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    • Yellow fever

      Puerto Quito Yesterday

      Do I need a yellow fever vaccination for Puerto Quito

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    • Looking for Hiking mates !!!

      Ecuador Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hi all, I'm a French guy living now in Ibarra.

      My passion: mountaineering, hiking, camping... CLIMBING VOLCANOES ! I need to find people as it is dangerous to climb mountains on its ownno...

       

      And here that's quite hard to find people, as most of people don't see the interest of climbing! ...
      I can't and don't want to pay a guide for climbing volcanoes which do no require a guide and it is much more interesting with friends. smiley Contact me!!

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    • Galapagos and Ecuador private tour

      Ecuador Apr 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Hi

      Me and my boyfriend are looking to travel around the Galapagos and Ecuador, we want to take a cruise for 5 days in the Galapagos and a round trip from Quito to Cuenca. Can you help us with some recommendations about good places to stay, nice restaurants and good service? we are looking for a private tour. Any travel agency in ecuador you can recommend?

      thanks

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    • Getting TO Baltra airport

      Isla Santa Cruz Apr 15, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      We have a screwy problem that my paranoia (Anything that might go wrong WILL!) causes me to ask a few questions. We are going to fly into Baltra the day before our Celebrity cruise leaves. The hotel has arranged-for 65 bucks- to meet us at the airport, escort us onto the shuttle bus and across on the ferry to a taxi to the hotel. For irritating reasons Celebrity insists that we must return all the way to the airport, the next morning and they "cannot" link up with us anywhere else--(like at the bottom of the hill from the airport).

      So, does the shuttle between the ferry dock and the airport run frequently or intermittently? Is there a problem with us trying to get back from the ferry dock to the airport without escort?? (Celebrity has said it is not LEGAL for us to be unescorted!!) I guess we are confident we can get back from the hotel to the ferry dock on the Santa Cruz side--for a lot less than $65-but is there a problem with us getting across and up to the airport on our own??

      Thanks so much!!

      PS My paranoia is not absurd! I managed to be trying to get to the airport-in Australia the morning the Sydney bridge was suddenly closed by a strike--in Copenhagen the morning the Metro was closed for maintenance with less than 12 hours notice--in Los Angeles when the driver coming to pick us up called at the very time we were expecting him to arrive to say he was an hour away "because of traffic"

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    • Flights to Galapagos ( Baltra)

      Ecuador Mar 23, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to the Galapagos in June. I'm looking for flight information. Is it advisable to book 1 week in advance while in Quito or to book several months in advance? I have found web sites for Aerogal, Tame and Lan ( best price $510 cdn) but have been told there are cheaper flights. Any suggestions on when and where to book flights?
      thank you!

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      tren crucero?

      Ecuador Apr 9, 2014 at 5:54 AM

      hi,
      has anyone tried this tourist train? worth the value?
      any itinerary advice for 3nweeks? we are thinking of Galapagos, the Amazone, and the coast line...
      thanks!

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      cruise question for July 2014

      Galápagos Islands Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      hi all,
      I read lots of postings about last minute booking on cruises in Galapagos. I will be in Quito July 6. i will be in Ecuador from july 6-28. Many people say they get amazing last minute deal. I would like advice on what would be a reasonable last minute price ( a range) for tourist superior, for 8days? And in which area of Quito to find these deals? my first day will be about shopping around. Should I book a flight now to the Galapagos, then try to find a last minute cruise on the island? would you also recommend I stay longer in the island (which one) for a couple more days? we are snorkelers.
      I know I will be in peak season, but willing to take the risk of last minute deals. your advice is much appreciated! Mario.baril@hotmail.fr

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    • Getting TO Baltra airport

      Isla Santa Cruz Apr 15, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      We have a screwy problem that my paranoia (Anything that might go wrong WILL!) causes me to ask a few questions. We are going to fly into Baltra the day before our Celebrity cruise leaves. The hotel has arranged-for 65 bucks- to meet us at the airport, escort us onto the shuttle bus and across on the ferry to a taxi to the hotel. For irritating reasons Celebrity insists that we must return all the way to the airport, the next morning and they "cannot" link up with us anywhere else--(like at the bottom of the hill from the airport).

      So, does the shuttle between the ferry dock and the airport run frequently or intermittently? Is there a problem with us trying to get back from the ferry dock to the airport without escort?? (Celebrity has said it is not LEGAL for us to be unescorted!!) I guess we are confident we can get back from the hotel to the ferry dock on the Santa Cruz side--for a lot less than $65-but is there a problem with us getting across and up to the airport on our own??

      Thanks so much!!

