Questions tagged [ecuador]

A country in South America with rich history and diverse geography and climate. It borders the Pacific ocean to the west, Columbia to the north, and Peru to the east and south. Its capital Quito and the city of Cuenca are declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Visa Requirement for Ecuador - Indian Citizen

Anyone know what the visa requirement is for Indian citizens who want to visit Ecuador? Most popular answer I find from Google is Visa on Arrival with Indian passport valid for 6 months, but I've ...
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Power sockets in Ecuador - grounded or ungrounded?

I am aware that Ecuador uses sockets compatible with the US/North American standard (source), but which type is more widespread: the ungrounded (type A, 2 pins) or the grounded one (type B, 3 pins)? ...
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Dual citizenship, USA & Ecuador. USA Passport expired, plane leaves in 9 hours

Girlfriend (born in Ecuador) leaving for Ecuador in 9 hours, she JUST realized her USA passport is expired. She can get a USA passport tomorrow at the fed building but will miss her flight. Does ...
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Is Ecuador visa-free for Nigerians?

As the subject states, is Ecuador visa-free for Nigerians at this time?
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Best way to travel from Peru to Ecuador

I was trying to find a way to travel from Peru to Ecuador around the beginning of March 2019. I will be in Lima and trying to get to Ecuador, doesn't matter exactly where so it could be Guayaquil, ...
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When can I travel next time to Ecuador using my EU passport?

I am Romanian and I traveled to Ecuador for 84 days (the limit of my EU passport, without visa, is 90 days). The official website says that I can be in Ecuador for maximum 90 days, without visa. I ...
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My passport name changed for the same country without visa

i have read two questions with same case the first was this I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name? the second was this Does a new passport number mean new ...
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Can an airline offload you for not having a visa when the destination country offers visa on arrival for your country's passport holders? [duplicate]

My son was travelling using multiple carriers from Dar-Quito via Nairobi, Amsterdam and Panama City. He had through tickets for both onward and return journeys. Ecuador issues visas on arrival for ...
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How can an Indian citizen travel to Ecuador on arrival visa from India without needing a transit visa along the way?

How can an Indian citizen travel to Ecuador on arrival visa from India without needing a transit visa along the way?
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Traveling to Ecuador with a layover in Panama. Do I need Yellow Fever vaccine?

I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador in a few weeks. I'm flying on Copa Airlines from the United States with a 3 hour layover in Panama (PTY). I will also fly back from Quito to the United States via ...
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Will an overstay in Ecuador affect my Canada student visa application? [closed]

I am from India. I overstayed for one month in Ecuador on a tourist visa, but the Immigration officer gave me an exit stamp without any problem. If I apply for a student visa to Canada, will this ...
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Medical travel Insurance for Ecuador

My wife and I are retired and intend to travel for 1 year across Latin and South America on a limited budget. We are USA Citizens, but USA Med Travel Insurance is too expensive. Is it possible to ...
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Does transit in Lima airport requires checking out?

I am in a situation where I booked my flight from Europe to Peru and where I am stuck in the visa process because of a missing document that will apparently still take some time to be ready. I am ...
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What are the opening times of ticket vendors in the bus terminal in Guayaquil?

The website of Terminal Terrestre Guayaquil Fundación is sparse and in Spanish. There's a bit at the bottom saying 6:00 to 22:00, but in my experience different parts of a terminal open and close at ...
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Legally drive a Canadian car in Central and South America for extended periods?

There are plenty of accounts from people who are driving around South America or even from North to South (minding the gap of course) but I have not found any indication of what formalities they had ...
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Is it safe to travel now to Ecuador due to earthquakes?

I would like to travel to Ecuador but I don't know if it is safe to go there because of the earthquakes of the last days. In case I can't visit this country know, how much should I wait till I could ...
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Is there a Sim Card with reasonably priced local calls working across South America?

I'll be traveling across South America for a month. I'd like to buy a local-ish prepaid sim card upon arrival that I could use for local calls and casual internet access using my smartphone. I have a ...
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Wearing makeup in the amazon (Ecuador)?

