Travel in Ecuador: A multi-cultural country with the greatest biodiversity on Earth


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Ecuador, in less than 270,000 square kilometers (105,000 sq. miles), boasts the largest biodiversity on earth and one of the richest cultural, geographical and artistic heritages. The country is an incredible example of Andean Latin America in a small, accessible and safe package.

Colonial Art and Culture – Indian Markets and Villages
National Parks – Cloud Forests and Bird Watching
Climbing, Trekking and Horseback Riding Trips

Q U I T O : a UN World Cultural Heritage City
Galpagos Islands     –     Amazon Jungle

offers reservation service for any available travel product in Ecuador, as well as custom planning and program organization for individuals or groups, for leisure, business or special interest trips.

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Hacienda Chillo-Jijón is the top-most lodging choice to visit Quito and its vicinity: the Colonial city with its baroque gilded churches and its museums, the Indian

Markets, the Andean region and its mountain villages, and much more. Located right on the city limits, the Hacienda offers tranquility and a polution-free home-base for your stay in Ecuador.

Haciendas in the Andes:
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The Andean region is sprinkled with beautiful old Haciendas that offer a full range of options, from old style country life to simple relaxation, amidst incredibly

breathtaking landscapes. You can spend one or many days inmersed in true Ecuadorian way of life, or we can arrange a tour of different haciendas, each one as the center of operations to visit different areas of Ecuador.

The Galapagos Islands:
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The best in Galapagos cruises. Darwin's islands are unique in the World and are still the best preserved showcase of evolution.

How you visit them is what can make them unforgettable ... We would like to custom fit the cruise to your travel style. All programs in the Galapagos must conform by law, and because of the fragile environment, to certain standards. However, there are cruises on large ships (up to 90 passengers), medium yachts, and small boats. Cruises can last 3, 4 or 7 nights, and can range from full deluxe to economy class. Alternatively, visitors can stay in island hotels and sail daily to the nearby islands. Some yachts offer some snorkeling and diving, but there are also cruises dedicated exclusively for those sports.

Hacienda Chillo-Jijón works with all of the many different operators that serve the Galapagos, and is in a position to offer its clients the program that best suits the specific requirements.

Amazon programs:
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A visit to the Amazon rainforest, sharing the life and ways of some of the last native cultures. An incredible experience for mind and body.

Sachamama ("Mother Jungle"), is the home to the last free-roaming animals and to the vegetable universe in its greatest splendor.   We offer regularly scheduled top class jungle-lodge programs that are easily accessible and still afford a true feeling of the pristine forest, as well as custom-made exclusive study-adventure tours, traveling by river and by air, entering the jungle by specially chartered airplane and then journeying by indigenous methods: by dugout canoe. Visitors camp in the nomad style of the Amazon Indians in huts they build in front of the guests. With all its rusticity, the program still offers comfort and quality for an unforgettable experience.

Moderate    For those interested in more adventurous jungle programs, we offer also both regularly scheduled and custom-made alternatives in a more rustic style. The adventure trips are intended to share the life and ways of some of the last people who still master their authentic jungle environment. Trekking through the virgin rainforest, visitors reach places where animals are not yet afraid of humans and nature has remained untouched.

The rest of the Country:

For tips on programs and activities in the vicinity of Quito, in the Andean region and the rest of the Country, please click on the following link:

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For travel in Ecuador, make Hacienda Chillo-Jijón your home base to visit Quito, the Andean region and the rest of the country,
including the Galapagos and the Amazon jungle.
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