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  • Day30

    Guayaquil - Bus Terminal

    September 25, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Our last stop in Ecuador bevor it's already time to leave...

    Unfortunately, our last day was not really enjoyable. Bevor leaving Ecuador, we both got bad diarroeah and had to throw up several times. Thanks god we stayed with Fernando and his lovely family who took care for us. Hopefully this will be the first and last time...

    But bevor having an 9 hours busdrive, we would like to summ up our highlights of Ecuador:
    - meeting my sister Patty after more than a year
    - getting to know Fernando: my sisters ecuadorian boyfriend and best tour guide ever, who again and again surprised us with his enormous knowledge and contacts to visit hidden places (and of course getting to know his family!)
    - that the weather can change within seconds from sunny to heavy rain or thick fog ("even google don't know what the weather is going to be")
    - the variety of the ecuadorian landscape such as volcanoes, lagunes, mountains, rainforest, beaches, sea, fields, inca sites, waterfalls, islands and much more...
    - our highely recomended places are definitely Volcano Cotopaxi, Lagune of Quilotoa, Baños, Galapagos Islands and Montañita

    But now it's time to leave Ecuador and say hello to Peru! ;-)
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    Silvia Grob

    Guati Besserig und gnüssed Peru!

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  • Day23

    Montañita - Spanish School

    September 18, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    School again... But we finaly picked up some spanish words and are able to speak basic sentences. We hope that we are now ready for traveling on our own. We enjoyed this week in Montañita: top school, surf lessons, yoga class, party, beautiful beach, tasty food, best ice cream and nice cabañas. Thanks to all the lovely people we met: You enriched our stay!Read more

  • Day21

    Puerto Lopez

    September 16, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Finally arrived at my sisters home: Puerto Lopez is known for the national park with "the most beautiful beach of the mainland of Ecuador" and for whale watching.

    Because we both already did whale watching in Australia, we decided to go instead for a horseride in the rainforest, where we spottet monkeys! Getting a massage and having a sulphur bath in the lagoon "Agua Blanca" was definitely worth it! ;)Read more

  • Day19

    Galapagos - Isla Isabela

    September 14, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The transfer (2h ride by speedboat) from the island Santa Cruz to Isabela went not everyone well... Here we got to stay for 3 more nights before retourning to the mainland of Ecuador.

    Even though we were still on Galapagos, the two islands we stayed were completely different. Right away we felt in love with the little village of Isabela with its charming restaurants, bars and lovely beaches. The visit of a Flamingo Lagoon made the day complete.

    On the second day the expedition to Sierra Negro & Chico Volcano was on our programm. Sierra Negro is the second largest volcanic crater in the world, his last eruption was in 2005. After a 8km hike along the crater (and we had to go all the way back!) we reached Volcano Chico where we enjoyed a beautiful view almost over the whole Island.
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  • Day17

    Galapagos - Isla Bartolomé

    September 12, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    At least 20 manta rays we spotted during our 2.5h sailing to Bartolomé Island!

    After a walk from zero to 100m above sea level, we appreciated the spectacular landscape and famous Pinnacle Rock, a rock formation that resembles an obelisk. What a view!Read more

    Bruno Gnädinger

    Super Foto 👍

    9/17/16Reply
     
  • Day16

    Galapagos - Isla Plaza

    September 11, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    South Plaza is with 130m width one of the smallest islands to visit. It is known for its unique rock formation, formed from volcanic magma. Again a lot of different birds, such as swallow-tailed gulls, blue-footed boobies and masked boobies welcomed us.

    Our highlight of this day trip was definitely the opportunity to snorkel, where we got again to see a sea turtle aswell as five small and one big reef shark!
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  • Day15

    Galapagos - Isla Seymour Norte

    September 10, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    First Trip: After an 1 hour sail on board of a yacht, we reached Seymour Island. Now we got to know the biodiversity of Galapagos! Blue-footed boobies, land iguanas, sea lions, sea turtle, dolphines and sharks are just a short selection of all the different animals we spotted on the island, from the yacht or while snorkeling. How lucky we are!Read more

  • Day14

    Galapagos - Isla Santa Cruz

    September 9, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    1'000 km from the mainland of Ecuador, we finally arrived on the Galapagos Island Baltra. From there we had an one hour transfer to the island Santa Cruz, where we stayed the next 4 nights.

    At Tortuga Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches next to the town Porto Ayora, we observed Marine Iguanas - what impressive animals!Read more

  • Day12

    Guayaquil

    September 7, 2016 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Guayaquil is the economic capital of Ecuador with nearly 4 million people.

    Here we got to know Fernandos family, which heartily welcomed us with open arms, invited us for dinner, gave us private lessons in spanish and offered us to stay at their home for two nights. Thank you very much!Read more

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