Exploring Quito, Ecuador

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, and the second largest city. Established during the 16th century on Inca ruins, Quito became the first city in the world to be declared by UNESCO a cultural heritage for the humanity in 1978. The city has more history than buildings. There are more things

Complete Road Trip Guide of Northern Ecuador

I just got back from a road trip of northern Ecuador. Northern Ecuador is full of mountains, forests, rivers and everything green. Two places that were not on our trip route, but still made it into this travel guide are Quito and Cotopaxi. That is because we have already visited both of

Exploring Quilotoa, Ecuador

Our trip to Quilotoa was a stop on a longer Northern Ecuador roadtrip. See our complete Northern Ecuador travel guide. We headed back towards Guayaquil in a less than direct way to visit the town of Quilotoa, known for the famous Quilotoa lake, with clear blue waters. Along the route, we spotted a pull off packed

Exploring Otavalo, Ecuador

Our trip to Otavalo was a stop on a longer Northern Ecuador road trip. See our complete Northern Ecuador travel guide. Otavalo is located 3 hours from Mindo and 90 minutes north of Quito. One thing we learned is that if your are not starting your northern Ecuador road trip in Quito, that Otavalo

Explore Calacalí, Ecuador

Calacalí was the second stop on a longer Northern Ecuador road trip. See our complete Northern Ecuador travel guide. Between Mindo and Otavalo, you must pass just north of Quito along with the small town of Calacalí. In the center of town Calacalí has a smaller version of the Mitad del Mundo, only 10 km down

Exploring Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo is well known for, as locals call it, "extreme sports." This includes rafting, tubing, trekking, zip lines, mountain biking, and canyoning. We on the other hand went to enjoy its rich biodiversity. Mindo was the first stop on a longer Northern Ecuador roadtrip. See our complete Northern Ecuador travel guide. Jardín de Mariposas Nathaly Our first

The Nature Guide to Guayaquil, Ecuador

We have lived in Guayaquil, Ecuador for ten months now. Jazmin, a native Ecuadorian, has taken us around the city to see everything it has to offer. Or so we thought. We had completed everything on the online tourist guides to Guayaquil. A quick trip to the Ministerio de Turismo left us

16km Walking Tour of Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil, Ecuador is a bustling city with an endless array of things to do and experience for both tourists and locals alike. If you only have a short time in the city, I would stick to the downtown areas. The city of Guayaquil was founded by Spanish Conquistadors in 1538. The

Ultimate Galapagos Travel Guide

My wife and I recently went on a trip to the Galapagos. The trip was from April 12 to April 19, 2015. Our flights from Guayaquil, Ecuador to San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador cost only $20 each thanks cashing in 18,000 kilometers on LAN Airlines. In that time we visited the