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Ecuador Travel Guide

Canoe deep into the Amazon Jungle to discover the rich wildlife within the rainforest, soak in hot pools nestled in the hills of the Andes, stand on both sides of the equator and meander through Quito's magical Old Town. Let Ecuador's tropical landscapes, vibrant culture, colonial streets and the warm and welcoming locals enchant you. 
languages icon LANGUAGES
The official language spoken in Ecuador is Spanish
currency icon CURRENCY
United States Dollar (USD)
Symbol: $
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Quito Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

and Galápagos Time (UTC-06:00)

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a local old lady in a farm in Ecuador

The Ecuador Experience

Dive straight into the Amazon Jungle, meet a local shaman and come out ready for a dip in the hotsprings of Banos. Journey to the Devil's Nose, from the Avenue of Volcanoes to Pacific coast beaches, and on to an indigenous community.

18 days

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Ecuador Multisport

Speed is the word for this high-adrenaline active tour around Ecuador. Across nine action-packed days, you'll bike Cotopaxi (an Andean stratovolcano), raft down rushing rivers, trek the lush foothills of Banos, hike gorgeous cloud forests and much more. So slather on that sunscreen, strap on your helmet, and hit the road!

9 days

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Ecuador & Galapagos Island Hopper

From the heights of the volcanoes to the unexplored waters of Galapagos, this tour is a must for the lovers of the great outdoors. Whether you are snorkelling with Sea Lions & Rays, or chilling with the Giant Galapagos Tortoise, this adventure is epic!

12 days

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What we love about Ecuador

sail icon The Galápagos islands
They sit 972km (600 miles) off the coast of Ecuador, but The Galápagos Islands may as well be a foreign planet. Teeming with wildlife, this is one of the world's most captivating destinations.
absailing icon Adventure hot spot
From hopping on the swing at the end of the world in Banos to canoeing, biking and hiking, Ecuador sure knows how to spoil thrill seekers and adventurers. 
volcano Out of this world volcanoes
Home to some of the highest active volcanoes in the world, mighty emerald crater lakes and soothing volcanic hot springs, Ecuador has some pretty epic natural wonders for you to explore.

FAQ - Travel in Ecuador

Do I need a visa to travel to Ecuador?

Australian passport holders can stay in Ecuador for up to 90 days without a visa. If you want to stay longer, you'll need a visa. For more information, contact an embassy or consulate of Ecuador for details as regulations can change suddenly.