We are flying into Quito 7th January and making our way towards Guayaquil and Galapagos, via Riobamba and Cuenca, we will fly out 24th January to Panama for 6 days. I understand the weather in Panama will be quite hot, and weather in Quito can be very cold.............do we need a lot of cold weather gear for our trip? and what will weather on the coast be like in January as I know it changes once over the Andes. Any help would be appreciated, also any advice on whether a simcard is freely available in Quito and the cost of it. We have an American phone but sure it will not work there. Many thanks for any help!!!!