a VirtualTourist member asked on Sep 8, 2015
We r traveling to Ecuador from 12 th sept to 27 th sept. We r visiting Quito, hakuna matata lodge near Archidona and the Galápagos islands. Can u advice on the kind of clothes to take?
I visited the Galapagos via Quito in mid October and brought my "normal" layers for all climates. Quito was on the cool side but nothing a very light wind breaker over a long sleeve cotton(type) shirt couldn't handle. Some days on the islands shorts and t-shirt were almost too much (swim trunks and water were best) but others required long pants and again long sleeve shirt and wind breaker. Climbing one of the volcanos the air was quite chilly requiring a couple of layers but at sea level the weather was back to shorts and light shirt. I'd check the weather forecast just before leaving and alter what I'd packed accordingly.
Ecuador, is Spanish for Equator. Therefore climate wise the warmest temperature is usually around the area around the Equator. That is not to say that it is always warm to hot. Just as Agraichen above mentioned have a warmer set of clothing with you or double up with an extra set of your summer cloth if needed (as I have done) and you will have no problem. I have included a few pictures of Quito for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy
In the higher areas you will probably be wise to bring a jumper and light jacket as it can get cool at night, but this all depends where you are coming from and the normal conditions that you are used to.
... and a hat, because the Sun is rather high and will burn your neck before you know it.