Plan Your Fieldtrip

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Basic useful information for Ecuador

The US Dollar is the official currency of Ecuador. With the exception of Euros, it is quite difficult to exchange foreign currencies within the country. Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club are the most widely accepted credit cards. 

The Quito Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre) is about 38km east of the city center and 28km east of Cumbayá, which is were USFQ and TBS offices are located. Taxis charge roughly $25 to town and $18 to Cumbayá, depending upon exact location.

Ecuador's immigration authorities automatically grant a 90-day tourist permit to most nationalities. For more information about visa and immigration requirements, we recommend you to visit the official government site here.

Tiputini Biodiversity Station Entrance Requirements

How to get there?

Note: TBS prices include transportation Coca - TBS - Coca. 

What to bring?

Suggested stores for certain gear