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Quito City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
"Take the city tour in Quito at your own pace while setting your own schedule with the system hop-on hop-off aboard the Quito Tour Bus. The double decker bus will allow you to see the tourist attractions of the north and center of the city and allow y restaurants and cafes. It is the principle area for entertainment in this zone. Continuing the journey at stop No.4 El Ejido - Craft Market where you will be able to find in a few blocks a colorful shopping experience which offers a great variety of crafts and s in close proximity you can visit the National Museum of Culture which exhibits Ecuadorian art from all its history. We continue to stop No.5 at the Contemporary Art Center where you can enjoy visual and digital art as well as other artistic expressio within a few short steps you can visit the government palace and the oldest cathedral in South America dating from the sixteenth century. The last stop No. 11 is at García Moreno Park located in front of the Basilica del Voto Nacional Church."""Enjoy a city tour of Quito at your own pace on board the Hop-on Hop-off. This is a great alternative to get to know the attractions of the north and center of the city though a system of hop-on hop-off which will allow you to jump off and on at any of the
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Quito Market Tour and Pichincha Cable Car Ride
"Go off the beaten path and discover the sights sounds and smells of the real Ecuadorian capital on this Quito markets tour.First we head for the foothills of towering Pichincha on the western edge of the city. Ride the cable car to the top to take in the unparalleled views from a staggering 4100 meters above sea level. Explore the ecological trail that snakes along the mountain ridge taking in different views of the city below. Visit the world’s highest Catholic chapel perched at a staggering 4150 meters
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Historical Quito and The Equatorial Monument
"We begin in the northern part of the city with a tour along the most important commercial areas where most of the hotels in Quito are located. Then we head to the historic center to visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional where we will make a brief stop and explanation to later reach the Plaza de la Independencia. Through a walking route you will see the Cathedral the Government Palace the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañia Church recognized for its adornments and gold altars. Tour will continue towards the Church of San Francisco built in the seventeenth century. (Entrance to churches are not included). Then headed to the Mirador del Panecillo a place renowned for its beauty
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Chugchilan Horseback Adventures

January 2015.We got to Chugchilan by bus and booked in to Cloud Forest, a hostal which gives very good value.Humberto Ortega, guia turistico, (0 32 708078 or contact through Black Sheep Hostal) had a...
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Cavernas Lagarto Matiri, Mondayacu

After visiting Cavernas Templo de Ceremonia (near Cotundo) I wanted to visit Cavernas Lagarto Matiri. To go there I first walked for 15 – 20 minutes along the Tena - Baeza road to the village...
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Cavernas Templo de Ceremonia, Cotundo

When I first arrived to Tena I asked at one of the travel agencies about tours to the caves near Tena. It didn’t seem like people usually asked for these tours, but a woman at the agency said that I...
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Stand on both Northern & Southern hemispheres

One overlooked spot when traveling to Ecuador, especially around Quito, is a monument and area called Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World). it is and a unique spot where you can stand with one foot...
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Tulipe and Museo de Sitio Tulipe

Tulipe is not mentioned in any of my two guidebooks for Ecuador so therefore I will put this tip as an Off the beaten path tip. Tulipe is a small village 70km northeast of Quito (in Provincia de...
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The petroglyphs and waterfall near Pacto

As this place is not mentioned in any of my guide books I will put it as an off the beaten path tip.It was when I visited the Museo de Sitio of Tulipe that I heard of the Yumbo petroglyphs near Pacto....
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The Sacha Canopy Tower Walkway

One of the main attractions at Sacha Lodge (see my tip about the lodge under the "Hotels" category for more information) is the Sacha Canopy Tower Walkway. Construction started in 2001 and was...
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Guayaquil : it looked nice.... C'a l'air bien

I didn't talk that much with Isabelle, but all I know is that, apart from managing a hotel in the northern suburbs of Guayaquil (clean, but expensive : 10 USD a night), she also cares about...
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Yanacocha Reserve

Great place for hummingbirds - get a chance to see the "rarest hummingbird in the world" the black breasted puffleg. This little guy looks like he has cottonballs on his knees!! Although rare overall,...
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Volcano Cotopaxi

If you are fit enough try to climb the volcano Cotopaxi. It is such a great experience. You will get up at 0.00 o’clock and after a quick breakfast you will start to climb it. It took me 7 hours to...
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Sumaco Volcano

The 13,090-foot (3,990-meter) Sumaco Volcano rises out of the jungle of the western Amazon Basin and stands alone, as there are no other mountains around it. The volcano is about 31 miles (50...
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The Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary

The Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary is a 200-acre (80-hectare) preserve on the west slope of the Andes Mountains near the town of Mindo. The land for the sanctuary was acquired in early 2005 by the Mindo...
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Paz de las Aves Refuge

Paz de las Aves Refuge is one of the sites that is a priority for birdwatchers visiting the west slope of the Andes Mountains. For it is here that three species of antpittas can be seen relatively...
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The Old Nono-Mindo Road

Not many people take the Old Nono-Mindo Road anymore, since the new paved highway between Quito and the town of Mindo significantly cut the travel time from half a day to just a couple of hours. The...
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Popular Cities in Ecuador

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Quito

Provincia de Pichincha
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Guayaquil

Provincia del Guayas
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Cuenca

Provincia del Azuay
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Baños

Provincia del Tungurahua
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Otavalo

Provincia de Imbabura
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Montañita

Provincia del Guayas
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Top Hotels in Ecuador

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San Jose de Magdalena, El Chontal
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Avenida Naciones Unidas y Republica de el Salvador, Quito, Ecuador
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Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Av. de las Amazonas, Banos, 2000, Ecuador
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Avenida 9 de Octubre y García Moreno, P.O. Box 09-01-9636, Guayaquil, 0, Ecuador
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Km 12, via a Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Ecuador

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El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito

El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...
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Malecon 2000

By the time we reach the food court is almost dark, we have spend about 4 hours in the area I can't' believe we spent too long, we didn't noticed the time because there are so much to see around, and...
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Old Town

When the guide said that this is a school building I can't hardly believe due to its unique structure and is part of the heritage of the city of Cuenca. This is the biggest building of Cuenca she...
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Las Piscinas de La Virgen

Baños is known for its many thermal baths. The thermal baths in Baños are rich in minerals like chlorates, magnesium and sulphates and the water it is said to be healthy to swim in. There are several...
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Otavalo market - souvenirs

Another beautifully goods to find in Otavalo market is the impressive display of blankets, rugs, wall decorations, table cloth and so on in amazing designs and colors. Prices are not display, but...
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On the beach

Walking on the beach ...I took off my shoes to feel the invigorating touch of ..Mother Earth, especially when the ground underneath was carpeted with that invitingly soft white sand! The waves...
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