Ecuador Hotels & Lodges
Like everywhere else, Ecuador offers a wide range of accommodations.
Below you’ll find a sampling of our favorite hotels and lodges in the Highlands, Amazon and the Galapagos.
Sample Accommodations across Ecuador:
Anakonda Amazon Riverboat:
Napo Wildlife Center Eco-lodge: In Touch with Ancestral Traditions:
Get a close up view of the Amazon wildlife in the Yasuní National Park, a sacred land considered one of the most diverse areas in the planet.
Owned and managed by the local indigenous community itself, travelers get an authentic introduction to life in the Amazon at the Napo Wildlife Center & Eco-lodge. Built according to traditional architectural principles – but with all the modern conveniences included – the Napo Wildlife Center Eco-Lodge consists of 16 luxury thatched bungalows, each with a private bathroom, insect screens, mosquito nets, and views of the forest and the center’s own private lake (Lake Añangucocha). Based at the lodge, you will go canoe trips along lakes and rivers, forest excursions and birding tours. The Napo Wildlife Center has a remote observation tower that provides a 360 degree view of the canopy 118 feet up in the air. It’s an amazing place to observe flocks of colorful birds flying and the magnificence of the trees, flowers, and nature of the Amazon basin.
Casa Gangotena Hotel:
The Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel is full of history and traditions. This imposing structure – a former mansion of a prestigious local family – is part of the landscape of the Quito’s historic district.
The regal and historic home was converted into a stunning hotel with eclectic décor and an intimate atmosphere. Its 31 rooms reflect both classic and contemporary architectural, which are combined with all the amenities to ensure maximum comfort. Since its inauguration in 2011, the hotel has won several major awards and honors, including recognition as the “Best Hotel in Ecuador,” the “Best Hotel in South America” (Trip Advisor) and one of the “25 Best Hotels in the World.” By staying at Casa Gangotena can you enjoy this environment that combines history, sophistication and warmth in the heart of one of the most beautiful and best preserved historic centers in Latin America.
Galapagos Boat (Ocean Spray):
One of the newest luxury yachts of its type operating in the Galapagos Islands, the Galapagos Ocean Spray is described as a “mega” catamaran; and — since it is equipped with large staterooms and a huge sundeck with a Jacuzzi — it’s not hard to see why! The unrivaled spaciousness of the yacht’s design, also seen in the cabins and all other guest areas, is complemented by the equally unmatched stability and speed that only catamarans can provide. Indeed, her speed, comfort and stability make the Galapagos Ocean Spray a perfect choice for your Galapagos Islands cruise adventure. Built in 2011, the ultra-modern 16-passenger yacht has three passenger decks with a total of nine (9) elegantly appointed and spacious double cabins, all with private facilities – including balconies. A friendly, experienced crew, a top notch menu of Ecuadorian and international cuisine, and pure style all make the Galapagos Ocean Spray a great cruise ship for your Galapagos trip.