If your budget means you're missing out on the Galapagos, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on some incredible experiences in Ecuador. Check out our top five every backpacker can afford.
With a significant portion of visitors to Ecuador heading to the Galapagos Islands, it has a reputation of being a little pricey. So, without a visit here, how did our budget fare?
Two months, two countries, multiple buses, a wonder of the world, a visit from friends and a whole lot of adventure! Exhausted yet? You've no idea!
For any traveller weary after a day's hiking on the Quilotoa Loop, Llullu Llama is a home away from home and easily ranks as one of the best hostels in Ecuador.