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Road Trip of the Spondylus Route in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Coast has two routes that follows the coastline, so while you drive you can enjoy the beach views the whole time. The two routes join, since the Spondylus Route covers almost all the provinces in Ecuador that are considered part of the coast region, from El Oro to Esmeraldas. The route continues to …

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Top 15 Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the largest cities in Latin America. Jazmin had the opportunity to visit this beautiful city in 2014 with her mother to visit her cousin. With her insider experience, we have created the best places in Buenos Aires travel guide. We arrived to the airport at midnight. My mom and …

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A Guide To The Best Things To Do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is located in the center of Ecuador in the province of Tungurahua in the Ecuadorian highlands. Baños is known as the “Door to the Amazon“, as it is the last city before entering the Ecuadorian Amazon or as “the capital of adventure sports in South America” ​​for the amount of extreme …

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The Best Things To Do and See in 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 to do in Quito …

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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 them on a previous …

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What to do in Quilotoa Lake (Laguna de Quilotoa) in Ecuador

Our trip to Quilotoa was a stop on a longer Northern Ecuador roadtrip. See our complete Northern Ecuador travel guide. The town of Quilotoa IS known for the famous Quilotoa lake with clear blue waters. Along the route towards the lake, we spotted a pull off packed with cars, so we decided to stop as well. It turns out …

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Exploring the wonderful town of 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 is the perfect central …

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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 the road. While the …

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The Best Things To Do in Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo is known by its inhabitants as a place for extreme sports and for its cloud forest with its rich biodiversity. The extreme sports that are practiced in Mindo are rafting, tubing, trekking, canopy, mountain biking and canyoning. Mindo is located between the Coast and the highlands, but it has an air of the Amazon. …

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The Complete Guide to Visit the Waterfalls in Bucay, Ecuador

The city of Bucay is a relatively young and small city, right on the edge of the Guayas and Bolivar Provinces, just 100km East of Guayaquil. Tourism to the waterfalls of Bucay and and its many rivers has been growing drastically over the last decade, as the city tries to keep up. Driving through Bucay …

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The Best Things To Do in Guayaquil Outside The Historic Centre

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 with an armload of …

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The Best Things To Do In Guayaquil In The Historic Centre (Downton)

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 city gained independence from …

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Our First Trip in Ecuador: Parque Nacional Cajas

Hello all, this is my first update from Ecuador! Since arriving in Ecuador almost a month ago, things have been rather busy for me. Lots of things to get done, all while finishing up the last two classes of my college career online. Hence, I have not had the opportunity to travel and explore much …

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