If you’ve been following me a while you know i do pretty ambitious bucket lists.
Not this year, I think it’s best to prioritize and keep it simple and that way you can actually get more of the list done.
Here’s what I’d like to do-have-be in ECUADOR in 2018…
1. Bike the whole coast. I think it would take around 7-14 days only. Most of the road is flat and well-paved. Maybe I could do it in parts.
2. Climb a volcano. There are many 20,000 footers to choose from in Ecuador like the famous Cotopaxi or Cayambe, both a stone’s throw from Quito where I live. Most trips can be hired out of Quito and take 2 days to summit. Best to go in dry season from May-November
3. Amazon trek. Get off the grid for a few days, I just spoke with friends who saw Anacondas, the pink river dolphin and piranhas in their lodge near Cuyabeno (Lago Agrio). 5 days is all you need. And I’ve heard the bugs actually aren’t that bad. Can book 3-4 day trips starting around $300 per person all included. Best to book in Quito at one of the street agencies, can often find better prices than online.
4. Kayak a river in the Andes. There are (just a few) outfitters in Baeza where the rapids flow down into the Amazon for all levels. Most don’t know Ecuador even offers this but the rivers are plentiful and amazing in Ecuador.
5. Start a farm in Ecuador. I’ve already got the land on stand-by, now it’s time to make it productive (don’t worry I’ll keep you informed on how it goes).
6. Flip a property on the coast. (At least one.) This is what I do. Probably stick to the less expensive stuff under $20k, it moves faster.
7. Expand out my property management biz in Guayaquil to 5 properties.
8. Deep-sea fish off Salinas. Hire a chartered boat to take me out or hop on with the locals.
9. Hang-glide off the cliffs of Crucita. Been putting this one off.
10. Trek to the lost city of Ecuador in the Zamora jungle area and the ancient Tayo Cave famed to have hieroglyphics and alien activity (even Neil Armstrong trekked there to check it out). On the way you can see a pre-historic, gigantic coral reef now covered in jungle.
If you have one you’d like to add to the list let me know, happy 2018!
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