Ecuador straddles the Equator with Colombia to the northeast and Peru to the south. Home to one of the world's highest active volcanoes, the historic Galapagos Islands and exotic Amazon Jungle, Ecuador showcases many UNESCO World Heritage Sites making this diverse country an explorer's paradise. Ecuador's multi-climate covers the various geographical extremes of this country. From tropical in the forest, warm on the coastline and cooler in the mountains - Ecuador provides travellers with a range of experiences with typical South American appeal.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

With the opportunity to immerse oneself in World Heritage sites comes a risk of tropical disease and illness which can spoil a well-meaning traveller's holiday. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans. Our doctors prescribe appropriate vaccinations and medications that may minimise your risk of contracting potentially deadly diseases while you are away.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), should be a consideration for some high altitude treks in Ecuador. It is important to discuss your itinerary with a doctor experienced in travel medicine so they can provide treatment for, and minimise the risk of altitude sickness.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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