ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
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THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON

DISCOVER WILDLIFE IN THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON

ECUADORIAN AMAZON JUNGLE

There is a tourist Amazon that can be easily reached, even by cruise ship. But there is another Amazon, the most unknown, which requires being prepared for adventure. It is the Ecuadorian east, the wildest area of the country, an immense region and one of the least altered on the planet. It occupies more than a third of the territory of Ecuador and very few human beings live there, almost all of them belonging to indigenous peoples under threat of extinction, such as the Achuar, the Secoya, the Shuar, the Siona, the Huaorani or the Zaparo, who they struggle to preserve their traditional way of life in the face of the temptations (and pressures) of modern life.

But the real wealth of the region is its overwhelming biodiversity. 50% of the country's mammals and 5% of the Earth's plant species live inside the jungle. Travelers can reach the remotest jungle hideaways, fish for piranhas in silent lakes, hear the menacing cry of howler monkeys, see the glowing eyes of alligators at night, admire colorful parrots feasting, and with luck, catch a glimpse of a large mammal such as the tapir or the jaguar. But this region is not only jungle: it also offers the best thermal baths in the country, the most spectacular waterfall, the most active volcanoes and formidable white waters. It is not easy to enter it, much less to know it in its entirety, but below we offer options to live a true Amazonian experience full of adventure.

LODGES IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER

A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest
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$1425.00

LA SELVA LODGE

A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest
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$1420.00

SACHA LODGE

A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest
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$1390.00

YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

The Yasuní National Park, located between the Napo and Orellana provinces. It is the largest protected area in continental Ecuador. It stands out for having the greatest diversity of flora and fauna in Ecuador.

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CUYABENO RESERVE

Extensive wetland, the largest in the Ecuadorian Amazon, with lagoons, lakes and wild animals.

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WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES AND EXPLORATION

BIRDWATCHING

More than 610 species of birds inventoried in the Yasuní National Park, offer visitors the best experience in bird watching, an unforgettable adventure in the most biodiverse place on earth.

CANOE RIDES

Explore the black waters of Laguna Añangu and the streams of the Río Napo aboard a motorized canoe or paddle! In the river, streams and lakes of the Amazon jungle we can find hundreds of different aquatic animals such as fish, dolphins, anacondas, alligators, turtles, piranhas and giant otters.

OBSERVATION TOWER

Get an up-close view of the jungle and its diverse flora and fauna. In some lodges there are observation towers where you can get the best view of the Amazon jungle. Observe flocks of colorful birds flying and the magnificence of the trees, flowers and nature that the Amazon gives us.

FOREST TRAILS

There are great chances to see a wide variety of wildlife such as insects, birds, reptiles and mammals. Some of the typical animals that can be seen in the jungle are: anacondas and other species of snakes, spiders, giant armadillo, birds such as hoatzins, macaws, toucans, parakeets, parrots, as well as monkeys, tapirs, ocelots, etc.

PARROTS LICKERS

They are the most impressive natural spectacles that can be seen in the Amazon. They are natural banks that contain a large amount of minerals with which birds and different animals feed. This event begins early in the morning when hundreds of vibrantly colored birds visit the beds.

NIGHT EXCURSIONS

Hikes and canoe rides allow guests to enjoy the nightly choirs and sounds of the forest, as well as try to spot bats, night-beams, some insects, and possibly catch a glimpse of alligators hiding on the shores from the lake. Walking tours give us the opportunity to encounter nocturnal creatures such as tarantulas, whip scorpions, toads and frogs, and possibly snakes.

Another unique way to get to know the wonderful Ecuadorian Amazon Aboard a luxury cruise ship.

You can discover a new species in each step you take in the Amazon jungle.

When you enter the Ecuadorian Amazon, you are entering a world that few people have the opportunity to experience. The smells, sounds, and tastes are all different. Of course, so are the cultures that live within the communities.

Ecuador contains only 2% of the entire Amazon, but that relatively small area is one of the most diverse and pristine areas in South America, and possibly in the world. It is home to Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1989 due to the vast range of animal and plant species that inhabit it.

The park contains over 200 species of butterflies, 596 species of birds, 150 species of amphibians, 121 species of reptiles, and 200 species of mammals, numbers which are always on the rise. In fact, some naturalists claim that the level of biodiversity in the park is so high that every journey into the rainforest can result in the discovery of a new species..

LODGES IN ECUADORIAN AMAZON

LODGES IN YASUNI
An oasis of flora and fauna.
LODGES IN CUYABENO
A wildlife sanctuary
LODGES IN UPPER NAPO
Napo, a natural paradise
CRUISES IN AMAZON
Enter a world few people know.

 

 

OUR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
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The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.

TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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