10 things to be aware of when traveling to Ecuador by Ecuatraveling

10 things to be aware of when traveling to Ecuador

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Planning your first trip to Ecuador? Get ready for an adventure filled with wonders! Here are 10 helpful tips to ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable:

Embrace the Altitude: Ecuador's breathtaking landscapes include high-altitude regions like Quito and the Andes mountains. Take it easy and allow yourself time to acclimate to the altitude to fully enjoy your adventures.

Stay Hydrated Safely: While Ecuadorians may drink tap water, it's best for travelers to stick to bottled water or boiled tap water. Also, opt for cooked vegetables to avoid any issues with sanitation.

Keep Your Belongings Safe: Like in any new place, be cautious of pickpockets. Keep your valuables secure in front of you, especially in crowded areas.

Galapagos Flight Tips: If you're heading to the Galapagos Islands, be mindful when booking flights, especially with LAN airlines. Ensure you're aware of any pricing differences for locals and foreigners to avoid surprises.

Prepare for Varied Weather: While Ecuador is known for its tropical climate, be prepared for diverse weather conditions. Pack layers, including a warm jumper for chilly Andean nights, and don't forget your sunscreen for the strong equatorial sun.

Safety First at Night: Enjoy Ecuador's vibrant nightlife, but stay safe by taking taxis or rideshare services after dark, especially in urban areas.

Practice Your Bargaining Skills: Exploring Indigenous Craft Markets? Bargaining is common practice, so feel free to give it a try, but remember to be respectful and not to overdo it.

Watch Out for Fake Bills: Be vigilant when handling cash as counterfeit bills are not uncommon. Consider using ATMs from reputable banks like Pichincha, which accept foreign cards and have higher security measures.

Know the Fair Taxi Price: Avoid getting overcharged by knowing the typical taxi fare from the airport to Quito city center, which usually ranges from $25 to $30.

Navigate Bus Stations with Ease: If you're traveling by bus, remember that Quito has different bus stations located outside the city center. Check ahead to determine which station is closest to your destination.

With these tips in mind, you're ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Ecuador. Enjoy every moment of your adventure!

Written by: Chesca Lonbay

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