Ecuadoran Amazon

Ecuadoran Amazon, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Ecuadoran Amazon (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

The Ecuadorian Amazon is a tropical rainforest region located in northeastern Ecuador.

The area is known for its pristine jungles, as well as the diverse wildlife that lives there.

The Amazon region of Ecuador is one of the few places in the world where its probably best to travel with a group, with a guide or through a jungle lodge.

If you have more than a few days and you’re not on a super tight budget, staying and traveling with a jungle lodge can be very rewarding. You’re based right in the midst of the jungle, and, at the better lodges, you’re in an area that’s protected from farming, logging and drilling.

You usually have 2-3 activities per day including birding hikes, canoe trips and fishing for piranhas. Again, at some of the better lodges, you usually have a indigenous guide that speaks English, French, etc. This ensures that you really get to see some amazing things like five different species of monkeys, caimans, tarantulas and lots and lots of birds.

Typically, you pay one daily fee that includes transportation to/from the airport, accommodations, meals and guides, and then snacks, alcohol and tips are over and above the fee.

 

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Hostería Ojo de Agua

Featuring free WiFi, Hostería Ojo de Agua offers accommodation in Boca Suno. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

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Hotel Coca

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Coca offers accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a TV. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$14

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Yacuma Ecolodge

Set in the Napo River Area, in the Amazon rainforest, these eco-friendly bungalows with thatched roofs offer visits to local indigenous communities and balconies with jungle views. Canoeing, hiking and bird watching trips are available. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$308 - $370

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Hotel Shaddai

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Shaddai offers pet-friendly accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

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Hotel El Auca

Serving its guests for over 45 years, Hotel El Auca offers accommodation in El Coca city centre in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The property features a spa centre, a fitness centre, a sauna and a hot tub. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$31

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Anaconda Lodge Ecuador

Anaconda Lodge Ecuador

Set in the heart of the Amazonian forest, Anaconda Lodge Ecuador offers rural accommodation in a cultural lodge located on the banks of Napo and Arajuno Rivers. It features a restaurant, and free parking is provided. Average score from 32 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$130 - $240

$1308.9
Gran Hotel De Lago - El Coca

Gran Hotel De Lago - El Coca

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and children's playground, Gran Hotel De Lago - El Coca is located in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The hotel has a spa centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$84

$848.5
Yarina Eco Lodge

Yarina Eco Lodge

Bird and alligator watching, piranhas fishing and night hiking in the woods are some of the experiences that can be enjoyed at Yarina Eco Lodge. It offers rural accommodation on the banks of the Napo River. Francisco de Orellana is 25 km away. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$255 - $360

 
$2558.3
Hotel Coca

Hotel Coca

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Coca offers accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms have a TV. Each room has a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$14

$148.0
Hotel Coca Imperial

Hotel Coca Imperial

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Coca Imperial offers accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. Free private parking is available on site. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$25

 
$258.0
Hotel El Auca

Hotel El Auca

Serving its guests for over 45 years, Hotel El Auca offers accommodation in El Coca city centre in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The property features a spa centre, a fitness centre, a sauna and a hot tub. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$31

 
$318.0
Heliconias Grand Hotel

Heliconias Grand Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a spa centre, Heliconias Grand Hotel offers accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. The hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$65

$657.6
Hotel Shaddai

Hotel Shaddai

Featuring free WiFi, Hotel Shaddai offers pet-friendly accommodation in Puerto Francisco de Orellana. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Hostería Ojo de Agua

Hostería Ojo de Agua

Featuring free WiFi, Hostería Ojo de Agua offers accommodation in Boca Suno. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is available. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Shaman Lodge

Shaman Lodge

Offering a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, Shaman Lodge is set in Tena. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$80

$80-
Yachana Lodge

Yachana Lodge

Tucked away in the forest and accessible by boat, Yachana Lodge offers comfortable accommodation with balconies in the Napo Province. Free Wi-Fi is available and excursions are included. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$200

$200-
Yacuma Ecolodge

Yacuma Ecolodge

Set in the Napo River Area, in the Amazon rainforest, these eco-friendly bungalows with thatched roofs offer visits to local indigenous communities and balconies with jungle views. Canoeing, hiking and bird watching trips are available. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$308 - $370

$308-
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa is a luxurious, secluded lodge located on the border of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest. It features free transportation from Coca, plus all-inclusive meal plans. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$638

$638-
Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge

Sani Lodge is located in Yasuni National Park where in Ecuador, considered the most biologically diverse spot on Earth, guests can enjoy local wildlife. You can enjoy garden view from the room. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$1191

$1191-

Highlights:

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Natural
Scenic Waterways
In Cuyabeno, the shores of a major Amazon branch are so close on both sides that you really feel inside the jungle, while the narrow rivers still provide sufficient opening to see the trees with beautiful daylight lighting.

There are 2 lake areas in the park. The largest network of lakes is in the eastern part of the park, and can be conveniently reached from Lago Agrio over an asphalt road. The other lake network is located at the border with Peru, and requires some extensive travel. These late areas have a different flora and fauna than the higher grounds in between the wetlands.
Tropical Forests

Cuyabeno Wild Life Reserve-- in the Amazon region of Ecuador

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve is a 603,380 ha lowland tropical rainforest in the Amazon region of Ecuador with some of the highest biodiversity on earth. It is the only Amazon park close to the Andes with a dense network of beautiful lakes and navigable creeks. There are thousands of plant and tree species in the reserve, most notable being Orchids, Bromides, Macrolobyum, Heliconia, and Palms.
Wildlife and Plants
Few protected areas in the world have so many species of plants and animals. Its biodiversity includes 10 species of monkeys, and all large Amazon mammals are present, such as Tapirs, 2 species of deer, all Amazon cats, including Jaguars and Pumas, Capibaras, 2 species of Dolphins, Manatees, the Giant Otter, etc.

The current number of registered bird species is now over 580 species and still rising. At the peak of the wet season, thousands of hectares of forest become inundated, forming an El Dorado for an estimated number 350 fish species Crocodiles, Boas and Anacondas, while countless frogs and toads sing their never-ending concerts.
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