      PS My paranoia is not absurd! I managed to be trying to get to the airport-in Australia the morning the Sydney bridge was suddenly closed by a strike--in Copenhagen the morning the Metro was closed for maintenance with less than 12 hours notice--in Los Angeles when the driver coming to pick us up called at the very time we were expecting him to arrive to say he was an hour away "because of traffic"

      3 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 3:42 PM
    • Looking for Hiking mates !!!

      Ecuador Apr 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

      Hi all, I'm a French guy living now in Ibarra.

      My passion: mountaineering, hiking, camping... CLIMBING VOLCANOES ! I need to find people as it is dangerous to climb mountains on its ownno...

       

      And here that's quite hard to find people, as most of people don't see the interest of climbing! ...
      I can't and don't want to pay a guide for climbing volcanoes which do no require a guide and it is much more interesting with friends. smiley Contact me!!

      2 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 11:54 PM
    • Galapagos and Ecuador private tour

      Ecuador Apr 10, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Hi

      Me and my boyfriend are looking to travel around the Galapagos and Ecuador, we want to take a cruise for 5 days in the Galapagos and a round trip from Quito to Cuenca. Can you help us with some recommendations about good places to stay, nice restaurants and good service? we are looking for a private tour. Any travel agency in ecuador you can recommend?

      thanks

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 12:29 AM
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      tren crucero?

      Ecuador Apr 9, 2014 at 5:54 AM

      hi,
      has anyone tried this tourist train? worth the value?
      any itinerary advice for 3nweeks? we are thinking of Galapagos, the Amazone, and the coast line...
      thanks!

      8 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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      cruise question for July 2014

      Galápagos Islands Apr 9, 2014 at 5:49 AM

      hi all,
      I read lots of postings about last minute booking on cruises in Galapagos. I will be in Quito July 6. i will be in Ecuador from july 6-28. Many people say they get amazing last minute deal. I would like advice on what would be a reasonable last minute price ( a range) for tourist superior, for 8days? And in which area of Quito to find these deals? my first day will be about shopping around. Should I book a flight now to the Galapagos, then try to find a last minute cruise on the island? would you also recommend I stay longer in the island (which one) for a couple more days? we are snorkelers.
      I know I will be in peak season, but willing to take the risk of last minute deals. your advice is much appreciated! Mario.baril@hotmail.fr

      9 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    • Flights to Galapagos ( Baltra)

      Ecuador Mar 23, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to the Galapagos in June. I'm looking for flight information. Is it advisable to book 1 week in advance while in Quito or to book several months in advance? I have found web sites for Aerogal, Tame and Lan ( best price $510 cdn) but have been told there are cheaper flights. Any suggestions on when and where to book flights?
      thank you!

      7 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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      Visiting coastal Manta, Ecuador in June

      Manta Mar 12, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Are bug bites a big problem? I would prefer not using deet and chemicals, is there a natural repellent? Garlic? Ginger? Should I plan on long sleeves in the evening? CDC recommends Malaria, typhoid & hepatitis A - any thoughts and ideas?

      7 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 1:54 PM
    • trip to Ecuador in April

      Ecuador Mar 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      what is the best to pack for April. Are shorts, skirts and summer clothing ok for this weather?

      4 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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      HELP: Day tour out of Puerto Ayora, Galapagos

      Galápagos Islands Mar 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      I am flying to Balta on March/30 and I am in dire straits to book a day tour to North Seymour during the following 3 days. Unfortuantely, I could not find any tour company online who sells day tours. Most only sells multi-day trips or cruises.

      I would be grateful if someone could help me out with a local travel agent.

      7 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 1:36 PM
    • Hello trying to figure this place out

      Puerto Ayora Mar 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      This will my 1st time in Puerto Ayora.I been doing research and came up with nothing so far. Can you recommend any hotels?And dive shops and places to eat.And how is the diving in October??Thanks

      2 Answers Mar 4, 2014 at 10:51 AM
    • which month ? did somebody go in November ?

      Galápagos Islands Feb 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      we plan 2 weeks mid Nov. - somebody spoke about "low season"...??

      I am able to either go

      Sept. or Nov. or May...we love to snorkel ! we have 3 mm little tropical suits..

      would that be okay ?

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM
    • CUE to SJO flights

      Cuenca Feb 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      Why are flights from Ecuador to San Jose CR so expensive?

      3 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 7:56 PM
    • Transportaion from Airport late at night

      Papallacta Feb 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Can anyone suggest a reliable operation or driver for picking up at new Quito airport at around 11pm - 12am at night to drive directly to Papallacta. We (2people) would like to get away as quickly as possible from the airport, since it is late. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM
    • has anyone had trouble with galapagos islands travel center?

      Galápagos Islands Feb 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM

      Has anyone had trouble with this tour company?

