Lodging in Baños Ecuador

Hostal Chimenea kitchen terrace Banos

Travel to Baños, Ecuador was fairly easy  from the Qutio bus terminal Quitumbre, serving travelers headed south. To be clear, there are a few different villages in Ecuador with Baños as the first word in the name. I am referring to Baños de Aguas Calientes, popular with local and international tourists and [...] Read more »


Lourdes Luces Loja

Loja is one of the southernmost cities in Ecuador,  known for it’s university, fantastic musicians and cultural arts.  A little short on time this trip, we opted for a flight from Guayaquil to Loja (en route to Vilcabamba first), rather than the bus. An easy 50 minute flight that arrived [...] Read more »

Otavalo Lodging

Hotel Chasqui patio and room

We spent two nights in the village of Otavalo at Hostal Chasqui. Located just a short 6 block walk from the first bus stop after the entrance to Otavalo, the hostel is easy to get to. It would not be too difficult a walk from the Otavalo bus terminal as [...] Read more »