Category: Ecuador

Combining luxury and adventure with 5 South American tours

Combining luxury and adventure with 5 South American tours

Upmarket travelers are combining of epic adventure activities with unrivaled comfort. By now it’s become clear that luxury travelers are no longer satisfied with routine sightseeing, perhaps returning to their hotel for a massage. More and more it’s about “experiential travel”. Upscale vacationers seek to participate in unforgettable activities, getting out and about for a […]

Top 8 activities to enjoy on board your Galapagos luxury cruise

Top 8 activities to enjoy on board your Galapagos luxury cruise

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing destinations for luxury travel. During your cruise you will not only be able to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes and have close encounters with its endemic wildlife you will also enjoy a great variety of activities on board a luxury cruise. The advantages of cruising on board […]

5 charming colonial South America towns

5 charming colonial South America towns

South America is almost bursting at the seams when it comes to quaint colonial towns, promising a window into the past through their timeless cobblestone streets, ornate churches, and tree-lined plazas. This distinctive – and totally picturesque – architectural style is owed to the colonial era, when European conquistadors from Spain and Portugal constructed towns […]

5 reasons to visit Quito

5 reasons to visit Quito

Nowadays there is an increasing number of travelers who want to experience different faraway destinations. From baby boomers to millennials, people are in search of experiences of a lifetime. The most challenging decision is choosing the right destination for fulfilling your own needs and expectations when there are countless options –  all who offer different […]

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Leaves are falling, so pack your bags!

If you live in the northern hemisphere, the striking change of seasons is upon you now. Autumn is such a beautiful phase of the natural rhythms of birth and death. Final harvests make it a busy time full of quaint apple and pumpkin picking, hay bail rides, and corn mazes. The various colours of the […]

Where to see amazing wildlife in Latin America

Where to see amazing wildlife in Latin America

Latin America abounds with all manner of fascinating wildlife species, from tree-dwelling monkeys and birds of paradise in an array of colours to rare marine creatures like the pink dolphin and land-based ones like the elusive jaguar and the famous camelids of Latin America: vicunas. Sloths, Costa Rica Sloths, found in the Monteverde Cloud Forest […]

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

6 must-visit restaurants in Ecuador to pamper foodies

When many travelers think about Ecuador, the things that come to their minds are mainly adventure, volcanoes, Galapagos, Amazon Rainforest and World Heritage Site. However, nowadays its catching the attention of worldwide foodies. Ecuador gastronomy is so diverse as its ecosystems. Each of the four regions that formed this small country has their cuisine. This […]

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A baby boomer’s wonderland

Are you getting closer and closer to your long-anticipated retirement? Then you must belong to the dynamic demographic known as “Baby Boomers”. You have undoubtedly worked hard in order to get to this point, so you likely feel somewhat drained and in need of a much-deserved vacation. You’ve travelled far and wide, through hill and […]

Luxury - the new trend in Galapagos

Luxury – the new trend in Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are probably the most pristine and coveted destination for nature lovers on our planet. This famous Archipelago consists of 13 major islands and over 100 islets and is located 1000 kilometers (600 miles) from the coast of Ecuador, a small and beautiful Andean country in South America. Because of the remote location […]

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

5 adventurous activities to enjoy on the Ecuadorian mainland

Did you know that, aside from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a wonderland for adventure activities and wildlife safaris, on the mainland too? Instead of hopping straight from Quito to the Galapagos, why not stay longer on the mainland and explore all that this compact country has to offer for active types – read on […]

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#1 for every birdwatcher’s bucket list

Why do so many avid birders agree that Ecuador is the best spot in the Amazon for birdwatching? Thanks to the geographic positioning of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Equator, a unique variety of habitats support more bird species here per square mile than anywhere else. The Tropical Andes and Amazon are […]

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The most charming haciendas in Ecuador

The small country of Ecuador is often overlooked by travellers considering a holiday to Latin America, however, this tiny gem packs a punch when it comes to old world charm, stunning vistas, delicious food and a rich culture. From the deep Amazon, to the towering Cotopaxi volcano and the outstanding Galapagos Islands, there is plenty […]

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

7 reasons for choosing a small yacht to cruise the Galapagos

In all my years of experience working in the tour and travel industry, there is one question that I repeatedly receive from travelers wanting to come to the Galapagos. Is it better to cruise Galapagos in a bigger or a smaller vessel? My answer is always the same. It depends on your needs and interests! […]

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

15 reasons to visit the Galápagos Islands

The Galapagos are 16 volcanic islands and hundreds of islets in the middle of the Pacific Ocean straddling the equator 950 km from the South American coast. Our five day cruise was on La Pinta, a ship accommodating just 48 guests accompanied by 4 experienced Naturalist Guides hosting excursions during the day and presentations on […]

5 wellness retreats to find your zen

5 wellness retreats to find your zen

These days hotels need to do more than just pamper you, today with wellness and self-care becoming increasingly important to luxury travellers when aboard, hotels need to be equipped to enrich and maintain a well and healthy lifestyle. These are our favourite hotels where wellness is ingrained in their ethos, hotels that you come away […]

Who’s afraid of sharks?  Galapagos shark encounters you won't forget

Who’s afraid of sharks?  Galapagos shark encounters you won’t forget

“The Galapagos islands?”, a prospective visitor muses…  “Ah yes, the land of Giant tortoises, iguanas and Darwin’s famous finches…” are likely the most common associations made.   But lesser known, yet almost equally common wildlife encounters while in the islands will be with sharks. “Sharks?!? I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that!” is the usual response […]