Testimonials

Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.





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Hotels in Guayaquil

Guayaquil , the main commercial port of Ecuador is also its most dynamic business center.  Its  main tourist attractions include the  waterfront, a series of grand traditional buildings like the Governor’s Office, the City Hall, Iguana Park, Las Peñas  historical neighbourhood,  the recently renovated Santa Ana Hill, and natural attractions like Cerro Blanco rain forest,  Churute mangroves and Historical Park with its exhibition of local flora and fauna.

Hilton Colon (Deluxe)

The splendid building is located only five minutes away from the airport and stands out in the new commercial and financial part of the city,  about 30 minutes from the main tourist attractions within the city.    Recognized for its excellent service level,  the hotel offers 294 rooms and suites count with all the necessary details to satisfy all its guests and state of the art communications.   The five restaurants within the hotel grounds include Italian cuisine, grilled seafood and meat, sushi, pastries,   international and Ecuadorian cuisine at Cafe Colon.   Three bars,  health club, spa with beauty parlor, different therapies,  and stores.    The outdoor pool, surrounding gardens, side pool bar and the Veranda restaurant are the perfect place for families with children due to its informal ambiance.

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Room service
  • Fitness area and pool
  • Gardens
  • Baggage storage
  • Safety deposit box in the room
  • Internet in the room
  • Executive floor
  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Elevators
  • Air conditioning

Oro Verde (Deluxe)

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Oro Verde is located in the most important commercial, financial an tourist area of Guayaquil, just 10 minutes from the international airport, the hotel offers a perfect combination of European atmosphere and Ecuadorian warmth.  A five-time winner of the World Travel Awards, the Oro Verde offers 230 rooms.  The recently remodeled Club Floor and the Executive Tower are the perfect place for the most demanding guests where elegance makes the difference.   The entire hotel  is equipped with the latest technology in communications, air conditioning, amenities and the comfort you expect in a 5 star hotel, a variety of restaurants offering  international and Ecuadorian cuisine, a bar, gym, steam room and a swimming pool.  A children friendly hotel quite attractive due to its location in downtown Guayaquil and proximity to main tourist attractions in the city.

  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Fitness area and pool
  • Baggage storage
  • Safety deposit box in the room
  • Internet in the room
  • Executive floor
  • Executive tower
  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • Elevators
  • Air conditioning

Hampton Inn (First Superior)


Located at walking distance from the waterfront and the main tourist attractions of Guayaquil,  as well as from the administrative and commercial area, it is an excellent choice for those who are more interested in the experience of everyday city life of an Ecuadorian port, yet just about 30 minutes from the airport.   The hotel offers 95  comfortable soundproof rooms, a restaurant, bar, wireless connection, a small spa, gym, steam room, lap-pool/jacuzzi and a business center.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fitness area and lap-pool
  • Baggage storage
  • Safety deposit box in the room
  • Internet in the room
  • Business center
  • Elevators
  • 24 hours coffee station at the lobby
  • Ironing board and iron in the room
  • Air conditioning