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BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR [10 YR WEATHER CHARTS]

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO ECUADOR

WHEN VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR BASED 10 YR CLIMATE CHARTS OF THE ANDES, ECUADOR: When expect overcast skies in the Andes, cool seasons and rain. How cold does it get high in the Andes?

From the middle of Colombia until almost the south of Ecuador, the Andes has a mild  spring-like climate throughout the year with daily weather patterns of alternating sunny and cloudy periods. So, from the climate charts of Quito, Ecuador and of the Andes, Ecuador, you can see there is no best time to visit quito, as ever time of the year is great. Typically the temperatures in Quito rise to an agreeable level between 20 - 25 degrees Celsius in daytime, while the weather cools off to below 15 degrees at night, when a light sweater or jacket is needed. The climate of Quito and Otavalo sports a dry season - often referred to as "summer" from June through September, 4 months. The rest of the year, the rainy season or "winter",  is characterized by usually sunnier mornings and cloudy afternoons, often with showers. The Annual precipitation, is about 1,000 mm (39 in), but varies considerably by location.

 

OUR PARKS AND TRIBES ECO TOURS

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Indians take you in their agile dug-out canoes along winding rivers.

STANDARD COFAN LODGE TOUR

Start your Cuyabeno journey on Ecuador's most scenic wide Amazon tributary, the Aguarico River. Spend 3 nights in the Cofan Lodge, exploring the lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers.

 

 

Price: $ 499

 4 days

Children learning about the rainforest.

CUYABENO LOOP

The Cuyabeno Loop explores the breathtaking scenery of lower Cuyabeno and Zábalo Rivers and the Cuyabeno Lake. Watch the amazing birds and wildlife. Pass 2 nights with the amazing Cofan Indians in the Cofan Lodge and enjoy 2 nights of comfort in the famous Cuyabeno Lodge.

Price: $ 799

5 days

 

Birdwatching by visitors of the Amazon in Ecuador

LAGARTO COCHA EXPEDITION

The Lagarto Cocha Expedition on hidden creeks and lakes is the best Amazon journey in Ecuador! Discover Indian tribes in Ecuador, Monkeys, Sloths, Dolphins. No other Amazon rainforest in any of the Amazon-Andean countries can match the wildlife viewing of Cuyabeno and it is far better than Yasuní!

 

Price: $ 1099

7 days

excursion on Lake Cuyabeno

CUYABENO LAKE PROGRAM

The Cuyabeno Lake Program explores all the wild places surrounding the Cuyabeno Lake. Bonsai-shaped Macrolobia trees with the whispering of the mysterious prehistoric Hoatzin birds and the noisy Blue and Yellow Macaws. Our Cuyabeno Lodge is on the best location, because we were the first and chose the best location on a seasonal island in the Cuyabeno Lake itself.

Price: from $ 410

4 - 5 days

 

Alpacas in Chimborazo Wildlife Reserve are the domesticated form of the vicuñas.

NORTHERN ANDES TOUR

Our Northern Andes Tour lets you get a taste of some of the best Andean National Parks, visiting the highest groves in the world: the Polylepis trees, the highest mountain in the world calculated from the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo with Vecuñas and Lamas, the highest active volcano in the world, the Cotopaxi.

 

 

Price: from $1149

5 days

San Rafael Falls

NATIONAL PARKS TOUR

Our National Parks Tours take you on a fantastic journey along the best possible sample of Andean and coastal parks. They have been designed to complement Galapagos and/or Amazon cruises. They can start from different places, particularly Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca. While the full program lasts 9 days, it is possible to make a limited selection of parks, like the 6 days' "Andes and Coast" module.

Price: $ 1999

9 days

 

Bartelome Island at Galapagos National Park

GALAPAGOS LAST MINUTE

We have a fabulous selection of Galapagos programs, including cruises, island hopping, scuba diving or relaxing on one of the many different hotels varying from modest inns to deluxe resorts.

 

 

Price: from $ 550

from 3 days

Inca wall in Cusco.

PERU HIGHLIGHTS

A fabulous program for visiting the most famous cultural highlights Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. At the same time it serves as the Lima hub for the Peru National Parks Tour. This module is an extension to our National Parks Tour Ecuador and/or Galapagos National Park and/or Amazon Cruises.

Price: $ 1199

7 days

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Climate Chart Quito, Ecuador

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Average high °C °/F

19.1
66.4

19.1
66.4

19.1
66.4

19.4
66.9

19.2
66.6

19.7
67.5

19.8
67.6

20.3
68.5

20.3
68.5

20.1
68.2

19.3
66.7

19.3
66.7

19.6
67.3

Daily mean °C °/F

13.4
56.1

13.6
56.5

13.4
56.1

13.6
56.5

13.7
56.7

13.8
56.8

13.9
57

14
57

13.8
56.8

13.7
56.7

13.3
55.9

13.5
56.3

13.7
56.7

Average low °C °/F

9.6
49.3

9.7
49.5

9.8
49.6

9.9
49.8

9.6
49.3

9.1
48.4

8.6
47.5

8.7
47.7

8.9
48

9
48

9.1
48.4

9.9
49.8

9.3
48.7

Precipitation mm (inches)

65
2.6

104.2
4.1

123.1
4.8

149.8
5.9

98.2
3.9

41.4
1.6

22
0.9

28
1.1

60
2.4

119.3
4.7

87.9
3.5

76.3
3.0

975.2
38.4

Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1 mm)

