amazon ecuador holidays

In an area roughly the size of England, the Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most authentic and immersive regions of the world’s largest rainforest.

Ecuador proudly lays claim to a phenomenally diverse stretch of untouched rainforest, with more bird species per square kilometre than anywhere else. Known as the Oriente (east), the Ecuadorian Amazon covers close to half of the country’s land, yet only 5% of its population live within its borders. With indigenous tribes isolated from modern civilization protected by swathes of dense forest with trees often over 45m tall, the Ecuadorian Amazon is a nature-lover’s paradise.

things to do

  • With a focus on ecotourism, Reserva Biológica Jatun Sacha is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including species of butterfly that were discovered within the park.
  • The city of Tena at the foot of the Andes is an an excellent base for activities such as white water rafting and canoeing, with several local tour operators.
  • The largest protected area on mainland Ecuador, Parque Nacional Yasuni is a vast stretch of rainforest home to everything from howler monkeys to the elusive jaguar.
  • The award-winning Yachana Reserve is a shining light in Ecuador’s ecotourism efforts, with a major focus on education and sustaining local produce.

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

The lodge has become the premier Ecolodge in Ecuador's Amazon region.Youtube Icon

best time to visit

September - March

While rain is always common in the Amazon, these months are generally far more practical for exploring outdoors than from May-August. Average daytime temperatures usually stay around 30°C all year, with very few days below 25°C.