The Ecuadorian Amazon basin has a territory about 120.000 square kilometers and is one of the four natural regions that Ecuador has. “El Oriente” as the Ecuadorians call the Amazon region is the biggest region in the country but the less inhabited of the continental regions which means the majority of the territory is pristine forest the perfect destination for nature lovers and people who want to forget the worries and relax in an isolated place far away from civilization.
The Amazon basin is the most biodiverse ecosystem on earth and that is the most striking feature about this place, it has a high degree of species diversity temperate forests in Europe or North America often consist of only a few tree species, the norm in the rainforest is to find between 50 and 200 tree species within the area of a few hectares or acres, in fact sometimes it is difficult to find two individuals of the same species within visual distance of each other. Because of the big territory of forest and the biologically importance that the region has, the Ecuadorian government has created two big protected areas in order to preserve the natural beauty of this place. The Yasuní National Park and the Cuyabeno Reserve. Lodges can be found in both reserves which offer the opportunity to scout this astonishing ecosystem with the company of experienced guides who will help visitors to discover the wonders of this stunning forest without forgetting the comfortable facilities that the guests need in order to completely enjoy the visit to the Amazon rainforest.
Besides the natural feature of the Amazon region, it also has a cultural importance because this place is the home of more than 10 ethnic groups; all of them with their own traditions, manners, costumes and languages. Even between the ethnic groups that are inhabited the Ecuadorian Amazon there are two groups which remain isolated of the modern civilization, the Tagaeris and Taromenanis, they still live the same lifestyle that their ancestors used to live moving as nomads farming and hunting in the forest. In the expedition to the Ecuador Amazon region the visitors will have a glance of the local culture and share a good experience with the local people.
The Ecuadorian Amazon basin is one of the best destinations for the ecotourism and nowadays the local people see this practice as the best way of business in order to remain the forest untouched because the forest provides everything for them shelter, food, medicines and tools for their lives, sadly every day more areas of the rainforest are cut down for commercial purposes but with your visit you will support this projects that are trying to protect the marvelous Amazon rainforest for the future generations.0