The Amazon region is the largest of the four zones and contains six provinces: Orellana, Pastaza, Napo, Sucumbíos, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe. The region borders on the Andes in the west and on Colombia and Peru in the east.
The Amazon usually enjoys hot and rainy climate. It is Ecuador’s most humid region. There weare no seasons like in the other Ecuadorian regions. The Amazonia offers always a generous amount of rain; hence the Amazonian weather can only be divided in a rainy and less rainy season. Both seasons are great times to visit, as more rain falls the amount of animal activity increases.
Despite the huge amount of rainfall, it never gets cold. The average daytime temperature varies from 30°C to 32°C (85°F to 90°F). During nights it can cool down to 20°C (68°F).
El Coca is the capital of the Orellana province and one of the most important cities in the Amazon region. The city is located at the confluence of the Coca River and the Napo River.
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• Mosquito repellent
• Medication for people that are allergic to insect bites and stings
• Camera (good memory capacity & charger)
• Waterproof bag for things that may not get wet
• Small day pack
• Flashlight and batteries
• Water bottle
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Clothing for humid climates (no jeans)
• Lots of socks
• Rubber boots (if you have huge feet because the camp might not have your size)
Be prepared for rain and humidity.