Upon landing in Ecuador, you will get an overview of the capital city, Quito. You will also be thrust into the "gypsy way of travel." What does this mean? It means, motorbikes, jungle trekking, bikes, monkeys, masticated taro root and getting made fun of by locals (a lot). From there we enter the world of the Ecuadorian Shaman and get a quite thorough, semi-nude, blessing in preparation for the formidable Cotopaxi climb.
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