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Cheap flights to Ecuador

Cheap flights to Ecuador

Most popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $538 Price for this month
Cheapest price $258 From New York to Guayaquil

Cheapest Prices for Ecuador flights by month

January
$538
February
$579
March
$581
April
$649
May
$560
June
$636
July
$704
August
$695
September
$587
October
$528
November
$559
December
$807
October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Ecuador. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Ecuador?

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$970
$800
$620
$443
Price
$443 - $883
Temperature
82.4 - 87.8 °F
Rainfall
2.56 - 10.12 inches
January is typically the best time to fly to Ecuador, but there are other times where great deals are available. January sees the temperatures in Ecuador peak to their warmest. February tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book flights to Ecuador?

Booking 48 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.
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Which day is cheapest to fly to Ecuador?

The cheapest flights to Ecuador are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly?

Ecuador flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

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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Ecuador climate

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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Ecuador Travel Information

  • 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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