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Tip Top Travel

Lufthansa City Center

Telephone: +593 2 / 2563181
Fax:
+593 2 / 2228520
Email:
info@tiptoptravel.ec

Mariscal Foch E7-81 & Diego de Almagro,
Quito
Ecuador

Opening Hours
9:00 am

PACKING LIST FOR A TRIP TO ECUADOR

 

Deciding what to pack when traveling it´s usually a complicated process but we are dedicated to make your life easy during your vacations. Hereby you’ll find packing list according to the region you’ll be staying while visiting Ecuador. The difficult thing is that you have to be prepared for every type of climate if you are going to travel extensively throughout the country. The easy part is that everything you need can easily be purchased in Quito, Guayaquil and other tourist cities.

Some basic things to consider: the voltage in Ecuador is 110 volts 60 cycles. However, many older buildings require a converter for plugs with three prongs.

Bear in mind that for domestic flights there is a limit of 20 kilograms to check in per person in the aircraft plus carry on. If you´re traveling all over the country including the Galapagos Islands you can always store some of your luggage at your hotel or in our offices we will be glad to keep it safe as long as you need it.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE ANDES 

Clothing 
Due to the variety of temperatures throughout the day in the Andes, you should dress in layers.   

Light wool is ideal and a warm jacket (synthetic thermal or merino wool)
Long sleeved pants (trekking pants are ideal).
T-shirts (at least 3)  
Long sleeved shirts (at least 2) 
Cotton socks 
Shorts (Shorts-convertible pants are good)
Bathing suit
Comfortable shoes for walking (sneakers), or good hiking boots if you’re planning on doing any heavy trekking.
A thick sweater and a jacket (if you're planning on visiting the Cotopaxi National Park or other places of a rather high altitude). Remember that the higher you are, the colder the weather will be. (temperature range: 5º-25ºC (41º-77ºF).
Equipment 
Camera  
Sun protection (at least 50)  
Sunglasses, hat, binoculars
Small back pack (waterproof if possible)
Personal Medication
Rain jacket/poncho
Personal toiletries and medicine; if you’re doing altitude trekking it should include: bandaids, blister plasters,

scissors, bandage, pills for diarrea and altitude sickness (consult a travel medicine specialist about these)
Money and Security
Passport 
Copy of passport 
US Cash mostly low denomination ($1 to $20) for local entrances and tipping •    Travel Insurance 

WHAT TO BRING TO THE AMAZON 

Clothing
Two or three pairs of lightweight long pants
Two or three long-sleeved lightweight shirts
Two or three T-shirts
One or two pairs of shorts (mostly for around the lodges)
Lightweight sweater or jacket
Raingear (some lodges provide ponchos)
Three or four pairs of cotton socks
One pair of sneakers and/or hiking boots
Sandals (Teva type or similar)
Swimsuit (if you intend to swim in the lakes)
A hat for sun protection (and that will stay on during windy boat rides)
Sunglasses.
Equipment
Good binoculars for wildlife viewing
Camera/video gear (if using film, lower ASA for open areas (50 or 100), higher ASA for forest

(400 and up).
Small day pack for excursions
Zip lock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear.
Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration). No inflammable sprays

as they are not allowed by  airlines
Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF factor
Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
Personal toiletries and medications (carry medications with you when arriving and leaving the lodges)
Extra batteries/film/video tapes as appropriate
Money and Security
Passport 
Copy of passport 
US Cash mostly low denomination ($5 to $20) for bar bills and tips •        Travel Insurance 

WHAT TO BRING TO THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS 

Clothing
Comfortable walking shoes 
Sandals with thongs or Tevas for wet landings 
Light cotton socks 
Long-sleeved cotton shirts and T-shirts 
Light cotton scarf to protect your neck 
Shorts 
Lightweight long pants or skirt / dress 
Light rain jacket or wind breaker 
Sweatshirt, Sweater, light jacket: the early morning/late evenings can get cool, often  with a breeze 
Wide-brim hat 
Bathing suits 
Equipment
Sun block lotion 
PABA sunscreen (at least # 50) 
Lip salve 
Sunglasses with a strap 
Extra eye glasses/ contact lenses 
Insect repellent 
Personal medication 
Self-sealing bags for electronic equipment 
Camera 
Underwater cameras to take photos of the animal life while snorkeling 
Camera gear 
Film and more film or enough flash memory to download pictures. 
Binoculars in case you want to get a more detailed look at unique animals in Galapagos. 
Extra batteries for cameras 
•Plastic Bags 

Money and Security
Passport 
Copy of passport 
US Cash mostly low denomination bills ($5 to $20) 
Travel Insurance