Jungle lodges

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the rainforest from the relative comfort of one of the Oriente’s many jungle lodges, most of which are accessed by boat.

Staying with an indigenous community

Ecuador has one of the fastest-growing “ethnotourism” scenes, allowing you to experience “real life” in the rainforest.

Añangu parrot licks

It’s an extravaganza of sound and colour when hundreds of parrots descend on clay banks – called clay licks, salt licks or salados – and chew off mineral-rich chunks to aid the digestion of acidic fruits.

Parque Nacional Yasuní

A World Biosphere Reserve and the country’s largest national park, harbouring the majority of Ecuador’s mammals, over a third of all Amazonian bird species and more tree species for its size than any place on Earth.

Río Napo to Peru

Navigating the muddy Río Napo from Coca to Iquitos past remote Kichwa villages and isolated jungle outposts makes for the most daring and little-travelled way to reach Peru.

Whitewater rafting around Tena

The country’s prime destination for rafting and kayaking, with dozens of rivers and runs of all standards to choose from.

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