For those of you that are regular readers, you already know how much we love the Bellavista Reserve. It was one of our first trips in Ecuador. In fact, we hadn’t yet moved into our home but were still living in a hotel when the van from the Bellavista Lodge picked us up and transported us a meer 2 hours away into an environment so very different from the big city of Quito.
The problem with living in Ecuador is that we can’t afford to escape the city every weekend. Lodges like Bellavista, though beautiful and well-worth visiting, can add up and our budget just can’t handle it. That’s why I was thrilled to learn that we could stay at the Reserve’s Scientific Research Station for just $18.00 per person, per night. It’s not as nice as staying at the Lodge but for a family that is comfortable with tent camping, it’s a definite step in the right direction.
Zip-lining is a favorite pastime along the Rio Verde Valley near Baños, Ecuador. These two intrepid zip-liners took this flight on August 4, 2014 in the late afternoon. If you happen to know their names, please let them know that their image was captured here at NotYourAverageAmerican. If they would like copies of the photos, I’ll gladly forward them. If they would them removed from the internet, I can do that as well.