Getting to Ecuador

  • Casa del Sol Retreat Center is located in the beautiful Sacred Valley of San Pedro in Vilcabamba. The closest airport is the Catamayo (Loja Airport, LOH).

  • The best travel itinerary is to book your flight to Quito (UIO), as flights to Loja are currently only departing from Quito. Once in Quito, please book a flight to Loja Airport (LOH) through Aeroregional or LATAM.
  • Please note that flights to Loja Airport are currently available everyday. Make sure you check their website for any updates in the days available.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • The Ministry of Tourism informs that, since February 10th 2022, all travelers entering Ecuador must present in a mandatory manner:

    1. Complete vaccination card with QR code, with at least 14 days of validity after completing the scheme 
    1. Negative result of a real time PCR qualitative test performed up to 72 hours before boarding to Ecuador.
  • Also, you will need to fill a form stating where you are going to be and the reason for your trip. We recommend that you simply declare “TOURISM”

  • Ecuador has transitioned to a new normality. Certain security measures are still being followed in the big cities. In little towns, where the number of cases has been kept to a minimum, life is slowly going back to normal.

  • People here in Vilcabamba still rely on natural plant medicine and preventive uses of those medicines to strengthen their immune system. The Sacred Valley is offering a place to be more relaxed during this pandemic where we are surrounded by the beauty of Nature.

Getting to the Retreat Center

  • After you land at the Loja ‘Catamayo’ Airport (LOH), you can take a taxi directly to our Center.
  • We can organize taxi direct transfers from Loja airport to Casa del Sol. Please let us know your arrival and departure flights and times in case you would like us to coordinate this for you.
  • The taxi ride is a 60-minute drive through beautiful Andean valley and costs $30.
  • Alternatively if you arrive days before the start of the retreat, you may take a taxi from the airport to Vilcabamba, the closest town to our center.
  • There are many beautiful accommodations here in the valley.
    We highly recommend Hosteria Izhcayluma.
  • If staying in Vilcabamba, to get to Casa del Sol you can take a taxi from the town square and tell them to take you to ‘Casa de Santiago y Ximena en barrio Sacapo en San Pedro’. It’s the first bridge by the river on the right hand side. The fare is $3.50 from the central park. The next slide shows a photo of our entrance