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Cayambe volcano (Ecuador): increased earthquakes show volcano has become restless

The volcano has become restless. Scientists from Ecuador’s Institute of Geophysics (IGEPN) recorded an increased number of earthquakes under the volcano a new report shows. The increased seismicity could be (but not must be) a precursor of renewed activity in the medium-term future (weeks, months?). An increase of earthquakes began on 5 June this year …

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Ecuador highest active volcano, the Cotopaxi, spews ash and smoke for hours

Bursts of ash spew from the snow-encircled crater of the Cotopaxi Volcano and fall in gusts on this village where the locals struggle to herd sheep and cattle to safety. Capped by glaciers, the 19,350-foot (5,987-meter) volcano is one of the world’s most feared due to its location just 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the …

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Ecuador one of the Best places in World for Retirement…

Early this year InternationalLiving.com launches its annual Global Retirement Index 2014 , a study that stands at the top ranking countries for retirement . In its 20 year history , the company , to develop this list , and collect data from their team of experts , made a survey of Americans and Canadians, evaluated …

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Ecuador is Qualified as the Fashion Country

An article on SustainableTrip.org, Ecuador is qualified as “the fashion country.” Certified by The Rainforest Alliance (an organization dedicated to working on conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods); Ecuador was cataloged as one of the favorite travel destinations in the world. The reasons are many including biodiversity, the existence of three completely different regions in a small …

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Travel Insurance

There are several different types of travel insurance policies available, ranging from trip cancellation insurance to emergency medical evacuation, all of which vary widely by company in what their coverage includes and how much it costs. Make sure you know exactly what your policy will and will not cover before you purchase anything, and always …

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Vaccinations

Summary of vaccination recommendations: All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure. Vaccinations (Please be sure and check with your personal physician or a travel health clinic for a complete list of needed vaccinations): Hepatitis A Recommended for all travelers Typhoid For travelers who may eat …

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Passport/Visa

To travel from the United States to any South American country, you WILL need a passport.   You may reference the following website for passport information; http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html Ecuadorian visa policies and regulations change frequently. The information on this page was obtained from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Relations in Quito, and it represents the Ministry’s …

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