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Tips for tourists

I'M GOING TO ECUADOR!

Just like in any other touristic destination in the world, while traveling to Ecuador it’s essential to take precautions and security measures that will allow you to fully enjoy all the activities that this beautiful country offers. 

This section presents all the practical recommendations and important advice for the trip’s planning, transportation inside and outside the country, and tours to the great number of natural and cultural places.


Visa
No visas are required to visit Ecuador for a period of 90 days per year.
MONEY

Currency: AMERICAN DOLLAR

ATM network in all cities

Many locals accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club

International Airports
Quito
Guayaquil
Plugs / Voltages
110v and 60Hz
Outlets are single phase two wire. You can get adapters in any hardware store.
Bring appropriate clothing for each region and season when you visit the country
Clothes to wear
Andes
Warm clothing. Sunhats
Pacific Coast
Fresh linen fabrics.
Swimwear
Raincoats for rainy season
bugs spray
Amazon
Fresh clothes and long sleeves
Rain gear. Bugs spray
Galapagos
Comfortable shoes. Swimwear
If you have not booked yet, in Ecuador you will find accommodations for all travelers spirits, both luxury and backpack. 
 Couchsurfing culture is still developing. 
 Tripadvisor is a good counselor 
 +150 4 and 5 star hotels

Usually comes included in the consolidated restaurants. But if you like you can leave.


And how do I go from one place to another?
Cab 
Only use those with the seal of Secure Taxi
Ask your hotel to get you a taxi
Ask for a reliable app for cab via mobile.
Bus 
Ideal for journeys between provinces
Urban: USD 0.25 ticket
Bicicleta 
Free bikes in Quito
Rental Car
Operators at airports and major cities:
Avis - Budget rent a car
Localiza - Simon Car Rental
Hertz
Airplane
National Airports
Pacific Coast
Manta 
Guayaquil
Andes 
Quito 
Cuenca 
Latacunga 
Loja
Amazon 
Tena 
 Coca
Galapagos 
Baltra
Call 911

From 2,000 meters above sea level ask your travel guide or hotel, what to do in case of symptoms by height.


Prefer touristic packages, tours and excursions only with agencies and certified operators.


protected areas
El ingreso es gratuito, excepto Galápagos. Servicios adicionales sí tienen costo.
Íconos
  • Airport
  • Sitios arqueológicos
  • Culturas vivas
  • Salud y misticismo
  • Kayak
  • Pesca
  • Ciclismo de montaña
  • Caminata
  • Playa
  • Montaña
  • Kitesurf
  • Seaports
  • Jet ski
  • Whale Watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Nature Tourism
  • Observación de aves
  • Paragliding
  • Province Capital
  • Ciudad
  • Ciudad turística
  • Carreteras principales
  • Tren crucero Estaciones principales
  • Estaciones de destino
  • Vida nocturna
protected areas
  • 1 Cajas
  • 2 Cotopaxi
  • 3 Galápagos
  • 4 Llanganates
  • 5 Machalilla
  • 6 Podocarpus
  • 7 Sangay
  • 8 Sumaco
  • 9 Yasuní
Biological Reserves
  • 10 Limoncocha
  • 11 Marina Galápagos
  • 12 Antisana
  • 13 El Ángel
  • 14 Cayambe-Coca
  • 15 Cayapas-Mataje
  • 16 Cotacachi-Cayapas
  • 17 Los Ilinizas
  • 18 Mache-Chindul
  • 19 Manglares-Churute
Geobotanical Reserve
  • 20 Pululahua
Wildlife Reserves
  • 21 Cuyabeno
  • 22 Chimborazo
Wildlife Reserves
  • 23 Pasochoa
  • 24 Isla Santa Clara
Recreational Areas
  • 25 El Boliche
  • 26 Parque El Cóndor
CONTACT:

El Telégrafo E7-58 between El Tiempo and Shyris Av.
Postal Code: 170514
Quito - Ecuador

Phone: 3-999-333

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