Highlights and main attractions of the Amazon Jungle
Containing some of the richest and most biodiverse habitats of the Amazon to the east of the Andes, Ecuador’s upper Amazon basin is brilliantly accessible. The accommodation within these idyllic settings showcases the true splendour of this corner of the country. Comprising less than 5% of the total population, the inhabitants of the Ecuadorian Amazon are a melting pot of smaller communities who live fascinatingly traditional lives in the jungle, with ancient traditions and ceremonies that are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.
Some of the 4,500 orchid species of Ecuador are found here, and there are plants of medicinal importance that the Inca hold high regard for.