Category: Ecuador

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

5 surprising South American wildlife experiences

Continuing a look at South American adventure experiences, here we take a look at travel experiences involving the wildlife of our amazing continent – especially those natural experiences that you might find surprising. The vast array of creatures with fins, feathers or fur across this expansive continent makes for some interesting sights and activities, some […]

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 […]

The most luxurious horse-riding retreats in Latin America

The most luxurious horse-riding retreats in Latin America

One of the most geographically diverse regions on the planet; Latin America is not short of charming rural retreats set amongst striking scenery, perfect for a relaxed countryside getaway, especially for those who are keen riders. Mountains, rivers, valleys and rolling green hills are always best explored on horseback – a relaxed and peaceful way […]

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

How to travel responsibly to the Galapagos Islands

Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem. The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine […]

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Want to unwind and destress? Try the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle!

Many of us want to give up the rat-race and live a better life, but not many of us do. It is a dream most of us have, but unfortunately, can’t put into practice. The nearest thing to it that most of us can manage is a good holiday. Of course, that depends on your […]

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 […]

7 luxury rainforest retreats

7 luxury rainforest retreats

Everybody knows the rainforests and jungles are disappearing fast. And while we need to protect the ones that are still left, it is also possible to enhance and experience them while still retaining high levels of luxury. I named a few below as I do believe they are setting the example of how we can […]

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

From big birthdays to wedding anniversaries and honeymoons, there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with an extra-special getaway. Here, we’ve put together our ultimate list of luxury holidays to help you celebrate that special occasion in style, from unforgettable wildlife experiences to truly iconic train journeys. Journey on the Eastern & Oriental […]

Top 10 South American adventure experiences

Top 10 South American adventure experiences

When travelers think of adventure, we usually imagine deserts, snowcapped mountains and spectacular landscapes. If there’s a continent where we can find all that — and so much more — it’s South America. There are so many outdoor adventures that can be experienced here, you could spend months traveling from one country to another. If […]

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

The best luxury wildlife lodges in Latin America

Latin America’s abundant nature and fascinating wildlife is one of the continent’s most alluring attractions. From the marine life of Belize and the Galapagos, to the diverse fauna in the tropical forests of Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Costa Rica: wildlife lovers cannot help but be enchanted by the variety of species present in these breath-taking […]

Discover the Galapagos by catamaran

Discover the Galapagos by catamaran

An archipelago some 1,000km west of the South American continent, the Galápagos Islands are the land that time forgot. Its unique landscape and fantastic range of wildlife inspired Charles Darwin and, today, great efforts are made to preserve its rich biodiversity. Of course, any trip to the islands isn’t complete without a visit to the […]

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

Top 5 dive sites in Galapagos for adventure seekers

The Galapagos Islands have many attractions, but many of them are underwater. People from all over the world come to the Galapagos exclusively to dive or snorkel. This is because a total of five ocean currents come together on the shores of the Galapagos, creating a series of natural phenomena such as different water temperatures […]

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Yasuni: nature and ancestral culture

In the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve the inhabitants live in harmony with nature. Yasuni translates to ‘sacred land’ and the indigenous tribes that live in this part of Amazonia, treat it as sacred, because it sustains them, which is as true today as it was for their ancestors in the mists of the past. Ecuadorian Amazonia […]

5 Andean cities for ‘living large’ in retirement

5 Andean cities for ‘living large’ in retirement

South America’s Andean region is capturing the attention of expatriates in search of a place to spend their retirement. Here, even moderate-income retirees can live in veritable luxury thanks to the region’s excellent medical care, temperate climate, improving safety indices, and, of course, the region’s low cost of living. At the same time, high-speed internet […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you should visit in Ecuador

Ecuador is a small country located on the west of South America. This country has four regions, all of which are inhabited by unique flora and fauna. That is why the government has created national parks and nature reserves to protect Ecuador’s precious ecosystem. Although Ecuador is vastly known for its biodiversity, this country is […]

5 reasons to charter a private yacht for the best experience in the Galapagos

5 reasons to charter a private yacht for the best experience in the Galapagos

No two ways about it, the best way to experience the Galapagos is by chartering a private yacht. The Galapagos are an exciting and very unique location, unlike any other island archipelago in the world. One of the most exciting aspects of a private yacht charter experience, besides the fabulous natural life is that It […]