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Ecuador, across the line that divide the world

Stay 9 days in quito, saw the procession os the saint week and visited a natural reserve and the ancient volcan of Cotopaxi.

lr moya
by lr moyaAbout Me:was born in a small town in Venezuela and I like to travel and save all the experiences, especially visiting the natural landscapes, cities and museums. I am a lawyer and writer, currently I am dedicated to writing a novel and publishing a... read more

South AmericaEcuador9 days / March 2018

Highs & Lows

Knowing the flora and the fauna, and a several diversities of heritage Indians culture. the gastronomy and the people

The suburban system of transportation is not so good. height can affect some people

Itinerary Overview

Tourist visit to the capital of Ecuador and its surroundings, I spend several days in Quito, a city with a lot of history and classic and colonial architecture, full of museums, churches and entertainment sites. The city is good to spend a few days, but if you want to know Ecuador as it should be, it is your duty to leave it and have encounters with the nature of one of the few super diverse countries in the world, full of winged mountains, craters and active volcanoes, of jungles, forests, beaches and deserts. This time I go to the Mindo nature reserve (Reserva natural de Mindo), a cloud forest full of waterfalls, exotic animals and green trails and also to the Cotopaxi volcano, a huge snowy mountain full of wolves, with little oxygen and an unparalleled view.

  • 7 Nights: Quito
    Quito is one of the citys more old in America. considereded a historical and culture patrimony of the humanity
  • Day trip: Mindo Valley
    The flora and the fauna is a ultimate experience of a super diversed contry
  • 2 Nights: City Middle of the World
    when the people speak about Ecuador always you hear the mention of the city in the half of the world.¿you need more reasons?
  • Day trip: Cotopaxi
    A real active volcano. a ancient sacred mountain. See the wolves and a beutifull view

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I think I would have liked to go to the coast and see the beaches. Many friends, before and after, recommended it to me.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Transports to the smaller towns are not so good. but the view always makes up for everything

  • How was the food?

    i like Bandido Brewing, is a local and artisan place who make his own beer. but, are a lot of places in the Foch, an areas of restaurants in the center of Quito.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    visit the natural areas of this country, because they are really very beautiful and very diverse

  • Packing tips?

    tents, thermos and camping equipment, as many national parks allow it. Jackets, in general this area of ​​Ecuador is quite cold

  • Transportation Tips?

    In the city try to use the "Trolebus"

  • Any surprises?

    I know of no other place where you can stop an egg on a nail without it falling off

  • Booking details?

    the best part of the city is the center, it would be good to try to reserve something there