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Ecuador Medical Packing List and Insurance

Ecuador Medical Packing List and Insurance

Medical Packing List

High factor sunscreen, lip salve, insect repellent (with a high DEET concentration), mosquito coils or net, travel and sea sickness pills, Band-Aids, tweezers, scissors, sterile syringe kit, condoms, contraceptives, tampons, anti-malaria pills (if visiting affected regions), antihistamine tablets, an epi-pen kit (for those with severe sting allergies), water sterilizing tablets (iodine is best), anti-diarrhea tablets, oral re-hydration packets, anti-fungal cream, antibiotic ointment, sterile gauze, a second pair of glasses or contact lenses, one prescription of an all-purpose doctor prescribed antibiotic such as Zithromax or Bactrim, and any regular medication you take which may not be available in Ecuador.

Consult your doctor, IMAT (International Association for Medical Assistance to travelers), CDC and the books listed in our reading list for other recommended items.

Overseas Insurance

Before leaving your home country we recommend obtaining medical insurance for overseas treatment and emergency evacuation. However, check your regular policy first, as you may already be covered for travel-related accidents. Homeowner’s insurance will often cover theft during travel.

For information on overseas coverage, medical evacuation, and travelers’ hotlines, contact American Express (800) 528-4800; Access America (800) 284-8300; Globalcare Travel Insurance (800) 821-2488; and Travel Assistance International (800) 821-2828.

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Provider Spotlight

Free Galapagos Trip Planner at Galapagos Islands .com – easily plan your Galapagos vacation online, find great value, and a wide selection of customized Galapagos cruises and vacations.

Galapagos Tour Experts – Adventure Life Specialize in luxury Galapagos cruises, and land-based Galapagos tours. Adventure Life can help you design the perfect trip to Ecuador. As seen in Outside Magazine, NatGeo, and the New York Times.

Voyager Galapagos Tours haS excellent Galapagos cruise deals & last-minute offers, and land-based Galapagos tours (aka Island Hopping).

Galapagos & Ecuador Insiders use their local expertise to assist you in planning the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour for your precise budget, needs, and interests.

Latin Trails craft customized journeys to the Galapagos Islands, the Ecuador mainland, the Amazon rainforest, and Peru. They operate the highly-rated Galapagos cruising yacht: Seaman Journey and the day tour yacht the Galapagos Hopper.

Andando Tours – Pioneers in Galapagos tourism. Two generations of sailing and shipbuilding showcase unparalleled knowledge in creating the most unique Galapagos Cruises. Owners & Operators of S/S Mary Anne & M/Y Passion.

Gulliver Expeditions – Learn more about our Ecuador ToursPeru ToursEcuador Climbing Expeditions, Galapagos Land Tours, and Machu Picchu Tours. Gulliver Expeditions offer fantastic travel experiences since 2005.

Surtrek Galapagos Cruises – has offered exceptional custom-designed trips to the Galapagos for over 20 years. They now bring their brand of off-the-beaten-path trips to other countries in South America such as Peru’s Machu PicchuBolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats, and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

ViaNatura – provides excellent value Galapagos cruises on the Monserrat yacht, a luxury cruise experience on the Hermes yacht, and a variety of tours in Ecuador and Peru.

Exclusive Galapagos Cruises, part of the EQ Touring group – specializes in private Galapagos yacht charters. They can help your group find the perfect yacht that matches your needs at a price negotiated by a true insider who has been doing charters in the Galapagos for decades.