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Late last month, less then 1/100th of an inch of rain fell in the desert city of Iquique, Chile. Typically, drizzles don't make headlines, but when a drizzle … Author Elizabeth Conway Approaching the remote La Selva Lodge - Ecuadorian Amazon Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their "Deal of the day."
Missoula, … Author Charles Anderson Our contacts in Quito picked us up at 530AM for our trip to the airport. We almost forgot about the forty dollar per person airport fee you have to pay in order to leave the country. I suppose it … Author Charles Anderson After an early morning wakeup, we ate breakfast and departed for Coca. I could tell that many of the guides were anxious to contact their families as we neared Coca and cell phones began to work. … Author Charles Anderson The highlight of the morning was hiking to the Canopy Walk, which consists of three towers connected by a walkway suspended high above the canopy. The structure took over four years to build and was … Author Elizabeth Conway Traveler outside of her dome at Torres del Paine's EcoCamp
EcoCamp at sunrise -- hard to beat that view
A remote welcome from Sacha Lodge, in the Ecuadorian … Author Charles Anderson The days at Sacha consist of a morning activity followed by a four hour free period at the Lodge and then a late afternoon activity. There are also optional evening activities. During our stay, we … Author Charles Anderson I woke up in the early morning with the worst itching of my life! Our lunch spot after the rafting trip was swarming with mosquitoes. We had been prepared for mosquitoes in the Amazon but were never … Author Charles Anderson To get to the river, were picked up at 7AM and traveled approximately 70 miles. A good part of the driving (3-4 hours) was spent descending into the western lowlands along a precarious winding road … Author Charles Anderson This was our free day in Quito. Our Galapagos guide, Luis, recommended a tour guide named Jorge who gave us a tour of the city and escorted us to The Equator.
In Quito, we spent most of the day … Author Charles Anderson After breakfast on the ship, we took our last panga ride to the pier on San Cristobal. The sea lions appeared to be sprawled out on the stairs just where we left them a week ago.
We boarded a van … Author Charles Anderson The morning hike on Espanola was one of the most beautiful of the trip due to the rocky cliffs along the coast which created a fantastic vista. This island is the only place in the world where the … Author Charles Anderson Today was tortoise day! In the morning, we had a chance to see Giant Tortoises in the wild and in the afternoon we visited the Darwin Research station to view the captive breeding program.
We … Author Elizabeth Conway Traveler, DeAnn Phillips, captures a picture of Lonesome George at the Charles Darwin Research Station Last week came news from the Galapagos National Park that Lonesome George -- the last Pinta … Author Charles Anderson That night, we did not have to sail and slept much better anchored in a bay off of Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome. This is a beautiful location and was used in the movie "Master and Commander". … Author Charles Anderson In the morning, we made a wet landing on a black sand beach and went for a walk along a trail while we were told the story about the previous settlers on the island who operated a salt mine. … Author Charles Anderson In the morning, we made a dry landing on Fernandina and began a two hour hike. As if on cue, a large Marine Iguana stood posing for at the start of the hike. He stood like a statue as our guide, … Author Charles Anderson Genovesa is one of the northern most islands and consists of two parts. The first part is essentially a large caldera approximately 1 1/2 miles in diameter. The outer wall has collapsed, allowing sea … Author Charles Anderson After a nice breakfast in the hotel, our Adventure Life driver picked us up at the Hotel Eugenia and drove us to the airport. I can't complement Adventure Life enough regarding the transportation to … Author Charles Anderson After months of planning, we were finally underway! However, the first day was somewhat strange. Hopefully, this was not an omen for things to come! We arrived for our 730AM flight out of LAX. For …