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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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Otavalo Day Trip from Quito: Craft Market and Parque Condor
"Meet your guide at a central meeting point in Quito and begin the 2-hour drive through the highlands of Imbabura province in northern Ecuador. Learn about its capital Otavalo and the resident Otavaleños a prosperous indigenous group. You’ll make stops at a number of sites just outside of Otavalo before concluding your experience at the town's sprawling handicraft market.Stretch your legs at San Pablo Lake (Lago San Pablo) which sits at the base of the dormant Imbabura Volcano at an elevation of 8000 feet (2
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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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More Warnings and Dangers in Ecuador

Road-works

We saw a fair few sets of road-works in Ecuador, especially over the couple of days we spent in and around the Cotopaxi National Park and Quilotoa. According to Jose Luiz, the president of the country...
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toonsarah
Jan 27, 2013

Altitude sickness

Ecuador is a small country but a very varied one. Its mainland is usually regarded as consisting of three very distinct regions – to the east the Amazon and surrounding rainforest, down the centre the...
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toonsarah
Jan 27, 2013

Beware of the roads.

I have mentioned in a transportation tip here that the buses can be pretty dangerous in Ecuador. Not only can they be dangerous but there are frequent delays. Apart from mechanical defects which do...
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planxty
Jan 01, 2013

Altitude

Quito is at ca. 2800 meters above sea level, and this is just the beginning. Places like Quilotoa, Cuicocha, Cotopaxi are on a even higher level. Even if you are reasonably fit, you will notice that...
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MichaelFalk1969
Aug 17, 2011

Safety in Ecuador

I was a little paranoid after reading the warnings in guide books and internet forums that Ecuador - mainly the cities - can be dangerous, given that this was my first time in Latin America. In the...
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MichaelFalk1969
Aug 17, 2011

Wow

Reading all these comments I am amazed and shocked. I am a Canadian living in Guayaquil, the subject of many comments, and have done so incident free for over a year now. Many times I have had the...
adrstone
Apr 07, 2011
 
 
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Ecuadorian Cities: pickpockets and robberies

As everywhere in not-that-rich-countries be aware of pickpockets and possible robberies. Walking up the hill to Virgin Mary statue in Quito through a really poor area you probably shouldn't do at all...
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travellingdan
Apr 04, 2011

Drugs

There is a hard to detect powdered drug that people use to trap tourists. Don't accept any cards or advertisements on the street as they can contain the drug. It will make you willing to go along with...
mah224
Jul 28, 2009

Fake story of a loto win!

Do not let anyone talk to you about their winning money at the LOTO~!I speak Spanish but am from Canada. This poor looking Ecuadorian comes up to me and ask me to read this letter as he says he does...
LindaMcCam
Aug 19, 2008

Just use common sense...

The story of my lost luggage triggered off a lot of different narrations from other travelers. Everybody had some bad experienced to tell. Some had been robbed of their bags during a bus ride others...
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elsadran
May 29, 2008

Losing Everything...!

How do you feel about it? Losing your luggage upon arriving. Well, I'll tell you ..It's a bit of a shock. Especially because you can't buy all the things you need until your luggage is declared lost...
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elsadran
May 29, 2008

Slow and savor the oxygen

A lot of Ecuador is at a high elevation. Quito is close to 2800 m (~9000 ft), which is far above the elevation which most people are used to living. If you head to the highlands of Ecuador, even...
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HasTowelWillTravel
May 26, 2008

Personal Security

I had no problems in Ecuador at all. The only problem I heard of was a friend who's personal debit card details were swipped when she used her card to oped the door to enter the cash machine room....
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travelinxs
Mar 25, 2008

CUENCA: SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS CLOSE EARLY

OK, this was something that I found difficult to understand.Cuenca is, like, the 3rd largest city of Ecuador. OK, maybe it is a distant 3rd. But once I stepped out and hit the street at 7pm and found...
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swesn
Dec 24, 2007

Popular Cities in Ecuador

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Quito

Provincia de Pichincha
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Cuenca

Provincia del Azuay
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Guayaquil

Provincia del Guayas
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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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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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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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Biking down the Avenue of the Waterfalls

I rented my bike from Aventure Equatorland and they had bikes for rent for $5, $7 or $10 per day (July 2011). I chose one for $10 dollars because they were best and I was going to be away for the...
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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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MalenaN

"Ecuador"
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CaptainAmerica

"A trip in Ecuador with Maillekeul"
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SanguiniA

"The land that lies in the middle of the world ..."
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Maillekeul

"Ecuador, first step - Equateur, la premiere etape"
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elsadran

"Ecuador-the country of four seasons!"
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