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When is the Best Time to Visit Ecuador


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The weather in Ecuador is so pleasant that it makes the country a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. When it comes to vacation planning, there are two separate seasons to take into consideration: the rainy season and the dry season. Your decision will be guided by the kind of climate that most appeals to you. The average temperature range in Ecuador is between the mid-50s and the low-80s, and the nation as a whole offers a wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed at any time of the year, making it an excellent choice for your forthcoming holiday.

What are the seasons in Ecuador?

  Dry Season in Galapagos 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.

  Rainy Season in Galapagos Ecuador

Destinations to Visit During the Dry Season

  Swimming with penguins in Galapagos Ecuador

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.


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.

  Quito City the capital of Ecuador
  Cuenca department of Ecuador


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 in tropical andes of equator

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.


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.

  Famous Otavalo Lake in Ecuador
  Banos Awesome and beatify waterfalls in Andean Ecuador


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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