Beauty and magic are awaiting you in Ecuador's rainforests, where monkeys and tropical birds give the natural world a boisterous personality, as they travel noisily from tree to tree. Hikes will take you past waterfalls and dense, colorful vegetation, reminding you that you're on a proper jungle trek. The Achuar Tribal Lands serve as a reminder that the Amazon still has a sizable population of indigenous people. Some are willing to interact with visitors, although many prefer to keep their distance. Sound amazing? It is!
Unfortunately, oil companies have posed a threat to the ecological diversity of Ecuador's rainforests in recent decades, so lodges throughout the jungle typically emphasize the importance of sustainable tourism. Ecuador's rainforest lodges also have the added benefit of offering you a highly unique experience whilst you support an important cause, because you'll often find yourself return from exciting excursions to accommodations you cannot possibly find on even the most elaborate city rooftops. Head to Yasuní and you'll see what we mean.
Don't just read about Ecuador's rainforests, experience them for yourself and make your next travel story the stuff of legend.