Ecuador

Theme routes Ecuador

Theme routes Ecuador

Theme routes Ecuador Nature You will be spoiled for choice, it is omnipresent! The Sierra where the emblematic cones of the most beautiful volcanoes stand The parade of waterfalls of the ruta de las Cascadas Tropical rainforest Close combat with nature […]

Transport and travel Galapagos Islands

Transport and travel Galapagos Islands

Transport and travel Galapagos Islands Connecting the Galapagos Islands To put down your bags, you have the choice between the island of Santa Cruz (the best supplied at all levels, but also the most frequented), Isabela (the richest, still wild, but where […]

Activities, sports and leisure Galapagos Islands

Activities, sports and leisure Galapagos Islands

Activities, sports and leisure Galapagos Islands Guides Impossible to visit the islands without a guide: it is compulsory. Their service is included in the boat trip (tip at discretion and not compulsory). They all speak more or less English, very rarely […]

Traditions and customs Ecuador

Traditions and customs Ecuador

Traditions and customs Ecuador Religions and beliefs On paper, no doubt: Ecuadorians are predominantly Catholic and proud of it. Despite attempts to convert a few Protestant American missionary sects, the population remains around 80% loyal to the Pope and […]

Climate, seasons and weather Ecuador

Climate, seasons and weather Ecuador

Climate, seasons and weather Ecuador The Equator being ... at the equator, the climate is equatorial, at least on both sides of the Andes Cordillera. In the Sierra (Andes Cordillera) The rainy season runs from October to May and, of course, the temperatures […]

Health and Safety Ecuador

Health and Safety Ecuador

Health and Safety Ecuador Health Recommended vaccinations - Against the yellow fever, recommended (but not compulsory) for any longer stay in the Amazon, unnecessary in the coastal and Andean areas. To be done more than 10 days before arrival, in an approved […]

Recommended itineraries Galapagos Islands

Recommended itineraries Galapagos Islands

Recommended itineraries Galapagos Islands To get to the GaláBaltra or Guayaquil-Baltra archipelago (very expensive). From Santa Cruz (an island where agencies, hotels and businesses are concentrated), we go from island to island by boat. Of course, the […]

Identity card Ecuador

Identity card Ecuador

Identity card Ecuador - Population: approximately 17 inhabitants. - Area: 283 560 km² Density Capital city : Quito (2,7 million d & rsquo Languages: l & rsquo  Hope Rate of Change : the dollar amé Ré Head of É Religion: Catholic 80% UNESCO […]

Practical life on site Galapagos Islands

Practical life on site Galapagos Islands

Practical life on site Galapagos Islands Time difference By landing in the Galapagos from Ecuador, which is 6 to 7 hours behind France depending on the season, you will set your watch back 1 hour. Electricity The grips are most often from the United States: […]

Money and budget Ecuador

Money and budget Ecuador

Money and budget Ecuador Money, banks, exchange Currency Since the United. Banks, exchange It doesn & rsquo outside of airports (where the rate is poor) and large cities (where the rate is better).We advise you to leave with American dollars, taking […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Ecuador

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Ecuador

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Ecuador Hotels All categories of hotels are represented in Ecuador, from the most basic to the most chic. At the bottom of the scale, the most economical accommodations are the pensions, hostels et small hotels, which […]

Geography and landscapes Galapagos Islands

Geography and landscapes Galapagos Islands

Geography and landscapes Galapagos Islands About 1 km west of the Ecuadorian coast, the Galapagos form an archipelago of around twenty islands (including 4 inhabited) and about forty islets. They were reattached to Ecuador in 1832. Charles Darwin landed […]

Culture and Arts Ecuador

Culture and Arts Ecuador

Culture and Arts Ecuador craft The country has many colorful markets. You can find everything there, from shoulder bag to alpaca sweater, including jewelry, statuettes, hammocks, precious stones, etc. The best known (and the most touristic) is that of the […]

Recommended routes Ecuador

Recommended routes Ecuador

Recommended routes Ecuador The first 2 3 week routes are a bit busy and therefore difficult to keep at a leisurely pace. Ideally, skip one step or allow a few extra days. 3 weeks: the "of" from Ecuador 1st-3rd day: Quito, its historic center classified […]

Transport and travel Ecuador

Transport and travel Ecuador

Transport and travel Ecuador The bus C & rsquoci when possible, especially for a night trip, because it does not cost much more and the buses stop less often. The only downside of this type of transport: the representatives of each announce their next […]

Ecuador: the Galapagos, an exceptional flora and fauna

Ecuador: the Galapagos, an exceptional flora and fauna

1 km west of the coast of Ecuador, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos form an archipelago of some twenty islands, classified as World Heritage by […]

Ecuador cuisine, food and drink

Ecuador cuisine, food and drink

Ecuador cuisine, food and drink Kitchen As in many South American countries, there are excellent products (vegetables, fish, tubers, cereals ...), but not always finally cooked ... There are for example a dozen kinds of bananas, including the plantain (with […]

Formalities and arrival Galapagos Islands

Formalities and arrival Galapagos Islands

Formalities and arrival Galapagos Islands How to go to the Galapagos Islands? We can access 3 hours depending on your boarding airport. Warning to jet lag : when you land in the Galapagos, you will set your watch back 1 hour. When it's 12 p.m. on […]

Practical life on site Ecuador

Practical life on site Ecuador

Practical life on site Ecuador Time difference From 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.). For info: the sun rises around 6 a.m. and night falls around 18 p.m., all year round. Electricity The grips are most often from the United States: with 2 close slots (and not 2 holes). […]

Geography and landscapes Ecuador

Geography and landscapes Ecuador

Geography and landscapes Ecuador Ecuador could have been as big as France, if Peru had not seized nearly half of its territory in 1942 - mainly in the Amazon. Today, Ecuador has a surface area of ​​only 283 km², including Galapagos, making it one of […]

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