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Top places to visit in Ecuador

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Where to find Ecuador package deals?

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When is peak season in Ecuador?

July, June, March are very popular times to visit Ecuador.

When is the best time to visit Ecuador?

If you're looking for cheap vacations to Ecuador, March is the best time to visit Ecuador.

When is the worst time time to visit Ecuador?

Prices for Ecuador vacations can peak during October.

When is low season in Ecuador?

We have found December, November, October to be the least-crowded time of the year to visit Ecuador.

Flight deals to Ecuador

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Welcome to Ecuador

Your Ecuador vacation

Ecuador is a country in South America that derives its name from the equator, which it straddles. Ecuador also includes the lovely Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, and is home to the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi. It is also home to several world heritage sites and has a rich history, which can be seen in many of its cities. Ecuador travel is a must for beach-seeking backpacker, avid historian, or anyone who wants to experience the most bio diverse place on the planet.

Best time to take a vacation to Ecuador

Best Time to Go

There are festivals held throughout the year and with a varied climate across destinations, the major consideration for Ecuador travel is the destination. The coast rotates between wet and dry, and the best time for Ecuador vacations is between December and May, when temperatures are slightly cooler despite more rain. The dry season of June to December is the best time of year to visit the Andes region while August to November is the best time to visit the Oriente Region. Galapagos Island sea tortoise and sea lion nesting occurs during the warm rainy season, whereas albatrosses and penguins arrive in the cold and dry months.

Popular Ecuador experiences

Alausí via el Nariz del Diablo

Take a train up the mountains and view the spectacular scenery from Riobamba to Alausí via el Nariz del Diablo (the Devil’s Nose).

Amazon Jungle

Explore the Amazon Jungle, as Ecuador is probably the cheapest place for this experience of getting close to the exotic wildlife.


Visit Banos, the adventure capital of Ecuador, and climb volcanoes, paraglide, or raft, just to name a few of the many activities available to you during your Ecuador vacation.

Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi National Park has several activities and a rich history as well as the volcano Cotopaxi, which people used to worship.


Visit the city of Cuenca, a world heritage site and sample the spectacular and well-preserved colonial architecture.


Stand on the equator and experience the thrill of your body being in two different hemispheres.


Relax on the beaches of Esmeraldas, rated to be the best beaches in Ecuador, and experience the buzzing nightlife there.

Malecon 2000

Visit the Malecón 2000 in Guayaquil, offering food, shopping, boat rides and a beautiful view of the river.

Parque Historico Guayaquil

Parque Historico Guayaquil contains buildings hundreds of years old, and also has a nature reserve and zoo.

Insider tips for Ecuador travel

Café Eucalyptus

Dine at Café Eucalyptus in Cuenca, which features an international menu and live music.

Museo de Arte Moderno

Visit the Museo de Arte Moderno, which was originally a house of temperance for priests who needed to sober up.

Otavalo Market

Shop at Otavalo Market on a Saturday and haggle for souvenirs at South America's biggest market, 3 hours north of Quito.

Santa Ana Valley

Go for a picnic in Santa Ana valley, a beautiful river valley 90 minutes inland from Manta.

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