• Harvesting cacao pods in Ecuador

    In Pictures: Cacao harvesting in Ecuador

    Get involved in cacao harvesting deep in the Ecuadorian jungle and meet the farming communities that live and breathe the sweet stuff Read More»

  • Women working on a fish stall in the Galapagos. Image: Gavin Haines

    Galapagos: All creatures great and small

    From huge endemic tortoises to greedy sea lions, wildlife is certainly the star attraction in the Galapagos. But the archipelago’s human story makes for a compelling sideshow Read More»

  • Brown pelican, Santa Cruz, Galapagos. Image: Corbis

    Galapagos: A world within itself

    The Galapagos may be tiny, but this chain of volcanic islands — offering a glimpse into a world unaffected by human touch — was instrumental in the inception of Darwin’s… Read More»

  • Plaza de San Francisco; Image: Daniel Allen

    City life: Quito

    Discover the old world charm of Ecuador’s lofty capital. Its buzzy plazas, high-energy volcanic biking trails and street stalls selling alpaca textiles make for an unforgettable experience Read More»

  • Ecuador: The last ice man

    Apparently, there’s a mountain in front of me. Apparently, it’s called Chimborazo. And apparently, it’s Ecuador’s highest peak at 20,500ft. The summit, they say, is the closest point on Earth… Read More»