Ecuador is a small country dispersed north and south along the equator line in the west of the South American continent. In spite of its relatively small size the fascination to travel seems to be particularly great in Ecuador, as numerous visits from some of the World's most famous travelers prove.
Ecuador still provides many individual ways of travelling for the conscious traveler who will no longer follow the highway of mass tourism but local paths into a journey full of discovery, relaxation and adventure during which he really gets to know the destination of his choice.
To ensure your expectations of Ecuador are fulfilled, Ecuador Travel is a specialist in customized travel services to meet your every want and desire, whether in the rainforest, the Andes or the coast of Ecuador. From hotels to jungle adventures, Andean summits to explorations into the cloud forest, palm fringed beaches to paramo treks, we will help you fulfill your dreams, leave everyday life behind, and provide you with exceptional service for your personalized adventure here on the equator.
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Ecuador & Galapagos News
• June 2016: tax on cash upon departure
The Ecuadorian government has introduced a new tax - Impuesto a la Salida de Divisas or shortly ISD – of 5% on cash sums over US $ 1,098 per person, when leaving the country.
When a person (Ecuadorean or foreigner) leaves Ecuador carrying cash of up to US$ 1,098 no tax (ISD) applies. If this tax allowance of US$ 1098 per person is exceeded, the amount passing the allowance must be declared and a tax of 5% paid upon this amount. Families can travel with an allowance of US$ 1,098 for each adult plus an additional allowance of USD 366 for each child under 18 years.
Persons leaving the country carrying more cash as the permitted allowance without declaring that amount and accordingly paying the respective taxes (ISD) will be fined with 50% of the untaxed amount. Ecuadorian tax authorities (SRI) will therefore conduct controls in ports, airports and border areas.
• July 2016: New Port Charges for Isabela Island, Galapagos
As of July 01, a new port charge of US$ 10 per person for foreign visitors applies on Isabela Island. This is the same value as the airport tax on Isabela, which has already been US$ 10 per person before. For all travelers presenting a Cedula (Ecuadorian ID card), the port fee will be US$ 5 per person.
• Summer 2016: Cuenca Airport
Due to strong wear and tear of the runway of Mariscal La Mar Airport in Cuenca, Ecuador currently planes can take off and land only if the runway is completely dry. Therefore most flights to/from Cuenca are currently cancelled. Tourists who have already booked flights can check the current status on the airport site: http://www.aeropuertocuenca.ec/
When the renovation work of the runway will be carried out is not known.