Ecuador & Galapagos Islands The Ecuadorian Amazon

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When is the best time to visit the Ecuadorian Amazon?

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.

What language is spoken in the Ecuadorian Amazon?

The main language spoken in the Ecuadorian Amazon is Spanish.

What currency do I need in the Ecuadorian Amazon?

The US dollar is the main currency used in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  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).

What is the time difference between the Ecuadorian Amazon and the UK?

The time difference between the Ecuadorian Amazon and the UK is GMT -5 hrs.

What places combine well with the Ecuadorian Amazon?

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

How do you get to the the Ecuadorian Amazon?

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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