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10 Cultural Tours across Ecuador: From the Amazon to the Andean Highlands

10 Cultural Tours across Ecuador: From the Amazon to the Andean Highlands

A symphony for the senses, Ecuador cultural tours invite you to engage with the intangible magic of this extraordinary country, its history and its people. There are, for example, the indigenous communities all over Ecuador, from Amazon tribes to the Andean Highlands, some of which you can meet and learn […]

8 life-enriching family vacations in Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands

8 life-enriching family vacations in Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands

Disneyland is fine, but for a family travel experience that’s illuminating as well as entertaining, consider South America. Ecuador in particular is a destination that combines sheer fun and fantasy with eye-opening encounters. Imagine you and your family biking down a volcano to fathom the physical power of nature, or […]

Galapagos Islands Governmental Travel Requirements

Galapagos Islands Governmental Travel Requirements

(Quito / August 4, 2020):In light of the world Covid-19 pandemic,Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism has issued a series of travel requirements designed to protect travelers seeking to visit the Galapagos Islands, as well as residents of the islands. These requirements — for international visitors and Ecuadorian travelers alike — consist […]

Surtrek’s Approach to Covid-19

Surtrek’s Approach to Covid-19

We at Surtrek continue to liaise closely with global health authorities and government agencies. In addition to the government advice, we remain in close contact with our own agents on the ground in affected destinations to get first-hand information and insights. Our team will be in contact directly with any […]

Biosafety and Sanitation Measures

Biosafety and Sanitation Measures

A. MAIN CONCEPTS Every operation process such as check-in, cleaning of rooms and facilities, experiences, etc.) has been adapted, taking into account the Biosecurity measures necessary to prevent any disease. Use of Thermometer: any individual who enters the hotel will be measured the temperature with the use of an infrared […]

Breaking News on COVID-19 | Surtrek South American Travel

Breaking News on COVID-19 | Surtrek South American Travel

Surtrek Travel Information Regarding Coronavirus With the recent and ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) people have many questions regarding safe travel in Ecuador and throughout South America. We at Surtrek, of course, recognize the increased uncertainty that this may be causing, and have prepared this information for our existing and […]

The “Camels” of the Andes | Surtrek South American Travel

The “Camels” of the Andes | Surtrek South American Travel

When thinking about the Andes, most of us picture snow-capped mountains, vast green plains, indigenous peoples …and herds of llamas. And yes, these are some of the main characteristics of the mountainous South American region – including the llamas. In fact, American llamas and their close cousins inhabit the immense […]

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 Spectacular Tours of Peru (Part 2) | Surtrek S.A. Travel

10 Spectacular Tours of Peru (Part 2) | Surtrek S.A. Travel

In the Part 1 article of this article on Peru tours, we presented the first five of what we consider “must-see” travel destinations in Peru. Here, we continue with another five destinations that upscale travelers in particular will find well worth uncovering in this “Land of Hidden Treasures.” In Part […]

10 Spectacular Tours of Peru (part 1) | Surtrek S.A. Travel

10 Spectacular Tours of Peru (part 1) | Surtrek S.A. Travel

Peru tours have long been a backpacker’s paradise, however this “Empire of Hidden Treasures” has now entered into the limelight as a must-see travel destination for upscale travelers as well. From riverboat expeditions deep in its exotic rainforest to journeys along its vast coastal desert – traveling via the breathtaking […]