Renting a car in Ecuador?

If you need to rent a car in Ecuador then you’re in safe hands with Rhino. We have access to the latest rental fleets from leading international rental agents Avis, Budget and Hertz all well represented in country. This south American country, straddling the equator on the west coast, bordered by Peru to the south and Colombia to the north is largely covered with rain forest and jungle, which if you are heading out of the main cities, renting a 4x4 in Ecuador would be a wise move.

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Ecuador Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Its capital, Quito, is heavily influenced by its Spanish history in both cuisine and architecture
  • Guayaquil was the first city in Ecuador to gain independence from Spain in 1820.
  • World leading rental agents like Avis, Budget and Europcar are all well represented in country offering a reliable and high standard of rental car in Ecuador.
  • 4x4 and Jeep rentals in Ecuador make up near 50% of all rentals
Fuel Prices in Ecuador by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2019 0.24 0.43
May , 2019 0.25 0.44
Apr , 2019 0.24 0.43
Mar , 2019 0.24 0.43
Feb , 2019 0.24 0.43
Jan , 2019 0.24 0.43

Mini Guide to Car Rental in Ecuador

Ecuador is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and travel trends evolve and people look for the next big thing. South America has always offered the adventurous tourist a world of opportunity, however Ecuador probably didn’t feature in many plan but things are changing. We take brief look at some of the featured destinations in Ecuador and some experiences you simple cannot afford to miss if you’re planning a trip here.

Quito, the Capital of Ecuado

Also know as Carita de Dios, the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity, declared by UNESCO in 1978 is sure to impress. The capital of Ecuador and main arrival point for international flights, Mariscal Sucre International Airport handles over 6 million passengers every year bringing visitors to the city and country. It’s actually the second highest capital city on earth, set on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano you can learn so much about Ecuador’s history here. Trekking and mountaineering are popular experiences and you don’t have to venture far from the city to start your adventure.

Renting a 4x4 in Ecuador

It’s no surprise that rental agents in Ecuador favour 4x4 and 4WD vehicles. The landscape beyond the confines of the city is rugged at best and road conditions poor, making a 4x4 rental in Ecuador a wise choice. Some of the most popular 4x4 rentals in Ecuador include the dependable Toyota Hilux double cab and the 7 seater Toyota Fortuner, although for those on a tighter budget not needing the space on offer from these, the Suzuki Grand Vitara offers a compelling alternative. We can arrange 4x4 rentals in Ecuador from the following locations;
  • Quito – Mariscal Sucre International Airport
  • Loja – Catamayo Airport
  • Manta – Eloy Alfaro International Airport
  • Guayaquil – Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport
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Fuel Prices in Ecuador

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Galapagos Islands

Off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago is a collection of islands in the pacific ocean declared a Word Heritage site by UNESCO and is famous for it’s endemic species of birds and marine life. It’s an increasingly popular location for adventure tourism where visitors come for cycling, kayaking and diving among others. It remains a popular location for nature and cultural tourism due to its history as the birthplace for the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin who visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835.

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