Ecuador is the country of four worlds in the middle of the world. Here you’ll find the Galapagos, the Pacific Coast, the Andes and the Amazon, all in close proximity. It’s an unbelievably diverse and contrasting land that packs a huge amount into an incredibly small area – it’s only the size of Colorado State or Great Britain. Measured by square mile, Ecuador is the world’s most biodiverse country – and a brilliant place for adventures in culture and nature.

Below, you’ll find a range of free guides we’ve produced to help you get to know the country better and plan your visit. They’re full of tips and advice for making the most of your time, from attractions, routes, hiking, biking, rafting and surfing, as well containing plenty of info on travelling safe and what to eat where.

We hope you’ll find the guides useful for your trip to Ecuador, with any luck aboard the Wanderbus, the country’s first and only hop on, hop off travel option. Do send us your feedback!

Free Guides

The Ecuador Guide

> Exclusive tips from Ñan Ecuador, Ecuador’s iconic travel magazine

> Fun facts about Ecuador, one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world

> Our favorite places to visit and how to get there

> Recommendations on food, festivities and destinations

> Important information on visas and travel documents

The Ecuador Guide

A guide to hiking the Quilotoa Loop

> Everything You Need To Know For Hiking The Quilotoa Loop

> The route, the Quilotoa Loop can be followed in numerous ways

> How to get there, three main ways to get to the Quilotoa Loop

> Where to stay, pricing guide and recommendations from travellers

> Important information such as the packing list


Guide to Baños:  Get the most out of your trip

> How to get there, you’ll find several modes of transport that will get you to Baños

> Popular activities, for all types of travellers

> Planning your time, suggestions for your time in Baños

> Where to stay, pricing guide and recommendations

Guide to Baños

Solo Female Travelers Guide

> Essential information before your journey

> The best options for transportation

> Essential apps to download

> Tips for a safe journey

Solo female travelers


Quito on a budget

> How to get around the city

> Plenty of information about eating out on a budget (with vegan and veggie options)

> Loads of accommodation tips

> And all sorts of pointers for enjoying highlights of the city while saving some pennies



A Guide to Cuenca

> How to get there

> Popular activities to do in Cuenca

> Planning your time

> Where to eat, top places recommended by travellers

> Sites to visit nearby

Guide to Cuenca

The Inca Trail Guide

> The Trails of the Qhapaq Ñan

> What to do on each trail

> Loads of tips & recommendations

> Lear about climbing, hiking, horseback riding and other offered activities


The Inca Trail Guide

A Guide to the Pacific Coast

> How to get there

> Top destinations between Guayaquil and Puerto López

> Planning your time on the coast

> Where to eat, recommendations from tavellers

> Nightlife

Pacific Coast

A Guide to Manabí

> How to get there

> Top destinations between Ayampe and Cojimíes

> Planning your time on the coast

> Where to stay & eat, recommendations from tavellers

> Nightlife

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  • chavo

    buenas noches, me gustaría saber para cuando tendrán destinos hacia colombia

    • Diego de Wanderbus

      Hola! todavía es una ruta que estamos analizando. Si tienes alguna sugerencia, apreciaremos mucho tus sugerencias.

  • Abdulaziz

    Hello, I am Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia.
    Do I need a visa from the airport upon arrival?

  • Ralph Pick

    I am trying to book the wanderbus but I don’t see where the US is listed under nationalities. How do I book a tour?

    • Diego

      Hi Ralph, we are upgrading our booking system at this moment. Can you please contact our customer service team using the web chat and one of our team members will assist you with the purchase.

  • Stanley Neil

    I have been trying to find ,what are the requirements regarding insurance coverage, when/if we are planning to spend 6 weeks in or around Banos Ecuador ?

    • Paula

      Hi Stanley, you should ask your insurance company about the coverage. Also, we recommend you to check coverage related to the activities you would like to do. We hope to see you soon!

  • Isabel

    Quería viajar con vosotros de Quito a Baños el viernes 10 de abril de 2020, pero no sé porque ese día no me da opción.
    Atentamente, un saludo.

    • Sandra

      Hola Isabel, es posible que ese día estemos llenos y no tengamos disponibilidad. Por favor visita la página de contacto para que puedas contactar al equipo de servicio al cliente.

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