Ecuador Archive

The Four Key Questions for Planning a Galapagos Islands Cruise

There are many ways to experience the Galapagos Islands, including a land-based trip that just makes short jaunts up to a two-week cruise with scuba diving way up north. The archipelago is made up of 19 islands and scores of islets, most of which are home to unique species and habitats. It takes a while [&hellip

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Legendary Quito Restaurant Nuema Moves Into Illa Experience Hotel

If you ask a local to name the best restaurant in almost any big city, you’re liable to get a lot of different answers. In Quito, however, the one often topping the list has been Nuema, run by chef Alejandro Chamorro. You won’t find many people in Ecuador’s kitchens with the kind of pedigree he [&hellip

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The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as “South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise.” They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area’s most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking [&hellip

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A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Quito: Illa Experience

We’ve talked before about the good reasons to hang around for a while in Quito, Ecuador. For the first time in a few years, there’s a new luxury property opening up this month to talk about too: Illa Experience Hotel. There’s a connection to the well-respected tour company Latin Trails, so we know it’s going [&hellip

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Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s [&hellip

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The Best Hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador

We’ve long had reviews of the two best upscale hotels in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It was time for an update though as both have gone through some renovations, plus there’s a third one on the way that’s going to be the clear top luxury choice when it opens in early 2017. Guayaquil is kind of a [&hellip

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