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Bringing Drone into Quito

Hi. I have a DJI Mavic drone that I want to bring with me for a 60 day vacation in Ecuador. I am not a pro photographer/pilot, just a hobbyist. I. have read conflicting info on if this is allowed and...

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Are drones allowed in Ecuador

Just arrived in Guayaquil on a property hunting expedition for seven weeks. Thought it would be nice to take some pictures with my drone so I brought it along only to have it confiscated at customs. ...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 26, 2016

weopons allowed in Equidor

What weapons area allowed in Ecuador other than guns. Cam I carry a knife?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 17, 2016

Bus From Olon To Cuenca

I'm about ready to head over to Ecuador from the states. I'll be going from Olon to Cuenca during my vacation - would like to know what bus {buses} to take, the times of pickups, etc.

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 1, 2015

Gye hostel

I am looking for a hotel to stay in near Gye airport I am leaving the country early on a Saturday morning

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 29, 2015

Amazon

What are the best months to visit the Ecuadorian Amazon?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 19, 2015

Point A to Point B (Revised!)

What is the best Airport to land at from USA, (Florida, Atlanta, Georgia or Charlotte, NC) Traveling to my destination in Loja, Ecuador? What is the best way to travel to Loja once at the airport. Should...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 9, 2015

how to get from point A to Point B

getting to Loja Best airport to land at to get to Loja

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Aug 9, 2015

Any birders??

If you are into birding and want to have The best trip, photos or lifers ? Join my expediciones in Ecuador or PerĂº.We have trips for all budgets ... gcarabelli@hotmail.com

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 18, 2015

Map

Hi Dom, Is there an updated version of your road map or are you still recommending the app Waze, as you did in September 2014? Is it still possible to purchase, even if not currently updated?? To...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 30, 2015

Arrival of Pope July 5

Hi Dominic, I'm arriving to Quito on American Sunday July 5th at 1 pm. As you know the Pope arrives on the same day. I have been told several different things concerning accessibility to the airport. I...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jun 28, 2015

Most beautiful beach in Ecuador

Hi Dominic, an exciting article today, Thx. My question is about travel from Cuenca to Mompiche. I have no car, don't mind bus travel in Ec. if it's not too terribly long. Suggestions?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 27, 2015

map

i have lived in manta ecuador for 5 yrs how do i buy your road map of ecuador do you have a bank account i can deposit the money into and or a number to contact you when money is deposited

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 1, 2014

Crucita to the Amazon

I would like to know the best way and cheapest way to get from Crucita to the Amazon area without driving myself and how long it would take. Thanks

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [15 Grey Star Level] Aug 29, 2014

airfare

How can I get cheap airfare from the US to Guayaquil, Ecuador?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 17, 2014

Guest Houses in Cuenca

I am looking for best option to rent as my base for a month or two while exploring Ecuador. Is a guest house a good option over apts or hotels?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Jun 8, 2014

bus to otavalo

can i take a bus from talabela to otavalo or do i have go to quito to catch one and/ or how much would a taxi be from talabela to otavalo?? thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2014

Money Transfer

My girlfriend tells me she has an investment in Ecuador which is an ongoing profit for her as being native born and living in the US. I don't understand about why she is charged for a money transfer to...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 10, 2014

Oct visit to Salinas

I read your email last week and you said it was over cast in sept to dec is that alway true? Iam planing to visit Salinas that is why I ask Thanks John

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Apr 7, 2014

Travel from Canada to Ecuador

Is there a inexpensive way to fly to Ecuador from Toronto, or Ottawa or Montreal??

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 7, 2014

driving on beaches

It may be in here somewhere, but my search found no answer. Is driving on beaches restricted ? Or ... are ATVs or vehicles allowed ? Varies with location ? PS: Dom, you have the most informative...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [11 Grey Star Level] Apr 4, 2014

Do you know any Master Artisans?

