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.