At the end of 2006 (and for a few days in 2007) I spent a little over two weeks in Ecuador. The typical things that visitors do in Ecuador are to climb volcanoes and visit the Galapagos Islands, but I did neither. I visited three locales, one each in the north, center, and south of the country.

First was Quilotoa Lake and the nearby town of Chugchilan, staying in the Black Sheep Inn, an ecologically-oriented place that has grown famous for its excellent organic food. The area is known for its traditional culture. Second was the colonial town of Cuenca and the nearby El Cajas National Park, famous for its lakes. And my largest chunk of time was spent in the south around the huge Podocarpus National Park.

Quito region (12 pictures)
Chugchilan area (18 pictures)
Laguna Quilotoa (16 pictures)
Cuenca and El Cajas National Park (17 pictures)
Copalinga Lodge area (14 pictures)
Podocarpus National Park: Bombuscara District (19 pictures)
Podocarpus National Park: San Francisco and Cajanuma Districts (19 pictures)