Why visit the Amazon?

Discover the incredible diversity of the Amazon jungle on an array of adventures, from canoe excursions and fishing to hiking and birdwatching.

The Ecuadorian Amazon is truly a sight to behold. It is here that the Spanish conquistadors journeyed deep into its jungles in search of the legendary city of El Dorado. The pièce de résistance of Ecuador’s mainland landscapes, the untamed rainforests are a major drawcard for adventure travellers and nature enthusiasts. Here, half of the country’s mammal species exist alongside enchanting indigenous tribes, in one of the world’s most bio-diverse regions.

Encounter an incredible array of wildlife such as howler and tamarin monkeys, ocelots, tapirs, freshwater dolphins, the mighty jaguar, giant otters and a staggering variety of birdlife on incredible hiking and boating excursions. Not-to-be-missed is a stop at the Napo Wildlife Centre, in the Yasuni National Park, which was built by the Kichwa Anangu community.

Why Visit?

  • Discover the incredible diversity of the Amazon jungle on an array of adventures.
  • Spectacular wildlife viewing, with the opportunity to view macaws, tourcons, spectacle bear, freshwater dolphin, howler monkeys and jaguar.
  • Enjoy fascinating cultural interactions with indigenous tribes in the Amazon.
  • Revel in the exceptional views of the Amazon rainforest from Ecuador’s highest canopy platform.


Summer (December to February)
10°C/50°F to 27°C/80°F

Winter (June to August)
-8°C/45°F to 12°C/54°F


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