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- 1Ecuador8 reviews
Otavalo has one of the best-known and yes the best local crafts market in Equador. The town itself is full of artists and artisans. I remember a little shop full of amazing little creations of villages and people all made of colored dough. I bought a wonderful small oil painting of a mysterious night mountain scene in the local style. ...
- 2Ecuador6 reviews
Backpackers, sun-seekers, and seasoned surfers from around the globe roam the dirt streets of this thatched-roof village. The tropical hideaway on the Pacific coast is speckled with palm trees, jewelry hawkers, and low-cost accommodations like Hanga Roa hostel, with its toes in the sand at La Punta, the town’s famous surf point. Eat from the bicycle ceviche stands that roll ...
- 3Ecuador42 reviews
Quito, the capitol of Ecuador is a mixed bag. At over 9,000 feet, you'll find yourself gasping after a couple of flights of stairs the first day or so; they say the weather can manifest all four seasons in one day, and I've seen it happen! Old Town, a World Heritage Site, is really worth a wander, and the churches ...
- 4Ecuador30 reviews
There is no place else like it. I love the Galapagos. The wildlife lives up to expectations.
- 5Ecuador40 reviews
In the Ecuadorian "Tale of Two Cities" that wages between Guayaquil and Quito, I've always been partial to Quito. However, as Guayaquil has revitalized over the years, so has my interest in it. I've seen this city transform from a sketchy coastal slum, to a somewhat beautiful port metropolis. It's amazing what can happen to a town when it's people ...
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- 6Ecuador1 review
Ever since entering the travel business I have been intrigued by Hacienda Zuleta and the Andean Mountains. Zuleta is located about an hour and half north of Quito in a stunning, fruitful valley. This is a charming place to spend two or three days immersing in the Ecuadorian land, people and communities. I was fortunate enough to kick off my ...
- 8Ecuador1 review
America Av. by pass
- 9Ecuador1 review
Love the lava tubes! It's the most touristy of the Galapagos Islands, but also has the most to do socially, nocturnally, etc. Fun place, but being overrun with socioeconomic problems from the mainland.
- 10Ecuador1 review
- 12Ecuador9 reviews
If you're looking for a foreign city to call home, consider Cuenca Ecuador. With it's mild weather, gorgeous architecture, friendly people, clean water and low cost of living, it's no wonder that expats are flocking to this colonial gem in South America.
- 13Ecuador1 review
One of the more populous inhabited towns in the Galapagos archipelago, Puerto Villamil can be easily navigated on foot but for convenient's sake, most would hop on to an open air "chiva" bus that makes getting around town (which is quite spread out actually) more easily. The star attraction of Puerto Villamil is no doubt its long stretches of white ...
- 14Ecuador1 review
- 15Ecuador8 reviews
Set in a beautiful verdant valley, the cobblestone town is very pleasant to walk around, and there is some great food there. There are some scenic waterfalls all around the town, and some hot springs to indulge in as well.
- 16Ecuador1 review
- 17Ecuador4 reviews
Isabela Island is the largest of the islands in the Galapagos and we feel one that offers the most varied activities: from hiking in the volcanic crater/rim, to snorkeling, to animal quests. We saw quite a few varying terrains here from jaggard volcanic rocks to marsh land to the most softest and whitest sandy beaches. This island is amazing and ...
- 18Ecuador2 reviews
This is the place in the Amazon to come see aquatic wildlife. The lagoons and rivers of this wetland park are teeming with giant otters, manatee, river dolphin, turtles, piranhas, anaconda and more. A wet and wild wonderland.
- 19Ecuador2 reviews
- 20Ecuador2 reviews
Mindo is set amongst spectacular cloud forests on Ecuador's coast-facing outer Andean slope. The town has come to be known for it's unparalleled bird watching, and there are a number of lodges and resorts that cater to this activity. It's soggy and damp as you'd expect from a cloud forest, but unbelievably beautiful.