Useful information while on Ecuador
Visas and Passports:
If you are coming to Ecuador for a three-month period or less, you will not need a Visa unless you are a Chinese citizen. A passport, valid for the next six months, will be your gate to this new experience.
If you need to make an international call from Ecuador: first dial 00 + country code + area code + desired phone number
The Ecuadorian national currency is the US Dollar. Travellers’ cheques can easily be cashed in hotels, banks, and travel agencies. Most credit cards are accepted in establishments all over the country.
Ecuador has two time zones; one for mainland Ecuador (UTC/GMT -5) and the other for the Galapagos Islands (UTC/GMT -6).
The climate is predominantly tropical, with variations depending on the region, especially due to altitude differences. The Pacific Coast’s rainy season lasts from January to May. The Amazon Jungle has rain all year round, but it gets stronger from April to June. The Galapagos Islands have a temperate climate; temperatures drop from June to November, but not too much. These three regions are humid and hot. The Andean Highlands, on the other hand, are more cool and windy, with a rainy season that starts in September and finishes in May.
Car rental and Taxis:
Some car rental agencies have stands at the main airports and offices in the biggest cities. You can also find information about car rentals through our webpage.