Overview Ecuador

Visiting Ecuador

A disproportionate number of natural wonders squeeze inside Ecuador’s borders, including the Amazon rainforest and the Andes Mountains, both full of extreme adventures and luxury lodges on extreme terrain. Capital city Quito is a high point at nearly twice Denver’s altitude, while back at sea level, boats bound for the Galapagos Islands push off from Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.... Read More A disproportionate number of natural wonders squeeze inside Ecuador’s borders, including the Amazon rainforest and the Andes Mountains, both full of extreme adventures and luxury lodges on extreme terrain. Capital city Quito is a high point at nearly twice Denver’s altitude, while back at sea level, boats bound for the Galapagos Islands push off from Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.    Close

Stories and Tips Ecuador

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Tricks on the Equator in Ecuador

Written by catsholiday on 12 Oct, 2013

Balancing an EggI have crossed the Equator a few times and each time there has been some novelty that we have been shown.On our way to the Cloud Forest in Ecuador we stopped at the official Mitad del Mundo or middle of the world site.…Read More


Tips for your Galapagos Cruise

Written by catsholiday on 10 Sep, 2013

Useful information for a cruise holiday around the GalapagosI thought this might be handy for anyone planning a cruise around the Galapagos islands. The ships vary a lot from pretty big engine powered cruise ships through to the smaller craft including ones like our lovely…Read More


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Our first look around Quito

Written by MichaelJM on 19 Sep, 2010

We are collected from our hotel and taken to the airport in time for our onward journey to Ecuador. Thankfully the journey was trouble free and we were well received at the airport in Ecuador by the Audley representative who ensured our efficient transfer to…Read More


Day 23 – April 3: Quito-Home

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

QUITO AIRPORT:4:00am sure comes early! We were mostly packed, so we were checking out by 4:30am.I saw no taxis on the road, so I think it would help to pre-arrange a taxi. In our case, the Swissotel shuttle bus drove us to the…Read More


Day 22 – April 2: Otavalo-Quito

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

OTAVALO:The market in Otavalo opens at 8am, and the stores in Cotacachi open at 10am, so Otavalo was our first stop of the morning.We had a nice breakfast in the lovely breakfast dining room at the hacienda and packed up our bags. Our taxi…Read More


Day 21 – April 1: Sacha Lodge-Quito-Otavalo

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

SACHA-QUITOWe got to sleep in today until 6:30am – wow!We packed up, ate breakfast, and started the journey back. First the dugout canoe across the lake, then the 20 minute hike through the forest, then the 2 hour motorized boat ride up the river,…Read More


Day 20 – March 31: Sacha Lodge

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

MORNING HIKE:Well, our vacation caught up with us today, and my son was just too tired to answer the 5:30am wakeup call. In the end, it was a blessing because it rained most of the morning, so instead of boating downriver to see the…Read More


Day 19 – March 30: Sacha Lodge

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

I thought we got up early in the Galapagos, but when the wakeup call came at 5:30am, I realized that was sleeping in.... When does our vacation start?!CANOPY WALK:Sacha Lodge has a canopy walk that is strung between 3 enormous towers 43m/135ft high.…Read More


Day 18 – March 29: Quito-Sacha Lodge

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

nkeys right by our room!Animals:• Squirrel monkeys• Pygmy monkeys• CaimansEVENING:At the dock is a boat house where we were given our rubber boots for our stay. How they can keep track of U.S., U.K., and European foot sizes, I just don’t know!Before dinner, we headed to the…Read More


Day 17 – March 28: Galapagos #8 – San Cristobal/Quito

Written by robin@bolderworks.com on 14 May, 2010

SAN CRISTOBAL INTREPRETATION CENTEROur last morning on the Galapagos, sigh…. We were up early, got packed, a quick breakfast, and then we said good-bye to the Flamingo I. It was a sunny day, and the harbor looked beautiful.We took the pangas to the…Read More


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