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The Amazon Travel Guide


Located east of the Andes and covering almost half of the country is the sprawling Amazon jungle. Trips into the jungle begin from the town of Coca which is reached by a short flight from Quito. The wide Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon, flows eastwards from Coca and this is where most of Ecuador’s best jungle lodges are located. As the last true wilderness on earth the Amazon contains a startling array of exotic wildlife and new species are being discovered all the time. Many indigenous communities call this region home and run good quality eco lodges. There is also a good selection of more upmarket, luxury lodges.

A journey into the Amazon jungle, a unique eco system harbouring endemic species and indigenous tribes, is the ultimate adventure

Best months to visit The Amazon

The Amazon is hot and humid year round but does get a little cooler at night. The wetter half of the year is December until June but this does not mean it is a bad time to go. In fact, at this time of year there many plants are in bloom which attract lots of birds.

Our hand-picked lodges in The Amazon

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a couple of our favourite lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Best reasons to visit The Amazon

The Ecuadorian Amazon offers many opportunities for wildlife watching and other activities. Here are our essential experiences and top Amazon highlights.

Learn about indigenous life at Sani Lodge

Go looking for the elusive tapir and jaguar

Explore the forest canopy to see the jungle from above

Visit a parrot clay lick to observe a variety of colourful birds

Watch the unique wildlife in Yasuní National Park

Weather Averages for The Amazon

Other destinations in Ecuador

Journey down the Avenue of Volcanoes, visit colonial Cuenca or explore the Galapagos, one of the world’s best spots for wildlife. Continue to explore other destinations in Ecuador using our essential guides.

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