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Ecuador

Volunteering in Ecuador: Preserving the Amazon and Your Wallet

Volunteering in Ecuador: Preserving the Amazon and Your Wallet

If you're looking for an authentic experience in the Amazon, volunteering is the best way to contribute to conservation, save money, and share a unique story.

Galápagos on a Budget: The Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

Galápagos on a Budget: The Broke Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

Who knew you didn't need thousands of dollars to visit the Galápagos? Turns out you really can do it on a budget.

The Quilotoa Loop: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

The Quilotoa Loop: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

Once you start, there's no turning back. You have to keep going, and you would be amazed at how much your body can accomplish when it has to.

Climbing Cotopaxi: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

Climbing Cotopaxi: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

You can currently only hike to the base camp at just over 4,800m, but that was all we were willing to test our inexperienced fitness level on anyway.

Cuicocha: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

Cuicocha: A Backpacker’s Guide to Ecuador

About a half hour drive from Otavalo sits the beautiful Cuicocha crater lake at the base of the Cotacachi volcano.