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      Reserva Ecológica El Ángel

      El Ángel May 1, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      Next time I go to Ecuador I would like to visit Reserva Ecológica El Angel.

      The only hotel in the vicinity that I can find reviews about is the Polylepis Lodge. It is too expensive for me so I’m looking for something cheaper in the town El Angel. Has anyone stayed at Hostería El Angel. What did you think about that place? And how much did it cost (Lonely Planet says $18 and The Rough Guide $60, but that is for two persons I think). Or, has anyone stayed in another hotel that you can recommend?

      Is it easy to hike on your own in the reserve, or is it necessary to have a guide?
      During the hike to Lagunas El Voladero and on to Laguna de Potrerillos I know that you will see frailejones, but what about the polylepis trees? Are they there too?

      How easy is it to go to the reserve on my own?
      How much would it cost to take a guided tour from El Angel?

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    • Ferry from Baltra to Santa Cruz

      Galápagos Islands May 8, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      Hello,
      I am arriving at Baltra airport at 11:30am. I have read that it takes a while to go through customs and pay for the entrance fee.
      If I miss the 2pm ferry to Santa Cruz, are there any alternatives to getting to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz? I've been looking at various forums, but haven't found anything.
      Thank you!

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    • Ferry from Baltra to Santa Cruz

      Galápagos Islands May 8, 2015 at 12:54 PM

      Hello,
      I am arriving at Baltra airport at 11:30am. I have read that it takes a while to go through customs and pay for the entrance fee.
      If I miss the 2pm ferry to Santa Cruz, are there any alternatives to getting to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz? I've been looking at various forums, but haven't found anything.
      Thank you!

      3 Answers May 8, 2015 at 11:56 PM
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      Reserva Ecológica El Ángel

      El Ángel May 1, 2015 at 9:25 AM

      Next time I go to Ecuador I would like to visit Reserva Ecológica El Angel.

      The only hotel in the vicinity that I can find reviews about is the Polylepis Lodge. It is too expensive for me so I’m looking for something cheaper in the town El Angel. Has anyone stayed at Hostería El Angel. What did you think about that place? And how much did it cost (Lonely Planet says $18 and The Rough Guide $60, but that is for two persons I think). Or, has anyone stayed in another hotel that you can recommend?

      Is it easy to hike on your own in the reserve, or is it necessary to have a guide?
      During the hike to Lagunas El Voladero and on to Laguna de Potrerillos I know that you will see frailejones, but what about the polylepis trees? Are they there too?

      How easy is it to go to the reserve on my own?
      How much would it cost to take a guided tour from El Angel?

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      Visiting Ecuador

      Ecuador Apr 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      I am thinking of visiting Ecuador around October/November of this year. I am hoping to take 3 weeks in total and would like to visit Quito, Banos, Cuenca and some other places. I don't think I will go to the Galapagos as much as I would love to because of the high costs involved in going. Is this time frame enough to visit Ecuador. Would I be able to perhaps also take in Columbia or Peru or is it better just to stick with Ecuador. I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Thanks.

      2 Answers Apr 5, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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      Stop over ideas from Quiot to Cuenca

      Riobamba Mar 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM

      Travelling as solo female from Quito to Cuenca. Looking for recommended interesting one nights stop overs (not Baños) to break the journey. Riobamba? I had wanted to do the Devil´s Nose train but it´s not available on my travel days in April. Thank you!

      3 Answers Mar 19, 2015 at 10:11 PM
    • Tour Operators in Puerto Villamil

      Puerto Villamil Mar 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      Are there any recommended tour operators in Puerto Villamil with whom I could get in contact by e-mail to get an idea of what kinds of half-day tours and cruises are available from Puerto Villamil and perhaps book them in advance?

      7 Answers Mar 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM
    • Is this a good Galapagos itinerary?

      Galápagos Islands Mar 13, 2015 at 9:25 PM

      Hi, Can you please advise on this itinerary we are planning. Is there anything we are really missing?
      Day 1: Arrive in Santa Cruz at midday. Afternoon, visit lava tunnels and Charles Darwin station
      Day 2: Yacht cruise
      Day 3: fly to Isabela Island. Snorkling tour in afternoon
      Day 4: Sierra Negra by horseback
      Day 5: fly back to Santa Cruz and do ??
      Day 6: Depart Galapagos

      5 Answers Mar 14, 2015 at 5:25 AM
    • tippping customs

      Galápagos Islands Mar 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      We need advice on tipping - in hotels/hostals, taxis, restaurants, guides. What are the customs?

