Ecuador & Galápagos Islands Quito

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OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Quito

Just sixteen miles south of the equator and sitting at a dizzying 2850m altitude, Ecuador’s capital city of Quito stretches out along an extensive highland plateau on the slopes of Pichincha volcano, which looms over the historic colonial city. The capital’s weather is determined by this breathtaking and unique location, which provides for year round spring-like temperatures. The days, which receive a steady 12hrs of daylight throughout the year, average a warm 21°C during the day, but as night falls it gets chilly enough to warrant a warm jacket. Most mornings and early afternoons tend to be sunny but there may be rain in the afternoon in any month, even during the drier months of June-September. During the wetter months of mid-February to May and October-December, the downpours are more frequent and tend to last longer into the night or even into the early hours. This is especially true in March and April (the wettest months), but even then you can expect to enjoy at least some clear sunny spells.

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  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Jamie Swan
    Jamie Swan - Travel Consultant

    Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

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