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Traditional Charm-filled Haciendas in the Ecuadorian Andes

Traditional Charm-filled Haciendas in the Ecuadorian Andes

In the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Ecuadorian highlands, you can discover the rustic charm of Andean haciendas filled with Spanish colonial history and natural splendor. Yet, a closer look will reveal that these one-time mountain ranches have been converted into stylish boutique hideaways. These chic oases retain their wood and […]

Top Destinations for Vacationing in the Andes in 2021

Top Destinations for Vacationing in the Andes in 2021

As we slowly return to normalcy, 2021 offers the possibility of again exploring the world around us. One of the sites worth discovering is the longest continental mountain range in the world: The Andean highlands, which stretch the length of South America’s western coast. Amazingly long (4,300 miles in length), […]

10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos Islands | Surtrek Travel

10 Reasons to Visit the Galapagos Islands | Surtrek Travel

As the Galapagos Islands is the ideal place for an unforgettable vacation, this archipelago is one of the most relished destinations for many travelers worldwide. Here we present our top-10 list of reasons to enjoy these “enchanted islands,” so that you might select them as your own vacation destination in […]

Ecuadorian Cloud-Forest Lodges Offered by Surtrek

Ecuadorian Cloud-Forest Lodges Offered by Surtrek

This week we’re taking a look at lodges situated in and around the Ecuadorian cloud forest town of Mindo. A little over an hour from Quito, the Mindo cloud forest is filled with amazing plant and animal life – perfect for a day or even a week-long trip from the […]

5 Must-See Day-Tour Sites & Attractions in Quito, Ecuador

5 Must-See Day-Tour Sites & Attractions in Quito, Ecuador

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has one of the largest historic districts in Latin America. Discover its narrow stone streets, colonial homes stretching a block and a half, houses from the Republican era, steep stairs in unexpected places, beautiful Catholic churches, and squares with birds everywhere. Quito’s historic district has […]

5 Top Ecuadorian Eco-Lodges | Surtrek South American Travel

5 Top Ecuadorian Eco-Lodges | Surtrek South American Travel

The very notion of luxury travel is being re-worked. Old-fashioned, ostentatious “luxury” hotels are clearly outmoded, as today’s high-end travelers are searching for experiential adventure. They are looking to “get inside” a destination – connecting with the indigenous culture, sampling the local food, and appreciating local designs. These modern-day explorers […]

Five Top Sites for Diving-Cruises in the Galapagos Islands

Five Top Sites for Diving-Cruises in the Galapagos Islands

There are diving vacations… and there are diving vacations; and one of these amazing underwater adventures can be found in the legendary Galapagos Islands. In this archipelago, each diving cruise promises extraordinary sightings, making it nothing short of a “must do once-in-a-lifetime experience” – whether you’re a beginning snorkeler swimming […]

Choosing the Best Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise for 2021

Choosing the Best Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise for 2021

Choosing the right Galapagos Islands luxury cruise ship is a crucial aspect for any such trip. However, this choice itself can pose an overwhelming challenge because of the dozens of boats and tour companies offering similar services and information. To work your way through this labyrinth — and depending on […]

Quito: Among Latin America’ Best Tourist Destinations

Quito: Among Latin America’ Best Tourist Destinations

Seeking an unforgettable South America travel experience in 2021? Consider the Andes as one of your best tourism options for a 2021 vacation. The longest continental mountain range in the world, the Andean highlands stretch the length of South America’s western coast. Amazingly long (4,300 miles), and surprisingly thin (between […]

5 “Must See” Historic-Quito Attractions | Surtrek Day Tours

5 “Must See” Historic-Quito Attractions | Surtrek Day Tours

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, has one of the largest historic districts in Latin America. Narrow stone streets, steep stairs in unexpected places, colonial homes stretching a block and a half, houses from the Republican, beautiful Catholic churches and squares with birds everywhere. Quito’s historic district has an area of […]