International Moving to Ecuador
Moving to Ecuador
Would you like to move to Ecuador? We organize your move to Ecuador! At Mudinmar, we have been working in the international moving sector for more than 30 years. Our logistics infrastructure and our relationships with moving agents from all over the world, assure us that we can offer coverage of our moving and transportation services around the planet. In this way, we can take your move to Ecuador or to any destination you choose.
We offer door to door service: We collect and pack your belongings in your current residence, always attending to the specifications of each object of your move; We coordinate the transport of your move and we take your belongings and furniture to your next home. We provide advice on the most optimal possible transport and transportation routes for moving (air, sea, land, etc.) and we deal with the management of the corresponding customs procedures to carry out the transfer to Ecuador.
International moving service to Ecuador
Do you need to organize your move to Ecuador? Do not worry! We take care of moving and moving. Our international moving services to Ecuador cover:
- Preparation of free moving budget to Ecuador with information on the price of moving.
- Packaging of your belongings, furniture and all kinds of objects that you want to take with you in your international move to Ecuador.
- Transportation of furniture and equipment to your next place of residence in Ecuador.
- We carry out the unpacking and assembly of furniture in the chosen moving destination.
- We deal with the management of customs procedures and other documents necessary for moving to Ecuador.
- Advice by our agents on issues related to international moving.
- Storage service in our warehouses in Spain.
Moving budget to Ecuador
The first step to start your move to Ecuador is to request the budget for your international move. By completing our form with your moving information (addresses, moving volume, name, phone number and contact email …) we can send you your personalized and free moving quote to Ecuador. After the preparation of the budget, our commercial agents will contact you to facilitate the budget without obligation and give you all the information about the moving service to Ecuador (transfer, price of the move, transport route …).
It is important to keep in mind that the price of a move to Ecuador will depend on several factors and variable costs such as the delivery and collection addresses, the geopolitical situation of the country from which the move to Ecuador is ordered or the circumstances of the transfer. In any case, our agents work every day to offer the best price and moving service to Ecuador.
Associated moving services to Ecuador
In Mudinmar we offer complementary services of international removals, to cover all the needs that you may have in your move to Ecuador.
- Relocation services: We look for your home, we guide you in your new city and we deal with immigration and taxation procedures in your move to Ecuador.
- International vehicle transport: We transport your vehicle to your next place of residence in Ecuador.
- International pet transport: We take your pet to Ecuador so you can be together in your new home.
- Transport of works of art: We offer logistic services for the transport of your works of art to Ecuador.
Car transport to Ecuador
New or used vehicles can be imported with less than one year, paying taxes and fees according to their CIF value, which will depend on their characteristics, according to Ecuador’s customs tables.
In Mudinmar we take care of the car transport to Ecuador. We have assistance cranes equipped with ramps for loading and unloading, and a fleet of vehicles equipped to send your car to Ecuador.
Thanks to our vehicle import and export services, we can handle the transport and shipment of cars to Ecuador.
In addition, we manage the necessary procedures for car transport: Vehicle registration, customs clearance, approval, payment of taxes and fees, collection of documentation, etc.
Pet transport to Ecuador
Do not leave your pets behind during your move to Ecuador, thanks to the international pet transport service provided by our division specialized in relocation and immigration services, you can always take your pet with you.
We move your pet to Ecuador so you don’t have to leave it and ensure that it stays with you in your next moving home. We take care of the collection of documents for the transfer, verification of vaccines in order, shipment of the pet, accompaniment during the shipment and reception of the same once it has reached its destination in Ecuador.
Useful information about your move to Ecuador
Quito was the first city in the world to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The number of immigrants has shot up in Ecuador, causing a “small” boom in construction. The government is asking Spain for teachers and doctors. According o the Spanish Employment Advice center, there is a bi-lateral agreement between Spain and Ecuador applied to citizens of both countries that work or have worked in one of either country and their families and legal relatives. Ecuador offers different types of visa, some orientated towards those wanting to work in the country permanently or professionally.
