Getting here

To arrive here, plan your travels to Gualaquiza, Ecuador. It’s recommended to book flights several months in advance for cheapest flight tickets. Contact us after registration for more information on cheap flights, hotels and directions.

You can fly into Cuenca, Guayaquil, or Quito.
From Cuenca it is a 4.5 hour, $8.75 bus ride to arrive to Gualaquiza, where we are located.
From Guayaquil it is a 9 hour, $17 bus ride.
From Quito, it is a 14 hour, $22 bus ride.
The bus tickets can be purchased at the bus station when you are ready to leave. You do not have to purchase them in advance. In Cuenca and Guayaquil, the bus station is right next to the airport.
At airports leaving the U.S., you will often have to present “proof of ongoing travel” when your destination is Ecuador. This can be your return flight ticket, or a bus ticket to another country (if you are traveling.) Travelers from most countries do not need to apply for a visa. A free 90-day T-3 multiple-entry visa is stamped into your passport upon arrival at the airport.
No vaccines are required to enter Ecuador. We are not in a malaria or yellow fever region. Incidence of parasitic diseases in our area is very low. Crime is also very low in our area. We are 40 minutes from a well-equipped, modern hospital (Hospital Misereor in Gualaquiza.)

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