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Travel Insurance Ecuador

Ecuador is a country of extensive and unique wildlife as well as unusual natural monuments, famed rainforests like the Amazon as well as some spectacular active volcanoes. If you're planning a trip to South America, then taking out appropriate travel insurance that covers you for all eventualities is a must, so you can enjoy your trip with full peace of mind.

Top 5 things to see and do in Ecuador

1. Cotopaxi

Ascend this unusual snow-peaked mountain and experience an active volcano at its most beautiful, as well as its importance to local culture. The national park is surrounded by forest, and an array of birdlife can be found here, including hawks.

2. The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos islands are one of the most sought-after wildlife experience as they are home to animals that can be found nowhere else, such as the Flightless Cormorant, the Galapagos giant tortoise and marine iguanas.

3. The Amazon

The largest and most famed jungle in the world, the Amazon rainforest is an important part of the heart of Ecuador and you can find 200 different species of mammal here. However, there is a higher risk of malaria and yellow fever here, and so you should discuss medication with your doctor and take out comprehensive travel insurance.

4. El Chato Tortoise Reserve

This reserve is part of the national park system on Santa Cruz. Here is one of the best places to see a number of species in the wild, the most prominent of which is the Galapagos tortoise.

5. Volcan Alcedo

The Volcan Alcedo is a breath-taking example of a volcano, with steaming fumaroles and you can even extend your trip and camp near the summit.

Do UK citizens need a Visa for Ecuador?

UK citizens can enter Ecuador with their passport for 90 days, but they may be asked to provide evidence of their accommodation and funding for the trip on arrival.

Is Ecuador safe for tourists?

Armed robberies, muggings and petty crimes are extremely common in Ecuador, but you can take precautions against these by travelling within reputable areas, being aware of your belongings and staying within secure accommodation.

What injections do I need for Ecuador?

All routine vaccinations are necessary for visiting Ecuador, especially polio and diphtheria. Other than this, you should think about getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and ensure that your tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date.

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