Currency

US dollar ($)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than $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

Bargaining

Bargaining at outdoor markets is standard practice; at shops where prices are marked, this is not the case, although you may be able to make a deal when buying multiple items. Prices for long-distance taxis and independently hired canoes are negotiable. In all cases, friendly and polite negotiation is key (but you knew that).

Money

There are major banks and stand-alone ATMs all over downtown, especially around the city's plazas.