The snow-covered Cotopaxi volcano is the highest active volcano in the world, and an overnight climb is one of the many tours available in Ecuador. Another is a visit to the eerie Cloud Forest of Mindo. A hair raising train journey called ‘Devil’s Nose’ is not for the faint hearted, and not to be missed is a day at the Otavolo markets which date from pre-Incan times, considered the best for textiles and crafts in South America.
"Hello fellow Rio to Quito Via Ushuaia travelers!
Just wanted to see who would be in Rio for Carnival prior to the tour? My sister and I will be there from the 1st of February and would love to catch up before the trip.
Looking forward to meeting you!
commented 3 Jan
"This was a fabulous tour. I would thoroughly re commend a visit to Ecuador and Peru. Ecuador is the under recognised South American country. It has amazing scenery, great adventure and thrill seeking activities, is safe and incredibly cheap. Peru was fantastic, I have always wanted to see the Inca r..."
reviewed 6 Feb
"Hi, I am May, I wrote a witty erudite entry here, but my ancient computer ate it. Suffice to say I look forward to meeting you all for carnival...! FB me if you want to, (just identify yourself a cute (42yr old) girl like me gets paranoid when the spam starts!!!)May :)"
commented 27 May
"Awesome! My wife and I are hiking the Inca Trail first as well, with that tour starting March 17...which day does your Inca Trail tour start?
We're trying to do a lot of stairs as preparation for the hike!
commented 24 Feb
"Hi Will, it's good to hear positive reports about the trip to Oz.
I live in Jersey so can't wait to see some big open spaces and unfamiliar scenery!
Have you been to N or S America before? I went to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia for a month in 2000 and really enjoyed it so very much looking forwards ..."
commented 9 Jan
"We had a suburb experience on the Galapagos Multisport Adventure. I can't speak highly enough about our guide, Salvador Cazar - an active biologist working on issues of sustainable tourism. Not only was he smart and enthusiastic, but incredibly well organized - there's a lot of logistics involved ..."
reviewed 10 Jul
Thanks for getting in touch. I was thinking of getting there at least the night before, and have already reserved a room at the hotel where the 1st meeting is. I still haven't booked flights - have you?
commented 5 Feb
Me and my friend are booked onto this trip (and are spending an extra couple of days in the Manga hostel in Brazil at the start) - would be nice to say hi to any fellow travellers :)"
commented 26 Apr