The Amazon Rainforest

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Amazon Rainforest

The Ecuadorian part of the Amazon Rainforest has more than 9 reserves and national parks. It encompasses more than 11 % of Ecuador’s land mass. It’s by far the most biodiverse area in Ecuador with more than 800 species of birds, more than 2500 species of insects and more than 450 endemic flora. The Amazon Rainforest is a place to be visited during a trip to Ecuador.

From my visits to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, I would choose megadiverse Yasuní National Park. It is the best place for adventure and one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. The park is located 250 km east from Quito in the provinces of Napo and Pastaza and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989.

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Accessibility

The jungle or Amazon rainforest,  is relatively accessible from almost anywhere in the country, because it covers the entire eastern edge of Ecuador. A flight takes just 45 minutes from Quito to Coca. Leaving Quito in the morning, you can be swinging in a hammock at your chosen lodge by lunchtime.

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