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Weather is a factor that one should be aware of when planning a trip. Below you will find detailed information on the weather for all of our destinations. Please review the weather information below to help you plan the best time to travel to your destination of choice. In some cases the weather will dictate when you can travel to the region of your choice, for other regions the weather does not play such an important role.

AMAZON:

Jungle environment, unpredictable rain showers, hot and humid during the day with more comfortable temperatures during the night. The general weather conditions, are warm and humid. Average daytime high temperature is between 82° and 93° F (25° and 31°C) and the average nighttime low is between 62° and 73° F (16° and 22°C). Nevertheless in some areas cold fronts can sweep into Amazonia and push daytime highs down to 50° F (9° C) and the nighttime lows to 43° F (5° C). Thus, always be potentially prepared for cold and drizzle. During the rainy months, always be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days. Around 80% of the annual average 2000 mm rainfall occurs during the rainy season.

BOLIVIA:

The Andes – Daytime temperature ranges from 75-80 F in the sun. Nighttime temperatures in La Paz range in the 40′s F and can dip into the 30′s F at night. Sucre and Potosi enjoy springtime weather through out the entire year, however temperatures can drop in the nighttime. Rain can happen in any season, so quality rain gear is your best insurance.

The Salar – The weather in this region is unpredictable. One must come prepared for varied weather conditions. Days can be very hot under the sun while nights can drop to freezing.

The Amazon – jungle environment, unpredictable rain showers, hot and humid during the day with more comfortable temperatures during the night.

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CHILE (PATAGONIA):

Patagonia – Late December to early March marks the Patagonian summer. Daytime temperature ranges from 70-80 F in the sun. Nighttime temperatures in Punta Arenas range in the 40′s F and on the trek can dip into the 30′s F. Group members should realize that tempestuous weather is normal for this region in any season. With Patagonia so near to the southern Patagonian Ice cap and two big oceans, you will likely see rain, wind, a bit of snow, cold and hot weather.

Atacama Desert – This is the highest, driest desert in world. Days can be very hot under the mid day sun, while nights can drop to freezing.

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COSTA RICA:

Seasons in Costa Rica: Rainy Season & Dry Season

Seasons are not defined by drastic changes in Temperature; rather, they are determined by the amount of rainfall. The Costa Rican “winter” is very rainy, whereas the dry season, or what is know in Costa Rica as “summer”, tends to be much sunnier and drier. The rainy season lasts from May through November and the dry season from December to April.

The Dry Season is not always dry and the rainy season is not necessarily wet. Costa Rica is a tropical land where the rains and sunshine intermingle. During the dry season, it may eventually rain. During the rainy season mornings are generally very bright and sunny and afternoon rain showers are common every day.

Costa Rica Tropics:

The country’s climate is characterized by heavy rain that does not normally last long, or more constant rainfall lasting all night (or all day) long. Temperature changes are mostly determined by altitude rather than by season or amount of rainfall. The weather is, on the whole, quiet unpredictable.

Humidity:

Costa Rica is a very humid country. In some regions relative humidity can reach 90% (especially on the Atlantic coast). The North Pacific is less humid, but areas such as Arenal, Corcovado and Quepos, as well as the entire Caribbean coasts are quite damp.

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ECUADOR:

Weather in Ecuador is fairly stable and travelers can visit the country year round. Some areas are better to visit certain times of the year, but there are no months when one should not travel in the country do to weather.

Ecuador Mainland

Only about the size of Colorado, Ecuador has a surprising variety of climates, and because of Ecuador’s unique geography the weather can be very localized. The weather also has a tendency to change very quickly.

The Sierra (Mountains)

In the sierra, the dry season is from June to September with average temperatures around (68°F/20°C). Meanwhile, in the middle of a dry season, the western sierra will be struck with strong winds, little rain and higher temperatures. For the rest of the year, the sierra is often marked by sunny morings with cloudy and sometimes rainy afternoons.

The Amazon

With the rainy season ranging from September to April and average temperatures at (84°F/28°C), the Amazon basin is what you would expect of a tropical rainforest, wet. Raining most days in the afternoon the Amazon basin is truly a rainforest. From May to August the average temperature increases to around (90°F/32°C) along with the frequency of the rainfall.

The Coast

On the much drier coast, the dry season runs from about June to December with a temperature drop to about (79°F/26°C). The garua, a damp mist, has a tendency to cast itself over the coastline and the sun. The sun can disappear for three months at a time. Then in January to June temperatures go up and despite the occasional heavy rain, the days will be bright and sunny.

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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS:

From our experience there is not a bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands. Every month of the year is a good time to travel to the region. The Galapagos Islands, though under the equator, are not as hot as you might think because of cool water currents. In fact, they have a climate very similar to California with warm days, cool nights, and a low humidity. December through June is the warmer time of the year, and the sea tends to be warmer too. The islands receive plenty of sunshine, blue skies, and light rains. From June or July through November, is the dry season or the garua “light misty rain” season. The mist forms in the highlands providing more moisture than the rainy season ever did. The skies are cloudier and the temperature is lower at around (64°F/18°C).

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Year Round Temps in the Galapagos (°F)

TEMPS:

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

MAX AIR:

84

86

88

86

82

78

76

74

76

77

78

80

MIN AIR:

70

74

74

72

72

68

66

64

62

64

66

68

SEA TEMP:

74

76

76

76

74

74

72

66

68

70

72

74

RAIN:

1

1

2

1.5

.75

.25

.50

.25

.50

.25

.50

.50

PERU:

Andes – June to October marks the Andean dry season. April and May are considered the Andean springtime, Mid-day temperatures range from 70-80 F in the sun. Nighttime temperatures in Cusco range in the 40′s F and can dip into the 30′s F while camping on the trek. Weather is usually clear in the morning with clouds accumulating in the afternoon. Rain can happen in any season, so quality rain gear is essential for trekking or camping tours.

The Amazon – Jungle environment, unpredictable rain showers, hot and humid during the day with more comfortable temperatures during the night. The general weather conditions, are warm and humid. Average daytime high temperature is between 82° and 93° F (25° and 31°C) and the average nighttime low is between 62° and 73° F (16° and 22°C). Nevertheless in some areas cold fronts can sweep into Amazonia and push daytime highs down to 50° F (9° C) and the nighttime lows to 43° F (5° C). Thus, always be potentially prepared for cold and drizzle. During the rainy months, always be prepared for heavy rain that can continue for hours or days. Around 80% of the annual average 2000 mm rainfall occurs during the rainy season.

The Desert – the Atacama Desert is nearly rainless all year long, hot days and usually warm nights.

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