Flights to Ecuador: practical information
Cheap airlines to Ecuador
Planning a trip to beautiful Ecuador? This South American country fronts the Pacific Ocean, has some amazing volcanoes, islands and tons of UNESCO sights to explore. Start with cheap flights to Ecuador's capital, Quito. Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) welcomes flights from all over the world onboard KLM, British Airways, American Airlines and more.
When to book flights to Ecuador
Ecuador is unusual in that you can find any type of weather you like year-round. The climate doesn't change with the seasons you'll need to travel if you want a change in weather. From tropical coasts to dry highlands and the Amazon jungle, there's no bad time to book a holiday in Ecuador!
- Peak season: Depends largely on the region.
- Low season: Winter usually sees a dip in tourist traffic.
Flights to Ecuador take 15 hours with a stopover from London.
Experience Ecuador: what to see, what to do
Ecuador may be small but its steeped in history and some crazy-amazing natural beauty. The Galapagos Islands are a real treat and a hike up Cotopaxi, the world's highest active volcano will thrill any trekker. Cuenca is the perfect city to explore for history and colonial charm.
Essentials in Ecuador
Galapagos Islands: Probably the most famous place to visit in Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands offer some of the world's most stunning landscapes as well as fauna like giant turtles, birds, sea lions and more.
Cuenca: Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador as is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right. Soak in a thermal bath, take in the city from the viewpoint called Turi and grab a tour of the old cathedral, El Sagrario.
Esmeraldes: This coastal city is not to be missed if you plan to see any of Ecuador's famous beaches. Warm tropical weather year-round promises some great beach days. This is also a good place to whale watch from June to September.
Find more information on Discover Ecuador.
Accommodations in Ecuador
Ecuador is a haven for cheap hotels and youth hostels. You'll find them all over the country, even in smaller cities. Extremely popular right now are Eco Lodges which you can find in more rural locations. It can be humid in some parts of Ecuador so make sure you book a hotel in Ecuador with air conditioning.