About Ecuador Travel

Welcome to our Ecuador Travel Guide. On this page you'll find all of our posts about travelling to Ecuador as well as some useful travel tips about the best time to visit, where to go, things to do, an Ecuador travel budget and much more.

Latest Ecuador Blog Posts

Below you will find all of our latest Ecuador travel blog posts which include not only our personal travel stories and experiences from travelling Ecuador for more than a month, but also some useful travel information to help you plan your own trip to the region.

Hiking El Cajas National Park: Ecuador’s Undiscovered Gem

Many people come to Ecuador for the Mitad Del Mundo (the Equatorial line), the volcanoes, or the world-famous Amazon jungle, but not many know of Ecuador’s best-kept secret: El Cajas National Park. Located a mere 30km (18.5 miles) from the beautiful city of Cuenca, ...

Hiking The Quilotoa Loop: A How-To Guide For Travellers

If you love trekking through peaceful, pristine nature, then you won’t want to miss the Quilotoa Loop in the Central Highlands of Ecuador. As soon as I saw images of the glistening Laguna Quilotoa (Quilotoa Lake) online, I knew we had to visit. But, we ...

Galapagos Islands Travel: A Guide To Visiting Independently

During our recent 9 week trip to Ecuador and Peru, we finally ticked a major item off of our bucket list, Galapagos Islands travel! We’ve wanted to visit these islands for years and finally, we had the opportunity to do it. I have to ...

Otavalo Ecuador: The Ultimate Guide For Travellers

Towering volcanos, pristine lakes, unique culture, fabulous waterfalls and welcoming locals — these are just a few of the many reasons to visit Otavalo Ecuador.  Located just a 2 hour drive north of Quito, a visit to Otavalo is an easy day trip away. ...

Mindo, Ecuador: The Complete Travel Guide

Sandwiched between the western slopes of the Andes mountains and the Choco-Andean forest, Mindo Ecuador is a stunning tropical cloud forest with enough to keep you busy for a few days. Here you’ll find opportunities for adventure, birdwatching and relaxation.  There are many things ...

12 Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador: A Guide For Travellers

When it comes to South American cities, Ecuador’s capital is one of the most interesting for travellers. There are endless things to do in Quito, fantastic restaurants, friendly locals, and some interesting day trips from Quito as well. The city wraps itself around the ...

Reflections and Highlights: Our 2 Month Trip In Ecuador & Peru

It has been a while since we’ve written a post like this on the blog. Just a good old-fashioned recap of one of our trips. Recently we headed off to explore Ecuador and Peru for almost three months and we had a blast. But ...


When To Travel To Ecuador

The Best Time To Visit: July-August

  • High Season: June - September
  • Low Season: December - May
  • April - June (Fall), July - August (Winter), September - October (Spring), November - March (Summer)

June to September is the peak season to visit Ecuador and at this time the crowds can be quite dense, particularly in major tourism cities and on the Galapagos Islands.

The shoulder season between October and November is a great time to visit when the weather is generally quite pleasant (aside from some showers) and the temperature is more mild (a little cool in the highlands). In the shoulder season you can also book most hotels without having to book too far in advance.

Weather Averages (Guayaquil via
Hottest Month: January (27.5°C / 82°F)
Coldest Month: July (23°C / 73°F)
Sunniest Month: April (5 hours / day)
Wettest Month: February (230mm of Rainfall)
Best Swimming: February (Sea Temperature 26°C / 79°F)

We visited Ecuador in February-March and it was a great time of year to visit as well. There weren't too many crowds and yet we had great weather. This is also a good time of the year for diving and snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands.


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