Ecuador Amazon and cloud forest

Our Ecuador Amazon rainforest and cloud forest tours offer an impressive array of wildlife and the best in comfortable eco-lodges. This is one of the most bio-diverse countries on earth.

Almost half of Ecuador is covered in wildlife-rich forests from steamy Amazon jungle to the east to the higher-altitude cloud forests that cloak the western slopes of the Andes. A cloud forest tour or Amazon tour will show you the best wildlife of this small nation.

A visit to the cloud forest will bring you up close to humming birds, monkeys, butterflies, numerous birds and insects and for the lucky the Andean spectacled bear. A network of trails leads you through fabulous virgin forest for early morning bird-watching. Relax in a hammock and enjoy fresh local produce as you watch humming birds hovering over tropical flowers.

Our Ecuador Amazon tours include cultural experiences as well as bird watching and wildlife spotting on hikes deep into the rainforest. Climb a canopy tower to fully appreciate the immensity of the forest as you watch macaws and toucans fly by. Paddle a canoe up creeks and across lakes, watch kingfishers and ospreys fish nearby. Explore the Amazon forest, home to jaguar, monkeys, caiman and numerous birds, snakes and insects.

For community run Amazon eco-lodges try Sani Lodge, Eden Lodge and Napo Wildlife Centre, all have expert local guides born and brought up in the Amazon of Ecuador. For luxury choose the exceptional Mashpi in the cloud forest and Sacha Lodge in the Amazon. The quality of guides, food, drinks and service is exceptional at these top-quality lodges. For the best Ecuador cloud forest eco-lodge choose El Monte.

Can’t decide which? Read our Amazon vs. cloud forest guide, and advice about Ecuador’s Amazon and the cloud forest.

We had a wonderful time. Ecuador is a fantastically diverse country and we will definitely go back.

So many highlights - observing a feeding sloth in the Amazon and hummingbirds at Bellavista.

All our guides were excellent, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

J. Hately, Bellavista and Napo

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