Videos tagged with "holiday"
Galapagos Islands....Check! [06:06]
Ken and Pat Rogner join Bob and Johnna Beth Barrows in an effort to check off one more item on the bucket list....the Galapagos Islands. The four flew from Denver to Lima, Peru on May 29 and spent some time with friends Bob and Silvia Lowry who live in Lima. Then a trip to Machu Picchu and here is the video from the second excursion, five days in Ecuador. They began by flying to Quito, the capital city (which they enjoyed very much) and then on to the Galapagos. They spent time a private ranch and at the Darwin Research Center as well as one day on Isabela Island. The video shares a few of the highlights.
Tags: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, Machu Picchu, Lima, Quito, holiday, South America, tortoise, iguana, darwin
Mainao Hotel, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador (EC) [00:45]
goo.gl for reviews, prices and info. Mainao Hotel, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador (EC) Mainao Hotel is a pleasant and clean hotel with a friendly, experienced staff. Located near the main street of Puerto Ayora, it is conveniently accessible while being set apart from the busy activity of the town. Mainao has lovely outdoor open areas within the hotel to wander in and relax. A former tour guide, the owner has utilized his knowledge of tourists needs to thoroughly equip his hotel. From a holiday retreat, Mainao has grown to a hotel with ten rooms three single, three double/matrimonial, two triples, one quadruple and a suite with an ocean view. A continental breakfast is served every morning using organic products from local farms. Originally, the hostel was a house for the owners 2 daughters, Maile and Naori, There were 6 rooms and the idea was to have a place to share holiday times with them. As time passed by, they became more independent and the house grew quiet and empty. This led to the idea of a place to accommodate the Santa Cruz growing tourist population. Making the most of its strategic location, the Mainao offers a comfortable stay, away from the downtown hustle and bustle. Throughout experience as tour guides, have come to understand the tourists expectations in terms of service and infrastructure, and have applied these to the hotel. Little by little, it has grown to 19 rooms. The hotel boosts Arabic-Moroccan construction, with peaceful gardens and patios, making ...
Tags: "Mainao, Hotel", "Santa, Cruz, Island", Ecuador, EC, "hotels, in, Santa, Island, hotels"
South from Texas: Ep. 4 - "Nochebuena" on the Coast (Manta, Ecuador) [07:35]
In this episode we take a look at Christmas Eve in a place for which a "White Christmas" will always be a only a dream ... Manta, Ecuador. Celebrations on the most important of Christian holidays are plenty, but are quite a bit different than what is usually envisioned by folks back home in the United States.
Tags: Manta, Ecuador, South, America, Latin, Christmas, Xmas, Catholic, Catholicism, Christian, Church, Travel, Culture, Tourism, from, Texas, Beach, Beaches, Vacation, Holiday, Spanish, Speaking, Latino, Latina, Hispanic, Ocean, Pacific, Seaport, Commerce