One of the world’s last great natural areas of wilderness, the Amazon is a truly awe-inspiring location that has to be experienced to be fully understood. Home to one fifth of the world’s fresh water, the sheer scale of the Amazon River is breathtaking, with new fish, bird and animal species constantly being discovered amid its wild landscapes.
While many associate the Amazon purely with Brazil, this significant area of lowlands in Ecuador is part of the basin that feeds and forms the Amazon River, spreading across six of the country’s provinces. Consisting primarily of tropical rainforest environment, the wildlife that inhabits the Ecuadorian Amazon is incredibly diverse and abundant, particularly in birdlife of which there are thought to be over 1,000 species. Add to this the countless trees, endless types of butterfly and numerous monkey species, indicating just a flavour of the incredible biodiversity centred within this area of Ecuador.
There are countless wildlife trails to be explored during a stay here, supported by our Amazon lodges which are located away from development and deforestation, so that you experience the most pristine natural wilderness. Tailored night walks and birdwatching experiences also allow visitors to maximise their chances of encountering all the colourful inhabitants of this tropical environment, while the likes of hiking, kayaking and cultural community visits add even more adventure and discovery to a stay in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Close to the source, these cruises are the finest way to explore the Amazon. The cuisine, people and wildlife all combine to create something very special.
What to do
- Wildlife trails
- Night walks
- Cultural experiences
When to go
The Amazon is driest in January and the wettest month is July, but it is fine to visit all year round.