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It is important to have a clear idea of what Luxury Travel in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands consist of. While many travellers are used to low prices offered in luxury hotels and resorts around the world, this is not the case for Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Instead, luxury refers to having prime access to the wonders of nature at the comfort of your doorstep. At Galapagos PRO, we offer you the Best Prices available out there with our careful selection of luxurious hotels and cruises. Information and travel suggestions regarding these specific hotels and cruises can be found below.
Luxury Hotels in Quito
Hotel Casa Gangotena overlooks Plaza San Francisco while Boutique Hotel Villa Colonna is just a stone throw away from Plaza Grande. Both hotels are located in the heart of the historical city centre of Quito.
Hotel Casa Gangotena is one of the most beautiful boutique hotels in Latin America which boasts 32 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites. It also has an impeccable fine dining restaurant which will certainly satisfy your exquisite palate.
Boutique Hotel Villa Colonna is newly opened in July 2017 with only six individually and uniquely designed suites. It has a colonial facade with a rooftop which offers a panoramic view of the city. Guests are served delicate treats and a delicious à la Carte breakfast. While the hotel does not have a restaurant, recommendations to the best restaurants in the city will be provided, and they are easily within reach.
Are you looking for a restful and tranquil retreat far away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Now you can do exactly just that at the Mashpi Lodge located amidst the forested mountains!
Let yourself be enthralled by this environmentally friendly architectural masterpiece which offers you both a sense of luxury and intimacy with nature. Every room comes with ceiling to floor glass windows, allowing you to immerse in the lush and magnificent nature around you fully.
The Yasuní National Park (Amazon)
The Yasuni National Park is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. It has a record-breaking amount of mammals, insects, plants, and amphibian found per unit area. We have included three lodges and a luxury cruise below which will enable you to experience this wildlife haven up close and personal.
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Sacha Lodge is located deep in the Amazon but highly accessible with a motorised canoe. It is close to the famous canopy walk where you can walk suspended with a superb view of the surrounding nature. The ceiling to floor windows in the cosy rooms also includes a thrilling jungle shower experience. The spacious insect proofed rooms are also ideal for families.
La Selva Lodge is a place of absolute indulgence as it overlooks the serene Lake Garzacocha. Pamper yourself after a long day with the lodge’s very own spa services. The suites include private baths with an open view of nature. The lodge also comes with a restaurant serving up local gastronomy set out to provide you with an exquisite dining experience.
Napo Wildlife Centre offers 16 luxurious cabins in the heart of the Yasuni National Park. Newer suits come with glass floors allowing you to observe the wildlife living underneath your room. Some rooms even offer ensuite jacuzzi with a jungle view. Interact with otters and other exciting wildlife on the river banks as you paddle up the nearby Añangu Lake.
Anakonda Amazon Cruise allows you to explore the mystery and wonders of the Amazon in an environmentally sustainable way whilst revelling in luxury provided on the cruise. With the cruise, you will be able to reach remote parts of the Amazon where you can see and experience more. The luxurious cabins are all fitted with panoramic windows while suites consist of a private balcony and hot tub.[/expand]
The Avenue of Volcanoes
Hotel Hacienda San Austín de Callo is located at the foot of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. This hotel is in proximity to the Cotopaxi National park. Although there are barely any traces of the Inca Empire left, the comfortable rooms are modelled with Incan walls and paintings. You can take in the breathtaking view of the volcanic region from the patio in your room.
Luna Runtun Adventure Spa provides guests with the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. You can relish the view of the active Tungurahua volcano, the cascading waterfalls as well as the city of Baños from the comfort of your room and the pool area. The pool area has several pools and jacuzzis to choose from, and some are even filled with warm thermal water to soothe and pamper you.
By the Coast
End your trip on the perfect note by relaxing and unwinding at Las Tanusas Retreat & Spa Hotel in Boca de Cayo.
Located three hours away from the city of Guayaquil, Las Tanusas Retreat & Spa Hotel offers you absolute privacy with only 5 villas on its secluded eco-friendly beach. The 13 km long beach boasts exceptionally high biodiversity where you can get a closer look at the howling monkeys, whales, exotic birds and other wildlife. Diving with the large and magnificent Manta Rays is possible as well! The hotel’s restaurant is lead by Rodrigo Pacheco who serves up some of the finest Ecuadorian dishes with a French twist. The restaurant was also selected twice as the best restaurant in Ecuador.
