to run our business in environmentally responsible ways. That always starts with reduction – energy, paper, garbage, etc. It also includes using hotels and restaurants on our tours that are locally owned rather than international...

Bird Species Endemic to the Galápagos Islands

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The following is a list of bird species endemic to the Galápagos Islands, with links to Wikipedia on each: Galápagos heron Flightless cormorant Galápagos hawk Galápagos rail Galápagos dove Large-billed flycatcher Galápagos mockingbird Floreana mockingbird Hood mockingbird San...

Tips About $Money$ in Ecuador

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Money, Money, Money…. These are some of my tips to avoid hassles and precious travel time: In Ecuador, the official currency is the U.S. dollar. Coins from both countries are identical in shape, size and value and are used interchangeably – however the Ecuadorian coins have...

Packing Tips to Help Enjoy Your Time in Ecuador

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Pack well – it’s worth taking the time. If you don’t use something at home, you likely won’t need it when you’re away. Pack as lightly as you can, while at the same time making sure you don’t forget any of the essentials for your trip, such sun block, any medications you may need...

Quito Wins World Travel Award – 2016 Leading Destination in Latin America!

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  The leading Latin American destination for 2016? Quito, Ecuador July 4, 2016 If Latin America is on your travel radar this year, you might want to check out the results of the World Travel Awards Latin America 2016 which named Quito, Ecuador the region’s leading...

EarthTreks to Take Barrie Chamber Members to Ecuador & Galapagos in January 2017

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We are very excited to be taking Barrie Chamber members on not one, but two trips this coming winter! The first one departs Canada on Saturday, January 28th – an 11-Day Trip through Ecuador – our specialty. We will be there to meet the group as they arrive in...

Quito, Ecuador: In The Andes, On The Equator & Truly Scenic, Historic, Artsy

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Quito Ecuador: In The Andes, On The Equator & Truly Scenic, Historic, Artsy Reprinted from Lea Lane’s article in Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/lealane/2015/08/05/quito-ecuador-in-the-andes-on-the-equator-truly-scenic-historic-artsy/2/ Why is Quito, a city that 20 years...

Roses with Altitude: Why Ecuador’s Flower Industry Stands Out

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EarthTreks’ 16-Day Cross-Country Trek has added Cayambe as an additional destination on the itinerary, to take in some sites in that picturesque area, including the incredible rose and flower gardens growing there! This is a great article recently published on those very...

Packing Tips to Help Enjoy Your Time in Ecuador

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Pack well – it’s worth taking the time. If you don’t use something at home, you likely won’t need it when you’re away. Pack as lightly as you can, while at the same time making sure you don’t forget any of the essentials for your trip, such sun block, any medications you may need...