DISCOVER THE ECUADORIAN

AMAZON RAINFOREST

The jungle covers approximately 12 million hectaires of the Amazon Basin, that supports exhuberant and flourishing vegetation and unique fauna. Rivers, lakes, streams and swamps are home to over 600 species of fish, over 250 species of Amphibians and reptiles, and are tipical of the tropical reain forests of South America. The largest rivers are Napo and Aguarico, and are home to colonies of two species of caymans that can grow up to 13 feet. The rivers flow from the Andes Mountaineous Range, carring rich minerals that support life in the basin. The Ecuadorian rainforest is bordered by Peru to the south and Colombia tothe north.

the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador / frogs / ranas / la selva amazónica en ecuador

TROPICAL FOREST

CLIMATE

Yacuma is located within the tropical rainforest, characterized by having annual precipitation between 3000 and 4000 mm3, and a humidity between 85% and 95%. The dry season occurs from December to March while the rainy season occurs from April to July. The annual temperature average is 25°.

tabla clima Yasuni / weather in Yasuni / the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador

A UNIQUE BRDWATCHING EXPERIENCE

A HEAVEN FOR ORNITHOLOGISTS

With over a thousand species of birds found in the Amazon jungle, birds are the most diverse and rich group of vertebrates in the rainforest. The unique habitats and ecosystems that the forest hosts, have pushed evolution toward the amazing number of species that one can admire when visiting. The Yacuma private rainforest reserve is home to over 300 species identified species which you can look up using our navigator below.

Download our book of birds and herpetology book to find and learn about the species that inhabit the area. Or you can search from our books below.

Book of birds

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Herpetology Book

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A SOCIAL PROJECT

LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Chontayacu Indigenous community and Latin Travel Collection started a unique touristic project, operated by a local administration and with members of the community recieving direct economic benefits through tourism, handicrafts and agriculture to supply the lodge.
Today, over 15 families receive the benefits that arrive directly from visitors exploring Yacuma and the surrounding reserve, through direct and indirect economic support. Yacuma and the community are a prime example of how Ecotourism can create positive impact to both indigenous communities and private companies through a project that unifies ideas, knowledge and above all, respects the preservation of culture, habits and beliefs.

Comunidad huaorani / Huaoranis