Ecuador's climate is very varied. There is no perfect time to go see it all.
Coast: January to April is the rainy
season with the warmest water currents, making it the most popular
time to visit for surfers or snorkelers.
Highlands: June-September is the dry season and most popular time to visit.
Oriente: June-September are the wettest months. Lightweight clothing recommended.
Sierras: October-April is the rainy season. Sweaters and jackets are recommended at any time.
Quito is always moderate and the Amazon is always humid. Layers and a waterproof/ breathable jacket are recommended if you will be hiking in the mountains.
Check out the current weather conditions in Ecuador.
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Ecuador.
There are no official vaccination requirements for entry into Ecuador, however, inoculations against yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, polio, tetanus, and hepatitis and malaria suppressants (for the Galapagos islands) might be recommended. Consult your physician.
In Ecuador, the currency is the US Dollar.
Tipping: tip 10% of the bill unless a service fee is included, additional small amounts are appreciated. Round up fare for taxi drivers.
Shop in Ecuador for genuine Panama hats, pottery, filigree jewelry, wool sweaters, wood carvings, ponchos, and Amerindian weavings and handcrafts.
Voltage: 120/127 V; Plugs A & B. No converters or adapters needed. view more information about electrical standards around the world.