Helping Grow Eco Tourism in Colombia

Las Quinchas Colombia Scenery

Ecotourism project in Colombia enters a new phase! Sometimes work meetings offer an unexpected delight, and that was absolutely the case last Friday.  As part of a project we have been working on with two communities in Colombia to help them grow and develop their fledgling tourism businesses (more of that to follow), Rachel met […]

Postcard from Yasuni – Napo Wildlife Centre

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Gabriel Minas Amaya, from the Kichwa Anangu Community in Ecuador, has shared with us some of his thoughts about why the community decided to set up their extraordinary project and how they are facing the challenges posed by Covid 19. The community owns and runs the Napo Wildlife Centre, an award winning luxury Ecolodge in […]

Top 5 things to do on Isabela Island before your Galapagos Cruise

Isabela Island Cerro Azul

Tanya Helmig who has been a Galapagos guide since 1992 and knows pretty much all there is to know about the Galapagos Islands.  Tanya has written this guide to her top 5 things to do if you are staying in the town of Puerto Villamil, on Isabela Island before or after your Galapagos cruise. Puerto […]

Ten Amazing Animals to see in Galapagos

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Each trip to the Galapagos is different, depending on the routes and season, but there is masses of amazing wildlife to see throughout the year and across the whole archipelago. Most of the wildlife listed below you can see throughout the islands and throughout the year, the most notable exception being the Waved Albatross which […]

Endangered Sharks of the Galapagos

Endangered Sharks of the Galapagos Islands whale shark being tagged by a diver

For anyone who is lucky enough to snorkel or dive in Galapagos, the sight of a majestic shark gliding through the clear blue water is one that you never forget. The Galapagos Islands are unique in the world for the high abundance of endangered scalloped hammerhead shark, whale sharks and silk sharks. According to recent […]

Restoring Floreana Island Conservation Project

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One of our favourite conservation projects at the moment is the ground breaking Restoring Floreana program which aims to return Floreana, the sixth largest island in Galapagos, to its former glory.   Involving one of the most complex and largest eradication projects ever conducted on an inhabited tropical island, the ultimate goal is to reintroduce locally […]

Waking Up (Unexpectedly) In Ecuador

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Blog by Sam Osherson, Think Galapagos Guest in March 2019 Sometimes, if we are really ready for it, a vacation can turn into something more, a kind of personal awakening that changes your outlook on things. That’s what happened on a recent two- week trip with my wife to Ecuador, arranged through Think Galapagos, where […]