In July 2013, my niece, Becca, and I took a 3 week trip to Ecuador that encompassed Quito, the Amazon region, the Andes (Otavalo in particular), and the Galapagos. Ecuador is an amazing country as a result of its diversity of climates and cultures. The people are charming and the use of the US dollar makes things super easy. We stayed in some great places, and I have provided links to those we recommend. Although part of Ecuador, the Galapagos needed its own gallery, and so those photos are provided separately. I have posted some short videos from the trip on vimeo. The photos are separated into several sections:
- Quito and its immediate surrounds
- The equator and El Crater
- Otavalo and Casa Mojano
Click on the + sign in the galleries to get more information on the photos
We spent a week in the Amazon basin at a lodge in the middle of the jungle called Sacha Lodge. It was great and I’d really recommend it for anyone (except those who really can’t walk over mud or get in and out of a canoe). Because we stayed on extra days beyond their “normal” trips (which are 4 days), we had private guides for about half of our stay. There are several videos from the amazon on my Ecuador video site: page 1, page 2, page 3.
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