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Flights to Ecuador in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$490Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from$318From Las Vegas McCarran to Ecuador
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) to Ecuador

Cheap flights to Ecuador in October, November 2021

The best prices found for GYE flights for October, November
1 Nov - 16 Nov
$231pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
1 Nov - 15 Nov
$323pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
30 Oct - 15 Nov
$334pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Ecuador 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Ecuador found for this year
5 Dec - 11 Dec
$199pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
6 Dec - 11 Dec
$214pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
5 Dec - 12 Dec
$220pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
GYE
Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo
Spirit Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Last minute flights to Ecuador

Late deals on round-trip flights to Ecuador, departing today and this week
29 Oct - 8 Nov
$464pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
29 Oct - 7 Nov
$612pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$620pp
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
UIO
Quito Mariscal Sucr
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAS
Las Vegas McCarran

Cheapest Prices for Ecuador flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Ecuador found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$473
February
$495
March
$551
April
$522
May
$506
June
$560
July
$679
August
$632
September
$535
October
$513
November
$523
December
$613
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Ecuador. Flying to Ecuador in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Ecuador?

Average Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - GYE
Price
$459 - $860
GYE
Temperature
82.4 - 87.8 °F
GYE
Precipitation
2.56 - 10.12 inches
Flying to Ecuador in March is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. January tends to be the warmest period in Ecuador so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Ecuador?

Booking 52 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Ecuador. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Ecuador?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Ecuador. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ecuador?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Ecuador trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Best Time to Fly to Ecuador

Peak Season:

Peak season for visiting mainland Ecuador is June through September and December through January. However, even in the rainy season, conditions are good and travel is still enjoyable. Quito especially is a year-round destination, though be prepared for temperatures to become chilly due to its altitude during the dry season, June through September.

The Galapagos Islands remain relatively dry even in the wet season, so are a good year-round destination. Official peak season is June through August and again December through January; though this is based more on holiday seasons of travelers arriving from the United States and Europe.

Off Season:
December through April is the rainiest season in the jungle.

While it’s great to find cheap flights to Ecuador, it’s not advised to travel during the rainy season. The jungle is damp and uncomfortable, and Ecuador is best seen during the peak season when the temperature is warm and dry.

Why you should take a flight to Ecuador

After the flight to Ecuador, most visitors head straight to Quito, one of the oldest cities in both North and South America. Bring an extra suitcase on your Ecuador trip –one of the largest and most colorful open markets in South America is located in Quito, at the top of a volcano. Guayaquil is the country’s most populous city. Some travelers who made the trip to Guayaquil say it’s one of the more up-and-coming cities in South America. Hop off your long flight to Ecuador and take a walk along the river boardwalk, also known as the Malecon 2000, and enjoy the galleries, museums, and restaurants. For the adventurous traveler, hop on an Ecuador flight to the jungle and take in one of the most diverse tropical rainforests in the world.

If your Ecuador visit only allows enough time to see the Galapagos Islands, rest assured it’s an experience worth having. Like most tourists, it’s likely that after a visit to the islands additional trips to Ecuador are in the near future.

How long is the flight to Ecuador?

Ecuador is located in South America, Southeast of the United States. Flight times from the US to Ecuador depend on a number of factors. First of all, the city you are flying into makes a difference. There are two main airports in Ecuador: The Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) in the capital city of Quito and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil. Flight times vary depending on what US city you are departing from, but the most common trip to Ecuador is from New York to Guayaquil. This flight takes 8h 04m. The average flight time from the United States to Ecuador is 10h 07m.

Which cities offer direct flights to Ecuador?

Direct flights to Ecuador help to drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to get there from the United States. Several major US cities offer direct flights with no stops. These cities include New York, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. Direct flights departing these cities will arrive at one of two arrival points in Ecuador, at the two international airports. Nonstop flights will land in either Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito and José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

What is the best way to travel around Ecuador?

Once you’re in Ecuador, you’ll need to get around. There are multiple options for getting around the city. Once you land at one of the two main international airports, the cheapest option for travel is the bus system. Both airports are located in close proximity to the main bus terminal in each city. For a higher price, you can rent a car or take a taxi throughout the country. For those who are looking to go to the Galapagos Islands, you must first fly into Ecuador to either Quito or Guayaquil. From there, you can take a flight to San Cristobal Airport (SCY) on San Cristobal Island or Seymour Airport (GPS) on Baltra Island.

What are some things to do in Ecuador?

Ecuador has a lot of things to do for travelers of all ages from the United States. After Finding Ecuador flight deals and getting to the country, visitors will have many activities and attractions to choose from. One of the most popular destinations in Ecuador is Cotopaxi National Park. In order to get there, tourists must first fly into Quito. From Quito, a bus can be taken from the main bus terminal on the Terminal Terrestre route to the El Chasqui entrance of the park. Another popular attraction in the equator, referred to as Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador. Getting there is a quick bus or taxi ride from Quito.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Ecuador?

Travelers from the United States to Ecuador do not need to get a visa in order to enter the country. They will need to be able to show a valid United States passport. The passport must be in good standing for at least six months after the planned date of departure.

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What is the climate like in Ecuador?

Ecuador has many different little climates. At the coast you’ll deal with heat and humidity all year round. The rainy season lasts from December to May. When you’re in the mountains, you’ll get cooler the higher you get. In the Amazon, the weather is hot, humid and wet, but the Galapagos Islands are dry all year with an average temperature of 77 F.

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What is good to know if travelling to Ecuador?

  • Quito is the most visited town in Ecuador. Colonial Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see spot for any tourist. Start at the Plaza de la Independencia and visit the cathedral and Presidential Palace. In modern Quito, take a walk down Avenida Amazonas for some shopping, people watching or a drink at one of the many cafés.
  • The Galapagos Islands are a major touristic draw for their wildlife. The marine iguana, native to the islands, is a large black iguana which can live in the sea. Charles Darwin wrote of it, “The black Lava rocks on the beach are frequented by large (2-3ft) most disgusting clumsy Lizards […] I call them the imps of darkness.” You may find the giant galapagos tortoises, after which the islands were named, more appealing. The Charles Darwin Research Center, in Puerto Ayora was founded for conservation of the islands natural habitat and is the best place to get up close and personal with the tortoises.
  • There is also excellent swimming and snorkeling on the islands. The sea life is relatively tame: swim with sea lions, turtles and penguins. The sea lions, and their pups if you visit at the right time of year, are especially fond of divers and will approach and play with them.
  • Guayaquil is the largest city in the country and it has the biggest population. The town has been through extensive renovation recently and, though not yet a major tourist spot, its natural beauty and fantastic views are starting to be recognized. For a view of the city, take a walk up the 444 steps at the end of Malecon 2000.
  • Ecuador has some culinary delights, and local dishes specific to almost every region. Favorites include lemon-marinated shrimp, corn pancakes and lechon – roasted suckling pig. However, it is for eating cuy, the humble guinea pig that the Ecuadorians are best known to us…

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How popular are flights to Ecuador this year?

This year has seen a 48% increase in flight searches for Ecuador.

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