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7 Galapagos Photography Tips from an Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer

From otherworldly wildlife to breathtaking scenery and extraordinary underwater landscapes, the Galapagos is an internationally-renowned destination for photographers. Whether you’re an amatuer photographer or a passionate, budding professional, you’ll want to keep your camera close to capture the magic of your Galapagos adventure. With instruction from the right guide, you will be reliving your cruise …

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Why Mainland Ecuador Should Be Part of Your Galapagos Adventure

In our posts about the Galapagos, we’ve mainly stuck to talking about, well, the Galapagos. But there’s another destination that factors heavily into your adventure with Quasar Expeditions—mainland Ecuador. In a way, the Galapagos Islands have become the best and worst thing to ever happen to tourism in Ecuador. They bring more travelers to the …

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To The Ends of the Earth… and Away From Screens

Patagonia is one of the earth’s greatest treasures. Featuring robust wildlife, gorgeously ever-changing skies, and some of the most stunning landscapes anywhere on earth, this massive area at the southern tip of South America has been captivating the imaginations of adventurers for generations. At Quasar Expeditions, we offer awe-inspiring journeys across this untamed land via …

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Top Places to Visit in the Galapagos Islands

This is the year: you’ve decided to plan your Galapagos Islands bucket list trip! With a deep breath, you can feel the equatorial sunshine and refreshing salty air against your skin. In your minds eye, you can envision sea lions with flippers outstretched as if to say hello, a giant tortoise extending its long neck …

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Answers to Your Top 6 Questions About Safety in Patagonia

Patagonia is known as a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts, wine lovers, photographers, bird watchers, rock climbers, and adventure seekers. After the initial idea to plan the trip of a lifetime is sparked, travelers often wonder about whether Patagonia, Chile, and Argentina are safe. The short answer is, absolutely! Patagonia is a safe travel destination …

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Chowing Down in Chile: What to Eat During Your Chilean Food Adventure

You’ve heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Did you know there’s a lesser-known saying that goes, “When in Chile, eat as the Chileans eat?” OK, maybe it’s not really a saying, but it’s on point. If you’re going to travel all the way to Chile, you need to load up …

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