Best Day to see Galapagos in Ecuador

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When is the Best Time to Visit Ecuador

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From late May and June to November, the dry season along the coast is unseasonably cold, muggy, and cloudy. Surprisingly, the ideal time to visit Ecuador is during the rainy season, which lasts from December/January to April/May, if you enjoy lounging on beaches.

WHAT ARE THE SEASONS IN ECUADOR?

DRY SEASON: MAY – OCTOBER

From May till October, Ecuador has its dry season, which is characterized by its cloudless skies, abundant sunshine, and pleasant temperatures. During this period, the average temperature is close to 21 degrees Celsius (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit), with June, July, and August being the months with the highest average temperatures. This time of year is perfect for going on vacation to the Andes Mountains, adventuring in the Amazon Rainforest, or traveling along the coast. Activities like as hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and swimming are particularly enjoyable during the dry season because of the favorable weather conditions.

RAINY SEASON: NOVEMBER – APRIL

The wet season in Ecuador lasts from November to April and is responsible for around 90 percent of the total precipitation that the nation receives. Temperatures during this season range from the mid 50s to the upper 70s, representing a slight drop from the previous one. The rainy weather in the Galapagos Islands makes it the ideal time to go animal watching, so if you've been thinking about taking a vacation there, now is the best time to go. During this time of year, there is typically an increase in demand for a variety of additional activities, including whale viewing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

DESTINATIONS TO VISIT DURING THE DRY SEASON

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS

The climate of the Galápagos Islands may be described as subtropical, and there is an abundance of sunshine due to their location off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The dry season is the greatest time to visit this amazing archipelago since temperatures range from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) and there is hardly little rainfall during this period.

QUITO

During the dry season, Quito, the country's capital, is a fantastic vacation location. Temperatures in Quito range from 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) to 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit), with very little precipitation. It is possible to have a wonderful time there throughout the year as there are numerous things to see and do, as well as delicious food.

CUENCA

During the dry season, it is a good time to go sightseeing in this historic city located in the southern part of the country. Temperatures in Cuenca are generally stable, ranging from 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) to 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). Cuenca is an excellent destination to go sightseeing since it seldom rains and there is a wealth of things to do and sights to see in the city.

DESTINATIONS TO VISIT DURING THE RAINY SEASON

AMAZON RAINFOREST

During the rainy season, the Amazon Rainforest is at its most beautiful and diverse. It is the ideal time to explore this remarkable environment since temperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), and there is an abundance of rainfall.

OTAVALO

During the rainy season, the northern highlands of Ecuador, specifically this little city, provide for an excellent vacation destination. Temperatures in Otavalo range from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius (46 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit), and the city receives a significant amount of precipitation. During the rainy season, this location is highly recommended because of its proximity to both the Laguna de Cuicocha and the Otavalo Market.

BAÑOS

During the rainy season, it is a wonderful time to pay a visit to this country's east coast and its quaint little village. Temperatures in Banos range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit), and the city receives a significant amount of precipitation. Banos is a fascinating location throughout the year because to its breathtaking waterfalls, soothing hot springs, and array of exciting adventure activities.

Consult with a Travel Designer before booking your luxury Ecuador tour and take in account the best time to visit each destination.


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