Hi! We are a Norwegian couple who wants to explore Ecuador and the Amazon in 2014. We will spend 4 days in the jungle and 4-5 days in Quito and the surroundings. When is the best time to visit the jungle? We would prefer not to go during the most rainy season. What do you recommend?
Is it safe to rent a car and make day trips around Quito? What do you recommend us to see around Quito? We love hiking and experience the nature and wildlife. Should we make a round trip instead and sleep in different places? What do you recommend? We want to travel alone and not in a group. Is that safe? I do speak Spanish more or less fluently to driving off tourist tracks should be possible.
We are planning to book a jungle trips from Tena. Is it safe to drive from Quito to Tena alone? How far is it? Google maps says 3 hours. Is that correct? Is there any place between Tena and Quito you would recommend us to stop and stay overnight? Is also Tena a nice place to visit?
Thanks you very much in advance!