While the Galapagos Islands are a magical world unto themselves, it’s always worth remembering that they belong to the equally wonderful country of Ecuador, filled to the brim with culture, history and edible delights as well. Ecuador may be a relatively small country in South America, but Ecuador food is as diverse and varied as the geography that comprises this beautiful Andean nation. Read More
We were part of a small tour group (40 people) to the Galapagos Islands arranged through Metropolitan Touring. This eco-friendly company is absolutely first class! We started our tour with a 2 night stay at the lovely Casa Gangotena in the Old City section of Quito (see our hotel review) and had a wonderful walking tour of Quito led by Ramiro, a warm, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic guide. Cecilia, our tour “manager”, was with us in Quito and during our 7 night stay in the Galapagos aboard the Yacht La Pinta, and graciously coordinated every aspect of the trip.