I want to establish a close relationship with local artisans who produce high quality handcrafted goods such as leather handbags, E-tablets case, woven or alpaca shawls, scarfs, ponchos, throws and fashion...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 26, 2014

ten day mountain trip

Will be doing ten days on a guided mountain tour through Ecuador.We will fly into Quito then visit Otavalo,Papalllcta, two days in the amazon.then Patateand Cotopaxi. We arrive on June21 I am trying to...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Mar 26, 2014

Discounted Airfare to Galapagos

I am 64 and visit here for a couple of months. As a tourist can you get a senior discount to the Galapagos and if so what airline. Thanks

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 6, 2014

Driving the coast

A friend and I are thinking of renting a car and driving the coast so we can stop and stay when and where we want. He speaks fluent Spanish. Any real concerns?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 6, 2014

how long

How long can I leave the country my first 2 years of residency?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 20, 2014

Traveling with cash

I plan to come to Ecuador to research it as a potential retirement and teaching opportunities. I understand that the best way is to open a US$ bank account in Canada (where I live) and draw the moneys...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 12, 2014

entering ecuador

are round trip tickets req1uired to enter ecuador even though plans are to become pensinados

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Jan 11, 2014

Budget Stay in Playas

I'd like to stay in Playas perhaps for a month and I'm on a budget...I don't want a dump but I'm traveling alone so I'd like a friendly atmosphere. AC would be amazing but not essential. I can get used...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Jan 6, 2014

Accommodations & Importing

Hi Dom, I will be arriving in Guayaquil via American Airlines at 11:30 pm on January 8. What Accommodations would you recommend that late at night near the airport for 1 or 2 nights? Do you still have...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 29, 2013

small pets on local flights

are small pets(10 pounds and less) allowed on local flights as the are on international flights

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Dec 17, 2013

what is allowed to be brought into ecuador in our flight baggage?

ssuch as silverware, jewelry, laptop

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Dec 17, 2013

coast travel

We will be travelling the coast in February. Will it be difficult to find a hotel to stay at without advance notice? We have no problem staying in smaller towns.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Dec 4, 2013

Hostals in Salinas y Montanita

What are the best values for Hostals in Salinas and Montanita?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 10, 2013

airplane schedule

when is there going to be air flights between florida and manta ecuador?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 8, 2013

Driver

I am looking for a private driver company or someone that is reliable for a trip I will be making in April of 2014. I will be in Salinas and need to get to Cuenca. Thanks, Vicki

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

air travel

We are having difficulty finding a flight from Cuenca to Guayaquil. Are there any or do we have to take a bus? Thanks. Rick

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2013

Valuables during your stay

do most hotels supply a place to store valuables..money, etc. while you are a guest there or is there a better way?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

The 7 best-value bargain hotels in Ecuador

Got a recommendation for this list? submit it below and tell us why you think it deserves to be on here.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [879 Orange Star Level] Oct 9, 2013

Bus Transportation – Guianquil to Cuenca

What is the most relable bus company and is it necesary to make a reservation in advance?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 6, 2013

Single travel Guayaquil to Olon

Hello, I am a single woman planning a trip in Feb 2014. My flight arrives in Guayaquil and I travel to Olon. What is your recommended mode of transport to travel to Olon for a single/55/woman. Car...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 6, 2013

Guided Tours

Are there any good guided tours of Cuenca and Quito? If so, what is approximate cost?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 24, 2013

barter

I hear a lot about people who go to Ecuador and bring back things to sell in the US. Are there things here in the US that I can take to Ecuador to trade or sell there ?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 22, 2013

Which would be cheaper to buy or rent?

My husband and I plus our animals,2 cats and 1 dog plan to visit for 3-6 months checking out where we want to move to. Which would be best and cheaper. Buy a car or rent one? My husband can fix anything...

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 21, 2013

General information

My husband and I are planning our first scouting trip to Ecuador in November. It is a little overwhelming to know where to stay or how to get around. We are flying into Quito. I would like to see Cotacachi...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 15, 2013

Bus from Quito to Bahia

I can't seem to find any current info on a bus from Quito (or Quito airport) to Bahia de Caraquez. Anybody know the name of the company and from where it departs and how long a trip it is? Or, can you...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [9 Grey Star Level] Jul 15, 2013

distance from atlanta

how long is the flight from atlanta

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 6, 2013

What are Ecuador’s Must See Places?

