We at Rebecca Adventure Travel have selected several great Amazon tours to make your journey to this diverse country unforgettable. Spot a wide variety of animals and make incredible hikes in several parts of the Amazon rainforest. You will be able to decide which program fits your wishes the best. There are different Amazon regions you can visit in Ecuador such as the Cuyabeno Reserve, the Yasuni National Park, and the beginning of the Amazon close to Tena.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the Ecuadorian Amazon, a biodiverse region praised by National Geographic Journeys. Spanning 42,000 miles, this pristine rainforest offers a raw and untouched experience. Encounter over 1,600 animal species and engage with nine indigenous communities, some living in isolation. Immerse yourself in nature’s wonders and local cultures. Rebecca Adventure Travel provides a range of Amazon Tours tailored to your preferences, whether you seek thrilling exploration or tranquil relaxation. Choose your ideal Ecuadorian Amazon trip and prepare for an unforgettable journey to this remarkable destination.
Cuyabeno is located far into the Amazon, only reachable by boat. Because of that, it is one of the most pristine places on the planet. You can reach it from Lago Agrio, which is the pick-up point for the Cuyabeno Amazon Tours.
The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve has 14 lagoons and trees that can reach 164 inches. With this in mind, you’ll see the forest going until the land disappears and becomes small canals. In fact, you’ll find many different species and ecosystems. This surreal scenery is called the flooded Amazon forest. Obviously, here, you can see an extensive variety of animals from pink dolphins, manatees, monkeys, and so on.
About the local communities, you will get to know about the Siona, Secoya, Cofan, and Kichwa. All of them will tell you more about their ways of living, handicrafts, medicinal plants and so much more.
Another Amazon Tours destination is Tena, located in Napo province. A small town near Cuyabeno but not as deep into the jungle so here, you are more in touch with the world in general. Nevertheless, you can still spot animals and get to know local communities. Transportation to Napo is easier since you can get here by car or by bus.
The activities in Napo are more adventurous: like tubbing and rafting. Also, there are amazing routes to hike to the incredible waterfalls. You’ll have the chance to see the clay lick bank called Saladero. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will come to lick the soil that is rich in minerals. All of them help the birds to improve their digestion.
If you want to support a local refuge AmaZoonico Rescue is an animal rescue center. It has sheltered moreover 3,500 animals since its beginning and 1,500 of them have been brought back to nature. You will see rescued monkeys, macaws, ocelots, and more.
Here the Kichwa community will welcome all the visitors to let them know about ancestral traditions, medicinal plants, their relationship with nature, and how they live on the banks of the river.
This is one of the main destinations on Amazon Tours. The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected area in the Ecuadorian continental land. You can get here by plane or car. Then depending on your destination, you’ll have to get a boat.
One of Rebecca Adventure Travel’s interns, Indi, went to the Yasuni National Park. In order to experience for herself the Amazon rainforest, “the head of the community was a woman, and they call her ‘Abuela’ which means grandmother in Spanish. She sang a song to welcome us, and we could try the traditional drink called ‘Chicha’. She was a very nice and strong lady, and it was nice meeting her and hearing her stories about life in the Amazon.”
There are only a few lodges and more campsites, one’s more glamping style and others more rudimentary. Be aware that the campsites have no electricity so you will need power banks for your electronic devices. Since you are more deep into the rainforest, your trip will be a more Amazonian lifestyle. The local communities will tell you how they live. And how they have adapted their traditions to the occidental way of living.
If you are not sure which one of the Amazon Tours suits you. You can read about the 5 major differences between Cuyabeno and Yasuni Reserve.
There are two Amazon Tours in the Yasuni, for explorers and adventure lovers. For the first one, you’ll stay at a lodge, and there are incredible activities planned like hiking, canopying, caiman spotting by night, creek paddling, and more.
And for real adventurers, the kayak tour is recommended. You will kayak from campsite to campsite. Which is hosted by the Kichwa communities of this very remote area.
Enjoy the Ecuadorian Amazon region, special memories are guaranteed!
Mashpi Lodge, located in Ecuador’s Choco cloud forest region, is a world-renowned eco-lodge just a few hours away from Quito. This unique destination offers a magical experience similar to the Amazon rainforest but with its own distinct character. Surrounded by stunning altitudes ranging from 360 to 4,480 meters above sea level, Mashpi Lodge provides a cloudy, humid, and warm climate that can change within minutes, creating an ethereal atmosphere where you feel like you’re touching the clouds.
With over 1,700 bird species, 400 tree species, and a plethora of frogs, Mashpi Lodge immerses guests in the rich biodiversity of the area. The lodge’s commitment to sustainability and its harmonious integration with nature has earned it recognition as a sustainability retreat in South America.
Not only does Mashpi Lodge offer luxurious accommodations amidst the jungle, but it also conducts research projects focused on conservation and environmental impact. In fact, the discovery of a new species of glass frog with a unique cricket-like chirping sound has sparked efforts to obtain UNESCO World Heritage protection for the Choco Andino and Pastaza regions, based on their acoustic value. Mashpi Lodge truly offers a one-of-a-kind experience, where guests can appreciate the forest’s sounds and become part of nature while preserving its delicate balance.
Baños is known as the last big city still located in the mountains before reaching the jungle. The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed in this sub-tropical climate.
Travelers love to come to Baños for outdoor activities like rafting, canyoning, horseback riding, canopy, mountain biking, or hiking. There is also a beautiful route through the most impressive waterfalls of Ecuador, Ruta de las Cascadas.
Navigate along the Napo river in an amazing Amazon Cruise and enter a world that only a few have dared to enter! Discover the mighty Amazon and its untouched rainforest and its wonderful culture. The vast diversity of this place will mesmerize you and you’ll be able to truly connect with nature and spend time with local communities and learn about their customs and traditions.
Sail on the Amazon river and immerse yourself in nature for an almost whimsical experience!
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