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I am planning a trip to Ecuador in the next few weeks. I intend to do a lot of birding, visit the Galapagos, and join the Quito Hash House Harriers for a run and some fun. While I expect to do a bit of the typical touristy shopping, it is the least important thing on my list of things to do. Likewise fancy resturants and hotels are not especially important. I was wondering what the advantages, if any, of flying into Guayaquil versus Quito might be. I expect to rent a car so I could always drive into Quito if/when I need to. The price of the airline ticket is the same either way, and I just want to make sure I go to the most appropriate place.
Is possible to rent a car but you must consider that we don’t have a good signals in Ecuador that is a problem but if you have a good map can help you
About internal fly tickets is not a problem actually we have several air lines between
If you want I have a 4x4 Toyota and I am making tours in Ecuador
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Fly into Quito and go visit Mindo 3 hours away. Great for birding, in fact some claim it to be the best birding spot in South America.
Hi we stayed in both Quito and Guayaquil. Liked Quito better. More to see too.
Ive only been to Quito but will e going to guayaquil soon...flights much cheaper! If you havent got fligths i recommend www.dialaflight.co.uk, theyve given me a round trip going to guayaquil and returning from lima for £366 + tax (about £550 all in). In terms of birding, check out rainforest concern (http://www.rainforestconcern.org/). They are a charity and run lots of eco-tourism lodges. I stayed at santa lucia (http://www.santaluciaecuador.com/) and they have amazing birding. I was there to do volunteer work and return in a few weeks but saw lots of humming birds and visited a 'cock of the rock' lek. They are well known for birding and have other lodges too. Lots are up in the cloudforest and are amazing, I highly recommend it.
Have a nice trip,