When you visit Ecuador, you will most likely want to go to the Otavalo market. Otavalo is an indigenous and mestizo town about 2 to3 hours drive from Quito. It is doable on a day trip from Quito but, you miss the chance to explore the area at all.
This trip is ideal for travellers looking to experience the best of Southern Peru in just eleven days plus have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu.
From Cusco we travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing the Inca Fortress town of Ollantaytambo, before embarking on the famous Inca Trail to the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
These are two specially designed community based ecotourism programs for those seeking less included services, but with good quality locally owned hotels and lodges
We have recently just come back from an extraordinary tour to the Amazon region of Ecuador. We were the guests of the Huaorani people and stayed at a new ecolodge they own. There is really too much to absorb to write a complete description the of this experience at this moment but this was one of the best travel experiences that we have ever encountered.
Is it possible to raise your consciousness just by being a birdwatcher? Walking down almost any city street I hear robins, sparrows, crows, some starlings and occasionally a jay. All these common city birds live with us and yet how often do we let the sights sounds of birds hover …