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5 intimate places to stay in Ecuador when you can travel again

5 intimate places to stay in Ecuador when you can travel again

As we wait in anticipation for the world to return to some normality, we must follow all the recommendations to stay safe and aid in tourism’s recovery. We are here to support you by keeping our hopes up through optimism and motivation, and we do so by giving you the chance to plan your next […]

2020: the year we re-write the tourism industry

2020: the year we re-write the tourism industry

The current COVID-19 situation is disrupting many things, but one area was the most vulnerable one: that is tourism and travel around the globe. We can say with confidence that this is unprecedented in many ways. A chain reaction of closing borders and in many cases complete shut downs have taken place in some cases […]

Street of the 7 crosses in Quito

Street of the 7 crosses in Quito

In the García Moreno street from south to north you can see at one end the Panecillo formerly known as the temple of the sun – Yavirac, and on the other side, the neighborhood of San Juan formerly known as the temple of the moon – Quilla. You can visit the following crosses located in […]

What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito

What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito

The Plaza Grande or Plaza de la Independencia, is located on Av. Venezuela between Chile and Espejo. It is one of the biggest attractions of the colonial center of Quito. In it some of the architectural jewels are discovered which were fundamental pieces so that it has been declared by the United Nations, as Cultural […]

A visual guide for things to do in Quito, Ecuador

A visual guide for things to do in Quito, Ecuador

UNESCO declared Quito the first World Heritage city because of its city center. Quito preserves a large number of historical sites and artifacts that people can visit and view today. Quito not only has its own unique artistic expression through a unique Baroque style, which means that indigenous people have adapted and reinterpreted the Baroque […]

The ultimate list: 100 things to do in the Galapagos Islands

The ultimate list: 100 things to do in the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos is not only known for its huge contribution to Darwin´s Theory of Evolution, back in the 16th century, but also for its fragile ecosystem and harsh conditions of the archipelago. Therefore, the National Park Directorate has set a series of rules that every visitor and local must follow. Not in vain, the first rule […]

Staying in the largest city of Ecuador

Staying in the largest city of Ecuador

The city of Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port and also its most populous city. It is located on the coast; one of four very unique regions that this small South American country has within its borders. Affectionately called “the Pacific’s Pearl” by its inhabitants, this city is another tourist hotspot that shouldn’t be missed while […]

Ecuador and Galapagos to suit every time scale

Ecuador and Galapagos to suit every time scale

Visiting the Galapagos Islands is on the bucket-list of many traveling to South America, and rightly so! Visiting Darwin’s ‘living laboratory’ and witnessing the extraordinary flora and fauna who make the islands their home really is an experience like no other. The logistics of arranging a trip here can sometimes be overwhelming for potential travelers […]

Choosing the right cruise in Galapagos Islands

Choosing the right cruise in Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are well known, not only for its important input to Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, but also for its unique wildlife, pristine landscapes, and harsh conditions. 1,000 km away from the South American continent, the Galapagos Islands welcome worldwide travelers keen to watch fearless animal species, volcanic landscapes, as well as enjoying […]

Top 10 experiences on a Galapagos cruise

Top 10 experiences on a Galapagos cruise

Though there are different ways of exploring the Galapagos Islands, it is generally agreed that taking a cruise cannot be beaten for those looking to maximise their time on the archipelago, and fully immerse themselves in the flora and fauna to be found here. But taking an expedition cruise in the Galapagos is quite different […]

Quito: when a hotel becomes the beating heart of a historic neighbourhood

Quito: when a hotel becomes the beating heart of a historic neighbourhood

Ecuador’s proud capital city of Quito has many attractions; its unforgettable backdrop of Andean peaks and misty volcanoes, its beautifully preserved historic centre with elaborate churches and cobbled squares – not to mention the opportunity to travel a little further out of town for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of […]

Luxury travel to Ecuador

Luxury travel to Ecuador

For many luxury tourists, Ecuador travel means only one thing: Galapagos cruises around the islands. While a small ship cruise in the Galapagos Islands is a fantastic tour, the rest of the country deserves more than a quick stopover! Ecuador is improving its number and quality of luxury travel offerings each year and investing a […]

8 must-see highlights of Ecuador

8 must-see highlights of Ecuador

Ecuador is a megadiverse country that offers not only the unique Galapagos Islands, but also a wide range of sites that travelers must-visit in the Andes, the Amazon, and the Pacific Coast. To entice potential visitors, we have chosen 8 highlights of Ecuador that travelers should include in their itinerary to Ecuador. Information from the […]

7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito

7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito

Quito is well known as a heritage city that offers a variety of cultural activities and sightseeing. Nevertheless, most of the travelers use Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the amazing Galapagos Islands. There is plenty to explore for the most avid traveler to plan to spend a few nights in […]

Top 7 reasons to snorkel the Galapagos Islands

Top 7 reasons to snorkel the Galapagos Islands

Are you planning to go to the Galapagos Islands soon or is it in your bucket list? If so, we would like to share with you 7 reasons for snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands. What a great experience it is snorkeling the turquoise water of this volcanic archipelago. Ecuador created the Galapagos Marine Reserve in […]

8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

8 ways to discover and enjoy Quito city center

Very few travelers know about Quito and its history. Visitors are often surprised to discover the rich heritage as they walk the ancient streets of this city, and many regret not spending more time there. Many travel agencies and tour operators offer Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the Galapagos Islands […]