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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hola ’
( o-la )
Spanish
Plug combo ab
Electricity
120V/60hz
May-Dec
Best time to go
Dry

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
$40
  • Budget guesthouses: $10–20 per person
  • Set lunches: $2.50–3.50
  • One-day bike rental for trip from Baños to Puyo: $10
Midrange
$40–100
  • Double room in midrange hotel: $40–90
  • Dinner for two in a good restaurant: $20–30
  • Climbing, cycling and bird-watching tours: $60–80
  • Jungle lodges: from $175 for four days
Top end (more than)
$100
  • Galápagos tour: from $300
  • Top Amazon lodges: around $400
  • Haciendas on Cotopaxi: from $100

Visas

Visitors from most countries don’t need visas for stays of less than 90 days. Residents from a handful of African and Asian countries (including China) require visas.

Get the latest visa advice for Ecuador from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
ECU-W
The Galápagos Islands
ECU
Canoa
Go Dec–Feb
Mar – May
28238373
Jun – Aug
27228170
Sep – Nov
27218070
Dec – Feb
28238373
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Coca
Go Dec–Mar
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Quito
Go Jun–Sep
Mar – May
19106650
Jun – Aug
1996749
Sep – Nov
20106749
Dec – Feb
19106649
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Guayaquil
Go May–Dec
Mar – May
30248674
0.17
0.01
Jun – Aug
28218269
0.0
0.0
Sep – Nov
28218369
0.0
0.0
Dec – Feb
30238574
0.23
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Cuenca
Go Jun–Sep
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Ecuador

Flights to Ecuador

The best price found from United States to Ecuador is on May 6th, 2019, travelling with Spirit Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $136.00
GYE
Guayaquil

Getting around Ecuador

Ecuador has an efficient public transportation system, and because of its small size you can usually get to most places fairly easily.

Air Apart from the Galápagos Islands, flights from Quito also serve several destinations on the mainland, none of which last much more than an hour.

Boat In the Galápagos and the Oriente, boat travel is not only practical and/or necessary, but also part of these regions' attractions.

Bus Long-distance buses cover most of the country, with smaller local buses and shared taxis or trucks serving smaller villages.

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