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2015 at 9:45 AM
    • tippping cusstoms

      Galápagos Islands Mar 12, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      We need advice on tipping - in hotels/hostals, taxis, restaurants, guides. What are the customs?

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 9:41 AM
    • granola or other bars for snacks

      Galápagos Islands Mar 12, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      We are flying from Quito to San Cristobal and will then join a tour. Are we permitted to bring snacks in our luggage?

      7 Answers Mar 12, 2015 at 12:33 PM
    • La Florista area

      Quito Feb 20, 2015 at 7:26 PM

      Am planning a week in September and found a great apartment in La Florista area. The owner says it is an artsy area with lots for fun resturants, cafes, etc. If you know Quito would you stay in this area? I don't need to be in the heart of activity (too old for that) but do like to have the area be interesting. Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2015 at 7:35 AM
    • Speedboat baggage allowance

      Galápagos Islands Feb 17, 2015 at 5:27 AM

      We are scheduled to take the public speed boat from San Cristobal to Santa Cruz. Is there a luggage/kg limit, less than the airlines'?

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM
    • where to store valuable and money

      Galápagos Islands Feb 3, 2015 at 6:10 PM

      We are doing land tour in Galapagos. We are staying in budget hotels which do not have in room safe. We want to know any tips in storing valuables e.g. camera and money when go snorkeling. Also is it safe to leave clothes on the beach?
      Thanks for any tips

      3 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 10:13 AM
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      taxi from airport.

      Quito Jan 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      I am arriving at Quito airport at 23:20 so will me round midnight before I clear customs etc. can anyone help re getting a taxi to the city as I believe the airport is a fair distant away from the city. Can you give me an idea of cost. Also is it fairly safe to use the taxi as I am a female travelling on my own.

      5 Answers Feb 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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      trasportation within Ecuador or/and reliable tour companies

      Ecuador Jan 27, 2015 at 8:38 AM

      Hi
      I'm traveling with my senior parents around Ecuador since the tren crucero is all boooked up and we still want to visit some of the towns that the tren offered we would like to know if anyone knows about bus tours, private cars that we could use to go around Ecuador?
      or, maybe a reliable tour company that I could use that will picks us up and takes usaround Ecuador?
      Thank you

      4 Answers Feb 27, 2015 at 11:29 AM
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      Ecuador Amazon Lodges

      Ecuador Dec 21, 2014 at 5:53 AM

      has anyone stayed in either Kapawi, Sacha or Napo in the Ecuadorian Amazon? I think Napo is the most expensive of this trip. Also, anyone stay at Bellavista Lodge in the cloud forest reserve?

      2 Answers Feb 1, 2015 at 4:33 PM
    • Buses run on Sunday's?

      Ecuador Dec 20, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      Do buses in coast of Ecuador run as frequently on Sunday's as they do on the other week days? I ask because tomorrow Sunday Dec 21 I am going from San Clemente to Montanita. I was told I will transfer buses in Portoviego.

      2 Answers Dec 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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      Is 1 day enough?

      Quito Dec 17, 2014 at 6:13 AM

      I am exploring the possibility of Ecuador for 2015/16. (I was on the mainland in the 80s briefly when I went to the Galapagos). Is 1 day enough to explore the main historical sites of Quito? Being in the US, flights arrive late at night and the city would be the 2nd day of any itinerary. Total days I am thinking about 8 or 9.

      29 Answers Dec 21, 2014 at 5:39 AM
    • transportatio

      Guayaquil Dec 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      Safe way to get from airport to Hampton Inn?

      3 Answers Dec 13, 2014 at 3:06 AM
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      Galapago cruise ss maryann

      Galápagos Islands Nov 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      I am trying to plan our trip to Ecuador and Galapagos from jan 22-mar 2. I was wanting to go to galapagos via cruise, love the picture of ss maryann. Does anyone know how to obtain a cruise for a discount price? I have read that different companies have overbooked and cancelled at last minute. I also wonder if Galapagos should be at the front or end of our trip??

      4 Answers Nov 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM
    • bus transportation

      Ecuador Nov 24, 2014 at 5:48 PM

      my destination is Bahia Ecuador, what airport should I fly into so I may take the bus? I am in search of the shortest bus trip as well as ability to get a ticket at bus terminal and board the bus within a short time.

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM
    • WiFi in Manta

      Manta Nov 18, 2014 at 7:26 PM

      What is the closest spot for cruise guests to connect to internet/wifi from the Manta cruise port?

