Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

Adventure Spas in Ecuador. Where to go and what to expect.

When you think about adventure travel, many things come to mind. Depending on how adventurous you are and what your perception of traveling is. Probably a hike around the Amazon jungle or a Galapagos excursion in a luxury boat. Whatever your perception of adventure is, at the end of it you will need sometime to rest and “take in” all the excitement and the experience you went through. You’ll need a vacation from your vacation, and the best time to take it is while you are enjoying the last days of your trip.

A great way to unwind and take that well deserved “vacation from you vacation” is to spend the last night or two away from everything relaxing at an adventure spa were you can refuel and get ready to get back home.

These adventure spas are not the posh and lush spas that you would find in the Bay Area, Los Angeles or any other major US or European city. Adventure spas in Ecuador are located away from the tourist track, perched high up in the Andes mountains or hidden in a lush tropical forest. They are still extremely comfortable and cater to the standards of world travelers with spa services like no other. These adventure spas are away from everything and everyone yet close to nature and with easy access to trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding and beautiful walks around the Andes mountains and the jungle or cloud forest.

Here is a quick summary of what we think are the best Adventure Spas in Ecuador. Each with its unique style and atmosphere. Some are minimalistic, other are colorful and display memorable details on every corner.

If you like spectacular views pick Luna Runtun, if you like great spa facilities, go for Samari. If you prefer cold places so you can spend the whole day in the hot tub, Termas de Papallacta is your place. If you prefer more humid and warm weather with great facilities you should think of Arasha, and of course there are may others like La Mirage, Vista del Mundo Spa & Resort, Lueva Spa & Holistic Center, that are just as great.

We will be posting reviews of each one of these great vacation spots in the upcoming days, in the meantime, if you have questions please contact us through this form or leave a comment here.

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