Amazon Rainforest

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Ecuadorian Rainforest in 2019

The Amazon basin occupies about a third of Ecuador, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the rainforest’s outstanding beauty. Ecuador has a lot to offer, as it has one of the world’s best developed infrastructures for rainforest tourism. Keep reading to find out

reasons why you should visit the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest this new year.

Richness and Beauty

With a huge variety of species, Ecuador’s Reserves are a superb example of the Amazon’s tropical richness and beauty, there are a variety of indigenous groups, including the Cofan, the Siona,  the Quichua and the Secoya. These tribes are the keepers and guardians of the world’s biological heritage. There are also lagoons and rivers, which are considered to be the biologically richest areas in all the Amazon region. In the Ecuadorian  Amazon jungle you can find pink dolphins, red howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, piranhas, iguanas, monkeys, jaguars and thousands of plant species.

Entertainment for all tastes 

In Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest are many activities to do, including seeing the snow-​capped Anti­zana vol­cano or check out the breathtaking views of the ama­zon jun­gle. Another good activity to do in the Amazon Rainforest is a short 2 hour walk to see var­i­ous species of birds, med­i­c­i­nal plants, mon­keys, tapirs, or capy­baras. Also, you can see var­i­ous species of trees and plants while visiting the Tutapishco Cave, a.k.a. “the Bat Cave”. Here you’ll be able to see many species of plants used for heal­ing.

Another famous activity to do is to observe and buy the locally pro­duced hand­i­craft such as vases, small pots, neck­laces, bracelets and many more beau­ti­ful crafts. For the more adventurous tourists, there is also kayak­ing or tub­ing in the river.  You can also visit the “hid­den Lagoon,” where you can see several birds in their nat­ural sur­round­ings including Kingfishers, Great Egrets, and per­haps one of the most strange and inter­est­ing birds of the Ama­zon, the Hoatzin.

Highly developed tourist infrastructure

Tena has highly developed tourist infrastructure outside of national parks and reserves. Also, Tena is easily accessible in public or private transportation. It’s relatively easy to stay in a lodge in Tena.  Yet if you’re looking for the best Ecolodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, it is located in Tena, Napo Province.

Yacuma EcoLodge can help you experience this amazing location while leaving minimal impact on the environment, as it was built with sustainability in mind. Book a com­fort­able bun­ga­low here.