Ecuador travel guide

Your ultimate guide to exploring Ecuador in South America

Where is Ecuador?

Ecuador is a fascinating South American country located between Colombia to the north, Peru to the south and east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Ecuador is named after the equator because it is on the imaginary line that separates the Earth’s Northern and Southern Hemispheres. You can even stand with one foot in each hemisphere at the Mitad del Mundo monument, located just outside Quito.

The Pacific Ocean kisses the country’s western coast, providing gorgeous beaches and a bustling coastal culture. Not to mention the world-famous Galapagos Islands, which are around 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) off the mainland and inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

It is also a destination that offers a variety of landscapes and experiences, from the lush Amazon Rainforest in the east to the beautiful Andes Mountains flowing through the center.


Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located in the Pichincha Province and is 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level.

This colonial city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is well-known for its vivid culture and colonial architecture.


There are two main seasons in Ecuador: the dry season (summer) and the rainy season (winter).

But the weather can be different in different parts of the land.


Ecuador, which is located on the equator, has four separate regions:

– The Amazon Rainforest
– The Andean Highlands
– The Pacific Coast
– The Galapagos Islands


Ecuador has two international airports which are the main gateways to the country:

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in Quito, and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil.


Ecuador’s national currency is the United States dollar (USD).

This means that all transactions in Ecuador are handled in US dollars, including payments, and withdrawals.

Emergency Numbers

In case of emergencies, remember these essential numbers:

911 for general emergencies
101 for the police
131 for medical emergencies.

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Hey there! We are Ericka and Stefano.

As longtime citizens of this amazing country, we are honored to serve as your tour guides and offer our firsthand experiences, insider advice, and must-see attractions in Ecuador.

So buckle your seatbelts and prepare for an exciting journey through Ecuador’s unique treasures.

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