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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      Malaria pills

      Ecuador Feb 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

      Hola,
      we are visiting Ecuador in early March and are debating wether we should take any malaria pills/medecine prior to our departure. The advices vary from each place we're finding information.
      We do not want to take any pills/medecine if we don't need to, considering any of the side effects, etc.
      We will be spending 2 days in Quito, 1 in Rio Bamba, 2 in Puerto Lopez, and 2 in Guayaquil to finish our tour.
      Any recommendations?
      Thanking you in advance!
      Marc

      5 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM
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      Off the beaten path in Ecuador

      Manta Feb 15, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      Flying into Guayaquil & traveling to Manta this June. Is there anything off the beaten path and I shouldn't miss?
      Thanks!

      3 Answers Feb 15, 2014 at 5:37 PM
    • Transportation from San Jose de Milpe ecolodge to Quito hotel

      Mindo Feb 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      The Ecolodge charges $90 per person to get from San Jose de Milpe to our hotel in Quito. Is there a way to do it a little more reasonably by taxi private van with several people in it, or maybe even a bus.

      2 Answers Feb 12, 2014 at 7:20 AM
    • Yellow Fever Certificate

      Quito Feb 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM

      We are flying from Lima to Quito after a 13 day holiday in Peru. We do not have Yellow Fever Certificates. Is that a problem or not?

      3 Answers Apr 5, 2014 at 7:29 AM
    • Arriving to Quito airport by night

      Quito Feb 10, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      Hello!
      Flights from Montreal to Quito seem to only arrive late at night. What should I do? Is it safe? Is it possible to sleep a couple hours at the airport? Are there hostales close to the airport? Etc.
      Thank you!!

      6 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM
    • Booking lodges near Misahualli

      Puerto Misahuallí Feb 9, 2014 at 7:43 AM

      We are planning to spend a couple of nights at a lodge down river from Misahualli at the end of March. We are looking for a budget lodge that is clean but also offers good food and guides for birding and nature hikes. Would like to be in as primary rainforest as is possible for this region. Any suggestions on a place, and is reserving in advance necessary? Thanks

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM
    • Flying to Tena

      Tena Feb 9, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      I had researched options to travel to Tena and didn't find any info about flying, including asking an agent in Quito, but I just saw flights available on the Tame Airlines booking website. Quito to Tena (Jumandy Airport). Can you tell me where the airport is that they land at? It looks like it is near Misahualli, but not sure? Also, should I trust booking on the Tame website, as it now takes credit card payment by foreign credit cards? Gracias

      4 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 6:11 PM
    • Has anyone traveled with Gate 1?

      Ecuador Feb 8, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      We generally travel on our own; but there's this offer from Gate 1 travel that looks interesting (South America). Has anyone ever traveled with this outfit and if so what was your experience with them? Thanks.

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      Banos --volcano eruption

      Ecuador Feb 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      What is the current travel situation for Banos? We are supposed to spend 2 nights there March 1 and 2. Is there a lot of ash in the air or on the ground? Is it unpleasant to visit? Any predictions for further eruptions that might cause us trouble during these next few weeks?

      3 Answers Feb 8, 2014 at 10:05 PM
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      Rainy season in the Oriente

      Cuyabeno Feb 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      I plan to do a Cuyabeno jungle trip in mid may. Can I expect a lot of rain - will there be so much that it will affect what we can do? Or should we give it a pass and spend more time elsewhere in Ecuador?

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM
    • what to do in otavalo

      Ecuador Feb 5, 2014 at 7:54 PM

      What to do in Otavalo besides the Saturday Market?

      2 Answers Feb 5, 2014 at 8:08 PM
    • Visting to see if we would like to retire in Ecuador

      Cuenca Feb 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      We are going to be in Cuenca for 8 days. We would like to spend a day or 2 in Quito or Manta. Is flying or buses our best options? We read that we might get better airline deals once we get to Cuenca, is this true? We are coming just to see if this is an area we would like to retire in.

      8 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 7:50 PM
    • Shore excursion

      Guayaquil Feb 1, 2014 at 7:05 AM

      We arrive on 13th Febr. with the MS Delphin in the cruise port. Is this port near the City and how can we get to the sightseeings in the City , i.e. Iguana Park and Historic Park ? Can we walk or go by public transport ?

      Thank you very much

      Gerhard und Helga from Germany

      5 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 7:32 PM
    • upcoming trip

      Cuenca Jan 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      We are coming the end of march and staying 8 days. While these spots are great, is there a good way to get to Quito for a day trip.

      2 Answers Feb 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM
    • fishing tours

      Bahía de Caráquez Jan 30, 2014 at 6:49 PM

      What does it cost to be taken out salt water fishing for a half day in Bahia area?

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM
    • Travelling from Cuenca to Guayaquil Sunday, March 2, 2014

      Cuenca Jan 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      How do I reserve 4 tickets for this trip? Where do I board the bus? Departure times? Price? Thanks. Elgin

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM