Ecuador Helicopter Tours Over the Ecuadorian Andes & Cloud Forests

Imagine flying over Ecuador’s lush cloud forests, alongside Cotopaxi volcano, or observing Ecuador’s picturesque towns and Andean landscapes from a bird’s eye view… all in the comfort of your private helicopter. Quasar Expeditions is known for life-changing experiences over water and land and now, we are reaching for the skies. We would like to announce […]

Why Visit Ecuador and What to Do Once You Get There?

Although Ecuador may be small, it’s a destination that’s got it all! This diverse country that boasts a rich cultural heritage, fine food, the Amazon jungle and Andean highlands is SO worth exploring for itself! Whether you’re planning a trip the Galapagos or are looking for a rewarding destination on its own, read on to […]

15 Fun Ecuador Facts For Your South America Trip

Did you know that Ecuador was awarded the title of ‘South America’s Leading Green Destination’ for the past 3 years? Although it’s about the size of Colorado, it’s adorned with stunning beaches, untouched Amazonian rain forest, Spanish architecture, rich culture and inexpensive local cuisine with perfect spring-time weather all year-round. Check out these 15 fun […]

Soups in Ecuador & Popular Soup Recipes

Many of our passengers, at the end of their Galapagos cruises and charters, ask our chefs for their soup recipes that are served throughout the week on Quasar Expeditions’ cruises. We even get emails upon people’s returns home for these soup recipes as people want another taste of soups in Ecuador. Below are the chef’s […]

Pinocchio Anole Lizard Spotted in Ecuador, South America

Ecuador’s Pinocchio Anole Lizard is a creature so rarely seen that it was thought to be extinct for over 40 years before being rediscovered back in 2005. The reptile wasn’t formally described by scientists until 1953. They managed to save only six specimens, all of which were male. It was spotted several times in the […]

2016 Earthquake in Ecuador, South America

  As most of us have learned by now, a 7.8 magnitude quake struck the north coast of Ecuador on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the early hours of the evening. The earthquake in Ecuador was centered near the small town of Muisne, located in the northwestern coastal region of the country in the province […]

The Cotopaxi Volcano Eruption Updates

Cotopaxi, the highest Ecuadorian volcano, began erupting for the first time in over 70 years, on Friday, August 14th, with a series of blasts that sent ash 8,000 meters above its crater. Though no new significant eruptions have occurred to date at the time of this writing, the volcano remains active and continues to emit […]

Ecuador Voted in the Top 10 Places to Visit in 2014

Ecuador, located in the North-West region of South America, and with a population of 15 million, is famed as the home of the Galapagos, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. What makes Ecuador so appealing for tourists to visit? Ecuador is proving attractive for tourists due to its wonderful landscapes, many different […]