The magic of the Amazon Rainfores

The Amazon rainforest in Ecuador covers an area of nearly 125.000 sq. Km (78.125 miles). For this reason, Ecuador has a very easy access to the Amazon. 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. Toucans, parrots and other species of birds exist within an incredible biodiversity of plants.

The Amazon rainforest, as well known as Amazonia or Amazon jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. This basin encompasses seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations. In fact, the majority of the forest belongs to Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, Peru with 13%, and with minor amounts in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. In fact, States or departments in four nations bear the name Amazonas after it. Indeed, the Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. The Amazon rainforest won as one of the “Natural New 7 Wonders”.

Amazon Riverboats

In the Amazon, there are some riverboats that offer a new way to travel around the region. At the same time, every journey on these ships shares a majestic experience on board. The travelers experiencing the wonders of nature in the river, as well as excursions on Amazon Rainforest. If you want to discover this way to explore the rainforest, we have some alternatives in Ecuador or Peru. These countries have a wide variety of biodiversity, flora and fauna as well a great landscapes in the sunset.

Among the activities that you can get on the itineraries we can mention the following:

* Fishing
* Birdwatching
* Hiking