Ecuador – Amazon Rainforest Tours
The most biologically-rich haven on Earth
Ecuador’s rainforest is located in the heart of the world’s largest and most famous tropical rainforest, the Amazon Basin. A short flight, or a descent by road down the flanks of the Andes, leads modern explorers and adventurers along the same routes the first Spanish Conquerors ventured through in their search of El Dorado or the land of Cinnamon… and found the mighty River Amazon instead.
Ecuador’s portion of the Amazon is regarded as the most accessible of all the countries that share the Basin. Leaving Quito in the morning, you can be swinging in a hammock at your chosen lodge by lunchtime. The country is also a continent-leader in nature- and community-based tourism initiatives, where the value of the forest and of its inhabitants’ heritage has been recognized and prized above its short-term exploitation. By visiting the rainforest and staying at responsible lodges, you are actively contributing to its conservation for future generations – and of course, exploring one of the planet’s most fascinating ecosystems.
Explorations and Discoveries
Our Ecuadorian Amazon itineraries offer environmentally-conscious programs for all ages, enjoyed in safety and comfort with reliable operators and experienced naturalist guides: explore the rain forest on treks on terra firma forest beneath the gigantic Amazon trees, along boardwalks crossing palm swamps and up observation towers for a close look at the forest canopy. Take to native dugout canoes to paddle up rivers and creeks, or start early for birdwatching outings. Climb canopy towers or walkways for wonderful perspectives of the forests and its denizens… A new, green world awaits.
In Ecuador the rainforest stretches to the east and to the west of the impressive Andes mountains. If you want to make the most of your time in Ecuador, check out our Galapagos and Mashpi Rainforest package. Get the best of both worlds! Visit world-renown Mashpi Lodge located on Quito’s Metropolitan District and head to the most magical place you’ll ever see, the Galapagos Archipelago!