Just as Jules Verne invented the book Around the World in 80 days, Nicolás Ponce created his travel agency Wanderbus to tour Ecuador in 4 days and not miss the most recondite attractions, but mandatory.
His initiative has been running for a month and a half and although he is an industrial engineer, Ponce is an industrial engineer, as he says, his personal and professional life was always linked to travel. With this venture only ratifies, once again, that relationship.
For him, Wanderbus was born as an idea that seeks to solve two problems:
– Transportation safety to reach nature sites in the country.
– Adapt to the new trend of the passenger, who seeks good service and independence when traveling.
Thus, the costs of the 10 routes that are offered here cover two services: mobilization and guidance for the traced places. The one that passes through the 3 regions of the country is the Wander Pass and is at $ 219, although there are cheaper options and with fewer places included that are between $ 59 and $ 89.
Where is it going? Quito, Cuenca, Baños, Riobamba, Montañita, Guayaquil, Puerto López. The tour considers all those cities and passengers can embark on any of them.
The minimum to shop around, according to the same web page of this project suggests 4 days, but the recommendation to do it with pause and enjoyment is 11 days.
Additionally, the promoter ensures that the novelty they have as an agency is the total flexibility for their users: “They decide where the journey begins, where they end up and how long they stay,” says Ponce and adds that for those changes there is no extra payment initially agreed.
How to assemble the ideal package? Well the page already brings its advice and its creator sums it up like this: “The idea is that in the tour they have a view of everything: nature, traditional indigenous markets, get involved with the communities, the jungle, the beach”.
The tour around Ecuador in 4 days
Although most of its users have been foreigners, the options are also available for Ecuadorians who want to know their country in another way.
For example, for those brief and intense holidays, they have one day tours: Quito – Baños or Baños-Cuenca, without ignoring the other destinations located in the middle of the road on both routes.
This initiative to wander around Ecuador can be booked from the website, check your Facebook or as Nicolás says, look for them in your Quito offices if you still have doubts about how to contract the service online.
As for food and lodging for each destination, Wanderbus leaves it to the passenger’s choice. They do not have it in combo because everyone will do it according to their budget. The initiative hopes to conquer more and more tourists free and willing to enjoy to the fullest. (I)