Where are we going?

  • Imbabura Province, Ecuador

What languages do they speak?

  • Younger people speak Spanish
  • Elders speak kitchwa

What is the official currency in Ecuador?

  • US Dollar
  • You may get change in Ecuadorian coins
    • The gov’t has allowed some Ecuadorian coins to stay in circulation.
    • Try to only get change back in US dollars as the Ecuadorian currency is not worth much in the US. I was told that some neighboring countries (Colombia, Peru) will accept Ecuadorian currency.

What is the altitude of where we will be in Ecuador?

  • 9,200 feet above sea level
  • We had multiple people get altitude sickness and I experienced shortness of breath.