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Ecuador Travel Advice

Ecuador wildlife

Named after the equator which runs straight through it, Ecuador has been identified as a megadiverse destination – one of the most biodiversity-rich countries of the world. In fact, it’s home to more biodiversity per square kilometre than any other nation. Its charming colonial towns, endless beaches, lush rainforest, and indigenous communities are framed by the spectacular snowy peaks and grassy foothills of the Andes. It’s also the gateway to the Galápagos Islands.

Our travel specialists have put together this handy travel guide to help and inspire you when planning your exciting Ecuador holiday.

Wildlife Sea lions San Cristobal Beaches Ecuador Galapagos

Best time to visit Ecuador and the Galapagos

With wet and dry seasons, it’s good to swat up on when is the best time to visit Ecuador before booking your travels. Take a look at our guide to the best times to visit.

Visa, Passport and Money Advice

Don’t forget the practical things to take care of when planning a holiday, from visa applications to local currency. We’ve put together some top tips to help you on your way.

Otavalo Ecuador Market Shopping
Ecuador Landscape Tourist Selfie

Getting around Ecuador and the Galapagos

Internal flights are the main way that travellers access the Galapagos but it’s easy to travel in and around Ecuador by road. We can organise private transfers for you and when travelling around the Galapagos islands you will be aboard a luxury boat.

Here at Rickshaw, our Travel Specialists can arrange transport in advance – even your international flights – so that everything is booked securely under one roof.

Book flights with Rickshaw

At Rickshaw not only do we prearrange every aspect of your holiday itinerary we also book international flights and any domestic flights for your trip.

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Ecuador Cotopaxi Accommodation


One of the things that can make or break a holiday is where you’ll be sleeping each night, so we put a lot of effort into finding places where our Rickshaw travellers can happily lay their heads at the end of a long day exploring.