Finding Accommodation in Ecuador
According to national newspaper El Comercio “Quito is considered to be one of the best cities to live in, in Latin America. According to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) the capital is the 107th position with 61.1 points out of 100. The study took into account 140 urban spaces”. Living in Ecuador depends on the area where you want to be based. There are low cost rentals for example in Cotacachi, for just 100 dollars a month. Living in Ecuador is very economical. In the biggest cities, like the cosmopolitan Quito, the rent for a furnished apartment in the very centre, with three rooms, rises to 500 or 600 dollars. In the popular Cuenca area an apartment close to the river can cost you 400 dollars. Are you moving to Vilcabama, in the south of Ecuador? Aside from the best weather, you can find rooms from 180 dollars. At Mudinmar we advise you to live in an area close to your work. We have selected a number of websites that will help you find housing in Ecuador, adapted to all our client profiles. They focus not only on temporary accommodation but also residential or permanent.
Customs and Things Unique to Ecuador
It is said that Ecuador is the most biodiverse country on the planet. The first aspect that you must take into account in the climate. It is very hot in Ecuador, but there is heavy regular rainfall. This means it is a very tropical humid climate. Nevertheless it’s interesting to compare the differences depending on the area of the country (look here for more info.)
Furthermore, Mudinmar recommends that you read about the Galapagos Islands. It isn’t fair to talk about customs unique to Ecuador without first consdiering the ethnic diversity, one of the countries greatest aspects. Religion and music are two of its basic pillars. Ecuadorian society is largely Catholic, although this is mixed with Andean beliefs. Celebrations are very big, due to their love of wind and percussion instruments, without forgetting the Indian and bamboo flutes.
Spanish is spoken in Ecuador, but the main language is Quechua. Similar to other countries, many corners of the country speak in their native languages. One fact that is worth pointing out is in the Esmeraldas coast the dialect has hints of African. When you arrive in Ecuador you will find some written press that will serve as your first point of contact in getting up to date with the political, social, economic and cultural situation in the country. In the capital, Quito, there are six main newspapers (amongst them, El ComericoPopular) Azuay, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Loja, Manabí are other big cities that release press.
For a comfortable and safe commute through the city, Ecuador has a cooperative of transport. For example, in the case you need to commute from Guayaquil to Quito, or vice versa, the bus is the best option, as one of the most affordable. Here (on the right) you will see that there are more than seven companies that carry out this journey.If you would like more information about international routes and other advice, check out this page. The key things is, if you want to avoid long journeys, the best option is renting a car. Travel by boat is essential in some areas of Ecuador, as well as canoe through the Amazon river, or the luxurious option of a cruise ship to take you to the Galapagos Islands. However in 2008 the Ecuadorian Government proposed the repair of old routes. For example the routes connecting Quito-Durán, Otavalo-San Lorenzo, Alausí-Sibambe (The Devil’s Nose). For more information about these routes access the ‘Ferrocarril de Ecuador’ webpage.
Popular Celebrations in Ecuador
In Ecuador, the Carnival is very impressive, along with the handmade goods and fruit and flower festivals. The fauna and flora of the country is one of the enchantments that will hep you to just land in the country and forget about your move.
Museums/Leisure/What to visit
During your time in Ecuador, you will be able to enjoy an unlimited amount of activities. From the beautiful views offers by the countryside to the country’s museums. From the Colonial Art Museum to the Natural Science Museum, the San Diego Convent Museum and the Municipal Museum of Guayaquil. Look at this list from the Tourism Ministry that it has prepared with all the necessary information.
Further Cultural Activities/Festivals/Night Life
Ecuador is the land of festivities. From the World Youth Festival directed at students, with many young people from Cuba; the Zero Latitude festival, an annual exhibition of Latinamerican cinema, founded in 2003, the International Choir festival and Festivalfff, a vanguard music festival.
