Ecuador & the Galapagos

Luxury Hotels in Ecuador & the Galapagos

Visitors to Ecuador are spoilt for choice of places to stay. There are colonial curiosities in Quito, charming haciendas in the Highlands, liveaboard boats and ecolodges in the Amazon and, of course, a selection of the finest boats in the Galapagos Islands, complete with superb guides and fine cuisine:

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Finch Bay Hotel

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Named after Darwin's famous finches that are abundant in the area, this is an eco-hotel located on Santa Cruz Island, in the centre of the Galápagos archipelago. Read more

Pikaia Lodge

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

For the eco-traveller looking to escape, Pikaia Lodge on Santa Cruz Island provides an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Galapagos Islands. Sitting on top of an extinct volcanic crater, the environmentally friendly lodge boasts expansive views of the Galapagos National Park. Read more

Napo Wildlife Centre

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > The Amazon

Owned by the local community, the Napo Wildlife Centre jungle lodge is located within the Yasuní National Park - a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Read more

Anakonda Amazon River Cruise

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > The Amazon

The 148ft Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship plying the waters of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the perfect way to explore this incredibly remote region. Read more

Sacha Lodge

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > The Amazon

Accessed by light aircraft flight from Quito followed by a two hour motorised canoe journey, Sacha Lodge, in the heart of Ecuador's Amazon Basin, is a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers, scientists and adventure seekers. Read more

Huaorani Ecolodge

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > The Amazon

Located in the Amazon rainforest, Huaorani Ecolodge is one of the most remote in Ecuador, and a fantastic base from where to spend time with one of the most isolated ethnic groups on earth. Read more

Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Just over an hour from the capital Quito, the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo is built on one of the two most significant Inca sites in Ecuador. Read more

Casa Aliso

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

This delightful little property offers all of the style and comfort of a small luxurious home, with warm and tasteful interiors. Read more

Casa Gangotena

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Located on Plaza San Francisco, a cobbled square with a history stretching back to Inca days, Casa Gangotena is the perfect base from which to explore Quito. Read more

Hacienda Cusin

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Situated within a wide scenic valley just south of the snow-capped Imbabura mountain lies Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th century estate. Read more

Hacienda Pinsaqui

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Hacienda Pinsaqui is a colonial property that has belonged to the Freile family since 1888 and is one of Ecuador’s oldest and most historic haciendas. Read more

Hacienda Zuleta

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Zuleta is a 4,000 acre colonial working farm that has belonged to the family of a former Ecuadorian president for more than 100 years. Read more

Mashpi Lodge

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Just two and a half hours west of Quito in the biodiverse hot spot of Tumbez-Choco-Magdalena, the new Mashpi Lodge is the ideal staging post for anyone wanting to explore the Andean Cloudforest. Read more

Patio Andaluz

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Located in the heart of the historic centre of Quito, this small and charming colonial-style hotel is surrounded by churches, museums and national monuments. Read more

Plaza Grande

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

This legendary building was originally the home of Juan Díaz de Hidalgo, one of the Spanish conquerors who founded Quito in the early 16th century. Read more

Hacienda Piman

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

Hacienda Piman is a historic property in the dry mountains of Imbabura Province in the northern Ecuadorian Andes, an hour from Zuleta. The original buildings may date from the 1600s but the owners offer a really fresh (and refreshing) take on staying in a luxury hacienda in Ecuador. Read more

Hacienda la Alegria

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Quito and The Highlands

For anyone wanting an authentic Andean experience just an hour and a half from Quito, Hacienda la Alegria is the perfect luxury hotel, with a welcome so warm it feels like staying in someone’s home. Read more

M/Y Grace

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

For those who want a dose of ocean-going luxury and fine dining with their Galapagos exploration, the Grace is the boat to choose. Read more

Athala II

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

The Athala II is a motor catamaran, and is one of the best ways to cruise the Galapagos in style and comfort. The exclusive boat provides luxury cabins and amenities to rival any larger vessel. Read more

Eric & Letty

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Sisters in arms, the Eric and Letty duo cruise the Galapagos together. Read more

Galapagos Safari Camp

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Unique within Ecuador, the Galapagos Safari Camp is a tented camp following the African safari model, in which guests stay in comfort while remaining close to nature. Read more

Isabela II

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

One of the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos, with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Read more

La Pinta

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

La Pinta is a 63-metre motor yacht, fully reconstructed and refitted in 2007. Read more

M/V Eclipse

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

A 64-metre motor yacht with a cruising speed of 11 knots. Read more

M/V Santa Cruz

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Following a major overhaul, MV Santa Cruz is now back on the open water. Read more

Galapagos Voyager

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

The Galapagos voyager is one of the most restful and comfortable ways to experience the Galapagos Islands. Read more

Royal Palm

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

The Royal Palm in the lush highlands of Isla Santa Cruz is the finest luxury hotel in the Galapagos Islands, and developing something of a reputation as a celebrity haunt, with the Prince of Wales and Brangelina (entourage included) recent guests. Read more

Ocean Spray

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Not to be mistaken for the famous makers of cranberry juice, Ocean Spray is probably the slickest of all the luxury yachts in the Galapagos. A large catamaran, Ocean Spray has nine comfortable cabins (eight double, one single) each with a private balcony. Read more

Cormorant

Ecuador & the Galapagos > South America > Galapagos Archipelago

Cormorant is an extremely comfortable catamaran and one of the best of the new batch of luxury yachts in the Galapagos. Read more

Well it really is back to earth with a bump after our fabulous holiday. Thank you very much for all your hard work. It really was a dream holiday.

Jane

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