Sumaco Napo National Park
This slice of subtropical jungle is one of the most biodiverse and ecologically pristine areas in Ecuador’s Northern Sierras. Crossing over the Sierras and towards the Amazon basin, visitors entering this remote park can discover stunning waterfalls and abundant wildlife hidden within its boundaries.
The Sumaco-Napo National Park occupies a warm, humid area between the eastern side of the Sierras and the Amazon basin. Subtropical jungles are present and there are several rivers running through the park. The park lies adjacent to the Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve, and is smaller in size, measuring roughly 800 square miles (1287 sq km). It is an extremely biodiverse area, however, and is home to dwarf deer, giant armadillos, ocelots, and jaguars.
Access to the Sumaco-Napo National Park is difficult due to its remote location and rugged terrain. Once inside the park’s boundaries, visitors can hike through dense jungles and past roaring waterfalls.