Ecuador tips?

  • Hello,

    In a week we are going to Ecuador to celebrate New Year's. Flying into Quito, staying there for a few days and then making a big loop through the country.

    Any tips as to interesting places to see as well as things/places to avoid for safety reasons are greatly appreciated.

    We are also planning to travel the Quilotota loop by car. Any references to good places to stay there are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,
  • Re: Ecuador tips?
    Otavalo in the north is interesting and great for shopping on market day.
    Also, Banos in the south is interesting with a great bus ride thru canyons to reach it.
    The capital is worth a day or two of exploring and the volcanoes nearby as well.
    Good luck,