Ecuador, Cuenca city center, scenic view of San Sebastian church with fountain in foreground

Getty Images/iStockphoto


Check out this year's Best in Travel winners

Postcard-pretty town centers, waves splashing white-sand beaches, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking Andes: a dazzling array of wonders is squeezed into compact Ecuador.


Must-see attractions

Top picks from our travel experts

Planning Tools

Expert guidance to help you plan your trip

Best Things to Do

Ecuador offers some of the most incredible travel experiences on earth. From the Amazon and the Andes to the Galápagos, here are the top things to do.

Read article

Things to Know

These insider tips on health, safety and etiquette will help you make the most out of your trip to Ecuador.

Read article


Start planning your trip now with our expert advice on how to travel around Ecuador safely and efficiently.

Read article

Visa Requirements

Don't miss out on the magnificent attractions Ecuador has to offer because of a little paperwork. Here's everything you need to know about visas.

Read article

Money and Costs

It may be more expensive than its South American neighbors but that doesn't mean you can't visit Ecuador on a budget. Here's what you need to know.

Read article

Traveling with Kids

From exploring Unesco World Heritage sites to discovering endemic wildlife, here’s our list of things to do with kids in Ecuador.

Read article

Best Road Trips

From the Pacific Coast to the Avenue of Volcanoes, these are the top scenic drives in Ecuador.

Read article

Plan with a local


Latest stories from Ecuador

Filter by interest:

Two people looking towards the Cuicocha lagoon, License Type: media_digital, Download Time: 2024-07-11T15:42:57.000Z, User: bfreeman_lonelyplanet, Editorial: false, purchase_order: 65050, job: Online Editorial, client: Ecuador hikes, other: Bailey Freeman


Ecuador’s best hikes: 6 treks worth the sweat

Jul 13, 2024 • 7 min read

in partnership with getyourguide

Book popular activities in Ecuador

Go Beyond

Ecuador and beyond