We left the beach paradise of Canoa on May 25, taking a local bus to Bahia de Caraquez, then catching a bus from there to Guayaquil, about a six hour trip. We stayed overnight in Guayaquil in order to connect with an international bus from there to Lima. The bus company is Cruz del Sur, a Peruvian bus company. They operate a bus service they call “Cruzero” that is a two level bus. The lower level is a “VIP” service with large, very well padded seats that recline very far back and are spaced so that you don’t have the person in front of you in your lap. The upper level is more traditional type of seating. They provide meal service, similar to an airline, so that there are very few stops.