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Is it Safe to Volunteer in Ecuador During the Protests?

Ecuador’s numerous indigenous nationalities are very unhappy with the current government at the moment and are going through their second major set of protests in the last couple of months. In the last set of protests I was asked by IC Magazine, a publication of the Center...

How To Plan An Adventure

Do you want to plan the adventure of a lifetime? Here’s some advice: don’t plan. An adventure by definition is a daring expedition into the unknown and outside the comfort zone. An adventure is full of beautiful, unplanned, spontaneous and serendipitous events and...

Hostel Quito

Ecuador Eco Volunteer is now working with Kingdom Kichwa Hostel Quito. The reason we have decided to work with this hostel in Quito is because we think its important to support and promote Ecuadors indigenous people. This is not only true with our many volunteer programs but also...

Nariz del Diablo Train

It has taken years and billions of dollars to renovate the old Nariz del Diablo train and the track infrastructure which was designed at the turn of the 19th century for steam engines. Unfortunately being able to ride on the roof of the train, one of the biggest drawcards for...

Ozogoche “Bird Suicide Lake” Festival Ecuador

The lakes and lagoons of Ozogoche are one of Ecuadors most enigmatic and sacred sites which are infamous for being an “Elephant Cementary” for birds. The Ozogoche Lake Complex consists of 45 separate lakes and lagoons located at 3,700 meters and surrounded by the...

Volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest

Here is what Caroline Ely from the UK fthinks about her time volunteering in the Amazon at the Animal Rescue Center – But first the shortened version: “After finishing my 6 month travels through all of South America this was by far the high light of my trip and i hope...

The Lost Pyramid Puñay

The most important archeological site in Ecuador is the pre-Incan pyramid built 2400 years BC on the peak of a mountain in the Andes. The pyramid is called Puñay and is 450 meters long and 40 meters tall and built at 3245 metres above sea level making it the highest located...

Fiestas de Riobamba

Between the 17th to the 24th of April the entire city of Riobamba will be celebrating the Fiestas de Abril. During the week there will be 95 events ranging from the academic and cultural to the artistic and musical. There is also a three day street parade full of marching bands...

Ecuador Retirement

Thinking about a change of scenery? Move to Ecuador! Here is an interesting article on Natural News that states Ecuador emerges as world’s most affordable retirement haven which I completely agree with after having lived here on and off for two years. Ive also lived in...

Volunteers on Horseback Around the Andes

Hey guys I apologise for that last email sent out with the mangled bits of code. I was experimenting with a new Photo Gallery plugin for wordpress and needless to say the experiment failed spectacularly hehe. Right now im writing from the beautiful city of La Paz in Bolivia. It...
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