Originally Posted by simmojunior
Definitely leaning towards Ecuador. Spend a week or so using Mindo as a base and then go to a lowland site possibly by flying or bus. Any suggestions for where? Thinking maybe Gareno, Wild Sumaco or Playa De Oro?
One concern I have is it is the rainy season? Is March a reasonable time? What effect will this have on the roads?
One of the important issues with Ecuador is to sample several different elevations on the same side, otherwise you are going to miss out on too much. Spreading two weeks over both slopes could be done, but I would likely spend both on the same side sampling several elevations.