Best Time To Travel To Ecuador
Ecuador is one of the smallest countries of South America. However, do not get mistaken by its size.
Here are some facts on Ecuador that you will find quite interesting:The history of Ecuador's culture is extremely rich and diverse. You can find remnants of several ancient civilizations, and also architectural beauties from the Spanish colonial era.
The country's climate is so different that every season is the best time to travel to Ecuador. It all depends on which region you intend visiting. The highlands have spring-like climate right through the year. Nearly every valley in Ecuador has its own microclimate. However, in the Sierra, the temperature during midday is around 22 degrees Celsius or 72 degrees Fahrenheit and it is dry; but in the night and early morning the temperatures fall to a cool 8 degrees Celsius or 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
Northern and Central Andes have the driest months from June to September, while the highlands in the south have their dry spell from August to January. The Pacific coast gets rain and this means that while it can be pouring in northern Esmeralda, it will be relatively dry close to the border of Peru. However, do not let the rain in the coastal part of Ecuador get to you. Usually the coast has cool temperatures from June to September. The Amazon basin experiences rain right round the year, but it is really wet right from April until September.
The Galapagos Islands are usually warm from January to April with temperatures hovering around 31 degrees Celsius or 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The Islands receive heavy rainfall during this period. But if you visit the Galapagos Islands from May to September, you will be pleasantly surprised by the cool misty weather.
Owing to the variation in the climate across the country, any time is the best time to travel to Ecuador. However, usually tourist season starts from June and lasts until early September. These months are considered to be best for outdoor activities like trekking, mountain biking or adventure sports. You can also visit Ecuador between December and January. This period is best to visit the Galapagos Islands.
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