Travel to Ecuador!
All information you need for coming to this magic place.
Advance purchase airfares to Ecuador are getting more economical all the time as the number of airlines adding Ecuador destinations is increasing. Both Quito and Guayaquil have modern, well-serviced international airports. Currently roundtrip airfares from North America start at about US$800, return fares from the UK about £850 and from Australia about AU$2500. There are several good internet booking services that people have recommended to us: Kayak, and ITA allow you to make complex bookings. You cannot purchase the tickets directly from these, but they link to other booking sites. Momondo is very good for point to point bookings. You can also consider flying through Bogotá with Avianca or JetBlue and then connecting to an inexpensive flight from there to Ecuador. Currently the best booking and ticket purchase service for flights to Ecuador is Expedia. If you would like to track fares to Ecuador to purchase a ticket when prices are low, you can sign up for notifications through FareCompare or TripAdvisor or Yapta. Yapta also provides an interesting and useful service: you'll receive notification if the fare decreases after you've already booked your ticket and you are due a refund or coupon. The centre arranges economical airport pickup on request to take you directly from central Guayaquil to the ecoresort.
Medical Attention in Ecuador: Doctors, Hospitals & Pharmacies
In Ecuador there are many quality hospitals and clinics where the traveler can be treated if there is some emergency while in the country. In the case that some type of medication is needed, the traveler can obtain this at any pharmacy. The largest chain of pharmacies in Guayaquil and in the country is Fybeca. Throughout the city, small and large pharmacies can be found. But remember that if you generally take some specific medication in your home country, this type of medication may not exist in Ecuador so you should make sure to bring a large enough supply of the product to last you during your stay. It is also recommendable to know generic names of certain medications.
For traveling to Ecuador, you should be vaccinated against some of the diseases found in Ecuador.
For more info please see: MDTravelHealth.com - Ecuador
Global Health Insurance for our abroad students
For more info please see: Integra Global
Travel & living abroad for UK students
For more info please see: fco.gov.uk - Ecuador