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Top 4 day trips from Quito

Nestled in the foothills of the Andes mountains, Quito’s got you covered for a diverse mix of day-trip options

by Brendan Lee

The Wall of Tears in the Galápagos

Guidebook writer and Galápagos expert Regis St Louis looks at one of the harrowing tales that give this archipelago an infamous air.

by Regis St Louis

The dark side of the Galápagos

Ah, the Galápagos Islands — magical land of playful seals, blue-footed boobies, evolutionary theory, and cold-blooded murder.

by Steve English

The curious marine iguana of the Galápagos

Described by Charles Darwin as “hideous-looking” and “most disgusting”, the marine iguana is an extraordinary animal that lives on land but feeds in the sea.

by Greg Snell