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Need help traveling to Ecuador for the first time

Jul

23

2012

My husband and I are coming to Ecuador hopefully 8/13-8/27 and this is our first trip. We don’t speak Spanish and I’m having a frustrating time trying to find out how to get around, finding someone to help us at the airport, etc. It would be nice to know that someone that speaks English could give us at least a brief introduction on how to use the bus system, how to get a taxi, where to get a room, etc.

We want to see the following places: Vilcabama area, Cuenca, Riobamba area and Otovalo market. We can fly in to either Guayaquil or Quito, it doesn’t matter to us.

This is a fact-finding mission, not a vacation. We want to experience as much of the native culture as possible. If we like what we see, we will return to the States and pack up our children and return. We will be looking for a suitable rental while in Ecuador. Our interests are in Vilcabama and Riobamba – this may change after our visit. Cuenca is interesting as well if we can find a rental that’s not overpriced.

If anyone has a rental, can offer us assistance, or make suggestions on where to stay/how to get around, I’d sure appreciate it. There’s a lot of stuff on the internet but I’m afraid that quite a bit of it is “gringo” pricing. That’s why we’re vising Ecuador because the cost of living in the US is too high.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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