Category Archive: BREAKING NEWS

Aug 20 2015

Eruptive History of Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

While not the only, or presently the most active, volcano in Ecuador the recent awakening of Cotopaxi has drawn the attention of many for several reasons.  The most obvious is because it has been relative dormant for over 73 years, and the second reason is due to its proximity and visibility from Ecuador’s capital city, …

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Aug 14 2015

Cotopaxi volcano erupts & awakes after 75 years

The last time Cotopaxi erupted was in 1940. At 17h21 on August 13th there were earthquakes registered in the region that lasted until 18h06.  The largest quake registered 2.7 in magnitude at 17h23. There were two explosions early this morning (August 14th, 2015) according to Instituto Geofisico.  The first at 04h02 (6 Pa magnitude) and …

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Jul 31 2015

Nationwide Strike in Ecuador called for August 13th, 2015.

Travelers and tourists should be made aware that apparently numerous social, political and professional organizations are calling for a nationwide strike throughout Ecuador on August 13th, 2015. Please take any precautions required as there could be inconveniences that occur due to the apparent protests and marches planned throughout the country on August 13th, 2015. In …

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Jul 03 2015

Pope Francis in Ecuador & things you should keep in mind (July 5th to 8th, 2015)

The Pope will leave Rome’s Fiumicino airport at 9 a.m. on Sunday July 5th and will arrive at the Mariscal Sucre airport in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, at 3 p.m. local time, where the welcome ceremony will be held.   On Monday July 6th he will proceed to Guayaquil (departing Quito airport at 09h00) to …

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Jun 16 2015

Cotopaxi – Seismic activity increasing

Source: El Comercio According to several local sources, the seismic activity at Cotopaxi has increased moderately since mid April 2015.  In addition recent reports indicate vapour emission on June 14th, 2015.

Jun 12 2015

Political demonstrations in Galapagos

News source: Metropolitan Touring Local residents in Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands have announced their intent to shut down travel to and from the archipelago, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) west of the South American mainland, on Friday, 12th June as an escalation of the previous days’ protests against a new Galápagos regional law passed by the congress …

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Jun 02 2015

Galapagos Islands luggage restrictions/limits for TAME

Effective as of June 1st, 2015 TAME has the following luggage limits for the Galapagos Islands: 1 check-in per person of 23kg (50lbs) with maximum dimension of 158cm (height x width x length) 1 carry-on per person of 8kg (17lbs) with maximum dimensions 55cm x 35cm x 25cm

May 25 2015

Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in Galapagos erupts.

News source: Metropolitan Touring As of 01h00 (GMT -6) local time, Yacht La Pinta spotted a volcanic eruption taking place on Wolf Volcano, Isabela Island. The eruption is taking place in an uninhabited area of the archipelago. During the regular itinerary of La Pinta (Western Islands May 22-29, 2015), and while sailing from Tagus Cove, Isabela …

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May 04 2015

Coca airport will be closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015

The Coca airport will be temporarily closed from May 12th to 24th, 2015 for maintenance, improvement to infrastructure.

May 04 2015

Strong swells & waves in Galapagos

Strong swells in Galápagos may restrict some aquatic activities We would like to inform you that a presence of strong swells in combination with the lunar spring tide has lead to some rough seas and affected the shorelines of the Galápagos Islands. As long as this situation continues, and as the safety of our guests …

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