I am going to Ecuador by myself January 15-24. I know I need to be careful there (like all travel guides say), but since I am male I will not encounter as many issues as a single girl would. Besides I have traveled in South America before, so am not worried about that.
I will fly into Quito, spend a day or 2 there and then will fly to Galapagos for 3-4 days.
Any recommendations on what I should see in Galapagos and after Galapagos? I was thinking about Oriente, but not sure what I should see considering I will have just a 2-3m days left (cotopaxi, thermal paths, Banos?).
I know that's not much time for such a trip, but unfortunately vacation time is limited.
Also any recommendations for a single traveler on meeting people?