We spent a month, from mid-March to mid-April, in Ecuador in 2011. In late 2011 we decided to spend two months in Ecuador in 2012. This time we choose the period from mid-January to mid-March. We have been following the Discover Cuenca Ecuador blog written by Frank and Angie. We wrote to them and they provided a great lead to a fully-furnished 3-bedroom apartment that we have rented from January 11 until March 12. The photos that we were sent look good but we will have to see for ourselves when we arrive.
We will be flying from Minneapolis to Miami and then on to Guayaquil on American Airlines. Since our flight will arrive in Guayaquil at 10:30 pm, we have made arrangements to stay overnight at the Funky Monkey Hostel near the airport. In the morning we will take a van for the three and a half hour ride to Cuence. Since we have never been in Guayaquil or travelled along this route to Cuenca, we hope to get a chance to see what the countryside is like.