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Here is a Galapagos Christmas thought.

Many readers write to me asking for ways to see the Galapagos on a budget.  Others are looking for something to do in Ecuador over the holidays.

Now you can save as you enjoy a Galapagos cruise and a Cuenca, Ecuador real estate tour.

See especially low priced Galapagos Christmas combos below because Christmas is the least expensive time to enjoy the Galapagos.

Here are Galapagos Christmas double occupancy specials offered by Haugan Cruises.

Galapagos Christmas

Galapagos Christmas

Galapagos Christmas

For information and details of fuel surcharges or to make a reservation,  contact:

See more at galavengalapagos.com 

Email: Andrea Jaramillo: andreaj@Haugancruises.com 


Sonia Cobos: sonia@Haugancruises.com 

or call Toll Free: 1-877-268-9402


Combine a Galapagos cruise with the December 12-13-14 Cuenca Real Estate Tour.

Save 10% to 15% more off a Galapagos cruise as an Ecuador Club member. See how below.

Ecuador Club

Having an Ecuador Living subscription is like belonging to a nationwide club that helps you save time and money… gain security, safety, contacts and friends in Ecuador.

Subscribe Here $119.

Ecuador has it all. Whether you want to move… start a new life… have an adventure or just have a wonderful relaxing escape.

You can have them all in Ecuador and you can have them better for less with 11 benefits you gain as an Ecuador Livings subscriber.

Benefit #1: Get discounts on real estate all over Ecuador.


Ecuador real estate has all ranges like these luxury houses in the Andes, like this with a beautiful…


clubhouse for…


only $91,105.

If you prefer the coast, these Ecuador beach condos with…


club house dining, swimming, spa and tennis are special.

Ecuador Beach-Apartment

Clubhouse dining room.

Every unit has a sea view and they are only…


$79,000 including easily obtained finance.

For those on a tighter budget, here is an Ecuador beach apartment with…


this view for…



Here are budget condos in the Andes in the city of Cuenca that are just…


four blocks from the center of town.


Quality is not lacking. The asking price is only $44,000.

There are really great opportunities in rural, agriculture property as well.


Here is an organic producing tomato farm purchased by an Ecuador Living subscriber for $85,000.


The benefits of Ecuador Living go far beyond the ability to purchase houses, condos and farms at a low price because Ecuador really does have it all!

The Lifestyle is easy and filled with beauty, friendliness and charm.

There is good law and order. Ecuador’s constitution guarantees equal rights including real estate ownership for anyone… regardless of nationality.

There are wonderful spas… Amazon adventures…excellent fishing… the Galapagos… incredible shopping… colonial charm in the Andes… haciendas along the Avenue of the Volcanos…hotsprings for soaking….amazing waterfalls…endless beaches…Amazon adventure lodges.

In the Andes you can dine Al Fresco in many wonderful places like the courtyard of this colonial hotel.

Cotacachi hotel El Meson

for $5 or less.

Take a Galapagos cruise and…


save thousands of dollars on the…


best yacht cruises.

Or find wonderful ways to buy crafts like these carpets (and hundreds of other items)…perhaps even earn income from around the world.

Live like a king on $2,000 a month (with a maid, gardener and driver) in a land where the sun shines almost every day and temperatures never drop below 50 degrees but never reach 80 degrees either.

Dine here on the coast.


You can enjoy really fresh food in wonderful beach locations like this or…


enjoy a meal with this Andean view at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in North America.

Ecuador offers healthy living. The food is fresh. A great massage costs as little as $25. Medical and dental costs are so low that most people do not even get health insurance. A teeth cleaning is $15. Crowns are about $300. A doctor visit perhaps $15… simple operations only $50. Hospitals and ambulances are free. There are also great alternate health opportunities provided by Ecuador shamans and shamanas.

ecuador shamanic color

Ecuador shamanic ceremony.

Simply put, Ecuador has it all, beauty, convenience, low cost and opportunity. Ecuador is the closest source of direct sunlight 365 days a year to the US (just 3 hours and 45 minutes from Miami). The topography ranges an amazing sea level to over 22,000 feet. Going from the coastal plain into the mountains of Ecuador, the bio diversity is the same as going from the equator to the Arctic Circle.

