A Visit to Condor Park

August 30, 2013 Travel to Ecuador No Comments

IMG_3851Many visitors to the Andes region are disappointed that the emblematic bird of the region – the Andean Condor – is rather scarce and shy. Most visitors never get to see an Andean Condor, which is a pity: there is a reason why these majestic birds are one of the national symbols of Ecuador. The truth is, you don’t have to travel to a remote region to see a condor: there is actually a place not far from the famous Otavalo market which has not only magnificent Andean Condors, but also some other hard-to-see species such as Harpy Eagles as well. … Continue Reading

A Stay at Hacienda San Francisco

August 23, 2013 Travel to Ecuador No Comments

No visit to Ecuador is complete without an overnight stay at one of the many fabulous converted haciendas.

San Francisco Hacienda Room

San Francisco Hacienda Room

Haciendas are large, elegant homes, some of which are centuries old. Years ago, haciendas were country homes for the nation’s elite, and many of them have been converted into first-class lodgings.

San Francisco is one such hacienda, and it’s located in the northern province of Imbabura. The hacienda has been in the Freile family since 1640 … Continue Reading

Riding the Liberty Train

Ecuador is revitalizing its once-decrepit train system, and the results are astounding!

camino al boliche

Once, the train went all the way from near the Colombian border in the north to Guayaquil, but with the advent of roads, large sections of track fell into disuse. In recent years, however, Ecuador has been slowly repairing and maintaining key sections of track and railroad cars and opening them up for visitors. Several sections of track have been re-opened: the northernmost one runs from Ibarra to Salinas and is known as “Tren de la Libertad” or “Liberty Train.” … Continue Reading

Photo of the week – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Early this morning…
Ready to jump in the water to snorkel with sea lions!

Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands

Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands

Exploring the Galapagos Islands on board luxury catamarans.
Getting to remote places in the enchanted islands.

Enjoying every single day of the cruise!

Cormorant Luxury Catamaran

Ecuador & Peru Luxury Tour Packages

August 15, 2013 Travel to Ecuador No Comments
Ecuador Luxury

Cotopaxi Volcanoe – Ecuador


Be part of an amazing journey and explore the Avenue of the Volcanoes in Ecuador.

Volcanoes, snowcapped, fabulous landscapes and luxury boutique haciendas hotels will be take you into the Andes Mountains.