Areas of Interest in Quito
San Francisco, Quito is a city that never sleeps. From recent news, Mudinmar notes the following headline: Quito will be the center of the Worldwide Adventure Championship. Another of the news that will interest you is that last November Quito Airport Center was opened, more services that add to the infrastructure of the Mariscal Sucre Airport. If you are moving to the Bellavista area, as its name suggests, a strong point is its beauty. If you are going to live in Floresta, culture around the corner. The central northern part of the capital is the most recommended, bearing in mind security and quality of life. Here you can discover the main points of interest or the 20 reasons to live in the capital of Ecuador.
Cities in Ecuador where we can work with you
Mudinmar is ready to see your move to a new life in Ecuador happen, be it as part of your journey or your final destination. Our team will take care of your move, offering you the possibility of carrying out your move in a container or shared container. We have city specialists at our disposal in: Quito, Cuenca, Loja, Ambato, Santo Domingo, Esmeraldas, Portoviejo, Quevedo, Duran, Manta, Guayaquil and Machala. Mudinmar offers full door to door service, from your point of origin to your destination, from full containers to small scale shipments in wooden containers made to fit, by air or by sea. The removal company will be responsible for the management of customs documents and processing of belongings at destination, including unpacking, setting up furniture and removal of excess material on the same day of the move. The agents will inform you about all the details of your international removal.
Removals to Ecuador from Spain
We offer moving services to Ecuador from Spain. We take care of the preparation of a free budget with the price of your move to Ecuador, we transport your furniture and equipment from any city in Spain where you reside to the city of new destination in Ecuador. Our fleet of vehicles available in Spain and our company with offices in Valencia and Madrid, allows us to offer a specific high quality service in terms of moving to Ecuador from Spain. We offer transportation and moving services to Ecuador from the main cities of the country:
Cities in Spain from which we move to Ecuador
Mudinmar offers a moving service to Ecuador from the following cities in Spain and its surrounding towns or villages:
Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Zaragoza, Córdoba, Granada, Valencia, Toledo, Bilbao, Tarragona, Palma, Burgos, Ávila, La Coruña, Salamanca, Valladolid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Santiago de Compostela, Alicante, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Cáceresm Ceuta, Cuenca, Gerona, Oviedo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Melilla, Logroño, Almería, Teruel, Segovia, Lleida, Albacete, Cádiz, Soria, Castellón de la Plana, Lugo, Jaén, Ciudad Real, Guadalajara, León, Gijón, Huelva, Málaga, Santander, Huesca, Orense, Zamora, Badajoz.
Customs information in Ecuador
Do you worry about spending the whole day at customs? You don’t have to worry, as Mudinmar offers all the information available. Ecuavisa ensures that the National Service of Ecuadorian customs “will intensify control of goods imported into the country” According to this source, November and December are the months with the most flow of passengers into the country. For your benefit, last November senae published a list of 26 goods items that are tax free. There is controversy around this, if you have any doubt get in touch with the Mudinmar agent in Ecuador. Here are some of the things for which you should not have to pay tax (as long as not being used for business purposes) to find out more about the customs inspection, enter here.
Prohibited products in Ecuador
- Firearms, explosives, munitions without previous permission.
- Fresh meat products or dried meats without previous permission.
- Plants and vegetables are also prohibited
- Pets require a health certificate signed by a vet and rabies certificate.
- Illegal drugs
- Pornographic material
- Precious artefacts
- Live wild animals
- Gold bars
Services relating to your arrival to Ecuador
- Furniture storage in Ecuador: through our network of agents. We offer you a storage service in any city in Ecuador.
- Insurance: we highly recommend full insurance for transoceanic and intercontinental shipments. Don’t forget to ensure goods to be signed for by the client.
- Delivery at destination: you can choose the day for the door to door services. Our agents in Ecuador, with whom we are in close contact with, will advise you about all the details of delivery at your address with the relevant restrictions.
In 2009 the rule about bringing vehicles into Ecuador specified the following: ‘Cars less than 5 years old can enter Ecuador, as long as it enters together with the housing goods and the new residence is Ecuador after having worked abroad. In this country, since January 2009, the entrance of cars using motor diesel is prohibited.”