Otavalo crafts market, Ecuador

Best time to visit Ecuador

You can holiday in Ecuador at any time of year and the best time to visit depends largely on where you want to go as there are several regional variations and mico-cilmates.

No seasons but plenty of weather!

Ecuador does not have summer and winter seasons, but it has plenty of variety in its weather across the regions, which may help you choose your best time to visit.

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WIld horses at Cotapaxi National Park, Ecuador © JNeiva,Shutterstock

Weather by region

Ecuador’s climate is best explained in terms of regions, as each has its own variations and best time to visit, as summarised below.

Quilotoa crater lake, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Ecuador © Shutterstock

Andean regions

The temperature does not fluctuate much month by month, so is less likely to determine when you choose to visit than the rainfall. This is lowest from May to September, with July and August the driest months of all, though rarely totally free of rain. In other months you can expect showers in the afternoons and evenings rather than constant rainfall throughout the day.

Learning about the rainforest, Ecuador © Shutterstock

The Oriente

Daytime temperature is fairly constant year-round at about 25°c in the eastern rainforest. You should expect rain at any time of year, peaking in July and August, and conditions are hot and humid all year. Birds can be seen on clay licks at most times of year apart from in July and August.

Monk saki at Coca, Ecuador © GQMarks

The southern rainforest

The rainy season lasts from mid-March to mid-June and is best avoided, but other times of year are fine, with little variation in temperature, though you should always be prepared for rain and conditions are humid year-round.

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