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Ecuador 2011

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1. Posted by Curleee (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I am heading to Ecuador near the end of July 2011 and was hoping there may be some advice of where to go and what to do (and where to avoid).

Also, if anyone else is plannig on being there at this time, let me know!

2. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


Quito - stay in old town, safer and nicer, climb the tower of the cathedral on the hill
Cuenca - lovely
Cotopaxi - recommend rolling downhill from the vulcano, amazing high altitude scenery
Banos to Puyo on bicycle is very nice, try one of the cable cars crossing the gorge

We cycled and discovered the following charming towns. They are not in any guidebooks, and recommend if you are interested in going to a small place that is out of sight of backpackers.
Santa Barbara (near Colombia border)
Santa Isabel (from Cuenca toward Pasaje)

Avoid: south-east of Ecuador, Guayaquil and south towards the border with Peru. Not nice and safety is an issue. Although very center of Guayaquil is actually very nice, the promenade and the hill are charming.

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4. Posted by dada83 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I'm planning a trip to Ecuardor in 2012. In want to mix visiting the most important towns and relaxing on the beach. Does anybody know good route for this purpose?

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