What Should I Wear or Bring To a National Park?


Ecuador's hiking trails can be muddy, rocky, and rough. If you plan to visit a national park, plan on having good hiking shoes. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from insects and UV rays. The weather in Ecuador can change rapidly, so be sure to bring something for warmth and wetness (like a rain jacket).

Bring a small daypack for carrying a water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, snacks, and a guide book. If you have binoculars, this is a good place to use them, as you'll likely have opportunities to spot birds and other animals.