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Cheap flights to Ecuador - the way to an exotic holiday

Cheap flights to Ecuador - the way to an exotic holiday

Highlights of Ecuador

Ecuador is a naturally diverse country with Amazon jungles, volcanoes, beaches, and tropical forests. There are a number of UNESCO world heritage sites including the Galapagos Islands, Cuenca, and Quito. This is also a haven for the adrenalin junkie since it offers some amazing adventure vacation opportunities like trekking, horseback riding, surfing and mountaineering activities. Ecuador also retains its rich heritage with traditional markets, costumes and, colonial architecture, making it an irresistible vacation destination.

Getting to Ecuador

You can fly to Ecuador on either a direct or indirect flight to Cuenca, Quito, or Guayaquil offered by American Airlines (ICAO - AAL, IATA - AA), Delta Air Lines (ICAO - DAL, IATA - DL), LAN Ecuador (ICAO - LNE, IATA - XL), Continental Airlines (ICAO - COA, IATA - CO), and Aerogal Aerolineas Galapagos (ICAO - GLG, IATA - 2K).

Airports

The major international airports are Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO - IATA, SEQU - ICAO), Seymour Airport (GPS - IATA, SEGS - ICAO), and Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE - IATA, SEGU - ICAO) with the newest terminal in the entire country. This was also named as the Best Latin American airport in 2008 by a leading magazine, and a hotel is also being planned near the new terminal. All three airports cater to both the international and domestic air traffic on their multiple terminals.

You can also fly to the Mariscal Lamar Airport (CUE - IATA, SECU - ICAO) instead, serving the city of Cuenca. The city's center has been named as one of the UNESCO World heritage sites.

Airlines

LAN Ecuador is the country's premier airline, with a fleet consisting the Boeing 767-300ER for international routes, Airbus A318 for domestic routes, and the Airbus A320 for the Quito, Guayaquil, Santiago-Buenos Aires route. Its schedule includes flights to destinations within Ecuador (Cuenca, Guayaquil, and Quito) as well as to a number of destinations in Europe (Spain - Madrid), North America (USA - Miami and New York City) and to some of the other South American countries (Argentina - Buenos Aires, Chile - Santiago de Chile.

Other Money-Saving Tips

The peak tourist season in Ecuador is from mid December through January, June and throughout the whole month of August. The rest of the year is mostly non-peak, so airfare is lowest. The airlines usually offer discounts on advance bookings, and it is generally cheaper to fly during the middle of the week.

In Closing

The inclusion of the various sites and cities of Ecuador in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites indicates that there is much to see and learn, so it is an excellent value for your vacation budget. With something to offer to all types of tourists, from outdoor adventure to art and culture, or just relaxation, Ecuador is one of the best tourist destinations in all of South America.

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