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Ecuador & Galapagos Country Quickfacts

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Area:  283,560 km
Roughly the size of the UK or the state of Colorado
Four Worlds: The Pacific Coast, the Adnean Highlands, The Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. 20% of the country is protected
Capital: Quito (Actual World Heritage Site)
Country Code: 593
Country Population: 15,223,680
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: United States Dollar
Departure Tax: Buried within airline fares.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 120 V
Ethnic Groups: 

71.9% Mestizo; 7.4% Montubio; 7.2% Afroecuadorian; 7.0% Amerindian; 6.1% White

Location:  Western South America including the Galapagos Islands
Official Language(s): Spanish with indigenous languages
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehova Witnesses
Economy: Next to shrimp, bananas and roses, Tourism is a main source of income.
Time Zone: ECT (UTC -5 & -6)
Tipping: Tipping is at your discretion. It is not expected but in better restaurants a charge 10% extra as service. Tourism services are not expected but are considered a courtesy.
Other: Named the Avenue of Volcanoes by German explorer Alexander von Humboldt on 1802, the mountainous area south of Quito in the Andes features a range of dormant and active volcanoes and seven peaks exceeding 17,000 feet. This is the only location in the planet where the Andes mountains pass right through the tropics, the best place to see tropical ice and tropical snow. 



Ecuador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Ecuador.

Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ecuador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ecuador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ecuador tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Ecuador vacation packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Ecuador tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Ecuador tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover,  a cruise to the Galapagos Islands, a small group tour and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Ecuador.

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