Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Welcome to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourisms frequently
asked questions page. Most of the information given in this section
can be found in much greater detail in the various sections of our
If you have any other questions
or comments, you can still use our web site search engine or you
can contact us.
1) Do I need a visa to enter Ecuador?
A visa is not required if you are planning to stay less than 90
days. Citizens from most of the European countries, Canada, and
the United States of America dont need a visa in order to
For more information on visas, check out our Visa
page in our Trip Planning section.
2) Is there any vaccine required to enter Ecuador?
There arent any vaccine requirements to enter Ecuador. However,
you should be aware that in some specific regions mosquitoes that
transmit diseases do exist. There are many easy and inexpensive
ways to prevent related risks before or during your visit to Ecuador.
If you have more questions about your health care, check out our
Health page in the Trip
3) Is Ecuador a safe country?
Ecuador is one of the safest countries in the Andean region. However,
you should consider some useful tips to avoid having a bad experience.
Check out our Safety page in the Trip
Planning section to see the latest safety recommendations.
4) What kind of weather will I find in Ecuador?
Ecuador is located on the Equator (yes, thats where the name
of the country comes from!), so there are not well defined seasons.
The countrys weather has a wide range of variety and depends
totally on the region that you plan to visit. For example, if you
go to the Galapagos Islands you should be prepared for a hot and
sunny climate, but if you go to the Andean Region you will experience
rains, storms, and colder weather.
If you want to know what kind of climate each region has, take a
look at our Climate page and our Packing
5) What should I pack for my visit to Ecuador?
Ecuador is a very diverse country. Here, you will find regions with
drastically varying weather patterns, environments, and geography,
so its a good idea to know in advance what to bring.
We have a Packing list in the Trip
Planning section, where you will find a detailed list with the
main articles that may help you to have a trip without any ugly
6) What kind of activities can I do in Ecuador?
Ecuador has many tourist destinations where you can participate
in a variety of activities. You can practice mountain biking, climbing,
rafting, or scuba diving, as well as visiting archaeological sites,
museums, or theaters.
Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, so
there are unique places where you will find the most incredible
flora and fauna, from tiny hummingbirds to huge humpback whales.
Its a long list so we recommend that you check out our Activities
7) What are the main tourist attractions and
destinations of Ecuador?
The Galapagos Islands, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi in the Andean region,
the Ecuadorian Coast, Guayaquil and the Sunshine Route, the Amazon
region, and the colonial churches of Quito and Cuenca are all highlight
destinations of this beautiful. There are hundred of places that
will leave you in awe.
In the Destinations section, you
will find a brief description of each place and its attractions.
8) How much money do I need for my trip in Ecuador?
Ecuador is a relatively cheap country compared to other countries
in the region. Here, you will find all kinds of high quality services
offered for a wide range of prices.
If you would like to know prices of transportation, lodging, food,
and other tourist services, you can visit the Travel
Budget page in our Trip Planning
9) Where can I find brochures, videos, and maps
If you would like brochures, videos, and/or maps of Ecuador, you
must contact the Ministry of Tourism in Quito.
In the Ministry of Tourism section you
will find a link to our Promotional
Matierals page where youll find a complete list of articles
and prices and the contact to order this material.
10) Where can I find statistics of tourist activity
In the Spanish version of the Ministry
section of the web site you will find a link to our Que
Hacemos page in which youll find links to Tourism-related
11) Where can I find more information about
the Ministry of Tourism?
The Ministry of Tourism is working on many projects to develop tourist
activity in Ecuador. In the Ministry section
you will find detailed information on these projects, institutional
information, and important contacts of the different offices within