Visit the Amazon, Ecuador
The Ecuadorian wedge of the Amazon rainforest will enchant visitors with its cacophony of birdsong, the playful whoops of monkeys, the still black waters of the rivers, and the flutter of colourful butterflies and tropical birds.
Wildlife spotting opportunities are excellent at the lodges here and your guides may be from local indigenous communities, as they are becoming more involved with eco-tourism and have unrivalled knowledge of Amazonian flora and fauna. They can point out rare species of kingfisher, signal where to look for river dolphins on a canoe excursion, or explain the medicinal purposes of some of the thousands of local plants.
You will enter the rainforest by road or air, and then by boat to one of the jungle lodges tucked away on the rivers, or take a cruise of several days on a boat such as the Manatee Explorer.
Ecuador is proud of its remote and unspoiled Amazon, which offers an authentic Amazon experience to its visitors.
Suggested itineraries featuring the Amazon
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the Amazon, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Accommodation choices for the Amazon
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Amazon. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
A beautiful lodge located in a tributary of the Napo river deep in the Amazon, The Napo Wildlife Centre offers the visitor an authentic Amazon experience.
Located deep in the Amazon rainforest, Sacha Lodge is a comfortable and ecologically-aware property with a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
Located deep in the Amazon rainforest, La Selva Jungle Lodge is a comfortable and ecologically-aware property.
Minga Lodge offers excellent access to one of the most ecologically rich regions in the world. The lodge is also operated by Me to We, a part of Free the Children, so half of all profits from projects here go back into the community.
Secoya Lodge is owned by the Secoya indigenous group who are generally considered to be the wise and colourful magicians of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The MV Anakonda accommodates 40 guests in 18 suites with air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
The 90 foot long and 24 foot wide “Manatee Amazon Explorer” riverboat has been specially built for cruises in the Ecuadorian Rainforest.
Ideas for experiencing the Amazon
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting the Amazon, and which use the best local guides.
A stay at the Minga Lodge offers a unique opportunity to get to grips with what life is really like in the Amazon. Culturally, this is far more in-depth, interactive and rewarding than a regular Amazon visit and allows you to spend time with the local community during your stay.