Ecuador Trip Itinerary

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Ecuador Trip Itinerary

Detailed Ecuador Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Travel

  • 3:30 a.m. Woke up at this ridiculous hour in order to make our flight.
  • 6:15 a.m. Departed Austin Airport
  • 7:07 a.m. Arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  • — 10+ hour layover in Dallas — (that’s what you get for purchasing the $350 super saver fare)
  • Spent some “quality” time at the low quality temporary The Club at DFW using Priority Pass membership. Check out our review.
  • Then we passed an hour at the Minute Suites before heading to our gate (which changed four times).
  • 5:40 p.m. Dallas to Quito, Ecuador flight didn’t actually leave at 5:40. Our 10 hour layover turned into 11 hours by the time we left.
  • Arrived near midnight. Spent a half hour in the immigration line and it was 1:00 a.m. before we got to the Quito Airport Suites.

Day 2: Traveling from Quito to Banos Ecuador

  • 8:30 am wake up call (rooster)
  • 8:30 am breakfast at Quito Airport Suites
  • 10:10 am leave Quito for Banos on multiple buses
  • Bus Timeline
  • 10:30 am Bus #1 Hotel to Quito (downtown)
  • 11:30 am Bus #2 Quito to Marin
  • 2:40 pm Bus #3 Marin to Banos
  • 6:20 pm Arrive in Banos
  • 6:20 pm Walk to Hostel (Princesa Maria)
  • 7:15 pm Dinner at “El Primo”
  • 7:50 pm walk around streets aimlessly
  • 8:30 pm head back to hostel / sleep

Review of Day 2: Traveling from Quito to Banos – Ecuador Day 2

Thoughts on the Quito Airport Suites: Quito Airport Suites ( The novice traveler)

Day 3 – Bike adventures / Waterfalls / Puyo

  • 8:00 am wake up to get bicycles for bike ride to Puyo (18km)
  • Multiple scenic pit stops
  • 9:30 am Arrive at Pailon del Diablo bike parking lot
  • 9:50 am Arrive at front gate of Pailon del Diablo
  • Read about what happened at the waterfall: Bike ride from Banos to Puyo – Day 3
  • 11:00 am Empanadas for lunch
  • 12:00 pm the Journey to Puyo begins (42km bike ride)
  • 1:40 pm pit stop in Mera
  • 2:45 pm arrived in Puyo
  • 3:00 pm bus back to Banos
  • 5:20 pm Dinner
  • 6:30 pm back to hostel / sleep

Day 4 – Hiking / Swinging from a tree house / Hot Springs

Day 5

Amazon Jungle Tour – First Day

Day 6

Amazon Jungle Tour – Second Day

Day 7

Check out our trip to Peru and Machu Picchu.


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