|United States Dollar ($)
|Ecuador Time (UTC-6), Galapagos Time (UTC-5)
|Ceviche, Locro de Papa, Empanadas, Llapingachos, Seco de Chivo
|January - April
|High season, ideal for visiting coastal areas and the Galapagos Islands.
|May - September
|High season, ideal for mountain activities and exploring the Amazon rainforest.
|October - December
|Low season, with occasional rain showers. Good time for cultural events and festivals.
Cuenca is a charming colonial city known for its well-preserved historic center. Explore the cathedrals, cobblestone streets, and vibrant markets.
El Cajas is a stunning national park with beautiful lakes and high-altitude grasslands. Go hiking, bird watching, or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery.
Baños is a popular tourist destination known for its thermal baths and outdoor activities. Go hiking, mountain biking, or visit the impressive waterfalls.
The Quilotoa Loop is a scenic trek through indigenous villages and stunning landscapes. The highlight is the emerald-green Quilotoa Lake in a volcanic crater.
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, located high in the Andes. Visit the historic center, explore the museums, and take in breathtaking views from the surrounding mountains.
Otavalo Market is one of the largest indigenous markets in South America. Shop for colorful textiles, traditional crafts, and fresh produce.
Ecuador is the closest country to the sun when measured from the center of the Earth.