Rainforests in Ecuador
Monkeys and tropical birds give the Ecuadorian rainforest a boisterous personality, traveling noisily from tree to tree. Hikes will take you past waterfalls and dense, colorful vegetation. The Amazon still has a sizable population of indigenous people. Some are willing to interact with visitors, although many prefer to keep their distance. Oil companies have posed a threat to the ecological diversity of the jungle in recent decades, so lodges throughout the rainforest typically emphasize the importance of sustainable tourism.