During my big South American backpacking trip in 2017 I traveled from Colombia to Ecuador. At first I had some hesitation to visit Ecuador, as other travelers have already warned me of the increased crime, especially in the capital Quito, and many travelers have already been robbed there. That’s why I was even more cautious, and thankfully, nothing happened to me and I really enjoyed my backpacking trip in Ecuador.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to visit the famous Galapagos Islands (which is still on my bucket list!). Instead, I will remember Ecuador especiallyfor another highlight – a tour into the Amazon rainforest. This was an incredible experience and you can read about in my blog post.