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Amazon Basin

The Amazon River Basin, or El Oriente to Ecuadorians, is the biggest region in Ecuador. Ecuador has 2% of the Amazon Rainforest and makes for a convenient jump from major cities. Tourist infrastructure is well developed, and most destinations are less than a day's journey from Quito.

A plethora of tour operators based out of Quito, Tena and Baños can help you find a tour that meets your needs, be it a comfy lodge with three-course meals and hot showers, or a mud-up-to-your-knees trekking and camping adventure.

More life hums, buzzes, chatters and bubbles in the Amazon Rainforest than anywhere else on the planet. One Amazonian tree can host more ant species than all of the British Isles put together, one hectare of forest boasts about as many frog species as all of North America and the great expanse of the jungle contains more than twenty percent of the earth's vascular plant species. Here you can find a monkey small enough to sit on your fingertip, an eight-pound toad, a spider that eats birds and the world's largest snake, the 30-foot anaconda.

The Amazon is home to thousands of indigenous inhabitants, who make up nearly 200 distinct nations, including the Siona, Secoya, Cofan, Shuar, Zaparo, Huaorani and Quichua. Having lived there for more than 10,000 years, they know its trees, its animals and its rhythms better than anyone.

Oil companies are a serious threat to the rainforest today. Even at lodges deep in the jungle, plumes of smoke coming from oil refineries smudge the otherwise untouched horizon day and night. You can learn more about indigenous forest peoples and the rainforest itself oining one of the many community-based eco-tourism programs offered in the Ecuadorian Amazon or by becoming a volunteer with one of the many nonprofits working in the region.









18 Jun 2007

Top Jungle Lodges in the Amazon Rainforest

Altos del Pastaza Lodge and Reserve

132845This several-year-old eco-lodge is located on a private 65-hectare (160.6-ac) reserve and has been verified by the Rainforest Alliance for its sustainable practices. Altos del Pastaza offers packages ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Puyo, Ecuador

Yarina Lodge

110652Yarina Lodge is an eco-lodge set in the wilds of the Amazonian jungle near Yasuni National Park, in the zone reserved for indigenous Kichwas. The lodge was started in an attempt to alert both ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Coca, Ecuador

Cabañas San Isidro

Come for the birds, then stay for the food. World-renowned as a major stop on the Ecuador bird-watching circuit, Cabañas San Isidro is an exemplary model of how private reserves, scientific research ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Cosanga, Ecuador

Jamu Lodge

Jamu Lodge is by far the best “bang for your buck” if you’re planning on exploring the Amazon jungle. This economical choice is nestled deep in the rainforest, unlike many of the other ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
Ecuador

France-Amazonia Guesthouse

133889France-Amazonia is a small, peaceful jungle lodge run by a lovely couple who will make you feel right at home. The hotel can host up to 36 people in 16 rooms, all with private bathrooms and hot ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
MisahuallĂ­, Ecuador

Hamadryade Lodge

Hamadryade Lodge is a high-end ecolodge surrounded by beautiful vistas and nature, nestled in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. The lodge has five luxurious and spacious bungalows, which ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
MisahuallĂ­, Ecuador

France-Amazonia Guesthouse

133889France-Amazonia is a small, peaceful jungle lodge run by a lovely couple who will make you feel right at home. The hotel can host up to 36 people in 16 rooms, all with private bathrooms and hot ...
All-inclusive Resort Lodge
MisahuallĂ­, Ecuador

Amazing Adventures in the Amazon Rainforest

Manatee Amazon Explorer

A massive river cruise boat offering four to ten-day trips with a variety of itineraries that take passengers through YasunĂ­ National Park, the Terra Firmae Forest, Limonecha Biological Reserve, up ...
Adventure Tour
Ecuador

Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon's National Parks and Reserves

Cuyabeno National Reserve

101165The Cuyabeno Reserve—or Reserva de Producción de Fauna Cuyabeno—is one of Ecuador\'s largest reserves and part of the Amazon Rainforest basin with over 6,000 sq. kilometers of rainforest. ...
Major Attraction
Ecuador

The Limoncocha National Reserve

101271The Limoncocha Reserve, located on the north shore of the Napo River between the Coca and Aguarico rivers, is on mostly level ground characterized by the presence of wetlands and swamps. The ...
National Park, Activity Info.
Coca, Ecuador

YasunĂ­ National Park

101272Created in 1979, YasunĂ­ is Ecuador\'s largest mainland National Park (982,000 hectares). UNESCO declared it an International Biosphere Reserve in the same year of its foundation. This large area in ...
National Park
Ecuador

Cuyabeno National Reserve

101165The Cuyabeno Reserve—or Reserva de Producción de Fauna Cuyabeno—is one of Ecuador\'s largest reserves and part of the Amazon Rainforest basin with over 6,000 sq. kilometers of rainforest. ...
Major Attraction
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