What are Ecuador's Must See Places?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jun 11, 2013

health care

over age 65 for senior couple now have US medicare are there is there medical coverage issued to non ecqador citizens ? does USA MEDICARE cover USA citizens in Ecuador???

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 20, 2013

Bringing Pets-Requirements Changed?

I recently saw on one animal travel website that Ecuador no longer requires the Int'l health certificate to be legalized at the consulate. But I only saw that in one place without a date on it. Does...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 17, 2013

coming to Equador

my wife and I live in BC, Canada. We are planning a trip to Equador this coming June with the intention to look around as much as possible and possibly purchase a house (eventually) when and if we find...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 7, 2013

Hiring a driver

Traveling up the coast from Guayaquil stopping a various towns along the way to Bahia. Is it best to hire a driver or rent a car? If hiring a driver, any recommendations? Any idea on how much it would...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 5, 2013

SLR Camera carrying?

Hi Dom, Thanks for your latest news letter. We will be in Ecuador in six weeks for our site seeing trip before we move there.We have a digital SLR which is way too big for a pocket. We will constantly...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [9 Grey Star Level] Apr 24, 2013

Rentals

Planning to slowly drive up and down the coast in June looking to meet expats as well as maybe the right business opportunity. Is it realistic for me to think I can easily find relatively cheap places/rentals...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Apr 14, 2013

Manglaralto

Has anyone stayed at the Manglaralto Sunset Hotel? Is it right on the beach? My husband and I are considering staying there for 2 weeks. We would like to travell on the buses up and down the coast.Do you...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [10 Grey Star Level] Mar 31, 2013

Safety issues for solo senior

I will be in ECUADOR for 6 weeks using bus transport. This is my 1st visit. Other than normal precautions, anything specific I need to be aware of especially when riding the bus and staying in Guayaquil...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 24, 2013

Weather

Asked the question before and recieved different answers? Just like to know along Ecuador's coast, What is the typical weather from Manta north and from Manta south during May, June, July

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 18, 2013

To Cuenca in less than two days?

We have been to Cuenca a few times, but the airlines schedules always force us to stay overnight in Quito. We miss the afternoon flight to Cuenca by 30 minutes. Is there a one-travel-day solution we've...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 18, 2013

More Info About Your Airport Hotel

Where can I find more info about your new hotel - transport to and from the airport and things like that - I'd like to stay there on e night March 25 but would like a bit more info before I register -...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Feb 17, 2013

Visas

I am returning to Ecuador on a 180 day visa which will not cover my anticipated stay time . What other options due I have? Thank you

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 16, 2013

Chicago/Quito direct

What airline flies direct from Chicago to Quito. Dom's last post

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Feb 16, 2013

car rental

We are visiting in april and flying into Guayquil, where is the best place to rent a car with unlimited miles? Online or wait until we arrive at the airport.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 16, 2013

car rental or bus

flying to guayaquil end of may with my wife and sister-in-law,late 50's travelling to salinas up to pedernales,and back,want to get a feel and check out real estate...car rental or bus??

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 16, 2013

Travel

Ok you go to Don's B/B, learn your way around then rent a car and explore. How hard is it to replenish your funds while on the road, and where would be 1st choice. Welcome any comments.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Dec 2, 2012

Best way to travel in Ecuador on limited time

We are planning a trip involving Quito, Otalvo, Cotacachi, Cuenca, and Vilcabama with return flight out of Quito. We want to see a s much as possible but also have a great Ecuador adventure. Is it possible...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 5, 2012

Onward ticket requirement

Greetings, I'm planning on making an exploratory trip to Ecuador to see if it's the right place for me to move to from the States. My trip will start in Peru where I plan to improve my barely passable...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 15, 2012

travel with group

Hi we wouldd like to travel as a group is there any epats that could guide us before we leave via e mail

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Oct 14, 2012

I have returned from Ecuador

I have posted that I was going to Ecuador some months ago... Now I'm posting 'cause I have returned from there. :) Hello all! I stayed in Ecuador for more than 30 days. I returned few days ago. My review...

