Category: Ecuador

7 must-see churches in Ecuador

7 must-see churches in Ecuador

Spanish colonists built Ecuador’s oldest churches during the 16th century. Their religious influence persists to this day, and some of Ecuador’s grandest cathedrals were built as late as the 20th century. Ecuador’s population is around 80 percent Catholic, and on Catholic holidays, the streets fill with parades. Easter, Holy Thursday, Carnival, and Christmas are all […]

10 unusual islands you need to see

10 unusual islands you need to see

We all want to find a private island paradise. But it’s hard to keep a white sand beach secret for too long, and after a while all those pristine beaches start to look the same. And besides, there’s so much more to island living than finding your own Eden. This is a list of islands […]

Ecuador's Imbabura Province: an art-filled Andean enclave

Ecuador’s Imbabura Province: an art-filled Andean enclave

A small and beautiful region in the Ecuadorian Andes, Imbabura Province is an area whose crafts have become famous worldwide. The skill and business acumen of this area’s inhabitants – some 400,000 people – have been the basis for the development of this dynamic northern Ecuadorian region where artisans rise before the sun to engage […]

Discover fine handicrafts in Ecuador's Azuay Province

Discover fine handicrafts in Ecuador’s Azuay Province

Southern Ecuador’s Azuay Province is one of the most important and richest tourist areas in the country. Its capital, Cuenca — proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO — is a charming Andean city characterized by its red-tile roofs and narrow streets in which time seems to have stood still. The beauty and quality of […]

6 unforgettable honeymoon spots in the heart of South America

6 unforgettable honeymoon spots in the heart of South America

Your honeymoon is the chance for you and your soul mate to deepen your bond with each other as you begin your life together. To help you and your new spouse find the ultimate, most unforgettable experience for your postnuptial getaway, we have generated a short-list of six (6) of the most memorable, romantic and […]

Tranquility Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

Top 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

Top 5 horseback riding experiences in Ecuador

An emerging travel destination, the highlands of Ecuador offer horseback riding for spirited travelers who seek special travel experiences – ones with magnificent colonial haciendas, jaw-dropping vistas, contact with authentic highland cowhands, and some of the gentlest horses you’ll ever find. Mounted on horseback, your journey will take you through pristine highland valleys surrounded by […]

Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands

The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The volcanic archipelagos of the Galapagos Islands host truly remarkable opportunities to spot wildlife underwater as […]

10 must-see beaches you've probably never heard of

10 must-see beaches you’ve probably never heard of

This Summer, don’t settle for a quick cannonball into the chlorinated waters of your local pool. Step out of your Summer routine and visit a beach that’s far from your usual Summertime destinations.  This guide will help you find your coastal oasis with blue water, untouched sand and lush palm trees swaying in the breeze. Uvita, […]

Top 5 restaurants in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Top 5 restaurants in Guayaquil, Ecuador

A city is many things: its landscapes, its people, and their daily lives… But for many, a city is above all its flavors. A traveler knows that a culinary experience of a place can make the difference between a good memory and one that they’d rather forget. Guayaquil – the second largest city in Ecuador […]

Top 5  Galapagos diving sites

Top 5 Galapagos diving sites

There are diving vacations… and there are diving vacations. And one of these special underwater adventures can be found in the legendary Galapagos Islands. In this archipelago, each dive promises extraordinary sightings, making it nothing short of a “must do once-in-a-lifetime experience” – whether you’re a beginning snorkeler swimming alongside playful sea lions or an […]

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

3 Ecuadorian journeys for the senses

If you’re a traveler looking for more than landmarks or monuments, keep in mind that each destination offers alternatives. There are journeys that provide surprising experiences, challenge the senses and invite you to understand a place more deeply. These are travels that bring you closer to the lives of their people, closer to their traditions, […]

Elephant Hills Tented Camp

8 great places to travel responsibly

Responsible travel is about directly benefitting the communities you visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects. Here are just a few responsible travel suggestions you can include as part of a trip to the destinations in question. 1. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand One of the highlights of many peoples’ visits […]

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

5 of the most amazing train experiences in Ecuador

Air travel is great – though you miss out on the countryside 30,000 feet below. Car trips in a foreign country are also fine – if you don’t mind spending hours cramped behind the wheel trying to figure your way through an unfamiliar environment. Crossing a country by train, though, is a way to get […]

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

Just when you think you have seen it all, South America awaits. This wonderful continent in the South will provide the luxury traveller with something truly special. Each country has its own character and charm with some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be encountered anywhere in the world. Take a look at the […]

5 stunningly romantic destination hotels

5 stunningly romantic destination hotels

Traveling with your kids and introducing them to new cultures is an enriching experience for the whole family. But it also presents an obstacle course of logistical challenges. So at some point this year, leave behind the juice boxes and baggies of cheerios. Go somewhere adventurous with just you and your partner– somewhere it would […]

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