What to Pack

These are some general guidelines and a checklist to help you pack for your trip to Ecuador: 

Considering Weather:

Expect rain with cold weather, rain with warm weather, warm dry weather, cool weather and all 4 seasons in one day. Do not expect too cold temperatures, as it won’t snow. 

For your flight:

  • Backpack
  • Valid passport
  • Flight itinerary 
  • Copy of travel/medical insurance, including number and contact information 
  • Debit Card
  • Credit card
  • Cash (US dollars)
  • Refillable water can
  • Medication, if applicable
  • Changing clothes in the backpack 
  • Comfortable walking shoes and hiking ones, rain jacket, hat, sweaters
  • Small toiletry bag (Toothbrush/Toothpaste, deodorant, etc)


  • 1 big one to be left at Hotel while exploring
  • Luggage Tags and Locks
  • Backpack for adventures
  • Backpack rain cover


  • Comfortable clothes for traveling, exploring the rural areas and enjoying in the city
  • Long sleeves shirts and pants for trekking in Mindo and the Amazon Rainforest
  • T-shirts (synthetic or wool, quick drying)
  • Hiking Pants (Quick dry, Lightweight)
  • Waterproof/windproof Jacket & Pants
  • Sun Hat or Cap
  • Sleepwear
  • Sweaters
  • Jacket
  • Bathing suit


  • Walking shoes – comfortable, casual for travel/town wear
  • Hiking boots – supportive, good tread, and waterproof
  • Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
  • Slippers for Papallacta hot springs

 Personal accessories:

  • Sport Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm (30 SPF), sun light falls straight in Ecuador
  • Refillable water can 
  • Travel Towel, quick drying/lightweight, optional
  • Hand sanitizer (bottle of 100 ml-3,4 floz or less)
  • Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight) 
  • Toiletries                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Trekking Poles (recommended)
  • Electrical Plug Adapter and Converter if necessary 
  • Camera and Accessories
  • Batteries charger