Answers 8 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Oct 12, 2012

Getting back into EC after overstaying.

I stayed too long in EC(stayed 4 months instead of the 3 allowed)and really got hassled by customs even tho I read and heard I would have no problems. What are the consequences and what do I have to do...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2012

best time to explore the coast

hi there..my wife her sister and i are planning to visit coastal ecuador next year (we are in our early 60's and active)....our inital plan would be to fly into guayaquil then either bus to manta and rent...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Oct 9, 2012

directions to American Embassy

directions from airport and also by bus coming from Crucita Please anyone!!!!

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Olon rentals

Can anyone recommend someone to contact for rentals in Olon.

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Sep 27, 2012

Coastal map presale

Hi dom, not much of a question here, just wanted to say I pre-ordered you're new map. I've been looking high and low for this info for so long! I've checked the tourism sites, the michelin map company,...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Aug 19, 2012

ecuador forums

How do I find Ecuador forums? Larry P: You mentioned forums in an answer to Kathy, who is on a fact finding mission to Ecuador. I am as well.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Aug 12, 2012

When can I reenter Ecuador?

When can I reenter Ecuador?

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Best way to travel up the coast from Guayaquil?

I'm coming to Ecuador with my fiancee and brother to travel up the coast in search of a place (hopefully a smaller coastal town) to call home. Does anyone have thoughts on the best way to travel the coastline...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jul 26, 2012

Making my IPad work in Ecuador – buy SIMS card

How much are these cards and where do I buy them?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 24, 2012

Need help traveling to Ecuador for the first time

My husband and I are coming to Ecuador hopefully 8/13-8/27 and this is our first trip. We don't speak Spanish and I'm having a frustrating time trying to find out how to get around, finding someone to...

Answers 7 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 23, 2012

I’m going to Ecuador

Hi all! I have read this forum for some time now I have registered to say thanks for this place and to post a little. :) I'm going to Ecuador with my family in August this year. I will enter the Ecuador...

Answers 7 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [7 Grey Star Level] Jul 19, 2012

Needing Help getting to Ecuador? I might be able to help

I currently reside in Washington State, USA. I also work for a company in Quito, Ecuador as their US Rep. We help with visas (all typses), we have a beautiful boutique hotel where you will be treated like...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Jul 12, 2012

Discounted air fares?

How does one obtain discounted to and from the states to Ecuador for seniors?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jul 5, 2012

English speaking taxi driver in the Galopagos

does anyone have the name of an English-speaking reputible taxi driver in the Galopogus Island? Also a nice reasonable hostal? We want to go, but do not want the tours. Thanks for the help. Also, are...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [13 Grey Star Level] Jun 5, 2012

Visiting the Galapagos Islands

I have been doing a lot of reserch on visiting the islands and it seems that there really isn't a cheap way to do it. Do you have to fly? If that is the only way, how do you go about finding airair at...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 4, 2012

Cross to Peru (Tumbes) from Huaquillas

What its required to go from Huaquillas to Aguas Verdes and then to Tumbes in Peru....and from there on to Mancora?? I was told by a friend that Mancora its an awesome place to visit with excellent seafood...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jun 4, 2012

Hotel near U.S. consulate in Guayaquil

I need to make visit to U.S. consulate in Guayaquil in near future. Any decent hotels nearby consulate for less than $50? I know the Oro Verde is next door but it is a tad pricey for me.

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [11 Grey Star Level] May 18, 2012

Travel Distance Montanita – Quito

How long is the drive from Montanita to Quito? What is the best route coast or back through Gye? I own a car so would not be taking the bus but am dont know if i'm better off flying. Thanks!

