Episode 102: Busing Through Ecuador – No Reruns Scheduled
Raw Travel takes viewers on a fascinating cultural journey by bus through one of South America’s smallest, but most eco-friendly and culturally colorful countries. The producers travel from Quito to the eco-friendly and adventurous retreat of Baños to bike through some of most beautiful scenery in Latin America and partake in some of the regions many adventure sports. The journey continues through the tiny indigenous town Alausí to catch the legendary train Nariz del Diablo or Devil’s Nose to travel through some of the most dangerous, but beautiful, Andean mountain peaks and valleys in the world.
Then it’s on to Ecuador’s third largest city, Cuenca to visit the Homero Ortega hat factory to learn why a hat named after Panama is made in Ecuador. The crew then buses to the coastal city of Guayaquil to visit the famed Malecon and get a feel for life at the turn of the last century at the fascinating Parque Historico or Historical Park. The crew winds up the trip by spending time with some hippies at the surfers hang out and beach town of Montañita.