Are you thinking about visiting the Amazon rainforest? This is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, and great choice for a trip. Before you go, a little research on the seasons and weather will be helpful to get an idea of when to visit and what to wear! All this and more in the Amazon rainforest seasons and weather guide.
There is nothing that I love more than exploring the rainforest in South America. I've done it in several different countries, and it is never a letdown for the adventurous.
I've chased caiman, caught piranhas, slept in hammocks and tripped over anacondas. Those were some of the happiest moments in my life.
Most people, though, are probably looking for something a little... milder.
If you want to explore the Amazon rainforest with more comfort (while not missing out on nature), then a river cruise in Ecuador is probably exactly what you're looking for.
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(e.g. a visit to the Galapagos Islands, a private tour to the Cotopaxi volcano, a tour in the Amazon rainforest, etc.).
When the Cuyabeno Reserve was initially proposed as a traveling option, it brought up a long lingering question, why do people find the jungle so appealing? It just did not sound like all that much fun. Humidity, strange animal cries in the middle of the night, mosquitoes, and poisonous snakes ? Nope. Nope. Nope. Also, nothing positive ever happened to Indiana Jones in the jungle, and even Mowgli bailed! And he was raised by a Bear!
Sangay National Park is part of the many protected reserves in the country, but this one particular has earned Ecuador world recognition - declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
The following is an excerpt of UNESCO's website describing the Park:
With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes, the park illustrates the entire spectrum of ecosystems, ranging from tropical rainforests to glaciers, with striking contrasts between the snow capped peaks and the forests of the plains. Its isolation has encouraged the survival of indigenous species such as the mountain tapir and the Andean condor.