Gate 1 specializes in group travel, and it was an incredible experience for our entire family. This vacation allowed us to explore many parts of Ecuador (not just one city), it allowed us to have fun and meet people from all over the world, but more importantly, it allowed us to have experiences with locals, to share with them, to learn from them and to keep those memories with us forever.
Ecuador is a small country with an extensive culinary reputation. From the coastal seafood of the Pacific to the Andean highlands to the Amazon rainforest, Ecuadorian cuisine is as diverse as the country itself.
In Ecuador, you may have to pay to use some public restrooms. Always carry toilet paper with you and always carry coins and small bills in case you have to pay to use a public restroom.
Traveling to the Amazon in Ecuador is an experience you will never forget. The rainforest is a vast and diverse ecosystem, home to an incredible array of plants and animals. You will also learn about the traditional way of life of the indigenous people who live in the Amazon.
Most travelers will be surprised to find out that the official currency of Ecuador is the U.S. dollar. Remember that in Ecuador, periods may replace commas when it comes to prices – Just something to keep in mind.
Casa del Suizo is a lodge located in the Ecuadorian Amazon in Ahuano. You can explore the Amazon and everything is has to offer. They provide nature walks, hiking, canopy, etc. It is also a great educational experience.
Termas de Papallacta is a Hot Springs Spa and Resort located in a majestic valley of the Andes. It has pools that vary in temperature and they provide relaxation.
We stayed at the Puertolago Country Inn and fell utterly in love with this hotel.
The Puertolago Country Inn is 90 km north of Quito and about 5 minutes from Otavalo, Ecuador. The Inn sits on the shores of Lake San Pablo with an impressive view of a volcano.