The Amazon rainforest is a bastion of biodiversity. This is a well known fact but what is not as well known is how difficult it can be to see the animals that live in the forest. Upon entering the rainforests of eastern Ecuador, most people’s first impression is that of entering a humid cathedral of green. A constant chorus of insects is part of the natural soundtrack but it can take a while to see animals, even some of the 500 bird species that live there.
Everything that lives in the Amazon is so difficult to see because just about everything is either highly camouflaged, or nocturnal. Evolving with a wide variety of predators has resulted in birds, snakes, mammals, frogs, and insects that happen to be natural-born experts at staying out of sight. They can be seen but it takes a well-practiced eye, acute hearing, and the patience of a quiet hunter. This is exactly what you get when walking through the forest with a local guide at the Huaorani Ecolodge. They grew up tracking and hunting animals in those majestic forests and are as just at home in the jungle as city-dwellers are in an urban zone. Hike with a local guide on a night hike to see tree frogs. You will probably see some other animals too.
Visit the Huaorani Ecolodge for an authentic jungle adventure of a lifetime.