A visit of the beautiful Pre-Inca site of Cochasqui, Ecuador

“Another beautiful thing to do near our hotel/restaurant in the Andean market town of Otavalo, Ecuador. “

Visit Mighty Chimborazo or Magical Cotopaxi? Yes, … or better No?

“The Andean highlands actually are two cordilleras, running parallel in a north-south direction through the length of the whole country of Ecuador. Leaving in between The Avenue of the Volcanoes, as the German scientist Alexander von Humboldt called the “Andean Highway” during his visit to the country in 1802-1803.”

Should you visit Quito, Ecuador? Yes or … better No?

“Quito is basically a BIG city. Not interesting at all. Chaotic & even ugly in many parts. However, this opinion dissolves when you enter the Colonial town of Quito. Absolutely worth a visit. A special spot where Past & Present come together.”

Visit the hot springs of Papallacta? Yes,… or better No?

After your decision to Travel to Ecuador (see Intro), one of the first questions you could ask yourself is: Visit Papallacta, Yes or No? A question a lot of visitors ask us, when visiting our Hotel/Restaurant in the northern Andean market town of Otavalo. To answer that question, first you have to know where I’m […]

Travel to Ecuador? Yes,… or better No?

“Are you kidding. Yes, … Yes, of course, you have to visit Ecuador. The small Andean country is one of the most beautiful in the world.”

Popular Otavalo tour : In search of beautiful & real handicrafts

“The area around Otavalo is sprinkled with little villages. Traditional places, where the craftsmen live who provide handicrafts for the Otavalo market. It’s a worthwhile half-a-day trip to visit these craftsmen’s workshops.”

A relaxing visit to the popular thermal baths of Chachimbiro, Ecuador

“A perfect day-trip from Otavalo is a visit to Chachimbiro, within the same province of Imbabura. Chachimbiro is mainly known for its thermal springs.”

Visit to the awesome area around Pambamarca, Cayambe

Another nice trip from Otavalo is a visit to Pambamarca, canton Cayambe. About an hour drive. An authentic rural area, high up the Andes slopes. Beautiful views all around. Its main attraction though is historical. Historical in two ways: Because of its strategic location you’ll find several Pucarás or Pukaras in the area. A defensive […]

Visit to the small, beautiful village of Oyacachi, Napo, Ecuador

This post describes a visit to the small, hidden, beautiful & friendly Andean village of Oyacachi. Located in the province of Napo, Ecuador. Pure nature all around. Ideal spot for Ecotourism. Sometimes we may think that every wonderful corner of the world receives its visitors. Wrong! There are still many hidden places that make your […]

Visit the Historical & World famous Otavalo market in Ecuador

Otavalo has a long history in which the indigenous people of the surrounding villages come to town to sell their handmade products.

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