East of the Andes begins the Amazon region, which extends all the way to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. Its closeness to the Andes creates a unique environment characterized by highland tropical forests, making it an ideal region for Rainforest tours. Many rivers that originate in the mountains merge to form the majestic Amazon River. In Ecuador, the Napo River and the Pastaza River are the biggest and most important of these tributaries, flowing into the Amazon close to Iquitos, Peru.
The Ecuadorian Amazon region has an enormous biodiversity rate, with the Yasuni National Park being the place on earth with the highest biodiversity per unit. Sleeping in one of lodges in this area offers great possibilities to meet Ecuador’s diverse wildlife, observing them in their natural habitat, and enjoy the lush green of the rainforest. In the north and east you can still find a lot of primary rainforest, while the northwest is more inhabitated. This page will provide you with many useful information about the Amazon region.
The Ecuadorian rainforest, usually referred to as The Amazon, is the perfect area to explore almost untouched wildlife and to get in touch with the highest varieties of animal and plant species in the world. SOLEQ.travel offers several options for visisting the Amazon which will make your vacation unforgettable.
TOURS TO THE YASUNI RESERVE
Tours to the Cuyabeno reserve
One of our other impressive Ecuador Amazon Tours brings you to the Cuyabeno Reserve. This area is famous for its wonderful lagoons and also for its incredible wildlife and kindness of the indigenous tribes living in this area. A peculiar rarity are the pink river dolphins that you can spot with a bit of luck. Our Cuyabeno Rainforest Adventure Tour takes you to this amazing place. After a short flight from Quito to Lago Agrio you travel by road until you reach El Puente (the bridge over the Cuyabeno River). Here, your adventure begins and you cross the river by motorized canoe, going slowly in order to not miss the monkeys hiding in the trees. Let you surprise by the Laguna Grande, which you reach after about 2 hours of river-sailing. Your lodge is directly on the Laguna and offers basic but comfortable accommodation.
UPper napo tours
We also prepared an Amazon Tours much closer to Quito. Most lodges in this part of Ecuador can be reached in 3- to 4-hour drives. They are a great option if you have little time and want an introduction to the rainforest. The Upper Napo Tour provides you with the possibility of getting a complete insight of the Ecuadorian Amazon. You can choose between canoe rides, rainforest hikes or a visit to an animal rescue center. Learn about indigenous culture and share some experiences with the local population: the tour includes the possibility of visiting indigeneous Kiwcha families!