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South America has many treasures and Ecuador sure is one of them. This country fronts the Pacific Ocean and boasts volcanoes, tropical islands and endless ancient ruins. Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) onboard Avian, US Airways, United, LAN Ecuador, Copa Airlines, and many more.
Ecuador’s climate is so varied you can find any type of weather year-round and it doesn’t vary much through the year in each region. If you want a change in weather, you’ll have to change locations! Book your flights to Ecuador at least 5-6 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
A non-stop flight to Ecuador from New York takes just over 6 hours.
Ecuador may be small, but this country packs a strong punch of culture and natural beauty. The Galapagos Islands are a real draw, and hikers come from around the world to scale Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world.
Cuenca: Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador and its city centre is an UNESCO site. Spend your day soaking in a thermal bath, hiking up to Turi for views over the city and touring the cathedral.
Esmeraldes: For a trip to Ecuador’s famous beaches, make your way to Emeralds. Warm tropical weather year-round means there’s never a bad time to go to the beach! If you’re lucky, you can spot whales here between June and September.
Galapagos Islands: A side trip to the Galapagos Islands is a must if you’re enjoy a vacation in Ecuador. Book a cruise and make sure you have plenty of space on your memory card to take photos of all the curious creatures that wait!
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Cheap hotels and hotels are very easy to come by in Ecuador, and not just in the bigger cities. Eco-lodges are particularly popular now for tourists visiting more rural locations. Some parts of Ecuador are extremely humid, so a hotel room with AC is a welcome luxury!