Ecuador is filled with a plethora of must-see spots, whether you’re traveling alone, with someone special or with your family. Looking for ways to add a little luxury travel Ecuador to your trip there? We’ve got a few in mind. Check them out, below!
The Galapagos are a must-do when you travel to Ecuador—and lucky for luxury lovers, you can explore them in style. It’s not uncommon for visitors to charter a private yacht with a guide, and hop from island to island. When you do, you’ll be able to anchor wherever you want and see (or play with!) the Galapagos sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and penguins the archipelago is known for. If you really want to take it up a notch, hire a chef to come onboard with you and fuel your adventure with a feast.
This small village is known for the longevity of its residents; many of them live over 100 years! What’s their secret? Researchers will tell you it’s the area’s clean water and air, stress-free quality of life, beautiful surroundings and healthy food. To get there, you can hop on a flight from Quito to Loja, and hire a car to drive you into Vilcabamba. Spend your days hiking up its soaring mountains, breathing its balmy air, hanging with its friendly inhabitants, admiring its hillside mansions, or—in this mystical “fountain of youth” town—getting spa treatments.
If you’re looking to experience luxury travel Ecuador, make a point to stay in an ecolodge in the Amazon Rainforest. Ecolodge travel is exciting for two reasons: first, it has little impact on the environment, and second, staying in one usually puts you in the heart of impressive ecosystems and lets you experience them in a unique way. (In this case, it’s the rainforest!) The Cuyabeno Ecolodge, which sits in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, is a popular lodge for visitors to stay in. When you go, you’ll be able to see the Amazon by canoe, get some of the best wildlife viewing in the world, experience biodiversity like you’ve never seen before, wander along the Equator, and explore nearly 1.5 million acres of pristine jungle with a knowledgeable guide by your side.
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