If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You’ll have a better experience and you’ll see a lot more too. After taking a dip during the financial crisis a decade ago, Galapagos tourism has come roaring back. Visitor numbers are up 50% per year since then, which if managed well, isn’t such a problem. What is a problem is that land-based tours have more than doubled, fueled by a building boom that has not been regulated well and guides/operators that are not licensed. When it comes to traditional tours by ship, the government and NGOs have done a commendable job as stewards of this ecosystem. Much of their work is being undone, however, in a fast-growing segment of the market without much oversight. The alarm bells started going off … [Read more...] about What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?
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By Alfonso Tandazo on Apr 15, 2019 in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Bolivia, Camping, Chile, Ecuador, Hotels, Peru, Regions, South America, Speciality Travel The idea of luxury adventure camping is to get closer to the sheer beauty of nature in places with very little infrastructure, while at the same time enjoying world-class service in the most comfortable digs. The posh term “glamping” (short for glamorous camping) has turned off some adventurers who might otherwise appreciate the experience itself. Despite the semantics, though, it’s undeniable that this upscale approach to sleeping under the stars offers you a chance to experience some of the most exotic and breathtaking places on the planet. Plus, you’ll end the day with a gourmet meal, a roaring campfire, and a cozy bed with a real mattress – all prepared in advance, just for you. This blending of the rustic wild with subline style suits some of the most remote and stunning parts of South … [Read more...] about 6 luxury adventure camps in South America
HOME » Luxury Airlines & Cruises Tours, Luxury Hotels » The Best Cruise Itineraries For Luxury Travel It’s the holiday most of us dream of. Heading off on a luxury cruise ship to sunnier climes, being waited on hand and foot, and enjoying sumptuous food we’d never have at home. Nowadays, it could be argued that all cruises are luxury cruises, with cruise lines offering fine-dining restaurants, relaxing spas and endless activities to ensure no one gets bored. It’s a tough gig deciding which cruise to opt for, but Cruisedeals.co.uk offers a wide range of luxury deals to help you make the right choice. So, what makes a luxury cruise? As well as outstanding service and opulent surroundings, the top luxury cruise lines tend to offer holidays to more exotic locations and specialist itineraries. Azamara Club Cruises Azamara is known for ‘destination immersion’. You get to spend more time in port, stay overnight and take night tours. … [Read more...] about The Best Cruise Itineraries For Luxury Travel
By Marcel Perkins on Dec 12, 2018 in Ecuador, Leisure Travel, Regions, South America, Speciality Travel Are you planning to go to the Galapagos Islands soon or is it in your bucket list? If so, we would like to share with you 7 reasons for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. What a great experience it is snorkeling the turquoise water of this volcanic archipelago. Ecuador created the Galapagos Marine Reserve in March 1998 as a way to preserve the South Pacific Ocean surrounding the Islands. It is 590 feet deep and encompasses 2,587 square miles. As one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world, the Galapagos is home to 400 species of fish, of which more than 10% are endemic to the archipelago making the designation as one of the largest protected areas in the world. The Galapagos marine life is still being researched according to the Charles Darwin Foundation; so, the species count is always growing. Even though new discoveries are being made all the time, the species … [Read more...] about Top 7 reasons to snorkel the Galapagos Islands
HOME » Luxury Airlines & Cruises Tours, Luxury Hotels » Luxury Cruises » A Luxury Cruise Experience with Seabourn Cruises Luxury cruises are an incredible way to explore the world while indulging in the finer things in life. There are certain things I look for in a perfect cruise experience, this includes exceptional service, live entertainment, comfortable rooms and tantalizing restaurants. Seabourn Cruises offers all of this and so much more. With over three decades of cruising under their belt, you can be sure that you are in good hands. Their fleet consists of five, all-suite ships that each carry between 460 and 600 guests to the world’s most desirable destinations. From the Eternal City of Rome to the beautiful coastlines of South Africa, the variety is really impressive. For me, travel and food go hand in hand. Having a great food experience while abroad is something you definitely take home with you. One of the reasons I love Seabourn is because … [Read more...] about A Luxury Cruise Experience with Seabourn Cruises