The Amazon rainforest spreads across nine South American countries, and Ecuador is lucky enough to have a spectacular patch of it to call its own. Whether you are on an Ecuador family trip or are traveling with friends or a partner, this spectacularly biodiverse rainforest is simply a must-see for your jungle excursion.
At Kuoda, we can arrange Amazon private tours to the Cuyabeno Reserve, a 2,300-square-mile tract of pristine rainforest around the black-water Cuyabeno River. Experience nature at its purest in this protective wildlife zone, where dolphins, tapirs, crocodiles, capybaras and anacondas inhabit the lakes, swamps and forest. More than 500 species of birds can be found flying about here, including the curious hoatzin, nicknamed the “stink bird” for its manure-like smell – the by-product of a strict leaf diet. Fifteen different varieties of monkeys can also be spotted swinging around the canopy.
In addition to the thriving animal population, the reserve is also home to several indigenous groups, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. Some members of the indigenous communities now work as much in-demand jungle guides, generating revenue to help them maintain their communities and protect the rainforest from encroachment.
Kuoda can find you a comfortable ecolodge to use as your Ecuadorian Amazon base as well as arranging luxury tours of the Amazon on your behalf.
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