Ecuador Packing List

Ecuador Packing List

Below you will find an Ecuador Packing List.

Suggestions before you travel

  • Print out all vouchers, itineraries and travel documents. Always keep them handy in your carry on bag. 
  • Domestic flights in Ecuador allow for one checked bag weighing a max of 45 lbs and a carry-on. 
  • Flights between islands in the Galapagos archipelago only allow for one checked bag with a maximum weight of 25 lbs and a small carry-on.  

Important note: Single-use plastics are NOT allowed in the Galapagos Islands. 

Ecuador Packing List

Important Travel Documents 

  • Passport (should be valid at least 6 months post trip) 
  • Travel Visas (if required)
  • E-tickets (make sure the name on your ticket is exactly the same as the name on your passport)
  • Travel plans and voucher of services 
  • Copies of all pertinent travel docs to leave with your emergency contact. You can email these to yourself or save on the cloud. 


  • Shorts
  • Convertible pants
  • Long pants and khakis
  • T-shirts and polo shirts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long Johns
  • Windbreaker, rain jacket, rain poncho, and a sweater
  • A good hat for the sun 
  • bathing suit
  • Sandals 
  • Tevas-like water shoes 
  • Good comfy trekking shoes (better if waterproof) 
  • Comfy sneakers
  • Pair of dress shoes (just in case) 


  • Suitcase (please check baggage restrictions) 
  • Backpack and/or day pack 
  • Ziploc bags for valuables
  • Garbage bags for dirty and/or wet clothes
  • Toiletry travel bag 
  • Document carry-all
Anti boredom accesories for your Ecuador Packing List

Electronic Equipment 

  • Cellphone and charger 
  • Battery pack 
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Camera and accessories
  • Action camera
  • Flashlight or headlamp 


  • Deodorant/Antiperspirant
  • Comb or hairbrush and hair gel
  • 2×1 travel shampoo
  • Handy-wipes
  • Sunscreen 
  • Travel toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Hand and face towel
  • Kleenex
  • Razor and shaving accessories
  • Nail clipper and accessories
  • Q-tips
  • Cosmetics and feminine products
  • Bug repellant
  • Soap bar 

First Aid 

  • Headache and pain medication 
  • Band-aids
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Vitamins
  • Allergy medicine
  • Sleeping pills 
  • Upset stomach medicine
  • Dramamine or other seasickness pills, patches or bracelets
  • Aloe vera lotion
  • Airborne type pills 

Personal items

  • Sunglasses (better if polarized) 
  • Swiss army knife 
  • Trip Journal 
  • Sketchbook 
  • Books and travel games
  • Candy, energy bars and trail mix 
  • Lighter 
  • Cash and credit cards
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Travel umbrella
  • Water bottle or canteen

Anti-boredom during transit

  • Books, magazines, comic books, puzzles, Sudoku, Kindle, playing cards, UNO Ecuador edition
  • Snacks and comfort food 
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Travel pillow, eyeshades, earplugs 
  • Ipad, tablet or portable video game

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