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Easter holidays 2017 - a collection of 18 day itineraries from Last Frontiers

For just 9 days leave you can head to Latin America for an epic 18 day Last Frontiers adventure, maximising on time out of the office and making the most of the rare opportunity to spend 18 days away over the Easter break. Departing Good Friday (14 April) you won’t need to be back at your desk until... Read more»

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BBC - The Inca: Masters of the Clouds

Follow Dr Jago Cooper, curator of the Americas section in the British museum, on his travels through Ecuador and Peru to reassess the origins, accomplishments and nature of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen.   In the first episode, Jago begins in Peru and reassesses the achievemen... Read more»

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Claire in Ecuador and the Galapagos

In September I spent almost three weeks exploring the Ecuadorean mainland and Galapagos islands. Having spent a few months in Quito on my pre-university gap year back in 2005, I was interested to see the changes (of which there were plenty), visit old haunts and discover the new. Despite the same br... Read more»

Posted in: Trip reports
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Oli in Ecuador and the Galapagos - Ama La Vida

Ama La Vida (Love Life) is the current slogan being promoted by the Ecuadorian Tourist board and late last year I was privileged enough to go and explore this simple philosophy first hand. It was my second visit to Ecuador in the past five years and once again my expectations were surpassed. My trav... Read more»

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Jonny in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

I was fortunate enough to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands for the second time in October, and although I previously visited on a whistle stop tour taking in a couple of sights, this time I had two weeks to really discover what this country had to offer. My trip began with a visit to the nort... Read more»

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Viva South America - Oliver Balch

This is a very readable journey through South America, with each chapter looking at a different country in relation to a specific theme. For example, Chile is examined through the eyes of women and Bolivia from the perspective of the poor. The author's commentary on Colombia is particularly hard-hit... Read more»

Posted in: Travel books
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USA Visa Waiver Programme

From January 2009 if travelling through the US, a visa waiver is required, which can be applied for online and MUST be requested at least 72hrs prior to departure. Read more»

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No more riding on the roof

As of 23 January 2009 the new authorities of the Ecuadorian Railway Company have stated that passengers are no longer permitted to travel on the roof of the trains or autoferros (including Chiva Express) on the railway route from Riobamba. Read more»

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