Behind the Ecuadorian Andes is the Amazon rainforest, which is home to many animals and plants that form a unique ecosystem in the world where unique species coexist worldwide. It is a little known place, which makes it magical for nature lovers. In this guide we want to let you know the best places we recommend to make a tour of the area. The tours to the Ecuadorian Amazon can be very varied where you can make expeditions through the Amazon rainforest, meet indigenous communities or relax in a lodge.
1-Yasuní National Park
It is considered one of the most biodiverse places on the planet due to the large number of animals and plants. It is located near the Amazon river basin due to the large influx of rivers gives unique characteristics.
One of the places we recommend visiting are indigenous communities, where you can learn more about this millenary culture, taste its gastronomy or be part of a spiritual ritual.
Near the rivers there is a place called Saladero de los Loros, which is a small salt mine where hundreds of parrots that eat salt are concentrated every morning to be able to counteract the poisonous fruits they consume. It is an interesting way to see how nature adapts to be able to survive
I recommend you take some binoculars to better observe this interesting phenomenon.
Making an expedition to the Cuyabeno National Park is a different experience, because of the walks, bird watching, indigenous communities and exuberant nature that has captivated many. The lodging options are varied as the area is very diverse. The vast majority of options consist of lodges that are eco-sustainable hotels that try to cause the least possible impact on the delicate ecosystem of the area.
The best lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
From there you can start expeditions with a naturalist guide, to the large lagoon that is home to anacondas, caimans and hundreds of marine species. With luck you can observe the pink dolphins that are considered with the largest mammals of fresh water.
What should I know if I visit the Ecuadorian Amazon?
Knowing the Amazon rainforest is undoubtedly one of the best experiences you can do, but you must take into account a series of recommendations so that you have a unique experience. If you are going to make an expedition it is recommended that you do it in the company of a naturalist guide who will indicate what you can and can not do. It is also advisable to get vaccinated against yellow fever because there are many tropical diseases that are transmitted by insects. In Responsible travel we are specialists in organizing trips to the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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