How much does it cost to travel in Ecuador? Not counting Galapagos, Ecuador turned out to be surprisingly cheap. Here’s our budget breakdown during our travel in Ecuador.
Baños is known as Ecuador’s center of extreme adventure activities. You can do anything here as long as it involves climbing up stuff and falling down stuff.
And if it involves water and volcanoes, it’s even better.
We felt right at home there.
Here are some of the things we did that we’ve survived:
Vilcabamba, Ecuador – Chachapoyas, Peru “Hope you’re up for an adventure,” I said to Jack. “Not really”, he grimaced. “I just hope it won’t rain. Then it would really suck. Lots of dirt road.” It was 6 am in Vilcabamba. It was the start of a 2 day journey to cross from Ecuador to Peru, …
Apparently they all ended up here in Vilcabamba.
I’ve never seen so many old people and tie dye-clad people – sometimes they’re the ones and the same – since… Well, never, actually.
Vilcabamba is experiencing some sort of gringo boom, it seems like. It’s especially popular with the retired folks. We came to Vilcabamba on our way to Peru from Baños. We didn’t really know what to expect – but surely we didn’t expect a town overrun with expats and tourists.
Baños, Ecuador I finally got around to sending mine to my folks in Indonesia (the one in the middle). Baños is located at the bottom of a still very much active volcano, Tungurahua. So active that it’s constantly spewing smokes. It definitely makes life exciting. Fortunately, Baños is located away from the mouth of the …
Having stayed in Baños for almost 2 months, both Jack and I have discovered some places that quickly became our favorites. We’d love to share them with you.
- Best Breakfast Place in Baños
- Best Place to See Taxidermy Gone Amok
- Best Place to Hook Up With Your Tour Guides
- Best Place to See Cute and Happy Bartenders
- Best Place to Avoid After Laundry Day
- Best Brewery in Baños
- Best Viewpoint Over Baños
- Best Travel Agent in Baños
- Best Place for $2 Lunch
- Best Day Trip Out of Baños
- Best Vegetarian Sandwich
- Best Hangout Place With WiFi
- Best Local Character and Best Toilet With A View
Baños, Ecuador Our last week at Baños has been hectic to say the least. We had very little time to spend on this blog. When we’re not working or partying, we’re jumping off bridges. There’s this bridge in Banos called San Francisco, which is the longest, tallest bridge in town. Go to the bridge at …
We stumbled across this apartment when we were trying to help our friends, Miin and Neil, to find an apartment here in Baños.
The guy quoted us $25 per person per week to this 3 br apartment right in the center of the city.
(You should’ve seen the face of the wife when she found out – she knew she could’ve charged us more.)
It comes with cable TV, free WiFi, and hot water. And we even have hot water in the kitchen – the first we’ve ever had in South America.