We arrive back from the Islands, into Quito, on a Wednesday, around 4 pm. We fly out of Quito early Sunday morning. We'd like to rent a 4x4 and drive the Quilotoa Loop.
Any suggestions for an itinerary? Should we spend the night in Quito Wednesday and start out early Thursday morning, or can we make progress on Wednesday night? I think we need to be near the airport Saturday night.
Also, should we make reservations in advance? We prefer to drive and see how far we get each day, then just show up to a lodge or B&B or hotel.
FYI, we're good for 5-7 hours driving per day.