Entries tagged: Luxury Ecuador Travel

Luxury Tented Camps: The Top 10

Luxury Tented Camps: The Top 10

Luxury tented camps, also known as glamorous camping, or “glamping” for short, offer a modern take on a classic experience. Where camping in a traditional tents allows you to escape the city and get closer to nature, luxury tented camps allow you to do just that, without sacrificing luxury or comfort. It might even make you feel more alive to hear an elephant snacking on a nearby tree with only a wall of canvas to separate you. We believe everyone should take the time to slow down and escape, but not leave behind our favorite creature comforts like luxury linens and soaking tubs! […]

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Top Ecuador Adventures

Top Ecuador Adventures

Ker & Downey traveled to Ecuador. Today we are sharing the top Ecuador adventures to add to your next Ker & Downey journey. The drive to Mashpi Lodge is long, and the last hour can be bumpy and rough, but it’s worth it. Once you’re there, you can feel the ambiance and energy changing. The air is so fresh, the surroundings are green and beautiful. It’s pretty incredible. Our time at Mashpi was packed with adventure – a cable bike ride over the trees, a climb up the observation deck for a 360-degree view of the cloud forest, bird and wildlife […]

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Hacienda Zuleta's Andean Condor Huasi Project

Hacienda Zuleta’s Andean Condor Huasi Project

Hacienda Zuleta’s Andean Condor Huasi Project is internationally known for their work in rehabilitating the Andean condors. We caught up with Fernando, the owner of Hacienda Zuleta, to learn more about the Andean Condor and how all of us can be a part of the Andean Condor Huasi Project. Hacienda Zuleta is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite properties in the world. An authentic 4,000-acre working farm, this homestead is a destination in itself, frequently lauded for its pastoral charms, colonial atmosphere, and beautiful Andean setting in Ecuador. But what many don’t realize is that Hacienda Zuleta is also one […]

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Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador: At Home in the Colonial Hacienda

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador: At Home in the Colonial Hacienda

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian destinations. The authentic working farm provides an authentic glimpse into the day-to-day happenings of a colonial hacienda. Just beyond the famed market town of Otavalo is the gateway to the Andean Highlands of Ecuador, home of the longest mountain chain in the world. This region is a vast tapestry of untamed volcanoes, misty cloud forests, and some of the Earth’s most impressive peaks and nestled within their grandeur lies the unassuming 17th-century allure of Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador. This 4,000-acre working farm is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian […]

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp is one of only a handful of luxury tented camps in South America and this special eco-luxury camp on the rise to becoming the leading accommodation on The Enchanted Islands. Here are a few reasons why Galapagos Safari Camp continues to be one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Galapagos experiences and why it is—in our opinion—an essential stop on any South America itinerary. Land and Sea Location Galapagos Safari Camp is its own Robinson Crusoe hideaway, occupying a wooden perch on Santa Cruz Island. This specific plot of land straddles what is known as the transition zone […]

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