Amelia and JP VLOG 238: The Dos Mangas Ecuador jungle trail has been on our bucket list since we arrived in Olón and we’re so incredibly thankful that we finally did it!
I guess we thought it was further away or more difficult to get there, but it’s actually very close to Olón. It’s about a 15 minute cab ride ($5 each way) and the park entry fee is $5. We asked our driver to come back to get us.
You don’t need a guide to hike the trail, but we hired one for our first time to get the full experience, including Amelia’s Peter Pan hat! The guide cost is $20 total.
The hike took us about 4.5 hours because we were filming and we took a detour to get a closer look at the Howler Monkeys. However, it can normally be done in about 3 hours, including 30 minutes in the natural spring cold pools at the top.
We arranged our adventure through Xavier at Bike Spondylus. He’s in the video wearing the Semper Fi t-shirt and he also helped us book our tour to Isla de la Plata. He can help you with all kinds of adventures and day trips around Olón. If you contact him, tell him you saw our video.
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