Quito to Baños takes 3 hours and will cost you $3 – the Ecuador $1 per hour rule for bus journey’s still stands. Visit Baños if you like to get active. You can spend your time white water rafting, biking, hiking, canyoning and more. Baños became my first and admittedly last (probably ever) white water rafting experience.
The Magaluf of South America, its Ecuador’s very own Zante. Montañita was where I chose to turn 23, celebrate Australia Day and finish off my Ecuadorian travel experience. 8 days after arriving and the same number of sunsets later we forced ourselves to move on from the beach resort of Montañita with significantly lighter wallets […]
I first started reading about Isla de la Plata whilst in Quito, Ecuador and instantly became obsessed with the idea of visiting the Ecuadorian island. After a few questionable boat experiences so far I convinced myself that the hour long journey would be calm and non-life-threatening and found myself speeding towards ‘The Poor Man’s Galapagos’ […]
Otavalo Market, the best acclaimed market in Ecuador. Almost a 2 hour bus ride from one of the stations in Quito to Otavalo, on a winding and scenic route. An old, overcrowded bus takes you to this bustling market town, packed with tourists and tourists alike. Food market? Animal market? Or handicrafts market? The choice […]