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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Although we enjoyed the whole trip if we have to select a highlight it was our visit to the Yasuni National Park. Wildlife watching from the canoe, walking through the rainforest and looking over the forest canopy from the viewing tower were all great experiences and we were amazed by the diversity and visual accessibility of so many plants and some much wildlife.
Napo Wildlife Centre – Such a wonderful location and the fact that it can only be accessed by canoe helps to make it a really special place.
Bellavista – Another room with a view in a great location for bird-watching including from the circular dining room and around the lodge. Staff were friendly and helpful.
All the guides were very knowledgeable and keen to show us their country and its wildlife. They were also happy to talk more generally about other aspects of life in Ecuador which added to the interest of the trip. They were friendly and spoke excellent English.
T. Duffy, UK, 2014
» Napo Wildlife Centre Eco-Lodge
Both Amazon rainforest and Galapagos were excellent. The boat selection and the cruise itinerary were outstanding.
Everything was perfectly organised. All parts of the trip fully in line with the itinerary. Local representatives were available at the meeting points, they organised the documentation, the transport, everything.
Everything was excellent, the guides were very professional and helpful. Accommodation was also well selected, fully in line with the expectations. Next time, we will spend more time in Ecuador and visit other parts of this fascinating country.
Z Vuleta, Hungary, 2015
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