Famed for its Saturday artisans and animal markets, Otavalo fills up at weekends with vendors from far and wide including a few from across the border in Columbia.
Does Cotapaxi actually exist?
Dawn was breaking as we arrived in Cuenca after ten hours on the bus from Piura in Peru.
Time to leave the mountains and head down to Trujillo on the coast.
Vilcabamba is set in a “magical” valley and is famous for its long-living residents and is known locally as the “Valley of Eternal Youth”.
Some of the most beautiful scenery in southern Ecuador is to be found in Parque Nacional de Cajas, 30 kms up into the mountains outside of Cuenca.