Day 48: Taste Of Altitude

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Sun. 30th September 2012 Quito itself is situated at 2,800m and the Teleferiqo cable car goes up to an altitude of 4,100 metres, which we felt would be a taste of what is to come on the Inca Trail as …

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Day 47: Quito–Modern City

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Sat. 29th September 2012 We enjoyed our time in the El Monte eco-lodge (www.ecuadorcloudforest.com). Very simple wooden cabins in cleared forest sat by the river Mindo; eating food that had been grown organically in the gardens on site; and taking …

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Day 46: Zipping Around

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Fri. 28th September 2012 What a tranquil place, El Monte. We could laze around in the huge main house or chill in our personal cabana complete with fish pond. However as we have agreed to a morning walk it is …

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Day 45: The Middle Of The World

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Thur. 27th September 2012 There was some confusion with our local rep around today’s transfer and particularly as to whether we were flying or driving. We are off to an eco-lodge in Mindo which is a small town in the …

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Day 36: Quito Take Two

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Tues. 18th September 2012 Our second view of Quito was at the more civilised time of 9:30am for a morning tour of Quito. As we are back on an organised tour all we had to do was turn up at …

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Day 35: Welcome to Guayaquil!

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Mon. 17th September 2012 We didn’t want to go to Guayaquil , we hadn’t booked to go to Guayaquil, we weren’t expecting to go to Guayaquil. It just happened. It was one of those days. We have taken advantage of …

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