An Ecuador Living subscription makes it easy for you to know and enjoy Ecuador in the fastest, safest, lowest cost, most efficient way. As a subscriber you’ll be put in touch with our contacts developed over 15 years… guides, attorneys, doctors, dentists, alternative and complimentary healers, real estate sellers and apartment/condo owners, guides, airlines, hotels and so much more.

Plus you obtain great savings when you are in Ecuador because Ecuador Living has a team there in Ecuador to serve you.

If you have an interest in traveling, investing, living, buying property or doing business in Ecuador, a subscription to Ecuadorliving.com brings many benefits. One huge benefit in using our service versus relying on brokers or travel agents. We are not selling real estate. We do not accept commissions. We can get excellent prices on real estate because the owner knows that we will not accept commissions.

For our modest subscription, you get our honest opinion based on 43 years of international business and 15 years of living, traveling, investing and doing business in Ecuador.

You gain access to our extensive contacts plus you get to share the input from over 25,000 subscribers. You reach Ecuador’s real estate market in the most efficient way.

Benefit #2: Part of your subscription includes a copy of the $49 page report “Ecuador Land of the Sun.” We email it to you at no added cost.

Benefit #3: You are provided a password to receive exclusive updates about what is going on in Ecuador.

Benefit #4: You are entitled to a free nights stay (worth $72) at Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores) in Cotacachi in the Andes. (Your fourth night is free the first time three nights are booked.)

Benefit #5: You are also entitled to free use of wireless internet at the Inn and the VOIP phone system (free calls to Europe, Canada and the US) even if you do not stay at the hotel.

Benefit #6: The Relais & Chateux La Mirage Garden Hotel & Spa in Cotacachi also offers upgrades on a space available basis.

Benefit #7: We provide discounts at three Quito hotels. Most vistors to Ecuador stay at least two nights (arriving and leaving) so the hotel savings alone can exceed the cost of subscription.

One of the hotels is the boutique hotel, Quito Stubel Suites & Café. See more on the Stubel and its incredible views.


Stubel Suites and Cafe

There are other Quito hotel benefits at the gorgoues Boutique Hotel Mansion del Angel Quito as well.

In Cuenca two hotels offer discounts to our readers…. the Vila Nova Inn and El Dorado Hotel.

On the coast numerous hotels also provide discounts to Ecuador Living subscribers.

Benefit #8: Early warnings on special real estate deals. Over a decade and a half we have come to know Ecuador real estate values pretty well. When we see properties listed that we believe are of special value, we inform subscribers first.

For example, we recently spotted the Ecuador beach apartment above near Malecon selling for…


$25,000. We gave our subscribers an early password protected note advisory so they knew this was available.

Benefit #9: Huge Savings on Galapagos Cruises.

Ecuador Living works with Haugan Cruises, the largest online seller of Galapagos cruises, to provide subscribers with great Galapagos cruise deals. Then they can save up to $554 more!

Ecuador Living premium subscribers save another 15% off the already low Ecuador cruise prices shown. Most travel agents charge 10% to 15% commission when they offer Galapagos cruises. We do not take a commission and pass the 10% to 15% discount along to our premium subscribers who help support this site instead.

Here are two examples. You can take a 4 day cruise on the Galaven, normally $1,195 per person for just $598 per person. Ecuador Living premium subscribers get another $59 discount so the cruise is an incredibly low $539 per person.

Galapagos Christmas

Galapagos Christmas

Galapagos Christmas

If you choose a premium cruise, an eight day luxury Athala cruise is normally $4,695. The discounted price shown above is $3,695. Ecuador Living subscribers receive an additional $554 discount so this creme de la creme eight day cruise is only $3,141.

The Athala


Benefit #10: Amazon Savings.

La Selva Jungle Lodge is one of the best lodges in Ecuador’s Amazon and owners of the lodge offer Ecuador Living several special privileges.

The lodge is rustic and authentic… in operation since the 1980s and…


offers incredible eco tours… jungle treks… free birding… wonderful cuisine… a true adventure that supports the indigenous community and environment.


The lodge is comfortable plus…


there is an indigenous…


spa and much more.

Benefit #11: Extra security as well as savings. Your Ecuador Living helps you gain the most efficient access to Ecuador’s real estate, tours, opportunities and contacts.

