Instead of spending only 2 weeks, I spent a whole month traveling around Ecuador. I haven't seen so many animals in my life! I probably saw more animals traveling for a month in Ecuador than in my entire life! I hiked a bunch of volcanoes around Quito (Pichincha, Quilotoa, and Cotopaxi) for a week before heading up north to Mindo, tubed down a river, and swam in the waterfall before heading to the Amazon for 4 days. Let just say that the Amazon is an unforgiving place and there are some crazy monsters in there as you will see in the video. And of course, Galapagos where I took a 6 days cruise around the Isabela island, swam with sea lions, sharks, and sea turtles, had up-close experience with the iguanas, the penguins, and the blue foot boobies. It was one of the most spectacular moments of my life being around these animals on a deserted part of the world and seeing how they live. From Galapagos, I hopped from Guayaquil to Cuenca and eventually to Vilcabamba before crossing the border to Peru.
I hope you enjoyed the video!
Location: Quito, Cuyabeno (Amazon), Mindo, Quilotoa, Galapagos, Cuenca, Vilcabamba, Banos
Camera Gear: Sony RX100 M3 (http://blog.bucketlistly.com/post/145558191893/travel-photography-gear-guide-light-travel)
Music: "Bob in the Rain and the Lizard of Hope" - Tom Rosenthal