Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is the second most visited region in Ecuador, behind the Galápagos Islands, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to Ecuador.

The Amazon rainforest, also known as “el Oriente”, extends over 5.5 million square kilometers and is home to more varieties of plants and animals than any other place on earth.

In 1989 The Yasuní National Park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is believed to house the most diverse sets of species on the Planet, and is still home to two un-contacted indigenous tribes.

Today’s eco tourism provides many opportunities to explore this region with comfortable lodging along many parts of its rivers, and its not just for the avid adventurer, families of all ages can share in this experience.