New Airport Tax in Quito (Ecuador) is US$ 44.30

Metropolitan Touring, Ecuador, reports today today that airport taxes for flights departing Quito will increase. Effective November 17, 2008 the Airport Tax for international departures at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador will increase to US$ 44.30. (It is currently US$ 40.80). For local flights, the tax goes up to US$ 9.40 (from […]

Multi-Activity Peru Holiday Trip Available!

There is still space available at the holidays on a classic Peruvian multisport adventure, The Multi-Activity Peru, December 21-January 3! The Multi-Activity Peru is an awesome 14-day all inclusive trip that includes horseback riding around the ruins near Cusco, whitewater rafting on the Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, mountain biking through the […]

New Trip Date Available – Galapagos Multisport Adventure Dec 31, 2008

Galapagos Multisport Adventure, 7-Days: New Holiday Date Available! While most Galapagos trips over the holidays have been sold out for quite some time, there is a great new option December 31-January 6 on the Galapagos Multisport Adventure, 7-days. This date was recently opened up in response to the number of people who are looking for […]

Guayaquil, Ecuador, Airport to Undergo Maintenance

Quasar Expeditions reports that Guayaquil’s Jose Joaquin Olmedo airport will be closed for runway maintenance from 12 midnight until 8 am each day from NOVEMBER 5 through NOVEMBER 24, 2008 (20 days). Only flights that were scheduled to land in Guayaquil during the time frame specified above will be affected. These flights will either be […]

Last Minute Galapagos Special on the Eric, Letty, Flamingo–Nov 2-9, 2008

Don’t Miss out on a great Galapagos trip at a special price!There are some great deals on Galapagos Islands Travel this year, especially for those of you able to take off on short notice.One of these awesome specials is the Galapagos Islands on the Eric, Letty, and Flamingo I by Ecoventura, Nov 2-9, 2008. They […]

Galapagos Premium Multisport Adventure Improved for 2009!

The extremely popular Galapagos Premium Multisport Adventure, operated by Ecuador Adventure, has been updated and improved for 2009, its second season. For 2009, the Premium Galapagos Multisport Adventure, which was introduced last year due to requests from travelers to offer short flights in place of the long boat trips between islands, is going from a […]

Inca Trail Permits Sold out for August 2008

Inca Trail trekking permits have sold out incredibly quickly this year, and the trek is now sold out through the end of August. Permits are available on many start dates in September, but permit availability is limited until around September 19. October, November, and December still have good availability, except for the odd day in […]

Last Minute Specials on the Galapagos Multisport Adventure 7-day

Awesome Last Minute Specials on the Galapagos Multisport Adventure 7-day in May! The Galapagos Multisport Adventure 7-day trip is one of the best ways for active people to experience the Galapagos Islands. Rather than sleeping on a yacht, you will stay in hotels on 3 different islands. Rather than a couple of nature walks each […]

Galapagos Transit Control Card Limits Date Flexibility

Transit (Migration) Control Card Regulations Eliminate Date Flexibility in the Galapagos Islands Travelers must know their specific departure date before entering the Galapagos Islands. In the past many people visiting the Galapagos Islands would change their return flight date to extend their stay in the Galapagos after their cruise. Unfortunately, the Transit Control Cards have […]

Inca Trail Permits Selling Fast for 2008

See the latest on Inca Trail Permit availability here: Inca Trail Permits Inca Trail trekking permits are selling exceptionally fast this year. Permits are already sold out through the middle of August, with the first permits available for trips starting on August 23. September and October have plenty of permits available, so if you really […]

Detour Partners with Rainforest Alliance to Promote Sustainable Tourism

Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace (www.detourdestinations.com), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote Best Management Practices and Certification Support for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises with the Rainforest Alliance, a leading international conservation organization. The agreement will enhance both Detour’s and the Rainforest Alliance’s goals of promoting sustainable locally owned travel providers, and will […]

Incidental Shark Fishing Law Approved by Ecuadorian Government — A call to action

From Quasar Expeditions– Last week the Ecuadorian Government overturned a law that prohibited the export of shark fins from Ecuador. It is now legal to export the fins of these animals and the incidental catch of sharks is also now legal. With these new laws, shark fishing is out of control. There is no logical […]

ECUADOR MORE COMMITTED THAN EVER TO PRESERVING THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

ECUADOR MORE COMMITTED THAN EVER TO PRESERVING THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Ministry of Tourism Outlines Measures Aimed at Protecting Galapagos’ Natural and Cultural Heritage QUITO, Ecuador – July 04th, 2007 – Following the recent addition of the Galapagos Islands to the list of World Heritage Sites endangered by the UNESCO, […]

New Visitor Control Card for Tourists in Galapagos

New Visitor control card for tourists on Galapagos Tours In order to have better control of visitors and migration to the islands, INGALA, the Ecuadorian institution that controls migration to the islands, announced during the Dec 14 2006 session, the introduction of a new visitor control card in Galapagos. Every passenger traveling to the islands […]

10% off at Backcountry.com with Detour Trips!

Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace, customers can save 10% on outdoor clothing and equipment needed for their trips at backcountry.com. Customers who purchase international adventure trips from Detour can now save money on the clothing and equipment they need for their travels with 10% off at backcountry.com, the leading online retailer of outdoor equipment and […]