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [43 Green Star Level] May 17, 2012

One way ticket not certain of return city or date

I purchased a one way ticket to Ecuador for June and I want to leave sometime in August but I am not sure of the date or departure city at this time. I am hearing that I might not be allowed to enter...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] May 15, 2012

Night Life

Me and three friends are coming in on the 18th and staying at Dom's place. Any nudie bar recommendations, nothing extravagant, but on the higher end for GYE. Other forums are all over the place so...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 13, 2012

speaking spanish

I was thinking of coming to Ecuador, but I don't speak Spanish. How hard of a time will I have visiting?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] May 13, 2012

info for 1st time traveler to Cuenca

i am visiting ecuador for the first time on may 19th-29th. taking a van svc from gye to cuenca on the 20th, will stay for 4 days in cuenca, then travel to salinas and check out the coast. i am a single...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] May 4, 2012

Travelers wanting friends we can learn from their experiences in Ecuador

Am coming to Ecuador this June for 3 weeks. Want to spend time in Cotacachi, Cuenca, and Loja. Would love to meet expats to pick their brains about possibly moving there. Thanks!!

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 21, 2012

Where to stay in GYE.

I will arrive in GYE on April 19th about 10:30 PM. Where is an inexpensive and decent place to stay for at least 2 nights?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [23 Grey Star Level] Apr 2, 2012

Ocean view rental in Salinas

I will be coming to Salinas, Ecuador at the end of June for two weeks. I am looking for a two bedroom place to stay that is close to the beach, shopping, markets, some sort of transportation to take, etc....

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Apr 2, 2012

Bus to Cuenca from Manta

Best quality buses How long is the trip?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Mar 26, 2012

Tourist Visa for Brazil

Dom, I am an American living in Montanita and would like to travel to Brazil. I understand I need a Brazilliaan tourist Visa prior to entry. I've tried calling and emailing the US Embassy here in...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [43 Green Star Level] Mar 18, 2012

Rental Car recommendations

My husband and I spent a week in Ecuador in December and rented an SUV from the GYE Budget counter for about $100/day. Is there a different recommendation to rent a vehicle for less money? We will be...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Feb 26, 2012

Salinas Airport

Does anyone know how the progress is coming on the Salinas Airport and when it might be ready to start accepting flights? Also, has there been talk of destinations?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Feb 19, 2012

Bus from GYE to Salinas

I have found that 3 different bus lines make the trip between GYE and Salinas and that the "Directo" seems to be non-stop. Does anyone know if one company is better that the other and what counter...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Feb 15, 2012

cheapest flights

I got 2 tickets to Quito for $217 last year in April by accident. I'm looking for cheap flights from Orlando, FL to Cuenca. Is there a suggestion as to how to find them?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Jan 21, 2012

Looking for Real Estate Contacts – Central coast

My wife and I are planning a trip to Ecuador (20-FEB to 6-MAR). I've done some research and am having trouble finding good real estate contacts for: Manta, Crucita, Bahia de Caraquez and Canoa. We...

Answers 6 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Jan 17, 2012

driving from Guayaquil to Crucita

What is the driving mileage, and are there any riad signes along the way? Saludos

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [20 Grey Star Level] Dec 30, 2011

Car Rental, Taxi,or Driver?

I will be visiting Ecuador Dec. 23 - Jan 1 with my family of four. We plan to stay several days in each of Guayaguil, Cuenca, and Manta. I would prefer taxi or driver to and from each city, but have been...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [4 Grey Star Level] Dec 17, 2011

Returning for another 3 month visit in the same 12 month period.

I am a Canadian that visited Ecuador for 2 1/2 months (Sep 15 to Dec 01). I just showed up in Quito and was allowed to stay for up to 90 days. I loved most everything about Ecuador and am anxious...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Dec 4, 2011

Traveling Salinas to Cuenca

I will be visiting Ecuador in a few weeks. On Dec. 22, I plant to travel from Salinas to Cuenca. What is the best mode of transportation? I'm thinking a bus trip from Salinas to Cuenca would be 7 hours...

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 22, 2011

Telephone SIM card for 7 weeks stay in Ecuador

Where and for what cost I can obtain a Ecuadorian SIM card for my BlackBerry?

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Nov 20, 2011

vaccinations

The suggested vaccinations to travel to the coast of Ecuador are quite expensive. What vaccinations are REALLY needed?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 20, 2011

Transportation from Quito to Canoa

What is the best way to get from Quito to Canoa? Would like to rent a car, but concerned about safety. Any info or experiences?

