Cuenca to Quito in eight days
June 24, 2014 12:33 PM Subscribe
We're getting into Cuenca, Ecuador on a Friday and departing out of Quito on Saturday night, eight days later. Other than that, we have no plans. Where should we go, and how should we go there?
posted by goodbyewaffles to Travel & Transportation around Ecuador (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We like architecture, history & museums, food, and nature. We like swimming and walking/hiking but are not even a little bit hardcore, plus I tend to get altitude sickness - hiking around for a few hours would be great, but we're not doing anything that requires gear or camping or whatever.
Whatever kind of transport is fine, except renting a car. Hostels or hotels are fine, provided they have basic amenities (private bathroom, outlets). I speak okay Spanish. We are not hugely outgoing people, so realistically we are not going to hang out in a tiny village making friends.
I've heard good things about Otovalo, Baños, Mindo, Ingapirca, etc., but eight days is not a ton of time, especially since they're not all that close to each other. What's our ideal itinerary for the time we have?