Hotels in The Galápagos

Hotel Miconia

For charming and casual accommodations, book a room at the Hotel Miconia, where rustic-chic suites, private bungalows, and rooms look out over either San Cristobal’s port or the hotel’s own verdant garden. Guests at Hotel Miconia enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable television, air conditioning, and access to onsite amenities like a Jacuzzi hot tub and an outdoor swimming pool.

Tours in Ecuador

Quito and the Northern Andes

A charming colonial city known for whitewashed buildings crowned with red-tile roofs, Quito is also a rising player in Latin America’s buzzy food scene. After getting a bird’s eye view of the valley city from Cerro Panecillo, trace the winding cobblestone streets to discover the city’s plazas, monasteries, and museums. Don’t miss the cultural highlights, such as the Oswaldo Guayasamin museum and the baroque facade of the 1605 Church of La Compania.

Otavalo Market and Northern Highlands

Two hours north of Quito is the market of Otavalo, considered one of the finest textile markets on the continent. Barter with Otavaleno vendors (instantly recognizable by their bright blue ponchos, white pants, and long, braided hair) while admiring the vibrant tapestries, blankets, rugs and native handicrafts.

Avenue of the Volcanoes

Spend a day stretching your legs in Cotopaxi National Park and the Avenue of the Volcanoes: a string of 11 brooding peaks that cast shadows over terraced farmlands, traditional villages, and a series of Andean markets, including Pujili (where locals craft fine ceramics) and Saquisili, the largest bazaar of its kind in the Cotopaxi Province.

Mindo Cloud Forest

A former farm transformed into a hummingbird nature reserve, the Mindo-Nambillo Protected Cloud Forest is filled with hidden waterfalls and trees embellished by orchids and bromeliads. Watch closely for the colorful blur of native hummingbirds, toucans, and tanagers as you wander the grounds of this beautiful sanctuary.

Guayaquil City Tours

Mix and match experiences to craft your ideal tour of Ecuador’s largest city and seaport. Stroll along the two-mile pedestrian walkway flanked with botanical gardens, museums, and cafes, or tour the El Castillo cacao farm and chocolate factory just one hour north.

Ecuadorian Rainforest

Fly east across the equator to reach the headwaters of the Amazon Basin, and the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a world unto itself. This pristine rainforest sanctuary has—much like the Galápagos Islands—managed to remain untouched by encroaching civilization and is believed to be home to one of the most diverse collections of flora and fauna on Earth.

Hotels in Ecuador

Guayaquil

Hotel Oro Verde

Located in downtown Guayaquil, this hotel has an outdoor pool flanked by chaise lounges, along with five restaurants and bars. Rooms here have fine linens and a soothing color scheme accented by hardwood or tiled floors. Wash the day’s adventures away in the spa-like baths, which feature revitalizing rainfall showers.

Hotel Del Parque

Head to the tony Samborondon neighborhood for an elegant sleep at Guayaquil’s Hotel del Parque, which has a distinctly European aesthetic. The 44 rooms and suites have classic colonial-style furnishings and marble clad bathrooms.

Quito

Casa Gangotena

One of the most celebrated luxury properties in Ecuador, Casa Gangotena occupies the site of former presidential mansions, and the aesthetic is appropriately posh: Art Deco and Art Nouveau design elements are prominent throughout the property, including hand-painted murals and friezes, crystal chandeliers, restored tin ceilings, and Egyptian and Statuarietto marbles throughout the property.

Wyndham Quito Airport

Modern, comfortable rooms with a number of amenities—free high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, an iPod docking station — guests at the Wyndham will enjoy this sleek and convenient place to bed down near the international airport.

Le Parc Hotel

Behind oversized copper-clad doors is a sleek, contemporary property with buzzy public spaces like a chic lounge and lively rooftop. Rooms, meanwhile, all have separate sleeping and lounging areas, and deep soaking tubs.

Patio Andaluz

A boutique property in a converted historic home, the heart of Quito’s colonial center, Hotel Patio Andaluz centers around a grand, glass-covered atrium with a charming courtyard restaurant on the ground floor. Elegant rooms feature dark wood furnishings and antiques.

Ecuadorian Amazon Lodges

Sacha Lodge

Overlooking Pilchicocha Lake on a 5,000-acre reserve in the Amazon rainforest, Sacha Lodge has stylish, thatched-roof cabins that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. With treetop canopy walks, a sprawling butterfly farm, and a network of trails and rivers ideal for both guided hikes as well as leisurely paddling in a dugout canoe, Sacha Lodge is a euphoric destination for Ecoventura guests who have not yet had their fill of immersive wildlife encounters.

Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center is the only lodge within the boundaries of Yasuni National Park, which protects nearly 2.5 million square acres of pristine Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The eco-lodge has 16 simple yet luxe cabins that with high-end features such as king-sized beds, a private balcony with views Anangu Lake, and private bathrooms.

First Class Hotels in Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Lima

El Pardo Doubletree Hotel Lima

Located in Miraflores, the cosmopolitan district of Lima, El Pardo Doubletree by Hilton offers 241 renovated rooms and suites, all boasting high-end amenities and the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams beds to ensure a restful night.

Costa del Sol Wyndham - Lima

With a convenient location next to the airport, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel offers upscale amenities for a comfortable night’s sleep. You will be met upon arrival and escorted to the hotel with a connecting walkway just a few yards from the city airport, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to rest before beginning your Peruvian adventure.

Hotel B – Lima

This luxurious boutique hotel in Peru’s lively capital occupies a wonderfully restored colonial mansion in the bohemian art district, Barranco. Guests will find that Hotel B is a calming oasis in the bustling city, with comfortable guest rooms equipped with modern conveniences. Major perks include an onsite rooftop space and outdoor deck with a full bar, a well-stocked library and cozy living room.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Sitting on more than 12 acres of a private mountainside reserve, this Inkaterra property resembles a miniature village, comprising 83 whitewashed adobe casitas connected by a network of winding stone pathways.

Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco

Housed in a nearly 500-year-old mansion, Palacio del Inka is a stylish retreat in the heart of historic Cusco. Built atop an Inca palace, the colonial structure still has its ancient walls, and centers around a tranquil central courtyard. Interiors feature colonial-era paintings and furnishings, with carved wooden doors, tapestries and gilded mirrors adding texture to the jewel-toned rooms.

Inkaterra La Casona – Cusco

This 16th-century manor house is located on the Plaza de la Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant cobblestoned streets. Harmoniously restored, its eleven suites flank a gorgeous central patio, and reflect the country’s colonial and pre-colonial heritage, fitted with chimneys, heated floors, and extra-large bathtubs. Inkaterra La Casona wears the preeminent Relais & Chateaux crest.

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

At the foot of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sumaq offers guests uninterrupted mountain views and interiors inspired by ancient Incan culture. The recently renovated and spacious rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the dramatic landscape, and feature goose-feather beds, rain-showers and a distinctly Peruvian-inspired decor.

Hotel Sol y Luna – Sacred Valley

Acclimatize to the altitude of the Andes at the luxe Sol y Luna, a five-star property from the elite Relais & Chateaux collection. Accommodations are in Superior-level cozy “casitas” that draw inspiration from the stone walls of ancient Inca sites, each a private sanctuary facing the Andes mountains.