My daughter and I will be going to Ecuador in September this year, and she would like to know if wearing general makeup (foundation, mascara, and the like) will be a problem for her due to the heat/...
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Travelling through Ecuador by train [closed]

I saw a documentary about tren ecuador and was so fascinated that I decided to add this to my itinerary when I travel to South America later this year. A little research showed that this company ...
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UK visa exemptions residence permit EEA [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa for a flight that goes from Belgium to Ecuador and has a stop on London? I have a Belgian Residence Permit valid for a year because I'm a student, I have only the Residence ...
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What are the “driest” places in Ecuador around March

Due to horrible planning I ended up in Ecuador during the rainy season (or the time of year where you get a LOT of rain every day). I was wondering, if you knew of any places (besides the coast or ...
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When is the driest time to visit Ecuador's El Oriente?

In researching when to best visit the rainforests of Ecuador, I've come across conflicting information. Frommer's and USA Today say the worst (rainiest) time is between December and April. But Lonely ...
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Is there a cruise ship or ferry departing for Ecuador from Colombia or Panama?

I'm looking for any way to go from Colombia or Panama to Ecuador by sea. It can be cruise ship or ferry transportation. Is there some company which does this route?
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Is it possible to hitchhike to Galapagos?

I'm in Ecuador and I want to go to Galapagos. As you know, it's expensive to go there (no matter by boat or by plane). I wonder if there is no possibility to hitchhike a boat (marine, cargo) from the ...
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Where can I get a scuba diver's license in Ecuador?

I would like to go to Galapagos, therefore I want to do a scuba diving licence in Ecuador. Is there anyone who can recommend a scuba diving school in Ecuador? I'm already in Ecuador, so I want to do ...
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How can I get from Cuenca, Ecuador to Arequipa, Peru?

I'll be making the trip somewhere near the 3rd week of June. How far ahead will I be able to book a flight? I'm ruling out bus trips due to the enormous distance. Also would it be better(cheaper) ...
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How much is the airport tax at Guayaquil airport, Ecuador?

I am not sure if the airport tax is already included in the airfare. If not, how much is it? Or where can I find this out? I am planning on traveling down to Ecuador during this Christmas. My route ...
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Taking expensive camera gear to a South America trip?

I intend to travel to South America, mainly Chile, Peru and Ecuador, but maybe also Bolivia and Colombia. The thing is, I want to take some decent landscape and animal pictures and therefore consider ...
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Vaccinations and medicines for Peru and Ecuador

As in my previous question let me start by stating family and I are planning to travel to Peru and Ecuador, we are planning to also visit the Amazon lodge such as this one. From the US State ...
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Travelling to Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos with kids

My wife and I are planning to go to Peru and Ecuador. And also would like to visit Galapagos while we are there so I have quite a few questions but will start with 2: Is it worth it to bring a 6 ...
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Which border crossing should I take between Ecuador and Peru

There are four border crossings between Ecuador and Peru. In order of importance: Huaquillas Macará La Balsa Nuevo Rocafuerte I have heard the main one at Huaquillas can be sketchy or even ...
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Is there a monument I can visit in Ecuador that marks the center of the earth?

Today I've read that the center of the earth is in Ecuador. Is this true? Obviously the equator goes through Ecuador, but how can the surface of a sphere have a center? Besides this mathematical ...
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Where can I eat a guinea pig in Ecuador?

In South America, cuy (guinea pig) is a local specialty, and is supposed to taste like rabbit or chicken. Wikipedia claims that it is to be found in the highland areas of Ecuador, but doesn't ...
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Is it cheaper to buy a tour to the Galápagos Islands at home or when in Ecuador?

In Quito every travel agency and hotel offers 'cheap' tours to the Galápagos Islands, but are these really cheaper than booking them ahead in your home country? I guess at least you have more ...
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Visit a volcano in Ecuador

There are many volcanoes in Ecuador. I would like to visit one of these, but which one to choose? I would prefer one that can be reached in a 2-3 day tour from a nearby major city. Do I need any ...
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Can I drive from Cuenca to Quito?

On the map, it doesn't show very far. But according to Lonely Planet, a bus ride takes 10 to 12 hours. So I assume the road is very poor. Is it nevertheless possible to drive it on your own with a car?...
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Boat access to Galapagos Islands?

It's meant to be possible to get to the Galapagos Islands by plane and by boat. If I return to Ecuador next year, which ports have tours / boats going out to the islands? And would you need to book ...
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Can somebody recommended a tour for the Amazon in Ecuador? [closed]

I'm heading to Ecuador next spring and I'm hoping someone can recommend a good tour that they took and how much it cost for how many days. I've seen some with trekking and canoes etc. My dates are ...