South America motorcycle trip on a budget

What if i tell you that traveling to three different worlds in 11 days is not impossible, and that there is no need of selling a kidney on the “darknet”. If you already started budgeting your next trip to this amazing country, I can give you a hand on it. We will be talking about tickets, food, attractions and some other expenses you can find during your stay in Ecuador. 

The cost of a ticket from the USA/Canada/UK to Ecuador can vary depending on several factors, such as the time of year, the airline, the departure city, and the booking time. Generally, prices tend to be higher during peak travel seasons, such as major holidays and summer vacation periods.

USA

To give you an idea of the range of prices you might expect, I’ll provide some approximate estimates based on a search of a few popular travel booking websites. Keep in mind that these prices are subject to change and may not reflect the actual cost at the time of booking.

During the low season (typically April to June and September to November), you might find tickets from major US cities like New York or Miami to Quito or Guayaquil for around $400-$600 round trip.

During the high season (typically December to March and June to August), prices can increase significantly, with tickets ranging from $600 to $1000 or more for the same routes and cities.

Of course, these are just rough estimates, and the actual cost of your ticket will depend on several factors specific to your trip, including your departure and arrival cities, travel dates, airline, and booking time. I recommend checking with multiple airlines and travel booking websites to compare prices and find the best deal for your specific travel needs.

CANADA

Low Season (April to June and September to November):

New York to Quito or Guayaquil: $515 – $770 CAD round trip

Miami to Quito or Guayaquil: $440 – $655 CAD round trip

Los Angeles to Quito or Guayaquil: $740 – $1,100 CAD round trip

High Season (December to March and June to August):

New York to Quito or Guayaquil: $805 – $1,200 CAD round trip

Miami to Quito or Guayaquil: $710 – $1,060 CAD round trip

Los Angeles to Quito or Guayaquil: $1,060 – $1,580 CAD round trip

UNITED KINGDOM

Low Season (April to June and September to November):

London to Quito or Guayaquil: £480 – £720 round trip

Manchester to Quito or Guayaquil: £540 – £810 round trip

High Season (December to March and June to August):

London to Quito or Guayaquil: £680 – £1020 round trip

Manchester to Quito or Guayaquil: £700 – £1050 round trip

Most of the self-guided tours Ecuador bike rental offers, include all breakfasts. in the other hand Guided tours includes breakfasts and Dinner. So if you’re cheering for the first option and you are wondering how much more you have to budget for the other meals here is a clue: 

Ecuador is rich in all aspects, but one of our favorites is gastronomy. Have you ever heard about Peruvian ceviche? well we do have our own version of it, and to be honest? It’s A lot better. About prices: 

USA: USD 10-20 per meal ( it will depend on the restaurant as you will also find some that the prices will go up to USD 70-90 

Canadá: CAD 27-40 

UK: GBP 16-24 

if you want to try some typical food, I recommend the following: 

Locro de papa is a delicious potato stew that may contain cheese and rinds, and which is served along with avocado and toasted corn. It has a creamy consistency and its incomparable flavor makes this soup a true delicacy that should be sampled if you find yourself visiting Ecuador

Mote pillo is a traditional dish in Ecuadorian cuisine and it is made with mote (cooked mature corn) and egg.

Ceviche de camaron: Shrimp ceviche or cebiche is one of the most traditional dishes in Ecuador, especially on the coast of the country. Though shrimp ceviche is very popular since in Ecuador the shrimp is of the highest quality, also famous are Conch, fish and other seafood ceviches are also very famous. One of the particularities is that the shrimp is cooked, and not only marinated in lemon. Don’t hesitate to try this delicious and light dish, which goes very well with a delicious chile and a nice cold national beer, as well as a garnish of chifles (thin strips of fried green plantains), patacones (flattened slices of fried green plantains), canguil (popcorn) or tostado (toasted corn). 

Bolones de verde You can’t miss the experience of eating a delicious bolón de verde whether it is filled with cheese, chicharron (deep fried pork), or both. The bolón de verde is prepared with green plantains which are cooked and smashed until they form a dough, which can be filled with cheese, fried pork, among other things. After that, this dough is chilled, baked or fried. Generally, the bolones tend to be eaten for breakfast although they are so delicious that they can be part of a dinner or served as sides for other dishes. The bolones tend to be accompanied with dried meat, fried or scrambled egg, and of course, a cup of coffee. 

Not everything is food… if youre traveling so far the you probably want to do some fun stuff, what about trying any extreme sports or any other activities that are not included in the tour? Well, I can list you some that can be a great idea on each city 

This is a draft of a customized route we made for a client, 18 days full of adventure in Ecuador 🙂 

In case you need help booking hotels or checking flight prices, we can give you a hand with that too, just let us know. 

Safe rides, 

Ana Paula 

Ecuador bike Rental.

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