Ecuador

Galapagos Safari Camp: Stephanie Bonham-Carter

Galapagos Safari Camp: Stephanie Bonham-Carter

Stephanie and Michael reside in Turbach, Switzerland with their two children. We spoke with Stephanie while she was in Quito, overseeing Galapagos Safari Camp’s head office. Stephanie and Michael take their Galapagos stewardship seriously; the commitment to preserve and heal their land was foundational in the conception and development of […]

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Private Villas in the Galapagos

Private Villas in the Galapagos

Montemar private villas are located in a 43-acres private reserve in Santa Cruz Island. These fully sustainable villas were born out of the love for protecting the natural habitat of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise. Reyna and Roberto, owners and hosts of Montemar villas, are also top naturalist guides.

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The Aqua Mare

The Aqua Mare

The 16-passenger Aqua Mare superyacht was launched in June 2022 and it operates exclusively within the Galapagos Islands. This vessel has quickly become one of our favorites on the islands. The Galapagos Aqua Mare carries a crew of 16, including two naturalist guides. This ensures a one-on-one bespoke service to explore […]

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Hotel Cruz del Vado

Hotel Cruz del Vado

When we think of Cuenca, Ecuador, we think of cobbled streets, vibrant markets, blue domed churches, and a near perfect climate. Hotel Cruz del Vado is located in one of the first neighborhoods in Cuenca, near the Cruz del Vado monument. The hotel is housed in the Palacio de El Mercurio–Cuenca’s […]

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Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge

Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge

The Cotopaxi Sanctuary Lodge is located on the slopes of the Sincholagua Volcano, in front of the Cotopaxi Volcano, the tallest active volcano in the world. The Rumiñahui and Pasochoa volcanoes stand in the distance.

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Oro Verde Guayaquil

Oro Verde Guayaquil

Hotel Oro Verde our favorite hotel in downtown Guayaquil, Ecuador. For decades, this hotel has set the standard for comfort and service.

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Golden Bay Galapagos

Golden Bay Galapagos

Located on the Playa de Oro (Golden Beach) on San Cristobal Island, Golden Bay Galapagos overlooks a section of the coast that is home to sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and other iconic Galapagos fauna.

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Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center

Located within Yasuni National Park, in the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador, Napo Wildlife Center is one of our favorite lodges for wildlife viewing. The lodge is set near the shore of a lagoon formed by a mirror-like tributary. Nature thrives here; this region is one of the most biodiverse places on […]

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Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge rests within a 5,000-acre ecological reserve in the Amazon Basin of eastern Ecuador. Nature thrives here; this region is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth–home to millions of species of plants, animals, birds, and insects. Guests at Sacha Lodge usually stay three or four nights, exploring the […]

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Adamas House Hotel

Adamas House Hotel

Adamas House is one of our favorite boutique hotels in the historic center of Quito. With more than 130 monumental buildings, and another 5,000 registered properties, Quito’s Centro Historico is one of the best-preserved historic quarters in the world. The hotel is surrounded by the city’s landmark plazas, churches, and […]

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