Ecuador Travel Planning & Travel Tips:Embassy Contact Information: Americans living in or visiting Ecuador are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Ecuador. The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador is located at:Avigiras E12-170 y Ave. Eloy AlfaroQuito, EcuadorTelephone:(593-2) 398-5000 Direct ACS Fax: (593-2) 398-5268 Climate: Ecuador has a series of microclimates that vary greatly by location. Lowland areas both along the coast, and in the Amazon region are hot year-round. While the Amazon region consistently stays humid and wet all year, the coast has a humid rainy season from December until May. Many of Ecuador's larger cities, including the capital city Quito are found in the highlands. Here temperatures are much cooler and there is a subtropical climate. Quito boasts a near constant annual temperature, with average highs in the mid-60s° F, and lows in the upper 40s° F. A dry season also occurs from June through September. Offshore, the Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean, have a consistently dry climate and a steady average temperature in the upper 70s° F. Calling Internationally: To call Ecuador from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Ecuador’s country code, 593; and then the one digit area code, then dial the actual phone number. Electricity: Electricity in Ecuador is 120 or 127 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Ecuador with a device that does not accept 120 or 127 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Ecuador generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter..Travel Insurance for Ecuador Trips: You should consider the benefits of travel insurance as part of your Ecuador travel planning. Most travelers look for travel tips that discuss the importance of travel insurance and travel insurance through Travel Guard can provide important coverage for your trip.Whether you're taking a family vacation or business trip, Travel Guard has a plan for your Ecuador trip. These plans may include valuable medical expense coverage, trip interruption, medical emergency assistance and treatment services and more. And with Travel Guard's 24-hour assistance line, your coverage can act as a travel guide should your plans change.*For more than 20 years, Travel Guard's plans have covered millions of travelers throughout the world. We're America's leading provider of travel insurance plans and assistance programs and we're here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Coverage provided through Travel Guard is easy to buy and with our 24-hour emergency travel services it's even easier to use. *Non-insurance services provided by Travel Guard.