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 biodiversity than any other global ecosystem, 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, where our 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, a rainbow of tropical birds and a percussive orchestra of nocturnal sounds, while dugout canoe journeys may offer a chance to spy river otters and pink dolphins, as we gain insight into the lives of local indigenous people we meet on villages visits.
- Overnight at a Jungle EcolodgeStay deep within the Amazon rain forest at a deluxe conservation-oriented lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature's tropical symphony
- Explore the Rain Forest in DepthLearn about the ecology of the rain forest and its profuse wildlife on naturalist-led small-group excursions that plumb the jungle by trail and canoe
- Get a Bird's-Eye Canopy ViewListen for the wail of howler monkeys and get a macaw's-eye view from the canopy tower as we survey the endless treetop expanse, stretching as far as the eye can see