The Amazon rainforest covers a vast area, the majority of which is in Brazil. However, substantial areas of the largest rainforest in the world are also located within the borders of Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador. As with many parts of the Amazon basin, the wildest areas in eastern Ecuador are the places that lack roads. It would be foolhardy indeed to attempt to explore such areas on your own, but fortunately, you don’t have to if you want to experience one of the most remote corners of Eastern Ecuador.
Take a trip to the Huaorani Ecolodge and the real journey starts with a canoe ride down a wild, jungle river. As the boat goes downstream, watch the forest edge to see if you can spot monkeys, parrots, and other jungle wildlife.
Once you reach the lodge, a local guide accompanies you on hikes through beautiful primary rainforest. He will help you explore the forest by pointing out certain useful plants, and looking for animals high up in the cathedral-like canopy, and hidden in the undergrowth. Keep a close eye on the vegetation and you might spot well-camouflaged insects, lizards, and other jungle creatures. Your guide will also show you how to use a blowgun and demonstrate a few other survival tips, as well as introduce you to the local Huaorani community.
A trip to the Huaorani Ecolodge is the safest and most exciting way to explore the Amazon!