An Ecuadorian Rain Forest Adventure into Earth's Greatest Ecosystem—the Amazon Basin!
Nearly half of all living species, both plants and animals, dwell in our planet's rain forests. With more complexity and diversity than any other ecosystem on Earth, the Amazon Basin holds myriad wonders for the nature traveler. In Ecuador, the Amazon Basin is called the Oriente, encompassing the vast, wild jungle east of the Andes. Discover it during a stay at a rain forest ecolodge in the Napo River region, whose remote location and naturalist programs offer outstanding opportunities to experience the sensory drama of the Amazon. Day and night walks reveal monkeys, sloths, black caiman and a kaleidoscope of tropical birds, while dugout canoe journeys offer insight into the lives of the indigenous people.
Stay deep within the Amazon rain forest at a deluxe conservation-oriented jungle lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature's tropical symphony
Learn about the ecology of the rain forest and its profuse wildlife on naturalist-led small-group excursions that explore the jungle by trail and canoe
Get a macaw's-eye view and listen for the wail of howler monkeys as you climb the canopy tower to survey the endless treetop expanse