Inland & Amazon (Ecuador) question

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Inland & Amazon (Ecuador) question

Postby worldtravelguy » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi there,
I'm planning for my Inland & Amazon trip this September and hoping I can get some advice from people who have done this trip already or who have been to Ecuador in general.

1. I have 2 extra days before and 2 extra days after, so I'm trying to figure out what to see and do in Quito that's not covered in the tour already. Does anyone know if Cotaplaxi, Quilotoa (Crater Loop), Mindo cloud forest and Equator Line/Middle of the Earth are covered on this trip? I'm planning on doing Puerto Lopez on my extra days after the tour.

2. How is the weather in September? I hear it's a bit chilly at times but reasonably warm and not too hot. Do you have any recommendations on what to pack other than what's on the tour checklist?

Any tips and help is appreciated. :)


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Re: Inland & Amazon (Ecuador) question

Postby darwyn » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:58 pm


I'm going on this tour as well, and have booked 2 day tours prior to our start date of Sept 2. I don't believe Cotopaxi, the Equator museum, or the Mindo cloud forest are included on the tour - I went with the first two to do pre-trip, and I'm considering Mindo for one of my free days post-trip.

I just met a lady from Ecuador and she told me to expect both cold and hot weather (depending on whether we're in the Andes or jungle) so I'm packing for both! She suggested a poncho as well for those who don't care about fashion.

I don't know what to say about dressing for mudslides and earthquakes however...

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Re: Inland & Amazon (Ecuador) question

Postby girl_on_the_go » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:54 pm

Hi there, I am planning on doing this tour later this year, and wondered how you liked your tour?
A bit nervous about the short internal flight from Cuenca to Quito, as I am not experienced with south american airlines. Which airline does the tour use?

I also planned to spend a couple of extra days before the tour to do Cotopaxi and Cloud Forest. Did you both enjoy them and are they worth it? Would you recommend an overnight in Mindo, or is a day-trip sufficient?

When the tour was in Cuenca, was there sufficient time to visit the Ingapirca ruins in Cuenca?

Any tips about the tour and what to expect would be appreciated.

thanks and hope you enjoyed your trip!
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