10

11

15

15

13

7

5

5

11

14

11

11

128

 % humidity

80

81

82

82

80

75

67

65

70

79

79

79

77

Mean monthly sunshine hours

167

140

132

136

164

189

219

216

186

167

167

175

2,058

Mean daily daylight hours

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

Average Ultraviolet index 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 12

 

BRST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR [10 YEAR CLIMATE CHARTS]: Data of the Climate in Quito, Ecuador

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR AND THE ANDES [10 YR WEATHER CHARTS]: Graph of the Climate in Quito

 

We highly recommend taking a taxi before breakfast to Colonial Quito at 8 AM, get dropped off at the Western side of the Basilica del Voto, walk up to a little park and enjoy the church against a beautiful morning sky. After that, walk down to the East side and take some great pictures of the church bathing in the bright morning light from the bottom of the park. Don't go into the church now, but rather walk towards the Plaza Central to enjoy it with the Presidential Palace, or any of the churches of Quito, bathing in the warmth of the early morning sun in a cloudless sky.

 

From there walk to the Iglesia de la Compania and the old Banco Central, which are bathing in the morning sunlight. Walk one block West to see the San Fransisco Church in the morning light. By that time you will definitely have worked up an appetite, have breakfast for which there are plenty of little places to enjoy. After breakfast, start entering the beautiful interiors of the churches you have just visited. Comes evening, you would enjoy visiting the Plaza 24 de Mayo and walk towards the Santo Domingo Square, which now is in optimal lighting for taking photographs or merely enjoying the incredibly beautiful scenery.

 

Another great morning route is by taking a taxi to the Panacillo which gives a magnificent view over the city, bathing in early morning sun and then walk down the stairs towards the Plaza 24 de Mayo and do in reverse what we recommended above. Of course, you can also walk up the stairs at the end of the the first route we suggested, but if you are not used yet to the elevation of almost 3,000 m, it may get you quite a bit out of breath. Quito also has the best museums of Ecuador, but we recommend that you with with those for cloudy moments.

 

In Otavalo, we recommend that before going to the market, you leave your hotel at 8 AM, to first stroll the Plaza Central, which is beautifully lit in the morning sun. Many stalls are not open yet anyway, so you get extra pleasure of your stay in the charming little town.

 

Picture impressions of the weather of Quito and the Andes

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR AND THE ANDES [10 YR WEATHER CHARTS]: Clouds moving in at noon in Quito.

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR AND THE ANDES [10 YR WEATHER CHARTS]: Afternoons in Quito are often cloudy.

When the sun is out, the light in Quito is extraordinarily bright and beautiful with deep blue skies.

On a typical day in Quito, clouds are moving in, but they don't necessarily bring rain, and when they do, rains often only last a brief moment. As the Quito climate is spring-like, most people walk in shirts, light sweaters and short jackets.

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUITO, ECUADOR AND THE ANDES [10 YR WEATHER CHARTS]: Often at sunset the sky clears up.

Then, towards sunset, often the sky clears up again and one can enjoy a few last moments of Colonial Quito bathed in gorgeous lighting. 

For detailed information on the weather conditions read:

As the weather and climate in Ecuador vary greatly with elevation and region, you need different clothing for different regions. Depending on where you travel, you have to be prepared for hot weather in the western lowlands and Galapagos National Park, with thin shirts, shorts and light trousers. For the central Andes valley, the Andes flanks and Cuyabeno, be sure to take a light sweater or buy one locally, because the evenings may turn chilly. If you plan to go up in the highlands above 3500 m, be sure you bring adequately warm clothing, because - depending on elevation - temperatures may turn wintery cold. Be prepared for rainfall everywhere, so bring a nylon poncho and/or water-coated light rain jacket.

 

WARNING: You will be on the Equator. UV radiation is extremely high everywhere you go and you need to protect you adequately, even if you are dark-skinned. Always where a hat, not just a baseball cap, and please, don't wear sandals or bear feet when you come from abroad. I have seen such horribly painful feet on people who covered everything but their feet. Your feet get the most direct sunlight as they are exposed horizontally to the sun!

 

Always put on high grade sun block (don't forget the edges of your ears).  Accustom your skin to the sunlight by exposing it for no more than an hour the first day and add an hour everyday afterwards. Don't be fooled by an overcast sky, you can still get sun burn. Be particularly aware in the highlands, where the UV is even higher!; and on the water (Cuyabeno, Galapagos), because on the water, the UV effect is greater. Also beware of wind, as it also tends to increase the sun burning of your skin.

 

As you can see from the weather charts of Quito, Ecuador and the Andes, every day is the best time to visit Quito and the Andes of Ecuador.

 

PARKS & TRIBES and the COFAN LODGE have their sales office in:

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Parks Man Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil is author of this website and founder of Parks and Tribes. He dedicated his life to the conservation of nature. https://www.facebook.com/DrDaanVreugdenhil, https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdaanvreugdenhil/. He was part of the team that selected the first 39 protected areas of Ecuador, including. Yasuní and Cuyabeno, the latter of which he he later recommended to be expanded from originally 150,000ha to 600,000ha, together with then Cuyabeno director Prof. Dr. Flavio Coello and Parks and Tribes partner. Daan is also the founding father of the Cuyabeno Lodge and co-manager of the Cofan Lodge.