Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.
Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel offers 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, contemporary design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technology and...read more
Galapagos Safari Camp offers a new way to experience the Galapagos, either in addition to a cruise or as a unique destination in itself. This eco-luxury tented camp, one of the first in Latin America, follows the African safari tradition in which guests...read more
Hacienda Piman is an historic retreat located in the northern Ecuadorian Andes. A place redolent with peace, a place where you’ll enjoy comfortable rooms and social areas amid modern and traditional architecture, delicious home-cooking, peaceful gardens...read more
Dating from the late XVI century, Hacienda Zuleta lies in the spectacular Andean mountain range at 9,600 feet (2,800 metres) above the sea level and only two hours north of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Zuleta is a colonial working farm of 4,000 acres...read more
Shafts of light filter through the canopy… The aroma of forest plants and flowers... The swirl of clouds through branches and trees... The sound of rain drops cascading onto leaves... This is the world of the forests on the western slopes of the Andes...read more
The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveller, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle. No lack of privacy,...read more