Ecuador has two major airports. Quito & Guayaquil, the latter being the one to the south near the coast; with comfortable bus service around the corner from the airport taking you to Manta in about 3 ½ hours. Several hotels are within a few minutes of the airport via a taxi ride.
Quito's new airport is located about 45 minutes from downtown. If you have never been to Ecuador, it may be advisable to spend a few days to see the many sights. You can take a Taxi for around $30.00; there is also a bus service that will take you to the old airport, now the bus terminal,which is close to some major hotels. Some hotels will arrange to pick you up from there, inquire when you book, or a few dollars for taxi.
There are frequent flights from Quito to Manta, a short 40-minute flight. Busses also travel frequently, but it is an 10-hour trip, however you will see the countryside with the change of scenery from the sierra to the coast!
Note for our Canadian clients - started in December 2019, direct flights from Toronto to Quito by AirCanada.
Before you start your journey, please check your passport. It is necessary that your passport is valid for at least six months upon arrival in Ecuador.
Most USA airline won't let you board their flight if your passport is not up-to-date!
Don't be disappointed validate your passport!
There has been talk at government levels that visitors must proof that they have a valid health insurance plan from their country of residence. This has not been finalized, so at this time you are not required to show proof. However, it is advisable to have some form of health coverage.