What better way to end your stay at Guayaquil than at the elegant Hotel del Parque.
It is a newly restored 19th-century building nestled amid the Guayaquil historical park. The hotel offers 44 luxurious guest rooms with massive lounges, courtyards, and an exceptional restaurant. The hotel’s interior is designed with Ecuadorian furnishings with marble floorings and cool bright hues. The hotel has a waterfront restaurant with a wide selection of fresh seafood.
Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise & Hotels
The Galapagos Islands are one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world, and there are two ways to travel luxuriously on the islands. You can choose to stay on a small luxurious cruise or in an upscale lodge while experiencing the nature and wildlife of the islands at its best!
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La Pinta can hold up to 48 passengers, and the cabins include panoramic windows with interconnected cabins available for families upon request. On board, facilities include jacuzzi, sky decks for relaxing and dining, a sky bar, gym and a natural history library.
Catamaran Cormorant, Petrel and Xploration are small yachts which allow 16 passengers on board, giving you a much cosier and peaceful experience. The cruises come with sundecks, spacious lounging areas, Al-Fresco and indoor dining, jacuzzi and private balconies.
Evolution is a luxurious expedition yacht with two bars, Al-Fresco dining, sundecks, a saloon and even a mini pool. It can accommodate up to 32 passengers and there is also a doctor on board.
Seastar Journey is a contemporary first class yacht which has a capacity of 16 passengers. The rooms have panoramic windows, and the cruise consists of a sun deck, solarium, jacuzzi, library, video library and even a play zone for kids. A naturalist will also be aboard. Both local and international dishes are served as well.
Xperience can hold up to 48 passengers, and it provides one naturalist guide per 12 guests. It offers indoor and Al-Fresco dining, a boutique for souvenirs, sun decks with hot tub, lounging areas and a library. A doctor will also be on board and at times accompany guests during excursions to offer assistance.
Grace, as the name suggests, was once owned by Grace Kelly and on the very same yacht is where she spent her honeymoon with Prince Rainier of Monaco. Today, it is a stylish and sophisticated yacht which can carry up to 18 passengers. It has a full viewing sun deck, hot tub, Al-Fresco and indoor dining and a saloon with a bar.
Passion is a luxury yacht for 12 passengers with four intricately designed rooms. It has a panoramic sky lounge and bar as well as indoor and Al-Fresco dining. Each bathroom comes with a bathtub, and indoor air conditioning is provided. A naturalist will also be onboard to share their knowledge with guests
For Island Hoppers
Pikaia Lodge is located in the highlands of Island Santa Cruz. It has 16 guest rooms with a magnificent aerial view of the island. The lodge offers relaxing spa treatments, an infinity pool, various lounging areas with a panoramic view and a restaurant which serves intricately designed Peruvian and Ecuadorian fusion cuisine. Please note that the weather is often cloudy in the highlands.
Eco-Lodge Finch Bay is the only hotel located on the southside beachfront of Island Santa Cruz, thus providing you with excellent access to water sports and activities. It has an outdoor bar, a solar heated pool where ducks may even join your swim, and the airy rooms and suites come with balconies and porches. The restaurant serves both Ecuadorian and international dishes, with ingredients fresh from their vegetable garden. To explore more, you can also combine your stay here with Scalesia-Lodge on Island Isabela.
Boutique Hotel Iguana Crossing is situated on the sandy 5km beach of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island. At this beach, you will be able to swim with sea lions and penguins and even cross paths with the marvellous marine iguana and giant tortoise. The hotel has an outdoor pool, hot tub, and rooms which overlook the lagoon or the ocean. It is also the perfect place for an extended stay after touring by cruise as the island has an airport with connections to other inner islands.
More information and travel suggestions regarding the hotels and cruises mentioned above can be found on our website. Changes and modifications can be made to suit your needs as well. For further assistance, please call us at (+1) 206 445 3010 .
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