Travel to Mangahurco, Ecuador for the rainy season in December, January, or February to watch the ancient guayacán trees burst into brilliant golden bloom. It takes the trees 200 years to reach their fifty-foot mature height, so these are trees of power as well as beauty. Enjoy a treat called goat- in-the -hole or a chilled coconut drink while you take in the majesty of the valley that flows for miles with gold. Your opportunity is brief, lasting only a week once a year, but it's worth the visit.
- Travel to Mangahurco, Ecuador