Skip Navigation

Ecuador - is it worth it?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean Ecuador - is it worth it?

1. Posted by mdswing (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Ok.. i've never been backpacking before nor have I ever been to South America, and since i'll be travelling alone i've decided to join a tour group. There's 2 tours that i'm considering and the only difference between the 2 tours is 10 days in Ecuador and 5 extra days in Peru. The 10 days in Ecuador does include 3 days in the Amazon which i'd like to do, but the price difference in the 2 tours is about $1200CAD. Should I do the extra 15 days or should I save the $1200CAD?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Irrespective of where they take you, I'd say that 1200CAD for 15 days is not at all a bad price, so I'd do it.

That said, Ecuador is spectacular; one of SA hidden gems. Of course being part of a tour group massively restrains your freedom of movement, but still you should be able to see a bit of this wonderful, strange country. Go!

I'm only not so sure about the Ecuadorian Amazon. Stories that I've heard vary; some say it's beautiful, but I have to Ecuadorian coworkers who tell me that the Peruvian part is much better.

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 13, 2007, at 12:28 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by mdswing (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

thanks for your insight