GirlGoTravel: 24th Female Solo Traveler Feature

This isn't Claire's first solo trip. She planned out every detail on her first trip, so she made sure this trip to Ecuador was more loose. With more flexibility, Claire got to meet people, make plans and go on adventures with them. She made lifelong memories with strangers with is THE COOLEST thing.

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  The beautiful Luna Ratun. This is a hidden gem in the city of adventure. The resort high in the mountains starts at 290USD per night, but you can rent day passes to the spas for 20USD. So worth the view.

The beautiful Luna Ratun. This is a hidden gem in the city of adventure. The resort high in the mountains starts at 290USD per night, but you can rent day passes to the spas for 20USD. So worth the view.

  The swing at the end of the world. 

The swing at the end of the world. 

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  The Quilotoa crater. With high attitude and a so called “short cut” off the beaten path, it was the hardest, most rewarding hike I’ve ever done.

The Quilotoa crater. With high attitude and a so called “short cut” off the beaten path, it was the hardest, most rewarding hike I’ve ever done.

  Arriving to my hostel just after midnight, it was hard to get a sense of the dark capital city. You can imagine my thoughts when I awoke to this! Would recommend staying at El Hostelito time and time again!

Arriving to my hostel just after midnight, it was hard to get a sense of the dark capital city. You can imagine my thoughts when I awoke to this! Would recommend staying at El Hostelito time and time again!

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  My very first morning in the hostel, I met Ashley from Canada who was also staring at the city map. We started talking and ended up spending the entire week exploring together!

My very first morning in the hostel, I met Ashley from Canada who was also staring at the city map. We started talking and ended up spending the entire week exploring together!

  My first ever time zip lining, which came with a beautiful view over a canyon and waterfall.

My first ever time zip lining, which came with a beautiful view over a canyon and waterfall.

  Pailon de Diablo, which means the devils cauldron. The top of the waterfall is accessible by climbing through narrow caves on your hands and knees. Very worth the trek!

Pailon de Diablo, which means the devils cauldron. The top of the waterfall is accessible by climbing through narrow caves on your hands and knees. Very worth the trek!

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  After taking a cable car up to the outskirts of the city, these two just wanted to nuzzle! 

After taking a cable car up to the outskirts of the city, these two just wanted to nuzzle! 

  Plaza de la Independencia in all its glory. The city of Quito was named the first ever UNESCO world heritage site. 

Plaza de la Independencia in all its glory. The city of Quito was named the first ever UNESCO world heritage site. 

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