Ten days in Ecuador

Sep 14th, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Ten days in Ecuador

Hi there
My wife and I are planning two weeks over Christmas and New Year.
We have done a lot of traveling but never Ecuador.

In reading the forum, it appears that the highlights include:

Otalvo
Napo
Lagos mojanda
Cuenca

I would very much appreciate comments.

We love hiking, scenery, historical towns and good food.

Many thanks
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Sep 14th, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Here is a link to my blog of our last trip which, with the exception of Napo, covers all of those places.

Choosing highlights is difficult but if you are into hiking I would definitely suggest Lagos Mojanda, easily reached from Otavalo. The best place we stayed in Ecuador was there. la Luna, just outside of town on the way to Mojanda - superb! Aim. For the early morning animal market ( on Saturdays it think) if you can - some amazing sights.

Quilatoa Crater lake is also spectacular but quite a tough hike at that altitude.

Another highlight was biking down Chimborazo volcano near Riobamba.

Cuenca is a lovely city great colonial architecture, if a little busy with retired expats. Several great hikes around Parque Nacional Cajas and hour away by bus.

Do check the weather situation in December. We were there in May- June and it was pretty reasonable but I think Dec Jan may be low season.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 02:40 PM
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Hi

Thanks for your response
However I don't see the link in your post.

Is it possible you forgot to attach?

Kind regards
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Sep 15th, 2014, 11:30 PM
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Sorry about that - must be my age!

http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blo...ai/6/tpod.html
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Sep 16th, 2014, 03:52 PM
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I've also posted a trip report on Ecuador (much shorter than Crellston's!) - if you click on my name, you'll find it. We were there earlier this year and had an excellent trip. Our trip was in February.
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