Which Passeport & which Visa should I ask to visit Ecuador?
Until now, you don’t need a Visa, but a passeport which will be valid 6 month after the flight back. For more informations, contact the consulate.
Which Vaccines do I need to go in Ecuator ?
Ecuadorian Government don’t impose vaccine. However, vaccines such as Yellow Fever, Typhoid,  hepatitis A and Polio are highly recommended. The risks of Malaria are really low. Also it is important to bring a good mosquito repellent adapted to tropical region and vitamin B complex (available in the local pharmacies). 
Which hygienes measures to adopt in Ecuador ?
  • Rules of hygiene are the best protection against diseases: drink water in non opened bottle, avoid to drink juice out of Hotels and restaurants. Do not eat raw vegetables, not peeled fruits to avoid risks of amibiases.

 

  • The City of Quito is located at 2 700 Ft high, so it’s common that people get altitude sickness. It consists in headaches, nauseas, and breading difficulties during 1 to 5 days. For sensitized people we recommend you to consult your doctor before leaving.
  • Take with you efficient sunglasses and sunscreen because the sun is really strong in Ecuador.
Do I need an adapter for my electronic devices in Ecuador ?
Yes, there is a 110V current. An adapter is required.
Which language is use to communicate in Ecuador?
Spanish is the official language.Dialects such as Quichua are still used by Indians. English is understood in the big cities.
What is the currency of Ecuador?
  • The local currency is the U.S. dollar which replace the Sucre since 1999
  • It is difficult to change euros.
  • Prefer bringing low-value banknotes of UDS 20.
  • Visa cards, Mastercard et American Express are accepted in big cities. Cheque in Euro and Traveller’s cheque in USD (better to avoid) are also accepted by our Agency. ATTENTION: before leaving, verify to have an international option. If it is not the case, ask your bank for it.
  • Ecuadorian banks are used to be open from 9am to 4 pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.
How to call from Ecuador ? How to call to Ecuador?
  • To call Ecuador : make 00593 + phone number (without the first 0).
  • In cities you’ll find many cybercafés or “andinatel” booth or phones at reasonable price.
What the weather in Ecuador?
Because of its position on the Ecuator Line, there is no seasons in itself but in function of the altitudes you have all. Like that it is necessary to have a raincoat and warm clothes. Ecuador is divided in 4 natural regions: the pacific coast, the Andes, the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Each region in associated to a general climate and has microclimates.

  • Coast

Average temperature: from 65 to 95 Fahrenheit degrees. The wet season is from January to April (in Esmeraldas) and from January to June (in Guyas and Manabi) with heavy rains (more than in the south) and humid heats. The dry season is from May to December (in Esmeraldas) and from July to December (in Guyas and Manabi).

  • Galápagos

Average temperature: from 60 to 85 Fahrenheit degrees. Wet and warm season: from December to April. Cold season or “Garua”: from September to November, fog, drizzle, Humboldt cold stream, wind.

  • Amazonie

Average temperature: 70 – 95 Fahrenheit degrees. The year is composed by rain periods and warm periods. The less rainy period is from October to December and the rainier period is from June to August.

  • Andes

Average temperature: 60 to 65 Fahrenheit degrees (up to 3000m) From October to May: wet and rainy season. From June to September and December: dry season. The better period to go climbing is from June, July and August (but windy)

Which cloth bring for my journey in Ecuador?
  • In the Andes

Take spring-fall clothes, hat or cap, cup and gloves (for the mountains), swimsuit, beach towel, raincoat, pull or fleece jacket, walking shoes or sneakers, sandals, sun glasses, high protection sunscreen, mosquito repellent, eventually, binocular, camera, small backpack.

  • In Amazon

Synthetic or polypropylene clothes. Hat or cap, sun glasses, sporty sandals or snickers, light shirts and pants (which dry fast), pullover, rain gear, mosquito repellent, cream to cure bites, small waterproof backpack, flashlight, shorts, swimsuit, bath towel, vitamin B complex (which repel mosquitos), camera.

  • In Galápagos and on the Pacific Coast

Take spring and summer clothes: sandals, snickers, camera (waterproof), swimsuit, bath towel, tee-shirts, shorts, sunscreen, long sleeves tee-shirts, sun glasses, small pullover for the night, hat or cap, wind coat, vitamin B complex

What to bring back from Ecuador?
Craftsmanship is very rich in Indigenous market, in Quito, in Otavalo, or in crafts Markets (lama wool tapestry, embroidery, jewellery, wood sculptures, leather, « masapan », vegetal ivory, Panama hats, etc.)
How to move in Ecuador?
BUSES With minimal comfort, eventually without air conditioning (not necessary)
Security in Ecuador?
Sadly, the risks to be robed exist in Ecuador… like any place throughout the world. In particular in markets, in the crowd, in the historic or commercials centers in Quito or Guayaquil, in the train, the public transports, etc. You are responsible of your belongings, at the hotel, in the street, in the bus. There is no local insurance that protects you. In the hotel, use the safe deposit boxes, lock your suitcase, and hide your money and passport. Always have a copy of your passport.
How tips function in Ecuador?
It is eventually well perceived… but depends of your satisfaction… and of your pocket! Minimum recommended: USD 5 or more per day and per person for the guide or for the staff, driver or the crew in the Galapagos.
How to dive in Galapagos?
Be careful, if you wish to do so, you will need to have a license.