Ecuador & Galapagos 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • 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.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

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