Ecuador & Galapagos Islands The Ecuadorian Amazon

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When To Go

The Oriente has a stable temperature of about 30°C throughout the year.  It can rain – often in tropical intensity – at any time but Jul-Sep and Jan-Feb are slightly drier months.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

Language

Spanish

Getting Local Currency

Ecuador uses the US dollar.  There’s an ATM in both Coca and Lago Agrio but better take out cash in advance in Quito where there are many banks, and ATMs (bearing in mind that the amount you can withdraw may be lower than your UK allowance).

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs. 

Combines With

Mindo cloud forest reserves, 2/5hrs drive from Quito; the Galápagos Islands, 2-3hrs flight from Quito.

Getting There

Fly from Quito to Coca or Lago Agrio (1hr). You can also access the region by paved road climbing over a 4,200m (1hr) Andean pass and descending 100km; continue to your lodge by boat.

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

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    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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