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Best way to get around in Ecuador

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1. Posted by pavorojo (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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I'm going to be heading down to Ecuador and I'm wondering what's the best way to get around? Bus or by air? Are buses safe?

Thanks,
Luis

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

travelling by bus is very easy in Ecuador.
I had never a problem,
the only inland flights would be if you would like to visit Galapagos or Coca/Amazon

Marlis

3. Posted by Alina123 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

hello,
id like to second that buses in ecuador are very safe..i travelled all over the country by myself in buses, sometimes going at night. the only problem i experienced was overpaying for bus tickets..dont automatically trust the guy taking your money on the bus, try to buy a ticket beforehand at the boleteria or ask one of the locals on the bus how much the fare is.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Buses are very safe. Only exercise caution when you plan to travel to the border with Colombia; that region is not too safe because of drugs trafficking. Also there have recently been some outbursts of violence in the Ecuadorian Amazon. But the Andean and coastal regions are completely safe.