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Sitting on the equator between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador may be the smallest Andean nation but it’s packed with the most astonishing contrasts of scenery. With its astounding biodiversity, impressive historical legacy, stunning colonial architecture, bustling highland markets and diverse mix of people – blacks, whites, indigenous and mestizo – it’s easy to see why this friendly and exotic destination is regarded as a microcosm of South America.

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

Passports and visas
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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

Passports and visas
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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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Visitors from most countries are welcome to stay in Ecuador as tourists for up to 90-days upon production of a valid passport that is valid for six months beyond the date of entry. In principal you also need an onward ticket or return ticket as well, although this is rarely asked for. Upon entry you will have to complete an international T-3 embarkation/disembarkation form, which is stamped along with your passport and must be kept together with it (NOTE: you will have to present this when leaving the country). The T-3 gives you 90 days in Ecuador. Visas are not usually required; however you are advised to check entry requirements in your home country at the time of making travel arrangements. Your passport must be carried at all times, but it’s safest to carry photocopies of your passport photo ID page rather than the original. (Ecuadoreans carry ID cards). Galapagos Islands Immigration and Admission Requirements: On flights to the Galapagos Islands, passengers must pass by the “INGALA” (Galapagos Immigration Control) counter to acquire a Tourist Control Card, which costs $20 USD. Check with Surtrek concerning this step, as we register guests upon reserving and confirming their travel. (It is a good idea to keep this card with your passport and other travel documents during your stay in the islands, as the card must be presented upon departure from the Galapagos.) At the Quito airport, you will find the INGALA counter next to the luggage inspection area. Once you have passed these two points, proceed to your airline counter (Avianca, LAN, or TAME) to check in for your flight. When arriving at the airport in the Galapagos Islands (on San Cristobal Island or Baltra Island), all travelers must pay the Galapagos National Park entrance fee in cash ($100 USD per adult, or $50 for children under the age of twelve).

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