6 stops • 23 days
Otavalo 2 days
We were fortunate to catch Otavalo in full flow during its famous Saturday market. The entertainment didn't let up with plenty of live music on Saturday evening and hikes around a Volcano on Sunday followed by a local food market.
Mindo 3 days
One of the most relaxing stops on our entire trip, helped largely due to the fact that we stayed in the incredible Bicok Ecolodge with onsite pool, indoor fire and impressive breakfasts.
Quilotoa Loop 6 days
The Quilatoa loop is an incredible self-guided hiking trail, high in the Andes in the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador with great mountain lodge accommodation options along the route.
Quito 1 days
We just used Quito as a stop off on our way to the Galapagos. We spent 24 hours here mostly stocking up on supplies. The fact that the bus terminals are split on either side of the city, about 40 minutes drive apart and the airport being 45 minutes away put us off spending any more time here.
The Galapagos Islands 8 days
We joined an Intrepid trip in the Galapagos and spent the most incredible 8 days with a great group of people. Snorkling every day with sea lions, sharks, marine iguanas, rays, sea turtles and colourful fish that didn't even get a look in.
Cuenca 3 days
A small riverside city full of colonial buildings, cafes and art galleries. The standard of the food we ate here was absolutely excellent and an extremely welcome change from the blandness of the preceding weeks rice & protein options.