WHY TO VISIT ECUADOR
Ecuador is a small country; however, this is definitely an most amazing destination: A huge variety of landscapes and multiple cultures, beautiful colonial architecture - all these elements combine to make this country a land of adventure and discovery.
Quito, the capital, has a reputation as a beautiful city: At around 3000 meters altitude and surrounded by mountains it offers visitors a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets, beautiful churches, peaceful squares, colonial houses, the monastery of St Francis and many other wonders.
Follow the road from Quito to Otavalo with its unforgettable landscapes and discover the Indian market which offers beautiful handicrafts and where you will meet people dressed in their traditional costumes.
Later, visit the Indian villages of Volcano valley, to the south of Quito, camp in the vertiginous mountains where the way of life seems to remain unchangeable in this grandiose location.
The city of Cuenca is also a stopover not to be missed: Take a stroll along the narrow streets and later visit the pre-Columbian Ingapirca site located 50 km further north.
The Galapagos archipelago is a must-see location for animal lovers: Sea lions, pelicans, northern gannets, penguins, dolphins, giant turtles, all will make a deep impression. They can be visited only with an organized tour in order to preserve this unique natural haven.
WHAT TO SEE IN ECUADOR
WHEN TO GO TO ECUADOR
Best period to visit Ecuador is from xxx to xxxx.
The climate is tropical with two major seasons showing variations caused by altitude and area.
The rainy season lasts from December to May in the mountains and from January to April on the coast with rain most days. The dry season lasts from June to November in the mountains and from May to December on the coast, with less humidity and temperatures more comfortable.
In the centre of the country temperatures are moderate, around 25ºC throughout the year. The weather is usually quite unpredictable, so anytime is the best time for visiting the country: The dry season is more favourable for hiking at altitude and it is pleasant to discover the Amazon between September and January.
Following a list of typical festival and celebrations of Ecuador.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH ECUADOR
by plane, main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON ECUADOR
country entry requirements: EU citizens don't require a visa to stay for less than 3 months.
health tips & vaccination: advisable yellow fever and hepatitis A. Do not drink tap water
local currency: United States dollar
local time zone: GMT-3
mobile phone operators:
WHAT TO DO IN ECUADOR
typical food in Ecuador
souvenirs from Ecuador
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?