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Don’t Miss South America’s Largest Market

"Shop 'til you drop" takes on a whole new meaning in South America. Immerse yourself in the biggest shopping experience so...

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Islands Travel Guide

Ever since Charles Darwin first reported back to the civilized world of a strange cluster of barren Pacific islets, the Ga...


Ecuador Travel Guide

“We are a country full of colors,” proclaimed Freddy Ehlers, Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, as he unveiled the new pre-Col...

Galápagos Islands

Galapagos Trip Journal: An 8-Day Look into Exactly What Goes on at this Secret Paradise

One of our staff members recently spent a week in the Galapagos. Enjoy these snippets from her trip journal about this onc...

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Waved Albatross Courting Ritual

At certain times of year, there is an opportunity to observe the waved albatross courting behaviors, a bird which has one of the most extraordinary courtship rituals among seabirds. Courtship dances can be seen almost every month they are present in the islands, however the courtship of newly-paired albatross and well-established pairs who did not breed that year, can be seen performing the elaborate courtship ritual in the second half of the breeding season, peaking in October.


Quito: One of the Most Vibrant Capitals in South America

Quito is a great city and the cultural heart of Ecuador. Officially the highest capital city in the world, the altitude ca...


The Galapagos: A Once in a Lifetime Adventure

A trip to the Galapagos has been at the top of my must-do trips for awhile now. Frolicking among the wildlife offers a sen...

Couples Retreat

Finding Love in the Galapagos - An iExplore Cinderella Story

Everyone dreams of finding a great love or mysterious special someone while traveling abroad. The allure of the foreign, t...