South America


Last updated: 05/23/17Ecuador Purelife is a company based in Quito, that specializes in providing fun yet educational programs customized to suit the needs of all clients. A huge chunk of our tour involves trekking various landscapes that Ecuador had to offer. Each destination had its own share of challenges, and wonder. We were grateful for the opportunity to experience all of it. Cotopaxi National Park After a brief introduction to...

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Last updated: 05/23/17The Galapagos Island is probably the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Ecuador. But what if I told you there are plenty of other fun, and exciting activities you can do in this beautiful country? Here are 3 major Amazon adventure activities that individuals of any level of expertise can enjoy: Mountain Biking in Llanganates National Park Expect to be surrounded by lush greenery and an amazing...

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Last updated: 05/23/17When people think of Ecuador, they automatically think: Swing at the End of the World! Which is great because it is named one of the must-do activities before you die and is in most people’s travel bucket list. But, did you know Ecuador is also full of adventure activities that is sure to give you that heart pumping adrenaline rush? Well it is! Here are the 10 big adventures you simply can’t miss while travelling...

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Last updated: 05/23/17This April, Karen and I joined a 7 day multisport tour led by Ecuador Purelife, a company based in Quito that specializes in adventure travel. On day 5 of our 7 day multisport adventure tour, we were scheduled to paddle the wild waves of Jatunyacu River– a river that intersects with the mighty Amazon. As a non-swimmer, and someone who is terrified of water, Karen has been dreading this day and was...

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Last updated: 05/23/17Picture this: You are speeding down a bumpy cobblestone path at high speed, surrounded by a breathtaking mountainous landscape. Your gloved hands grip the handlebars, fingers occasionally squeezing the brakes. All you see are the green mountain slopes, and Andean farmlands with cows grazing lazily in the pasture. Occasionally the volcano peeks out from behind the clouds. Take a deep breath and enjoy that fresh...

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Last updated: 04/13/17In many destinations around the world we’ve found that we were able to navigate around, learn about the sights, and leave with a good understanding of the history without paying for a tour guide. In Machu Picchu and the surrounding region of Peru, you won’t be so lucky. This is one attraction where you absolutely need a guide because, quite simply, the ruins have no posted signs or information. The...

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