Category Archives: Hiking Trips

February 2016 – Patagonia, Chile

February 26 – March 11…. Fly thru Santiago, Chile to the southern tip of the Patagonia region where the exploration ensues of the magnificent Torres del Paine National Park. The city of Punta Arenas is below the 46th parallel. The capital … Continue reading

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Ecuador! 3 City Tour – Always in season – timing is up to you!

Gardens & Trails – Ecuador 12 nights The adventure begins in Guayaquil at sea level. After a city tour, we make a gradual transition from the tropical Pacific Coast through the southern Loja region to the beautiful colonial city of … Continue reading

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Cotacachi

We have just visited Cotacachi, Ecuador, north of Quito. A mural by Pavel Eguez is near the community cultural center; it is in the style of the famous Ecuadorean artist Guayasamin. Then just down the street is the plaza and … Continue reading

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First Night at the EcoCamp; Second night at Cerros Cuernos Refugio

Day 8 Today was an extreme contrast to yesterday when we took a long bus trip across endless desert, strong winds, intermittent rain, blocked foggy views and freezy breezy temps. We stopped at the Malodon cave which was cold. Maybe … Continue reading

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Good morning Cotocachi

Are you there? The skies are open, the hills saturated from last night’s pounding rain and you are right behind a bank of clouds that look like a splendid snow capped volcano reaching up to 16,800 feet. I am on … Continue reading

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