Updated: Oct 22, 2021
With the Best Preserve Historic Center in South America, a diverse landscape encompassing the Andean highlands, the Galápagos Islands, and the Amazon jungle, as well as an incredible abundance of fauna and many breathtaking beaches, Ecuador is a must-visit for every traveling enthusiast.
The Amazon and Galapagos are world famous for wildlife viewing and their unique ecosystems. 📸@selvalodge
The Amazon jungle is a giant ecosystem running through 9 countries in South America, and, though Brazil accounts for the largest share of it, it’s not the only way to experience the Amazon rainforest.
If you are planning a trip in Ecuador, and you want to explore the famous Amazon Jungle during your escape, continue reading this article, and find out the best way to do it!
1- Choose the Best Time To Visit Ecuador’s Amazon
Ecuador might host only a small section of the Amazon, but you should know that it is full of culture, wildlife and, of course, dense jungle. But, the first thing you should know when deciding on the dates of your trip, is that, usually, when it comes to the Amazon, it rains all year-round. That might sound awful, but the truth is is that this frequent rain makes the Amazon so beautiful, green, and full of exotic animal species.
However, if you want to experience some slightly drier weather, you can visit this area between December and March.
If you want to add the Galapagos Islands to your itinerary, you should know that here, the seasons are split into and warm and wet, from December until June, and cool and dry, from June to November. As you can imagine the best time to visit Galapagos is the warmer season.
So, even if no matter when you visit this beautiful country, you are promised a memorable holiday, the best time to visit Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and the Amazon jungle would be in the months between December and March.
2- See as Much as You Can of Ecuador
Though your bucket list might only contain the Amazon Jungle, to make the most out of your trip, consider combining an Amazon cruise with a Galapagos tour. Sailing through the inspiring rainforest on a luxury cruise ship, for instance, will give you the chance to relax and pamper yourself while admiring the biggest biodiversity of flora and fauna in the world.
And since you are in Ecuador, a glimpse of Charles Darwin’s Galapagos Islands will complete your encounter with Mother Nature, giving you the chance to admire more natural beauty, as well as some rare and endemic species, like the blue-footed boobies and the Galapagos turtle.
If time permits, don’t miss exploring the beautifully arranged streets of Quito, Ecuador’s capital, which is waiting for culture enthusiast and curious foodies from all over the world with many surprises.
3 – Find Great Accommodation: La Selva Luxury Ecolodge
Once you have your itinerary, and you know the best time to visit Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon jungle, you can start looking for accommodation. La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa, is a fantastic option for those of you who want to have the time of their life while exploring the Amazon rainforest.
Ecuador has 20,000 species of plants, over 1,500 species of birds, more than 840 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 341 species of mammals. 📸@travelqueennorway
La Selva Jungle Lodge is located directly across the Napo River from the Yasuni National Park and all visitors to La Selva have the opportunity to visit the park.
Yasubi National Park was Designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989, this enormous bosque protegido (protected forest) encompasses an area of 9,820 square kilometers (6,100 mi). The park itself is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. You can find several hundred different species of trees, birds and wildlife within just a square kilometer of the entire park.
Relaxed in our fully equipped cabana after a day of activities in the jungle 📸@driftingwanderers
La Selva Lodge is one of the first Amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador, and it is famous for the comfort, luxury, and high-quality service it offers, being the premier eco-lodge in the area. The lodge offers opportunities for cultural exchange, photography, adventure, hiking, relaxation, birdwatching and wildlife observation.
Those surreal nights in the ecuadorian Amazon are recorded on my DNA forever. Millions of exotic jungle sounds at @selvalodge while stunningly contemplating a zillion stars make it a dreamlike experience 📸@davidaguilar_photo
During you stay, you can hike through the surrounding rainforest, fish for piranha, spott birds from a 100 foot treetop canopy tower, take a night paddle and even take a night hike through the awakening jungle.
“Deep in the rainforest I found this magical lodge that collaborate with the indigenous people from the local community. Side by side they work together taking care of the environment in a sustainable way. Every one I met was warm and friendly, with a heart and knowledge about our Mother Earth 🌎 teaching me about birds, frogs and monkeys. They made magic in the sundown by calling for the hummingbirds and I saw the birds dancing in the last glimpse of day right in front of me. Ecuador is just amazing” By @travelqueennorway
These are our tips for travelers interested in finding the best way to visit the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador. While there are other things to consider when planning every trip, if you want to make the most out of this one, choose the best time to visit Ecuador, Galapagos Island and the Amazon jungle, see us much as you can from this amazing country, and look for great accommodation.
A trip to Ecuador is the adventure of a lifetime, but why stop there? There is much to see and do in South America! Check our suggested itinerary for visiting The best of South America combining with a luxurious exploration in Ecuador.
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