Traveling to Ecuador

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Best Time to Travel to Ecuador

Best Time to Travel to Ecuador

The best time to travel to Ecuador is from January to April (the wet season). During these months, the weather is warm, often with sunny mornings, and a few rain showers in the afternoon can occur. 

The wildlife in the Galapagos Islands is visible and active during any time of the year. But if you’re looking for particular species and activities, such as baby sea lions being born, there are specific times of the year when that occurs. Let us know if you have a specific animal or plant you are looking for, and we can plan your trip around the best dates to see the blue footed booby, for example.

If you are looking for something more active, the best weather for boating in the Galapagos Islands can be experienced from December to May. During this period, you can expect the warmest weather, calm seas, and plenty of visible wildlife. Water related activities such as boating, snorkeling, and swimming are easily available to visitors during this time of the year.

On vacation, we tend to try to avoid rain and look for the sun. However, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, it rains year-round. Without frequent rain showers, the abundance of bright greenery and exotic animal species would not be present. So just remember that while it may be raining, you will also be in the midst of an authentic Amazon experience. Nonetheless, if you are traveling in the months between December to March, you may experience some slightly drier weather, and lower tides in the Amazon river.

The peak season for travel in Ecuador is from June to August, and again from September to late December, making hotels more expensive with less rooms available. If you are planning a trip to Ecuador during this time, make sure to book well in advance! However, if you avoid these months, you might be able to encounter lower prices and fewer crowds.

 

 

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