Cuchara’s Gallery – Cacao Glamping – Galapagos
LA CUCHARA ECUADORIAN GALLERY
The “Mama Cuchara” is in the Loma Grande Historic Center of Quito has a route that welcomes a great influence of tourists in the stretch of Rocafuerte street that goes from the arch of Santo Domingo to the southeast until reaching the “Mama Cuchara” this circular square was so named because it ends in a circle that replicates the image of a large wooden spoon representative in Ecuador for being commonly used to stir the food in large pots. This colonial space is typical for its old houses with large patios, high rooms, and the classic roofs of the Ecuadorian capital.
According to its residents, it’s a quiet neighborhood, the people are friendly, and when there are parties the street is usually very cheerful.
In this famous traditional neighborhood of Loma Grande, you’ll find “Galería la Cuchara” wherewith us you’ll discover the secrets that will motivate your senses and you’ll have the opportunity to experience the tasting of a nice coffee or organic chocolate with fine aroma and at the same time an energizing guayusa.
You’ll have the opportunity to get to know beautiful handmade crafts made with the insuperable spirit of Ecuadorian artisans who live in various regions of Ecuador.
CACAO GLAMPING (CHOCOLODGE)
Welcome to the largest rainforest in the Amazon and the world. A place where there’s a greater diversity of sounds such as humming, birdsong, and other life than anywhere else on the planet. One Amazon tree can be home to a million species of birds and insects that can be found in other parts of the world. One hectare of the forest has as many species of frogs as in all North America. You can find a great diversity of fauna from a tiny monkey to an 8-pound toad, a bird-eating spider, and an anaconda that can grow up to 15 meters long.
The Amazon is the largest region of Ecuador, although there are four other regions, namely the Coast (coastal lowlands), Sierra (Andean highlands), Oriente (Amazon), and the Galapagos Islands. The Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador covers the eastern part of the country and includes 6 Ecuadorian provinces: Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Sucumbios, and Zamora Chinchipe.
The Ecuadorian Amazon is a paradise for birdwatchers, as it’s more than 600 species of birds, in a trip with a specialized naturalist guide you will be able to observe around 250 to 300 species during the trip.
Also, there are 9 indigenous nationalities, some of them welcome tourists and it’s ideal for cultural experiences in Ecuador. The climate of the Amazon is warm and rainy, so staying and enjoying different tourist activities in the area is wonderful.
Thus, the idea of creating a Glamping in the Amazon, which has the meaning of an activity that consists of camping with some of the communities and luxuries of a home. The definition of Glamping is connected to the care of the environment and an exclusive concept of luxury camping and sustainable travel, ecotourism, or sustainable and ecological nature tourism with attention to detail in accommodation. In Cacao Glamping you can live authentic luxury vacations and wake up surrounded by nature, landscapes, and paradisiacal places. Discover alternative tourism with the comforts of a 5-star hotel in a luxury camping with all private and full of exclusivity, by glamping you can reconnect with nature, enjoy sustainable tourism, the environment, and live a luxury and unique rural trip.
At the same time, you will discover the best places to practice nature tourism: hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, bird watching, chocolate tasting and making, and many other eco-tourism and ecotourism activities.
Galapagos became the country’s star destination, recorded zero cases and locals are 100% vaccinated. Ecuador achieved a vaccination campaign to inoculate 100% of the islands’ population to reactivate the Galapagos tourism industry and has become one of the first Free COVID destinations globally.
When the coronavirus pandemic reached South America, human activity in the Galapagos Islands came to a total halt, leaving giant tortoises, iguanas, and other endemic species to their fate, as it brought tourism and all scientific activity to a complete halt.
Ecuador seeks to confront new cases with two approaches: safety through a strong vaccination program and compliance with protocols, in addition to the promotion of its nature tourism destinations. The Government of Ecuador confirmed that 100% of the population of the Galapagos Islands has been vaccinated and that there are no more COVID-19 cases, thus positioning the islands in the international market as a spearhead for the promotion of the country in response to the demand for the “new normal”.
The National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) announced the new measures in force for entering the archipelago, it’s worth clarifying that this destination can only be accessed from the mainland of Ecuador and not directly from abroad. Passengers wishing to enter must only present a negative result of a PCR test performed up to 72 hours before the trip, the measure is mandatory for all persons over 2 years old.
The diverse and abundant marine and terrestrial fauna attract ecotourism to the Galapagos. All global reports, including UNWTO and WTTC, state that international demand for the “new normal” should focus on nature destinations and especially those that are perceived as safe in terms of sanitary conditions.
The Galapagos National Park (GNP) and other scientific organizations such as the Charles Darwin Foundation are working to put international codes and satellite monitoring markers on sharks to determine their population, habitat, nutrition, and migratory routes, and biologists have identified 18,000 sea turtles since 2002 in the Galapagos through their various monitoring programs to generate data for their protection.
Today the archipelago has more than 30 destination-specific biosecurity protocols, which earned it the WTTC Safe Travels seal.
There’s no place in the world more biodiverse than the Galapagos Islands, within the small country of Ecuador there’s a diverse and safe paradise like no other, which makes it the ideal destination for travelers.
The Galapagos Islands are a place where you can breathe freedom, peace, security, and magic, a place where you can admire incredible sunsets and a great diversity of fauna and flora that attracts ecological tourism.