Top 10 things to do in Quito and around

It’s never easy choosing the highlights, but here are some of the best things to do in and around Quito, so get out of the hostel and enjoy… 1. Do not go to Baños or Quilotoa until you’ve been to The Secret Garden Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi is on the way to Quilotoa and Baños and we […]

No need to quarantine or vaccine when you visit Ecuador!

Updated March 22th  Travellers must present a negative COVID PCR test result for entry; the test mustbe taken within 72 hours before departure, OR the covid 19 vaccination certificate with omplete series at least 14 days prior to entering Ecuador Ecuador has no quarantine/self-isolation requirements Life in Our Hostel: The Secret Garden complies with […]

Summiting Cotopaxi Volcano

(all heights, times, itineraries etc are approximate) Cotopaxi, with a summit of 5,897m (nearly 20,000ft) is regarded as the world’s highest active volcano. Climbing such a spectacular mountain, and standing on the summit at sunrise, is an amazing experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. The Secret Garden Ecuador and The Secret […]