car hire in Ecuador

Tips for driving your rental car in Ecuador

If you're travelling to Ecuador, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Ecuador is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Quito counts 1,504,991 inhabitants. In Quito lives 9,7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 15,440,000 inhabitants. In Ecuador the language spoken most widespread is spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Ecuador is GMT-06:00 / -05:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Ecuador is A / B and the electric voltage is 120 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Ecuador is +593, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Ecuador

With a fuel cost in Ecuador averaging at 0,43 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Ecuador shares its land borders with Colombia and Peru, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 26,191, which ranks Ecuador as the 85th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Ecuador there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States Dollar (USD). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 60-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Ecuador, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador

Ecuador boasts five UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of City of Quito and the cultural site of Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los R?os de Cuenca. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.