Many who travel to Ecuador want to see more of what South America has to offer. So an Ecuador border crossing often is planned as part of the trip.
Whether going into Peru for some ancient Inca ruins or heading up to the beaches of Colombia make sure to plan ahead for crossing the border.
From the time you enter Ecuador make sure your paperwork is in order. You must have an entry stamp in your passport and a T-3 embarkation card. Without these documents you face a fine and possibly being sent back to Quito to sort these issue out.
No taxes are charged for overland crossings.
The most popular border crossing is into Peru. With all of the amazing wonders to be seen in Peru it just seems like a natural progression. An Ecuador lover is bound to love Peru!
You can cross the Ecuador border into Peru at three different overland points, each with different advantages. None of the border towns are that exciting to make you want to stay for a while. But they serve their purpose of getting you from one country to the next.
You can also cross into Peru on the Napo River starting at Nuevo Rocafuerte. This options can be time consuming and rustic, so it may not be a good choice for most travelers.
Crossing into Peru is usually very safe, although recently their have been reports of thieves using taxis to hold up border crossers. Many recommend the international buses that omit the need to catch a taxi.
It may be a good idea to get Peruvian soles in Quito or other larger cities before journeying to the border, since money changers aren't too common until you get farther into Peru.
Now that you've successfully crossed the Ecuador-Peru border....Welcome to Peru! For more info on what to see and do while in Peru click here.
Crossing the Ecuador border into Colombia from the Oriente region (Lago Agrio) is not advised. The only safe place to cross is at Tulcán. From Tucán you go to Rumichaca where you can get an exit stamp between 6 am and 10 pm daily. From there you can catch a taxi or minibus to the border. Once in Colombia you can catch a taxi into Ipiales.
You may also enjoy these pages...