FAQ

How do I get there? 

You will be flying into Quito, Ecuador.  In our experience, flights from U.S. and Canada vary from $800 to $1,200 based on where you originate.  On-line travel sites give great prices if you have the patience to check several times over a week or two. You can trust the South American Airlines. They are safe, efficient and still include FULL meals on each flight with a glass of wine included!  

Do I need a Visa to enter Ecuador?

American Citizens do not need a Visa prior to arriving in Ecuador. Your passport will be stamped with a 90 day Tourism Visa on arrival at the airport. Citizens arriving from other countries should check on-line for your Visa requirements. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOUR PASSPORT DOES NOT EXPIRE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OR YOU CANNOT TRAVEL.

Do I need vaccines before coming?

Please Check with your Doctor. You may want to pack anti-diarrhea medicine just in case, because intestinal issues can always be a problem when traveling to a new country.  Bottled water will always be on hand. 

Internet:

We realize we all need to stay connected however WIFI in Ecuador is spotty.  Our hope is that you will be so busy looking at the views and site seeing that you probably won’t even notice.

What is not included in the price?

All in country transportation, Activities where indicated, guide and meals where indicated.

Not included: Alcoholic beverages, Tips, gifts and any personal expenses are not included in the price. You are also encouraged to purchase your own trip insurance at www.insuremytrip.com

NOTE:  Ecuador uses the U.S. Dollar so there will be no need to exchange money

What clothing should I bring?

The weather will vary depending on what altitude you are at.  It is best to bring layers and you will experience cooler temps at night from 50 to 60 degrees. Daytime temps are 60’s and 80’s. Bring rain gear. Bring SUNSCREEN!  You will be on the equator and the sun is very intense.  A hat and a light long sleeve shirt would also be good protection.  Good walking shoes.

What else should I bring?

 A camera!!  Ecuador has amazing views around every corner that you won’t want to miss.  Extra money for gifts and other personal needs. Remember that Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar so you don’t have to exchange money! Bring cash. Small bills are preferable because for some odd reason, Ecuadorians never have change. Make sure the that bills are in good condition because bills that are torn, stained or written on may not be accepted.  Credit cards are frequently not accepted, especially in smaller establishments.  Travelers checks are not accepted at most places.

 

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What are our Terms and Conditions?

We have a few basic Terms and Conditions that apply when you make a reservation with us.