      1 Answer Nov 18, 2014 at 9:55 PM
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      Bus from Quito to Banos ?

      Baños Nov 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Hello !
      We arrive in Quito airport at 6pm and need to go straight to Banos. What is the best company (toilet on board and mainly suitcase tags as I believe we will be obliged to leave them below).
      I read flotapelileo and transportes Banos are ok ?
      What is best ?
      Muchas gracias !

      3 Answers Nov 27, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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      Cotopaxi Biking 1day-Tour November 10 - interested to join ?

      Provincia de Cotopaxi Oct 29, 2014 at 7:14 AM

      Hello Everyone !
      I was wondering if someone was interested in a tour with Gulliver tours.
      I heard they are great but only do Saturday and Wednesday and I am not there.
      They can organize this but we need to find 2 more participants and it would be 55usd per person.
      You can find the details here : gulliver.com.ec/index.php/Bi...

      Thanks and maybe see you soon ?
      Valerie

      1 Answer Oct 29, 2014 at 8:35 AM
    • buying panama hat in old town quito

      Quito Oct 22, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      Hi there - I am in Quito for 3 days of work and no time to see anything! we do have a dinner tomorrow in old town and I hope to have a bit of time to try and buy a panama hat...any ideas where if I want a good one / willing to spend $100? thanks!

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2014 at 8:59 AM
    • Ecuador soon possible meetings?

      Ecuador Oct 22, 2014 at 1:04 AM

      i am going to Ecuador 31 of October one month interested to get in contact with travelling ,memebers with local members

      thanks, dansela

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2014 at 3:52 AM
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      What neighboorhood to stay in Quito ? Safe ?

      Quito Oct 21, 2014 at 6:12 AM

      hello everyone !
      I will be spending 3 nights in Quito very soon. I am looking for an area where it is mainly safe (I read a lot of stories and must say it stresses me a little).
      I was planning to take an AirBnB but cannot seem to locate the right areas that would be :
      - Safe
      - Close to main attraction and transportation
      - But not too noisy also
      I cannot figure out whether it is better to be close to Plazza grande or Parque El Ejido ? Is it beter in Mariscal (is this just north to Parque El Ejido) or the historic area (close to Plazza Grande).

      Or am I just getting it all wrong ? :-)
      thanks so much for your answers

      15 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM
    • kinds of footwear in ecuador

      Ecuador Oct 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      i need to know what all kind of footwear we have there in Ecuador ? as in what i
      kind of footwear do the local population wear and what is worn by the tourists ? can anyone please elaborate the styles of footwear we get to see in Ecuador ?

      5 Answers Dec 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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      Tandem Skydive

      Ecuador Oct 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      Does anyone know if there is a place in Ecuador where you can make a tandem skydive?

      2 Answers Oct 10, 2014 at 11:31 PM
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      I need help for my Galapagos trip :-)

      Galápagos Islands Oct 8, 2014 at 7:32 AM

      Hello !
      We are arrivng to Baltra on November 19 at 11.30. We booked a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz for all our nights and were thinking of maximizing our stay by doing Day trips. We return on the 22 in the morning so not much time I must say ! We are limited on budget but would like to see a max of the Galapagos, for me it is a kid's dream come true !
      Can we do Santa Cruz just after we landed on the 19 ? I was thinking Centre Charles Darwin, Rancho Primicias, Lava Tunnel, las grietas + Tortuga Bay ? Or might be short ? Then I was thinking one day excursion to Isabella (Sierra Negra and Tintoretas isle) ? And the last Day do a one day trip to San Cristobal and Leon Dormido (I only snorkel, no scuba dive, can I also see the sharks etc ?).
      Does all this seems like a good idea ? Is it feasible ? Will I have seen the best of of Galapagos or am I really missing out on something ?
      Thanks!

      31 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    • Anyone know Puyo or this Organization?

      Puyo Sep 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      Hello fellow travelers!! I am looking into traveling to Ecuador and I wanted to fill a part of my trip with a volunteer aboad opportunity.

      I found this one here near Puyo Ecuador. trip180.com/projects/149/ECO...

      Has anyone ever heard of this organization or any cool things to do near Puyo? I'd love to keep this organization as my base and then travel around the country. Let me know if you guys know anything or if you have any other suggestions. Ill be there between October 11th-20th. If you are in the area, let me know! -Rodrigo

      1 Answer Sep 28, 2014 at 9:13 PM