Ecuador, with its wild forests and towering mountains, makes a thrilling vacation destination. There, you can explore colorful markets in remote indigenous villages, explore the historic colonial architecture in Quito or relax in seaside resort towns such as Montanita. No trip to this beautiful country is complete without a trip to the Equator, which runs through Ciudad Mitad del Mundo just north of Quito. Whether you're coming to Ecuador as a jumping-off point for a trip to the Galapagos Islands or you're planning to hike the slopes of the Cotopaxi volcano, getting there is a breeze from New York City, thanks to multiple daily direct flights.
If you're flying from New York City to Quito, Ecuador, expect a flight time of approximately six hours. When flying to Guayaquil, the flight lasts just under seven hours.
Three airlines operate direct flights between New York City and Ecuador. LATAM Airways Ecuador and Dynamic Airways fly into Guayaquil, and TAME operates flights into Quito.
Choose from three different daily flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Ecuador: two departing for Guayaquil and one that arrives in the capital city of Quito.
Only one of the three airports serving New York City offers direct flights to Ecuador: John F. Kennedy International Airport, which is easily accessible by taxi, bus and train. In Ecuador, you can fly into Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito or Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil. In both locations, taxis are the safest ground transportation option.
The flight that runs from New York City directly to Quito usually offers the cheapest prices. Use Cheapflights to stay up-to-date on the latest fare sales and price drops.
For visitors from ultra-modern, fast-paced New York City, a visit to Ecuador is a chance to experience a dramatically different way of life. Even in the country's biggest cities, locals welcome the chance to chat in public squares or stop to enjoy a snack of patacones, or fried plantain, from a street vendor. Take a day to marvel at the stunning Spanish architecture in Quito's Plaza de la Independencia, or ride the Ferris wheel on the ultra-modern Malecon 2000 boardwalk in Guayaquil. A trip to the northern highlands of the Andes brings you to Otavalo, where you can purchase handmade artisan crafts at the city's weekly market.
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