Ecuador Archive

Experiential Travel in Quito at Illa Experience Hotel

Would you like your memories of Quito to be more than a blur of historic buildings and museums? Book at the right property and you’ll come away with a feeling that you really know the place and its people instead. In the gilded age of travel when steamer trunks were the norm, luxury hotels were [&hellip

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Exploring the Quito Neighborhood of San Marcos

Just five minutes away from the bustle of Plaza Grande in Quito’s historic center is San Marcos, a neighborhood that will give you a unique perspective on Ecuador’s capital. This magical neighborhood of Quito is a five-minute walk from the main sites and the notable museums, but it’s an area where the residents outnumber the [&hellip

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Our Most Popular Luxury Tour Stories From Latin America

Every once in a while we like to dive into our visitor reports and see what you all are reading from our online luxury travel magazine. The portal pages get the most views of course, like luxury hotels in Costa Rica or luxury travel in Mexico. And individual hotel reviews tend to do better than [&hellip

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Your Roses are Probably From Ecuador or Colombia

Are you getting flowers for your mom on Mother’s Day? Do you normally pick up a dozen roses for your sweetie (and pay double the price) on Valentine’s Day? Next time you do and you’re grumbling about the price, take solace in the fact that those flowers went through a lot to get to the [&hellip

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What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?

If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You’ll have a better experience and you’ll [&hellip

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Build Your Own Adventure in South America

. There are some luxury travelers who want to let someone else make 100% of the plans. There are others who want to figure out every single detail on their own. But for all of those who are somewhere in between, the tour company Surtrek offers a nifty online trip planner for South America. In [&hellip

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