The Jungle

Regions Ecuador


The main Amazon artery for visitorus is the Napo River, major tributary of the main Amazon River.

Most of the shore is covered with tropical forest, and over thousands of years, riverbeds have formed many attractive lakes. There are a multitude of birds species, many of them migratory. Most of the shore is covered with tropical forest, and over thousands of yeas, riverbeds have formed many attractive lakes.

Historically, the indigenous communities have been able to mantain a productive subsistence within the existing ecosystems of vast forest preserve. The most representaative are: the Siona-Secoya, Cofán, Huaorani, Quichua, Shuar and Ashuar.

The amazon ecosystem, particulary its tropical rain forest, is considered to be one of the richest and most complex communities of plant and animal life in the world. The region is characterized by huge and diverse amounts of flora and fauna with extraordinary variations in their habitats and micro-habitats.

This is the largest area of Ecuador although the least populated. It is part of the Amazon River Basin, the largest green area in the world. Without a doubt, a visit to the Amazon rain forest is one of the most fascinating adventures of all. Dense vegetation, jungle sounds, tropical fauna and the mystery of the unknown are a once in a lifetime experience which is impossible to describe unless seen personally. The Ecuadorian jungle consists of two clearly defined areas: The mountainous part near the Andean mountain range where the major towns are located; and the flat, endless plateau extending like a green carpet infinitely towards the great Amazon River.