The name of the province derives from the
explorer Francisco de Orellana who it is told sailed from somewhere
near the town to the Atlantic Ocean. The
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.
Morona Santiago is a province in southeastern
Ecuador on border with Peru, in Amazonica region, the capital is Macas. It is rich
in natural beauty, with many rivers and a variety of trees species
such as cedar, mahogany, canelon, and laurel.
Napo is a province in northeastern area of
Ecuador in Amazonica region. The capital is Tena. Napo is
characterized by equatorial rainforest typical of the vast Amazon
basin. The Oriente accounts for nearly one-third of Ecuador's land
area but only 4 percent of its total population; Napo itself is home
to over one-fourth of this population
The capital is Puyo. The province contains the
Pastaza River. Natural resources of Pastaza are bananas,
grapefruits, tobacco, and tea. Today it is a must-see spot for
tourists looking to get in touch with nature and live out an Amazon
The capital of the Zamora Chinchipe province is
Zamora. Zamora-Chinchipe 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.
get the most out of a trip to the Galapagos (and few walk away
un-moved) are those who have an interest in natural history, a love
of wildlife and the ability to bury the bothers of hopping around on
a fixed itinerary with a group of fellow tourists (although even the
most hardened, ant group skeptics soften into gooey-eyed gazers at
their first glimpse of a seal pup). For most, visiting the Galapagos
turns out to be the highlight of their trip to Ecuador. The wildlife of the Galapagos is unique. The
islands have been called "a laboratory of Evolution" and are of
immense importance to our understanding of the natural world.
The incredible assemblage of wildlife is
threatened not only by tourism, but also by increased colonization
that accompanies the booming tourist industry. continues...