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The Ciclopaseo: See Quito Up Close by Bike


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If you are visiting Quito and are here on a Sunday a great way to see the city from top to bottom is by bike on the Ciclopaseo. The Ciclopaseo translates to “bike path” and runs from the old airport in the northern part of the city and weaves through the main avenues and old streets for about 18 miles bringing you deep into the south side of Quito.

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Don’t Miss It! Get Ready for Carnival in Ecuador, March 1 – 4


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Around the world, Carnival is a time for parties and celebrations and Ecuador is no exception. Throughout the holiday, Ecuadorians enjoy the company of their friends and family as they relax and let loose.

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100 Species Photographic Safari 2014 & 2015


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We’ve teamed up with two of Ecuador’s friendliest herpatologists and professional photographers to offer an exciting photographic safari!

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All You Need Is Ecuador: The Ministry of Tourism’s New Campaign


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Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism has launched their new global ad campaign. Entitled ‘All You Need Is Ecuador’ the campaign highlights the ease with which visitors can experience so many different things, as they say—’All in One Place’.

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A Safe Haven for the Andean Condor


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An Ecuadorian foundation that specialises in acquiring and protecting unique habitats for some of the country’s threatened bird species, has just celebrated its latest big success with the opening of its newest reserve, Antisanilla.

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Experience Ecuadorian Culture at the Corn Festival in Sangolquí


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Just 20 minutes southeast of Quito, the very popular Corn Festival is scheduled from August 14, 2014 and running through September 8, 2014. Getting there is easy by car or you can take a bus from the Marin bus terminal on the Ecovia line.

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Ishpingo Tours—Your Travel Specialist to Ecuador


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Get yourself out of a grim, northern hemisphere winter and rejuvenate yourself in Ecuador’s lovely equatorial climate.

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Keen to Go Somewhere Different? Ishpingo Has the Answer


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Ishpingo gets off to a great start with our September Galapagos & Amazon Adventure Tour—12 superb days in some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet.

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Lucky Jr. Pizzeria: Good Eats in Quito’s Mariscal Foch Dining and Nightlife Hub


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If you have ever wandered around the Mariscal Foch area trying to make a good choice from among the many restaurants there, you know very well that this can be quite a challenging task. Recently our friend Maria Clara, a former restaurant owner herself, invited a few of us for a bite to eat at Read the Rest…

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