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General Information

The official language of Ecuador is Spanish.

The national currency of Ecuador is United States dollar (USD).

1 USD equals  .
equals  USD.

Location

Ecuador

The distance from to Ecuador is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Ecuador. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Ecuador is 48. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Ecuador.

LGBT

Ecuador has a score of 3 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Ecuador ranks #41 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Ecuador. Same-sex marriage is prohibited, but civil unions are allowed. LGBTI individuals may face discrimination.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Ecuador should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Ecuador:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Ecuador to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Ecuador differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Ecuador, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Ecuador and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Ecuador. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 69–84°F  /  20–29°C 77% 40%
Sat November 09 68–88°F  /  20–31°C 76% 72%
Sun November 10 69–87°F  /  21–31°C 79% 77%
Mon November 11 69–84°F  /  21–29°C 81% 79%
Tue November 12 69–86°F  /  21–30°C 80% 73%
Wed November 13 69–84°F  /  20–29°C 78% 40%
Thu November 14 69–86°F  /  21–30°C 77% 37%
Fri November 15 69–88°F  /  21–31°C 77% 53%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:57 am and sets at 06:08 pm. This equates to 12.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Ecuador, it is in . When the sun sets in Ecuador, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Ecuador is 1.00 USD. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.00 USD. Every hour of waiting time costs 9.00 USD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Ecuador.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.29 USD.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Ecuador is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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