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Medical Plants Found in the Amazon Rain forest

Medical Plants Found in the Amazon Rain forest

The Amazon rainforest has botanical treasures, both known and undiscovered. The rare plants of the Amazon not only create a unique natural environment, but have been used by ancient civilizations (and are still being used today) for their powerful medical properties. Below we list some of the medical plants of…

Amazon Rain Forest Food Guide

Amazon Rain Forest Food Guide

The biodiversity in the Amazon rain forest allows us to have a rich variety of fresh and exotic ingredients, which give taste to many of the most popular dishes of the region. The unique flavors of the Amazon are represented by the dishes we locally make here at Yacuma EcoLodge….

Anaconda: The Giant Amazonian Snake

Anaconda: The Giant Amazonian Snake

Anaconda: The Giant Amazonian Snake One of the most notorious and feared of species of the Amazon rainforest is the Anaconda. Appearing in movies, books and movies, this “monstrous” animal has made the world shake in fear when seen. But are these descriptions actually myths? Read below to find out…

Newly Identified Species of the Amazon Rainforest

Newly Identified Species of the Amazon Rainforest

Believe it or not, there are still animals in the Amazon that are unknown to us. There is such an immense variety of life that new species are identified to this day! During the past 10 years, more than 1,200 new species of animals and plants have been discovered in…

Ecotourism and Volunteering for Local Amazonian Communities

Ecotourism and Volunteering for Local Amazonian Communities

The Amazon Rainforest is a unique and fragile ecosystem. Industrial activity and climate change are having their effect on the state of the jungle. The Amazon’s role in stabilizing Earth’s climate, the fact that it’s responsible for 20% of the earth’s oxygen, and its biodiversity make it a critical region…

Visiting the Amazon as a Family

Visiting the Amazon as a Family

A trip to the Amazon can be an amazing family adventure. It can appear to be challenging at first, but with adequate preparation it will surely be a great experience. Read on for tips on visiting the jungle as a family. What to bring For this climate, pack lightweight, loose…

Souvenirs Tips in the Amazon Rainforest

Souvenirs Tips in the Amazon Rainforest

A trip to the Amazon Rainforest is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will undoubtedly like to remember forever. The experience will leave you with great stories to tell and wonderful memories. A handmade souvenir from a local artisan is a great tool to spark those memories. Read on to learn…

Popular Exotic Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

Popular Exotic Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is the largest rainforest on earth, belonging to nine nations; Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and contains several ecosystems and animal species. The following are some popular exotic animals found there: Anaconda The…

Things to See in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador

Things to See in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador

Travel to Ecuador in South America for a chance to appreciate the exciting nature of the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon rainforest in Ecuador is home to a variety of unique species of animals and plants. There are several species of beautiful plants and trees to see for those who love…

Staying At An Ecolodge In Ecuador: The Ultimate Vacation

Staying At An Ecolodge In Ecuador: The Ultimate Vacation

Ecuador is an incredibly diverse place to vacation, but if you truly want to be one with nature, staying at an Amazon ecolodge should definitely be on your list. Rather than going to one of the tourist-y hotels that are often overbooked and over priced, stay directly in the nature…