The driving licence requirements in Ecuador state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. You must also have an international drivers licence.
To hire a car in Ecuador you need to be at least 21 and have held a license for 1 year. This may vary within the hire car groups.
Guayaquil to Manta - 196kms
Ambato to Cuenca - 306kms
Quito to Banos - 176kms
General Ecuador driving information, laws rules and regulations:
Driving in Ecuador is on the right hand side of the road.
Seat belts when driving a hire car in Ecuador are mandatory.
It is best not to drive at night as you may encounter drunk drivers with a car hire in Quito and other cities.
Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents.
Petrol stations in Ecuador generally open from 8am to 8pm.
The Pan-American Highway, which travels through 14 countries, including Ecuador charges a toll.
When parking your hire car in Ecuador it is best to use a secure parking area or garage.
Domestic one-way car hire within Ecuador are free of charge with most vehicles. Some restrictions do apply. International one way travel is not permitted.
When you book your car hire in Cuenca, it is important to take a look at some of the above Ecuador driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.