I am debating volunteering in Quito. Prior to this I might fly in and spend a few days somewhere. That somewhere could be Cuenca or could be a smaller community in a warmer part of the country. I could actually get into Quito and then go to Guayaquil and go somewhere from there.
I am looking at a week prior to volunteering. It is possible that there will be sidetrips on weekends anyway. I think the Galapagos are out as I have a handicap and can't do the hiking or physical stuff that seems to be a prereq of a visit there .
Appreciate any ideas.