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Ecuador 9 – Northern Highlands – Otavalo, Lagunas de Mojanda, Ibarra and the Reserva Ecologica El Angel

 9th – 15th October –  Returning to Quito and Hostal Zentrum once again, following our trip to see Cotopaxi…….a real highlight!  We renew our vehicle insurance once more for a further month and have one day of sun to dry … Continue reading

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Ecuador 8 – Central Highlands, Parque Nacional Cotopaxi

7th October –  South of Quito lies some of Ecuador’s most dramatic, mountainous scenery.  It includes most of the country’s highest peaks within two parallel, mountain chains.  It is not surprising that the German explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, named this region … Continue reading

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Ecuador 7 – Central Highlands – The Quilotoa Loop

5th October – Leaving Quito once again and going south for Latacunga, where we will begin the Quilotoa Loop, a road (part of it unpaved) that travels through the Andean countryside amongst farming villages, a community of painters, indigenous markets … Continue reading

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Ecuador 6 – The Northern Highlands – Mindo Cloud Forest

27th – 29th September  We head north out of Quito to visit Bellavista Lodge, one of the cloud forest lodges near Mindo  at an elevation of approx. 2000m. But first we make a stop at San Antonio de Pichincha, where … Continue reading

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Ecuador 5 – Quito

22nd September – We arrive in Quito in good time to find somewhere to stay with secure parking.  We try Hotel Inca suggested by another traveler but the dark and drab exterior continues inside… entering an Inca tomb.  We are … Continue reading

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Ecuador 4 – The Oriente – Puyo, Tena, Misahualli, San Rafael Falls, Volcan Reventador and Papallacta.

 18th September – We leave Pequeno Paraiso today and would really recommend this friendly and relaxing place to other overland travellers. We go east from Banos, descending slowly through a lush landscape and the Rio Pastaza canyon to Puyo at … Continue reading

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Ecuador 3 – The Central Highlands – Riobamba, Parque Nacional Sangay, Banos, Ambato and Reserva Faunistica Chimborazo.

9th September – In Riobamba, Hostal Oasis allows us secure parking in their garden area but not camping, so we take a room. We drive to Parque Nacional Sangay, another wonderful, remote wilderness containing 3 of Ecuador’s mighty volcanoes – … Continue reading

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