Due to Ecuador's compact size and the small area covered within
the Amazon here, it is one of the best countries for wildlife
viewing, especially as The Amazon's rivers, lakes, streams and
marshlands support over 600 species of fish and more than 250
species of amphibians and reptiles, including the 'South American
crocodile'; the caiman.
As you'd expect, activities and lodges are highly
environmentally conscious with all excursions accompanied by
experienced naturalist guides. An Amazon tour will have you
exploring the rain forest on treks beneath the gigantic Amazon
trees, along boardwalks crossing palm swamps and up observation
towers for a close look at the forest canopy. Board silent dugout
canoes to head up rivers and streams and enjoy early morning
outings for bird watching.
Parrots and macaws flit overhead while mammals found here
include armadillos, honey bears, sloths, tapirs, monkeys, and