Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador


The world's richest and most varied biological reservoir, containing several million species of insects, plants, birds, and other forms of life, many still unrecorded by science. The luxuriant vegetation and wide variety of trees include many species of myrtle, laurel, palm, and acacia, as well as rosewood, Brazil nut, and rubber tree. Excellent timber is furnished by the mahogany and the Amazonian cedar. The Amazon rainforest is home to a bewildering array of wildlife, including macaws, toucans, tyrant flycatchers, capybaras, tapir, sloths, manatees, red deer, squirrel monkeys, red howler monkeys, jaguars, caimans, anacondas, tarantulas, leaf-cutter ants, scarlet ibis, and black skimmers.    [- Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004]

El Oriente is the term used by Ecuadorians for all of the Amazon Basin lowlands east of the Andes. Although the Amazon River itself does not flow through Ecuador, every one of Ecuador's rivers east of the Andes runs into the Amazon, and hence, all of the Oriente is part of the upper Amazon Basin. This area is all rainforest [now steadily depleting], merging into cloud forest in the eastern Andean foothills.    [- From Lonely Planet Ecuador, 2001]

Rio Napo

Accommodation

Beaming traveler

Rio Napo


Flora


Evening


River bank


Rest stop on jungle hike


Capybara


Ocelot


Peccary


Trumpet bird


Termite nest


Primordial forest


Sunset


Vista point


Cooling off


Rafting down


Liana Lodge bus stop


Returning west to Tena

 



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