- Encounters with locals
- Hiking / Trekking
- Off the beaten track
I spent three weeks in Insibili, a village that's about an hour's drive from Sigchos. I had my first contact with Sigchos when I was on the road from Latacunga. Two hours driving past precipices on mountain roads in an old, jam packed bus hadn't been very reassuring!
The second time, I went back to Sigchos by car with the owners of the refuge where I was staying in Insibili. I went on Sunday, for the market. I arrived a bit late and the sellers were already starting to pack up but the town was still quite lively. I walked around. There was nothing much to see but the people watching was good! And the view of the mountains is nice.
Finally I went back there for a third time, after walking for 4 hours down from Insibili into the valley created by the Toachi river...before going all the way back up afterwards! For once I was with other tourists,instead of being alone, so it was nicer, and the walk is really beautiful.