Explore the volcanic Isla Santa Cruz under the ground and climb down to the old lava tunnels. A cycling trip to the highlands featuring giant turtles.
We yearned for a fresh escape out of Quito, the smoggy capital of Ecuador. We planned a little day trip to the surrounding mountains to get a closer look at the Pichincha volcano and admire the city from above.
Ecuador’s capital Quito lies high on the mountainside up to almost 3000 meters from sea level. The altitude can leave you breathless on first days so better take it easy and not plan anything too rough.
Exploring the white sand heaven called Tortuga Bay, in Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands.
This former volcano is nowadays known as a great day trip destination and for its beautiful crystal clear lake.