Author Archive for Carlos Beate

Carlos Beate is the Commercial Manager at Andando Tours. Andando Tours offers exclusive traveling experiences, specializing in sailing around the Galapagos Islands and overland along the magnificent Avenue of Volcanoes on the Ecuadorian Andes. With over 40 years of experience, we blend family traditions with unique expertise and knowledge to create those special once in a lifetime moments. An excellent and sustainable operation is for us the most important aspect of our business; our travel programs are designed to let all travelers enjoy Ecuador´s indescribable natural treasures while adapting each trip to match the needs and wishes of every client.

Top 5 properties in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Top 5 properties in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest

Ecuador is a country that has a little something for everyone, for travelers who seek a destination that offers tranquility, for those who are enthusiastic about geology and nature, those who look for close encounters with wildlife, and those who want to raise their adrenaline levels during their vacations. The Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest is one […]

Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

Top 5 things to do during your honeymoon in Galapagos

You just tied the knot, and you and your significant other are ready to embark into a new adventure in life. Your first adventure will be your honeymoon, an anticipated moment that you both will remember for the rest of your life; you want it to be unique, unforgettable and full of new experiences that […]

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem. The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine […]

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

The Galapagos Islands have many attractions, but many of them are underwater. People from all over the world come to the Galapagos exclusively to dive or snorkel. This is because a total of five ocean currents come together on the shores of the Galapagos, creating a series of natural phenomena such as different water temperatures […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west of South America. This country has four regions, all of which are inhabited by unique flora and fauna. That is why the government has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador’s precious ecosystem. Although Ecuador is vastly known for its biodiversity, this country is […]

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Top 5 trendiest restaurants in Quito

Ecuador may not yet be on the radar as an international foodie destination, but there is no doubt that this small country has a lot to offer for even the most intrepid gourmet travelers. At the center of this foodie revolution is the capital city of Quito, with an array of restaurants to suit all […]

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can't miss

Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss

Ecuador is a small country, but with a lot to offer, from endemic wildlife and pristine beaches to historical and natural sites in the Andean region. Read on to find out the top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss, from the Andes to the coast. Quito and the Middle of the World In Ecuador’s […]

5 luxury picks in Ecuador

5 luxury picks in Ecuador

Despite its small size, Ecuador packs in more amazing experiences than you would expect from a country about the size of Nevada. Ecuadorians like to boast that you can have breakfast in the Amazon, lunch in the Highlands, and dinner in the Coast. This South American gem also boasts some prime luxury locations that will […]

What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a […]

Top 8 activities to enjoy on board your Galapagos luxury cruise

Top 8 activities to enjoy on board your Galapagos luxury cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing destinations for luxury travel. During your cruise you will not only be able to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes and have close encounters with its endemic wildlife you will also enjoy a great variety of activities on board a luxury cruise. The advantages of cruising on board […]

Luxury - the new trend in Galapagos

Luxury – the new trend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most pristine and coveted destination for nature lovers on our planet. This famous Archipelago consists of 13 major islands and over 100 islets and is located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from the coast of Ecuador, a small and beautiful Andean country in South America. Because of the remote location […]