Weather in Ecuador in June

Planning a summer trip to Ecuador? Find out everything you need to know about temperatures, rainfall, and humidity levels in this guide to the weather in Ecuador in June. It will equip you for the climate, and help you plan an unforgettable adventure in Ecuador.

What is the weather like in Ecuador in June?

The weather in Ecuador in June varies depending on the region of the country. In coastal areas such as Guayaquil, temperatures are around 26°C (79°F), which favors a pleasant beach vacation. 

The highlands, represented by Quito, maintain a mild climate with temperatures averaging around 15°C (59°F). The Amazon region is warm and humid, creating lush rainforest landscapes.

June is generally considered part of the dry season, offering favorable weather for outdoor activities and exploring cultural attractions. Although coastal areas may experience light rainfall, it is generally a pleasant time to visit. 

The Galapagos Islands also benefit from the dry season, offering wildlife enthusiasts a fantastic opportunity to observe unique ecosystems.

It is important to note that Ecuador's diverse geography contributes to climate change. June, with its comfortable temperatures and reduced rainfall, provides you with excellent opportunities to explore the country's rich landscapes, whether it's relaxing on the coast, immersing yourself in the cultural atmosphere of the highlands, or marveling at the biodiversity of the Amazon and Galapagos Islands.

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Malecon 2000 Waterfront, Guayaquil, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Is Ecuador warm in June?

Ecuador enjoys a warm and inviting climate in June, offering ideal conditions for a variety of activities. In coastal areas, the pleasant warmth creates ideal conditions for beach lovers, inviting them to practice water sports, explore the coast and relax by the sea.

In the highlands, mild temperatures make it a great time for culture lovers to explore historical sites, attend local events and go on scenic hikes amidst enchanting Andean landscapes.

The Amazon region, with its warm and humid atmosphere, offers nature lovers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in rainforest adventures. From wildlife spotting to exciting river excursions, June offers a charming setting for those seeking to get up close and personal with Ecuador's biodiversity.

As June falls during the dry season, outdoor vacations become even more appealing. Whether you prefer coastal vacations, immersion in highland culture, or escapades in the rainforest, Ecuador in June offers a variety of activities that can create unforgettable memories.

Set on taking a trip this summer? Read up on the best places to visit in June.

Is June a good time to visit Ecuador?

June is truly a great time to visit Ecuador. With warm temperatures in a variety of landscapes, from coastal areas such as Guayaquil to the highlands of Quito, it offers ideal conditions for beach walks, cultural explorations and scenic hikes. 

The lush Amazon rainforests beckon nature lovers, while the Galapagos Islands offer weather conducive to wildlife encounters. June, during the dry season, provides the perfect conditions for outdoor activities, ensuring a delightful travel experience. 

Whether you are looking for coastal vacations, highland culture, adventure in the Amazon or the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador in June offers a varied and exciting travel experience.

Haven't picked the right time for your Ecuador trip yet? Explore our detailed guide to the best time to visit Ecuador.

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Amazon River, Ecuador @ Shutterstock

What about crowds and costs?

June marks the beginning of the peak tourist season in Ecuador, which attracts a significant flow of visitors. 

Popular destinations see increased crowds, creating a dynamic and energetic atmosphere. Due to the increased demand during this high season, there may be a slight increase in accommodation and entertainment prices. 

Despite possible price increases, the overall experience will be rich and rewarding. You will have the opportunity to fully appreciate Ecuador's diverse landscapes amidst the vibrant energy of the June tourist season. 

We recommend planning ahead, booking your accommodations and effectively navigating costs as you dive into the peak tourist season in Ecuador.

Want to learn more useful information before your upcoming trip to Ecuador? Read our tips for traveling in Ecuador. You might also find it helpful to read about what you need to know before traveling to Ecuador.

Festivals and events in Ecuador in June

There are many cultural and historical celebrations in Ecuador in June, offering travelers the chance to immerse themselves in the country's vibrant traditions:

Inti Raymi Festival

Embraced by indigenous communities, the Andean solstice festival, Inti Raymi, pays homage to the sun god, Inti. The celebrations unfold with mesmerizing traditional dances, rhythmic music, and sacred rituals, offering a genuine and immersive cultural experience that connects participants with ancient traditions and beliefs.

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Quilotoa Volcano @ Ecuador @ Shutterstock

Fiesta de San Juan

Radiating in various coastal towns, Fiesta de San Juan signifies the commencement of summer. Illuminated by bonfires, lively music, and dynamic processions, the festivities create a spirited ambiance, particularly enchanting in locations like Esmeraldas, where the vibrant celebrations become a captivating expression of local joy and warmth.

Inti Raymi in Cuenca

Cuenca showcases its unique rendition of Inti Raymi, adorned with vivid parades, elaborate traditional costumes, and captivating cultural performances. 

The city becomes a canvas of vibrant expressions, where residents and visitors alike partake in the visual and auditory spectacle, immersing themselves in the cultural richness of this special Andean celebration.

Ready for your dream trip to Ecuador in June?

Our tailor-made trip service allows you to enjoy the trip of your dreams without the hassle of planning. All our itineraries are created by local travel experts, and can be tailored to your specific needs.

  • The Ecuadorian Highlands & Amazon Jungle (10 days): Experience the best of Ecuador with our expertly crafted itinerary. Visit Quito's colonial center, hike around stunning lagoons, and explore the natural beauty of Cotopaxi National Park.
  • On Top of the World & Deep Into the Sea (18 days): All adventurers are welcome: trekking to volcanoes? Encounters with indigenous tribes in the Amazon? Diving in the magnificent Galapagos Islands? This trip has it all.
  • Galapagos Special - 3 islands in 10 days (10 days): On this trip, you will get to stay on 3 different islands and explore several more on boat tours. Start and end point of your journey is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and capital of Ecuador - Quito.

Considering the Galapagos as a destination for your Ecuador trip? Find ideas in our Galapagos itineraries. And to get the best travelling experience, also read our guide on the best time to visit Galapagos Islands.

Rustic looking bridge with a thatch roof crossing a river in a cloud forest near Mindo, Ecuador © Shutterstock

Rustic looking bridge with a thatch roof crossing a river in a cloud forest near Mindo, Ecuador © Shutterstock

Olga Sitnitsa

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Olga Sitnitsa

updated 21.05.2024

Online editor at Rough Guides, specialising in travel content. Passionate about creating compelling stories and inspiring others to explore the world.

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