Celebrating in Ecuador

Two people with giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands

We love helping travelers plan unforgettable vacations for important milestones in life. We will help you customize your itinerary in a way that fits your budget, interests, and travel style, but that also reflects the magnitude of the occasion. We happen to know of a remarkable place that is perfect for your next special trip. Celebrate your special occasion in style with a trip to Ecuador!
With its gorgeous, diverse landscape and its rich culture, Ecuador is a terrific setting for casual travel. It is also the ideal setting for a trip to commemorate a special occasion. There are few locations as dynamic, unusual, and engaging as Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. The stunning, secluded volcanic archipelago is one of the world’s best locations for wildlife viewing. Additionally, it is a premier place to engage in snorkeling, hiking, and other outdoors activities. A trip to the Galapagos is never dull!

Romantic Special Occasions

Because of its natural beauty and its idyllic solitude, the Galapagos are an inherently romantic place. Anniversaries and honeymoons are two of our favorite occasions to plan Galapagos trips for. We adore working with couples to create trips that are both sweet and meaningful, and that are as distinctive as their love for each other. We especially enjoy getting to help couples plan surprises for each other. We will always do what we can to make trips shine.
Galapagos Multi Sport tours are amazing for anniversary trips. If your relationship is full of awe and adventure, then you will love celebrating your anniversary with this tour’s action-packed offerings. This land-based tour combines nature, wildlife, history, and landscapes with adventure and sports activities. Typical activities include kayaking, snorkeling, biking, and hiking. We can help you take the trip up a notch though, if you want to get extravagant. In the past, we’ve coordinated secret surprise romantic dinners on the beach, cooked by a private chef in the serenity of the islands. What will your personalized experience be?
Honeymooners have previously enjoyed the Unique Lodges of Ecuador. This indulgent travel option gives travelers access to some of Ecuador’s most luxurious lodges in the Cloud Forest, the Andes, and the Galapagos Islands. The accommodations are awesome and fun. There are tons of perks that we can add, including room decorations and romantic dinners.
Looking to go a different direction? Luxury Peru and Galapagos Cruises are a fantastic way to celebrate any romantic occasion. Treat your partner to some pampering with a lux combo tour where you can enjoy a deluxe cruise as well as stays at incredible Inkaterra properties and the Illa experience hotel. Each cruise is unique, but each will work with us to craft individualized programs for guests seeking something special. In the past, we have planned private dinners with wine, cabin decorations, and pacari chocolate deliveries. We can find all sorts of bonus add-ons to include to make the experience extraordinary..
Junin Suite at Illa Experience Hotel Quito

Special Accomodations

Ecuador is home to some of the world’s most magical natural spectacles. With the Galapagos Islands, the Andean countryside, the Cloud Forest, and the Amazon all within its borders, vacations in the country are always awe-inspiring. Accommodations are located in some unbelievably cool places. Many of the properties are unique in ways extending beyond their locations. While you’re in Ecuador, you might stay at historic colonial ranches or jungle cabanas. From your windows, you might see oceans, but you’re also just as likely to see volcanoes. Hotel grounds frequently offer amenities like food gardens, local flora, chocolate and cheese production facilities, Incan walls, cozy fireplaces, gourmet dining options, and more! The perks of each property are distinctive and attractive.
Highlights include…
  • The Illa Experience Hotel in Quito: a fabulous hotel that boasts a 5-star restaurant, rooftop bar, wine cellar, spa, and other amazing amenities, all in a luxury setting. 
  • Hacienda El Porvenir: this folksy, family-friendly hacienda surrounded by volcanoes in the picturesque countryside offers traditional Machai rooms, a spa, fireplaces, and other cozy touches.
  • Galapagos Safari Camp: a unique eco-luxury tented camp in the African safari tradition that makes a nice homebase for wildlife watching, birding, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and mountain biking.
  • Hacienda Zuleta: this historic working farm dates back to the 16th century but still offers lots of modern amenities. They also produce award-winning artisanal cheese.
  • Hacienda La Danesa: a family-owned hacienda and farm in a lush, tropical location, adorned with charming furnishings and offering extensive excursion options.
  • Sacha Amazon Lodge: a lovely lodge with an exclusive location in the Amazon rainforest, giving you access to lengthy canopy walks, trips to one of Ecuador’s largest butterfly farms, canoeing on the Yasuni Clay Lick, and other adventures.
  • Mashpi Lodge: this luxury eco-lodge boasts state-of-the-art accommodations and high-end amenities in the heart of one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots- the cloud forest.
Each of these properties are enthusiastic about coordinating custom experiences. We can arrange room decorations, flower displays, candlelit dinners, surprise gifts, and other treats depending on what you desire. We will find something to make your experience exceptional- no matter the occasion.

Woman dining at Galapagos Safari Camp

Special Dining Experiences

Ecuadorian cuisine, which combines Spanish, Andean, and Amazonian cooking traditions, is flavorful and bright. Foodies are sure to appreciate the unusual dishes and bold flavors of the local food. Want to make dining abroad even more memorable? Set up a special dining experience! Special dining experiences make excellent additions to celebratory trips.
We can work with your itinerary to fit in unique private cooking experiences with local chefs, cooking demos, or private food tours. We can also help you book the perfect restaurant reservation in the city you’re looking to visit.
For more of a relaxed arrangement, we can help arrange romantic dinners in private locations. Wonderful settings for private romantic dinners include Galapagos cruises, scenic locations at a lodge or a hacienda, or a surprise dinner on a beautiful beach.

Other Special Experiences

There’s no shortage of special experiences to savor in Ecuador. You might want to consider…
Hiking Around Volcanoes at Cotopaxi National Park: Known as the home of Cotopaxi volcano and Limpiopungo Lake, Cotopaxi National Park is a nature lover’s paradise. This ecological sanctuary is a stellar spot for adventurers looking to celebrate any of life’s biggest moments. You can get access to this iconic national park on a Galapagos & Haciendas Tour or an Ecuador Highlights Tour.
Exploring Culture in Quito: If you want to immerse yourself in all of the arts and culture that Ecuador has to offer, then you should plan to visit the capital city of Quito. The past and present blend together in this modern city built on the foundations of an ancient Incan town. Here, you can enjoy gourmet dining, world-famous museums, historic architecture, and more, all nestled in the Andean foothills. This UNESCO World Heritage Site also happens to be incredibly romantic. You can see Quito on an Ecuador Highlights Tour or a Luxury Ecuador Tour.
Cruising the Galapagos: The Galapagos Islands are famous as a cruising destination. Take an extensive, individualized cruise around the area so you can take in all that the islands have to offer! While island hopping through the Galapagos, you will get the rare opportunity to sample the highlights of many different islands in a short period of time. Many of the intimate cruise options are budget-friendly, so you can feel confident adding luxury extensions and excursions that will make your cruise even more special. Check out our trips on the Bonita for a well-rounded value option or onboard the Elite for a truly high-end Galapagos experience.
Next time you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, you should consider planning a trip to Ecuador. Contact us today to start planning your celebration!

Cathedral in Cuenca City Center