The Amazon Rainforest

Most of the lowlying area to the east of the Andes is known as El Oriente and is part of the upper Amazon Basin with all the rivers eventually reaching the mighty Amazon River itself, but outside of Ecuadorian territory.

Why visit The Amazon Rainforest ?

  • Hang out with the monkeys and birds on a tree top walkway
  • Watch the multi-coloured parrots squabble at the riverside clay lick
  • Head out on a night walk in search of frogs and Stick insects
  • Listen to the jungle sounds as you paddle down the many creeks
  • Learn all about the rainforest with the indigenous Yasuni community

For those who are keen to see primary rainforest then it is best to fly to the town of Coca and then head by speedboat up the Napo River to one of the excellent rainforest lodges.

Activities typically include hiking in the rainforest in search of the fantastic flora and fauna with your naturalist guides, birdwatching at the natural clay licks or from the canopy towers as well as exploring the lakes and rivers by motorised dug-out canoe.

It is also possible to stay aboard a cruise boat and slowly explore the Amazon rainforest that way which allows you to cover more ground and offers a very different perspective than from a lodge.

LOCATION

ECUADOR KEY INFO

Visa

No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 5 Hours

Flight Time

13.5 hours with one stop

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