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5 Tips to Keep You Safe While Trekking in Ecuador

  5 Tips to Keep You Safe While Trekking in Ecuador With such a diverse offering of hiking, Ecuador is a nature lover's paradise. Even the most experienced hikers will find the Andes’ high altitudes or the vast Amazon rainforest challenging. Wondering how you can prepare for a hiking trip to Ecuador? Below are five tips for making your next Ecuador trek as safe as possible.   1. Acclimatize First…

Chimborazo Avalanche 2022

Chimborazo Avalanche 2022

Chimborazo Avalanche 2022 Last June 7th, a new avalanche took place in Ecuador´s highest mountain - Chimborazo. 2 tourists from Canada had registered in the national park and claimed were only going to visit the volcano when entering the park. Visiting Chimborazo, and the national park, is allowed without the need of a guide, this is only for small treks, or short day visits, after passing the controls, they went…

Is it safe to travel to the Galapagos Islands

Is it safe to travel to the Galapagos Islands? Are you planning a trip to the enchanted islands of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands,  home of Darwin's Evolution theory, but you need to know if it's safe, and easy-going, what are the major risks of going there? Accommodation There are 3 main islands that are most popular to visit, and where you´ll find more options to stay Santa Cruz - Puerto…

Is Cotopaxi Hard to Climb?

Is Cotopaxi Hard to Climb? Cotopaxi is an active volcano, located in the Andes chain of Ecuador, only 2 hours south of the city capital Quito, its last eruption was just recently in 2015, which kept the park closed for 2 years till November 2017, when local authorities, evaluated the activity of the volcano and decided it was then safe to climb. Mount Cotopaxi is one of the top 10…

Is Chimborazo safe to climb?

Is Chimborazo Open for Climbing?  Back on October 24th, 2021, there was a deadly avalanche in Ecuador´s highest peak, Chimborazo, triggered by a group of climbers that were attempting the summit, to the closest point from earth to the sun. 15 people involved 9 survivors, 3 confirmed dead 3 missings. Sadly they did not have any certified guide with them. We had climbed (Friday- Saturday) the night prior and had…

Avalanche in Chimborazo

Avalanche in Chimborazo Last Sunday 24th of October 2021, 15 climbers attempted to reach the summit of Mt. Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador, when an avalanche triggered a tragedy trapping 9 independent climbers, killing 6. Events prior to the Avalanche. The week from the 14th - 13th of October - the Chimborazo region had a lot of unusual storms, with heavy rain, and also heavy snow (above 5000 m…

Isabela Island

Isabela Island - The best things to do for FREE and on your own While there are a lot of organized activities in the biggest island of the Galapagos, that is worth spending your hard-earned money on, there are some places you can see on your own, that could enhance your experience when you visit the enchanted islands. Have additional free days - when you book your airline tickets for your…

Where to Eat in Riobamba?

Where to Eat in Riobamba? The Best Traditional meals and local delicacies in Riobamba. The city of Riobamba in Ecuador is worldwide known to be the closest city to the Chimborazo mountain. However, if you are a food lover, you have plainly more reasons to stay in Riobamba. There are so many specialties it would be difficult to list them all, so at Ecuador Eco Adventure we chose four of…

Travel to Isabela Island – Galapagos

Travel to Isabela Island - Galapagos Isabela Island, also called Albemarle in English, is one of the youngest island of the Galápagos archipelago, but also the biggest, and is located at the west of the archipelago. Isabela is around 1 million years old and has around 1,500 inhabitants. Travellers can only access to the island by the sea, from Santa Cruz island via ferry, the biggest city of Isabela is…

Climb Mount Triglav

Climb Mount Triglav This is a 2864 m high summit and the highest mountain in Slovenia and the Julian Alps. It was first climbed in 1778 when four brave men - Lovrenz Willomitzer, a chamois hunter, Štefan Rožič, and two miners Luka Korošec and Matevž Kos stood on its summit. At the time it was an extremely difficult climb, the main problem being the knife-sharp ridge connecting Little Triglav with…