You save time. When your time is limited, you cannot afford to wait or worse miss seeing what you want because a seller or tour guide is a no show or you cannot find a location. The A Team Ecuador can help review your activity in advance. We have helped thousands of subscribers travel to Ecuador so we know the most efficient and enjoyable ways to travel.

Plus someone who is multi lingual is always available!

You Save Money! Having taken thousands of delegates to see Ecuador real estate and on literally every type of tour over the past decade, we know what prices should be. Subscribers can avoid overpriced tours and property.

You gain hotel discounts and savings on guide and taxi fares because our readership represents buying power. Your savings alone is often worth more than the cost of the subscription.

Sellers, tour agents and professionals know our reputation for bringing buyers to Ecuador and that we do not charge commissions so they often give our subscribers excellent deals because Ecuador Living is like free advertising for them.

You Gain Enhanced Safety. Our tour guides know which areas in Ecuador are to be avoided. They know which restaurants would make you ill. Plus we maintain a list of English speaking Ecuador attorneys who have successfully helped many delegates buy real estate and conduct business deals as well as obtain visas and residence.

Finally, several Ecuador attorneys leave their cell phones on for our subscribers 24-7. We offer can offer a friend in Ecuador if anything goes wrong. And there is one more BIG benefit to becoming an Ecuador Living subscriber that comes under the title “Whatever it takes.”

We do what we can to make Ecuador a wonderful experience. Take for example the true story of one subscriber who had his carry on suitcase stolen. He lost everything, passport, wallet, car keys, credit card, driver’s license.

He was stranded on a Sunday morning with $3 left in his pocket.

Fortunately he called our headquarters in Cotacachi.

We called our long term friend and attorney, Dr. Andres Cordova, in Quito one of the many contacts we provide to our subscribers. Andres immediately left his Sunday afternoon lunch and within the hour had picked up our delegate given him $200 cash and sent him back to us in Cotacachi. (The US Embassy would not help the delegate until the next Monday). We gave him another $450 and put him up for two more nights at the Land of the Sun Inn.

When he arrived back home he wrote:

“Hi Gary and Merri, Well, I made it back and I really, really appreciate your helping me out. It relieved a lot of potential stress, and the whole incident was a wake-up call to crises preparedness.

“What is the best way to return the money to you? I have a new Amex card now (still waiting for the VISA card), or I could send a personal check or wire. This is what I have listed that you paid out for me to get me back home in comfort:

First cash loan $200.00

Second cash loan $450.00

Taxi to Meson $ 45.00

Taxi to Quito $ 45.00

2 nights Meson $ 100.00

1 night hotel Quito $ 54.90

Total $894.90

“Again thanks. You were lifesavers. Eric”

We hope you’ll never need this 11th benefit but if required your A Team Ecuador is there for you.
Ecuador has it all. You can have all this for even less in a more efficient and safer way. Having an Ecuador Living subscription is like belonging to a nationwide club that helps you save time and money… gain security, safety, contacts and friends in Ecuador.
Subscribe Here $119.

Ecuador Hotels where we can obtain discounts or upgrades on a space available basis.

Quito, the glorious:  Mansion del Angel


Quito Stubel Suites & Cafe


Cotacachi, incomparable Garden Hotel and Spa  La Mirage

Cotacachi Inn Land of the Sun

Meson de las flores
Cuenca Villa Nova Inn
Cuenca El Dorado Hotel



San Clemente Palmazul

ecuador beach rentals

Bahia Casa Grande Oceanfront Boutique Hotel
Bahia Casa Ceibo

Monticristi Balcones de Cerro

Amazon La Selva Jungle Lodge

Manta Vistadelmar


Ecuador has it all… for living… opportunity, travel, better health, beauty, peacefulness or an adventure!

If you are coming to Ecuador or just want to know it all, subscribe to Ecuador Living and enjoy the 11 subscriber benefits we have for you!

Subscribe Here $119.

Save $44. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador lilies or roses at nearly save price. $159.

Premium Quality Roses

Though we offer readers perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.


Some of the Ecuador rose varieties like these in our kitchen are…


impossible to beat for…


beauty and…



These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.

Save $44. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador lilies or roses at nearly save price. $159.

Learn more about how to save $44 when you subscribe and get 50 Ecuador roses at the same time.