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What to expect from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest

Ecuador has plenty to offer in a relatively small territory; if you are visiting the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse places of the world, the following lines could give you an overview on what to expect: Adventure Ordinary poolside lounging can be relaxing, but not invigorating. The Amazon can provide you with both […]

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The revitalization of giant otters in Ecuador

The giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, is the longest and largest of all otters. They can reach up to 2 meters in length, and weigh between 26kg to 34kg depending on the individual and their gender. It is also the largest species of the entire mustelid class which includes carnivorous mammals such as weasels, badgers and […]

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Nestled in Paradise

Paradise awaits you and your spouse within the protected area of Yasuni National Park in northeastern Ecuador. The local Kichwa Añangu indigenous community will delight you with a panorama of breathtaking scenery along the majestic Napo River and surrounding forest. Your honeymoon planning begins and ends here! Discover this ultimate postnuptial getaway destination and surround […]

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Leaves are falling, so pack your bags!

If you live in the northern hemisphere, the striking change of seasons is upon you now. Autumn is such a beautiful phase of the natural rhythms of birth and death. Final harvests make it a busy time full of quaint apple and pumpkin picking, hay bail rides, and corn mazes. The various colours of the […]

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A baby boomer’s wonderland

Are you getting closer and closer to your long-anticipated retirement? Then you must belong to the dynamic demographic known as “Baby Boomers”. You have undoubtedly worked hard in order to get to this point, so you likely feel somewhat drained and in need of a much-deserved vacation. You’ve travelled far and wide, through hill and […]

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#1 for every birdwatcher’s bucket list

Why do so many avid birders agree that Ecuador is the best spot in the Amazon for birdwatching? Thanks to the geographic positioning of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Equator, a unique variety of habitats support more bird species here per square mile than anywhere else. The Tropical Andes and Amazon are […]

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A tribe protecting wildlife in the Amazon

In Ecuador, the giant river otter´s conservation status is categorized as Critically Endangered after decades of indiscriminate hunting. One of the most prized treasures we protect is this otter that in Añangu has a safe refuge with enough fish to stay and reproduce.  In the Amazon basin, near Coca city, the presence of this and […]

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Escape to Paradise! Top 5 activities in the Amazon of Ecuador

Gridlock traffic. Sunless days working indoors. The relentless cacophony of the city… do you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? A change is as good as a rest! Trade your modern city for an ancient paradise. The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is the perfect place for a unique encounter with nature. […]

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Top 5 mammals to see on your Amazon adventure

One of the magnificent wonders of our natural world is the Amazon rainforest. Spanning nine countries in total, the immense scale and interconnected networks of distinct ecosystems supports a dazzling array of creatures. Due to its position close to the equator and at the base of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon in Ecuador maintains more […]

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The mysterious bush dog: a rare canine species in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve

At one of the most bio diverse places on earth, Yasuní National Park and Biosphere Reserve, you have a unique opportunity to become one of the few people in the entire world who have seen the enigmatic “Bush Dog”! Increasingly rare, this adorable wild dog is one of the many endangered species we are pleased […]

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The ultimate birding tour in Ecuador: 10 unbelievable species at Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

The Amazon is full of unbelievable birds, but Ecuador, represented in this case by Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, is the perfect place to find some of the most unbelievable bird species for travellers who are in search of unique adventures and birdwatching. Come to discover 10 representative species found in the Ecuadorian Amazon! In the year […]

Top 5 astounding places to see in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador

Top 5 astounding places to see in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador

The rainforest is full of many views that astonish travelers every single day. It welcomes people who want to discover the treasures of this land. Located in the eastern lowlands, the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is 300–600 meters above the sea level and lies at the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Although its climate is mostly […]