The Malecon 2000 (Waterfront area that overlooks the Guayas River) in Guayaquil, Ecuador is definitely worth visiting. The area has been transformed into a very attractive place to stroll along the Guayas River, dine, sightsee and relax on a park bench.
Chachapoyas to Pedro Ruiz: 1 hour by taxi Pedro Ruiz to Tarapoto: 8 hours by bus. It can take longer if the road is congested. Spent night in Tarapoto. Tarapoto to Yurimaguas: 3 ½ hours by bus. It can be a pain catching a ride to Pedro Ruiz from Chachapoyas. You can catch a ride … Continue reading Amount of time it takes to travel from Chachapoyas, Peru to Yurimaguas, Peru.
How to get there: Walk behind the bus station and take a left (south). Follow the dirt road until you come to a paved road. Follow the paved road up the hill for about 1km. You will come to a small bridge with a sign that says, “hosteria Izhcayluma.” Look on the other side of … Continue reading Hiking trail “C” in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
Oh… and to make it ever more challenging there are bulls that wander the ridge. They don’t move out of the way. Good luck.
It is very easy to live on 15 dollars per day in Ecuador. Now when you are moving around the transportation expenses will increase your daily expenditures. But when you are stationary you can easily find a place to stay for 6 dollars per night and that is usually in a private room. You might … Continue reading Traveling in Ecuador, South America on 15 dollars per day.
The “Valley Of Longevity” is what Vilcabamba, Ecuador is known as. Supposedly there is something in the water that leads to an increased life span. I’ve walked around the town and talked to one gentleman that told me he was 98 years old. It looked like he had many years of living before him, so … Continue reading Vilcabamba, Ecuador (The Valley of Longevity)
Location: Near the bus station in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Walk down the main street that you came in on the bus toward Loja one block. Entrance is on the first side street when you come to the hotel. Price: 6 USD for Single (no haggle price), 10 USD for double. Extended stay you can work a … Continue reading Hotel Valle Sagrado (Vilcabamba)