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Ecuador Travel

Love nature? Then Ecuador belongs at the top of your bucket list. In this post, we’ll cover all of Ecuador’s national parks, wildlife refuges, and ecological, biological, and geobotanical reserves. These 36 parks and reserves cover every part of the country and have something for everyone. This post is divided into five sections: national parks, [...]

As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s good to know about the major cities. In this post, you’ll learn about the largest cities in Ecuador, including details like their population, elevation, attractions, locations and more. I’ll share a ton of additional resources to help you learn about each of these areas. Guide [...]

Sally Lightfoot crabs are easily recognizable, with their reddish-orange shell and their baby blue belly. In this post, you’ll learn 22 Sally Lightfoot crab facts, including size, diet, symbiosis, habitat, range and more. Plus lots of photos from our Galapagos trips. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

The rainforest is home to amazing (and often giant) animals. In this epic guide to rainforest animals, you’ll learn facts about monkeys, birds, insects, mammals, fish and other animals from Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. Each animal includes unique features, sizes, and specific facts. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon rainforest, you should bring a [...]

Interested to learn more about spectacled caiman? These average sized caiman live across much of Latin America – from Mexico to Brazil and Peru. In this post, you’ll learn facts about spectacled caiman including their diet, habitat, habits, unique features, and more. Safety tip: While spectacled caiman aren’t especially dangerous to humans (more below), it’s [...]

The bothrops asper is one of the most dangerous snakes in the Americas. In this post, you’ll learn about these short-tempered and highly poisonous fer de lance, terciopelo vipers. We’ll cover their habitat, diet, size, habits, differences, and more. Plus, their unusual hunting method, heat sensing abilities, and reproduction. Travel tip: If you’re snake spotting, [...]

The scarlet macaw is famous for its appearance, intelligence and personality. But how much do you know about the scarlet macaw? In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, speaking ability, and how to tell them apart. Plus lots more. Lets get started! Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon, you should bring [...]

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