Saturday 16 to Friday 29 December

Ecuador seriously sat on my ‘must do’ list, after our good friend Denis had visited during his days researching nutrition for Nestlé.

We arrived in the capital Quito, just a few days before Christmas with no set plans. We had vague thoughts of spending Christmas in this country and new year in another country.

After meeting Jose and then committing to a date to leave Ecuador our adventure began.

We explored Quito and places nearby, travelled to the Amazon forest, the Ecuadorian highlands and then celebrated Christmas in Cuenca before descending back to sea level at Guyaquil.