22 Aug What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador – For Female Travelers
Ecuador is a small country in South America. It has four regions: Jungle, Andes, Coast and The Galapagos. This article covers an overall packing list of what you should pack for a trip to Ecuador.
Going to the Galapagos Islands? Read this post on what you need to bring!
Even though you can find a lot of valuable information on the internet it is always good to bring the Lonely Planet guide on your trip. The information there is tested out by professionals with their honest opinions and best options to get around, safety tips, accommodation, what to do and transportation. Buy this guide a few months before you go to read up and plan your best trip to Ecuador ever.
This weather resistant camera is perfect for Ecuador. It is smaller than a DSLR camera and so handy for traveling without carrying a heavy camera bag, this camera is a lifesaver!
You will regret not having an underwater camera if you don’t bring one. The newest Go Pro Hero 5 is the best on the market. I still regret today not getting the newest one when I was in Galapagos. I had a Go Pro 2 and it is so bad compared to the newest Go Pro. You have a screen so you will see the photos you take. You can shoot 4k videos and the photo quality is better than ever. It also automatically adds the photos to GoPro plus cloud so you can access the photos from your phone right away. Don’t forget to add at least a 64 GB memory card. You don’t want to have a full memory when you are already underwater.
Is providing super fast charging for the newest iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Smartphones! This is a must for the traveler! I can’t be the only one that has had nightmares while traveling because the phone died. This powerbank has got your back and can save your ass while you are trying to find the hotel or bus stop in Quito or wherever you might go in the future. It also automatically turns off when it reaches 100%.
Is a must for the traveler that wants to keep your stuff safe inside your bag without going around and worry about it at all times. This bag is perfect for day-trips in Ecuador as it is a country known for pickpockets. Pacsafe uses the newest method on locks, anti-slash, and RFIDsafe blocking pockets for sensitive data such as microchips.
This anti-theft handbag is a must-have for small city trips in Ecuador where you don’t need to bring a backpack. If you are going out or taking the bus. There are a lot of pickpocketing in Ecuador. Keep your phone, passport etc safe in this purse! You won’t regret it!
These all-around sneakers are perfect for a trip to Ecuador. It is waterproof and great for hiking, climbing and walking.
It is not many swimming options in the Andes, but if you go to the Coast or The Galapagos a bikini is a must. The coast is really hot and you honestly won’t find nice bikinis in the shops there. The import tax is high in Ecuador so if you wait till you come there to buy your bikini, you will end up paying a lot more than if you bought it online.
Is great for travel in the Andes mountains where you might go for a hike. It can get quite cold and some places it snows. This sweater keeps you warm as well as it won’t make you sweat. Norwegian standard.
This waterproof and windproof jacket is perfect for Ecuador as it will most likely rain some days on your trip there. And it doesn’t feel too sweaty as well which is good for Ecuador.
Ecuadorians are proud of the “Panama hat” many people think it is originally from Panama, but that is wrong. It all started in Cuenca in Ecuador and the maker sold it in Panama where it became known for Americans. This hat is handmade in Ecuador and is a must-have everywhere in Ecuador as the sun is super strong all year long.
It rains a lot in Ecuador, especially from March to May. If you are in Quito you should always bring an umbrella when you go outside, because the rain comes when you least expect it. This small umbrella is awesome where it is windproof so it won’t turn around and ruin the whole umbrella.
The sun is incredibly bright and strong in Ecuador. Quito is in the middle of the world. The sun is brighter here than many other places in the world and it is at high altitude. These stylish and polarized sunglasses got you protected.
Take no chances of avoiding sunscreen. Same as you need to protect your eyes you need to protect your skin. If you are in Quito and at the beach or sailing the Galapagos you need to put a good sunscreen on every 90 minutes at least to avoid getting sunburnt.
If you are going to the Ecuadorian Amazon or the cloud forest you should bring a mosquito repellent. This one is non-toxic and will fit in your tiny purse.