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Travel to Ecuador

Ecuador's Information

Flag of Ecuador
Land Area 276,841 km2
Water Area 6,720 km2
Total Area 283,561km2 (#73)
Population 16,080,778 (#67)
Population Density 58.09/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $182.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,000
Currency Dollar (USD)
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, but it has some of the continent's most spectacular points-of-interest.

Leading the list is Quito, described by many travelers as the most beautiful city in South America. With its elevation and location near the Equator, its climate is considered a "permanent spring."

Additional attractions include several archaeological sites; a stunning selection of national parks, including Cotopaxi's (Avenue of the Volcanoes,) Podocarpus, Sangay and Yasuni; rainforest expeditions, the cities of Ambato and Otavalo; the natural springs at Banos, and of course, the Galapagos Islands.

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Ecuador's ideal climate offers travel opportunities year round.

    The busiest months are December and January and June to August, so it is best to make travel plans well in advance for those months.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!

This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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