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 15, 2011

Itinerary for trip to Ecuador Coastal Areas

I am planning an initial trip the first 2 weeks of Dec 2011, my focus would be the costal region from Salinas north to Manta. As I am retiring this next year this trip would help decide weather to or not...

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Nov 4, 2011

dogs and cats

Me and my wife would like to move to Ecuador. But we have 2 small dogs and 2 cats. Can we bring our animals with us,as they are part of the family. thank you Ron

Answers 3 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Oct 14, 2011

Bus trip from Quito to the Coast

If we land in Quito, and want to go to Pedernales, what is the best way to go, by rental car or by bus. If bus, what bus line is the safest and most comfortable and how do we access their timetables.

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [3 Grey Star Level] Sep 22, 2011

Car rental age restrictions?

1.Some car rental companies have age restrictions: I am turning 74 in Oct, any problems for me in renting a car? 2.Someone said beware of robbers if I drive from Quito to the coast...How true? 3.A friend...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Sep 21, 2011

visa

I am coming to Ecuador on Sept 28-Nov2 for an exploratory trip and if I like it would like to return for 6 months. This would be in Jan. or Feb on 2012, would I be able to get a visa for that time. thanks val

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 18, 2011

Is Ecuador a safe country in which to live?

If it's safe to buy property and reside in Ecuador, why is Ecuador considered one of the more unsafe countries in S.A. compared with Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina which are considered the three safest....

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Sep 6, 2011

MAGALLANES TRAVEL

Does anyone have knowledge (good or bad) about a Magallanes Travel Agency in Ecuador? Or recommendation for a tour agent that can show me culturial side of the coast? Don't want to surf or climb mountians....

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How long can I stay in Ecuador on a Tourist Visa?

I understand that I am permitted a 3 months visa as a visitor to Ecuador. Is this per calendar year or a 12 month period. Can I use my 2011 remaining visa balance of 6 weeks before year end and then...

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Travel from Quito to Bahia

How long would it take to get from Quito airport to Bahia and can you give me directions whether to fly part of the way and buses or taxi next ?

Answers 5 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [6 Grey Star Level] Aug 21, 2011

Cotacachi Real Estate

Dom I e-mailed you about my wife and I were flying to Ecudador to look at real estate in Cotacachi. I have been looking on line and really do not see any properties availale. How do we find the properties...

Answers 2 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 21, 2011

Exploratory trip to Ecuador starting January 2012

What services can your provide to a couple of senior Canadians? Would like to see the country a potential for retirement.

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Learning about Ecuador’s towns and cities

I am seriously thinking about retiring to Ecuador. I want to visit several places to decide which are the best fit. To help me prepare and organize my visit I would appreciate any guidance concerning...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 18, 2011

Help in Cuenca

I will be spending 10 weeks in Ecuador beginning January 21 2012. I'm starting in Cuenca first and would like a nice place to begin my journey. I can be up to $50 per night for a few days before I find...

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [5 Grey Star Level] Aug 17, 2011

Lodging, Travel in Bahia area and North

My wife and I (age mid 50's)are traveling to ecuador in late Oct. thru mid Nov. and are having a hard time finding a place to stay in the Bahia/Canoa area. Any suggestions? We are also looking for some...

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Lodging in Cuenca

My husband, myself and a couple of friends are traveling to Cuenca Oct. 22-29. Our goal is to research the city with the intended goal of retiring there in two to three years. We'd like to rent a two or...

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [2 Grey Star Level] Aug 15, 2011

Bus costs from Guayaquil to Cuenca?

How much does the bus cost from Guayaquil to Cuenca?

Answers 4 Answers In: Ecuador Travel By: [879 Orange Star Level] Aug 10, 2011

Getting from Guayaquil to Salinas?

How's best to get from Guayaquil to Salinas and whats the cost?

Answers 1 Answer In: Ecuador Travel By: [879 Orange Star Level] Aug 10, 2011

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