The Best Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day is Ecuador

Happy Valentine’s Day from Metropolitan Touring! On this very special day, Ecuador always comes to mind as being a very romantic destination. From the Andean highlands up in Quito (the capital), to the unique cloud forest of the Choco bio-regions all the way to the remote and inspiring Enchanted Islands, this special country offers you the opportunity to explore nature with your loved ones from the comfort of luxurious hospitality and top service.

Get away to the Enchanted Isles

The Galapagos archipelago’s remote location allows you to feel like you have the islands all to yourself. Tourism controls limit the number of people who can visit the islands and keep the environment in its pristine natural state. You may find more animals than other tourists if you visit the islands on an expedition cruise. There is no better place to get up close and personal with unique wildlife than the Galapagos! Hopping on an expedition cruise offers you the adventure of a lifetime, filled with excitement as well as romance!

The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, tucked away in a quiet corner of Santa Cruz Island, offers a perfect getaway for couples. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner by the pool with a view of the ocean that’s right by Playa de los Alemanes, or take a walk around the mangroves surrounding the hotel. Whatever your choice may be, know that the tranquility and magic of the Enchanted Isles will always be with you.

The Gardens Of The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Are Made Up Of Buttonwood Mangroves. World Wetlands Day
The Gardens Of The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Are Made Up Of Buttonwood Mangroves, Perfect For Taking A Relaxing Stroll.

Romance in Continental Ecuador: Mashpi Lodge and Casa Gangotena

Casa Gangotena, located in the heart of Quito’s UNESCO-recognized historic center, is the perfect place to celebrate your love and affection this Valentine’s Day. It was even selected as the World’s Most Romantic Hotel by Travel-Leisure magazine! For the entire month of February, you can enjoy meals and accommodation at this award-winning hotel at special rates.
Mashpi Lodge breaks away from civilization to offer you a secluded nest of luxury in the mega-biodiverse Chocó region. The hotel’s surrounding lush cloud-forest is a serene setting for a romantic getaway for nature lovers and tranquility-seekers alike.
Mashpi is more than a five-star Lodge in the forest: it was conceived and is meant to be one-of-a-kind Travel Experience where the material features of the property are just the ideal complement for an unbeatable contact with the fauna, flora, geological, geographical, ecological, climatic, scenic and historic features of one of the most remarkably biodiverse corners of the world, now protected as a Nature Reserve.

Mashpi Lodge, Yaku Suite.
Exceptional Accommodations At Mashpi Lodge!

Valentine’s Day, the Perfect Excuse to Get Away

Ecuador’s fabulous destinations (located throughout it’s ultra-diverse country) offer a world of possibilities for exploring with loved ones. To make sure you are travelling with the best options and service, count on Metropolitan Touring’s world-class products and service. For love and friendship, come visit Ecuador on board one of our luxury expedition vessels or in one of our award winning hotels!

Updated:May 10, 2023

Published:February 14, 2017


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This small, secret rooftop of the restored Casa Gangotena mansion peers over Plaza San Francisco in the center of Quito’s colonial Old Town, the world’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Order a Cedrón Spritz, a refreshing mix of rum, lemon, sparkling wine, and fresh lemon verbena (cedrón) syrup and leaf, then revel in the mesmerizing, real-time montage of daily life in Ecuador’s capital as it parades past.

National Geographic Traveller

A Font of information, Klaus has spent decades in the field, leading tours in the Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands. He hung up his guiding boots a few years back and now creates itineraries for the tour operator, Metropolitan Touring. Adrift in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles from mainland South America, Galapagos is one of the most biodiverse locales on Earth.

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Santa Cruz II is a replacement for the much-loved Santa Cruz, which plied the waters of the Galapagos for 36 years. It is not a new ship; it was built in 2002 and sailed as Mare Australis under the Australis cruise brand, operating expedition cruises around Cape Horn and to Antarctica. Metropolitan Touring bought the ship in 2015 and completely refurbished it, launching it as Santa Cruz II in October 2015.

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When this modern, minimalist, glass-walled jungle lodge opened in 2012, it changed the accommodation game in South America. Arquitect Alfredo Ribadeneira’s “protective cocoon” would impress in a modern city; in the depths of an Andean cloudforest, it is wild, audacious and beautiful. Though only 70 miles from Quito, Maspi Lodge sits in splendid isolation, perched on a cliff at the end of an unsealed road.

Terms and Conditions

Itinerario de 5 días / 4 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (4214 USD + impuestos por persona)
Itinerario de 7 días / 6 noches: Basado en la tarifa regular (5672 USD + impuestos por persona)
No reembolsable. Aplica únicamente para residentes ecuatorianos en nuevas reservas directas realizadas, hasta el 30 de junio del 2022, con un ejecutivo de ventas del hotel. Válido para estadías hasta el 31 de agosto de 2022. No puede ser combinada con otros descuentos, promociones u ofertas. El descuento no aplica para otros servicios. El precio no incluye recargo de combustible de $20 por noche de crucero.

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