There are two main border crossings between Ecuador and Peru. The 2-day trip from Vilcabamba to Chachapoyas is the more relaxed route.
[E]veryone I talked to said the same thing — spend as little time in Guayaquil as possible. I took their advice into consideration, and did the opposite by purposefully spending a long weekend in Ecuador’s largest (and arguably, most dangerous) city. Despite Guyaquil’s size, it’s got very few hostels. I booked a hotel in the […]
Tiesto’s Restaurant offers excellent Ecuadorian food in the heart of Cuenca. Rated the city’s #1 restaurant on Trip Advisor.
[I] first drove through Parque Nacional Cajas (or El Cajas National Park) on the bus from Guayaquil to Cuenca, however because it was in the early evening, I couldn’t see a thing. All I could tell, judging from the sharply colder air coming through my window, and the altimeter on my watch, was that we […]
I spent two weeks in Cuenca, but it could’ve just as easily been two months. The center of Ecuador’s third-largest city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, feels small and safe like a pueblo, yet offers a much wider variety of dining and nightlife options. Architecturally, it looks like Cartagena was transplanted into the mountains. I’d […]