4 great destinations if you travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon
Traveling to the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest is enjoying a show for all the senses, with all kinds of colors and sounds. You can see animals like tapirs and monkeys, freshwater dolphins, caimans, and snakes can be found as well. More than a hundred species of brightly-colored butterflies and other insects. Discover the magic of the Amazon rainforest!
Did you know that in two acres of Amazon rainforest may inhabit the same number of species of frogs than in all the territory of North America? It covers an area of nearly 78.125 miles, that extend over an area of lush vegetation, typical of humid-tropical forests, representing 48% of Ecuadorian territory.
1. YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
Yasuni National Park is a paradise of biodiversity, considered one of the most biologically diverse spot on the Planet. It was designed as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989. Studies have registered more than 200,000 species of fauna, including 150 species of amphibians, 121 reptiles, 598 species of birds, 169 mammals and 2113 species of plants.
2. PODOCARPUS NATIONAL PARK
Podocarpus National Park is a national park located in the provinces of Loja and Zamora, in the south east of Ecuador. It has a complex of more than 100 lakes, and there are also waterfalls, canyons and various kinds of mammals and plants. This park protects the largest forest of romerillos in the country, with three different species of the genus Podocarpus, the only native conifer of Ecuador.
3. PAMBAY AND PUYO RIVERS
The tour around Pambay and Puyo rivers, in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, is one of the best attractions of the zone, with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, worth to be seen. Navigating across the rivers is an incredible experience of vegetal exuberance. There are a great variety of plants such as herbaceous plants and acacias, bromeliads, orchids, palms, etc. There are also lizards, frogs, toads and many types of snakes.
4. CUYABENO WILDLIFE RESERVE
The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is located in the Province of Sucumbíos, and it is a place with a great biodiversity, unique in the world. Summarizing , Amazon rainforest in Ecuador includes eight thousand species of medicinal plants, 85 species of fish, 47 amphibians and reptiles, 95 birds and 80 species of mammals.
No matter if you are looking for a luxury accommodation or a wild adventure camping, Ecuadorian Amazon offers all kinds of options.
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