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Provinces of the Amazon, Ecuador
Distances
Nueva Loja - Quito  
Tena - Quito 186 km
Puyo - Quito 237 km
Macas- Quito 366 km
Zamora - Quito 710 km
Puerto Francisco de Orellana - Quito  

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SUMBIOS More About Sucumbíos, Ecuador

Sucumbíos, which borders Colombia to the north, is characterized by its humid, tropical climate. In addition to being home to some of the Amazon’s most impressive and expansive ecological reserves, such as Cuyabeno, with their incredible flora and fauna, Sucumbíos was the first Ecuadorian province to be exploited for oil. Sucumbíos’ capital, Lago Agrio, is a popular gateway to the Amazon region and has accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets.

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NAPO More About Napo, Ecuador

Several indigenous communities, such as the Quichuas, live in Napo. The inhabitants traditionally have held on to and manifested their cultural identity by using native materials harvested in the rain forest to handcraft beautiful artisan products such as shigras (bags), ceramics, bows, and arrows. Located in northeastern Ecuador, Napo has a wet tropical climate.

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PASTAZA More About Pastaza, Ecuador

Pastaza and its surrounding areas were known as the “Cinnamon Province” in colonial times. Today it is a must-see spot for tourists looking to get in touch with nature and live out an Amazon adventure. The area’s exuberant forests and large variety of animal and plant species are its principal attractions. With a wet, tropical climate, the area’s average temperature is 26 degrees centigrade.

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MORONA-SANTIAGO More About Morona Santiago

Morona-Santiago, in southeastern Ecuador, is rich in natural beauty, with many rivers and a variety of trees species such as cedar, mahogany, canelón, and laurel. Like the other Amazonian provinces, several indigenous groups live here and adventure tourism is popular. The area has a typical wet, tropical climate with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade and a heavy rainfall.

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ZAMORA CHINCHIPE More About Zamora Chinchipe

Zamora-Chinchipe, in southeastern Ecuador, is home to a variety of reserves such as Podocarpus National Park. The geography here is extremely varied due to the influence of the Eastern and Condor highland areas. The area’s climate is wet tropical and its average temperature is 18 degrees centigrade.

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ORELLANA More About Orellana, Ecuador

Orellana, Ecuador’s newest province, whose capital is Francisco de Orellana, has only existed since 1999 and has four cantons. Orellana is rich in oil and wood reserves and has beautiful scenery and a wealth of flora and fauna. It borders Sucumbíos to the north, Pastaza to the south, Peru to the east, and Napo to the west. The Province’s principle indigenous inhabitants are the Huaorani, Schuar, and Quichua communities. Orellana has a total surface area of 20,652.6 square kilometers.

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