The Amazon Basin
The Amazonian Rainforest covers 5.5 million km2 and over nine countries making it the biggest and most important rainforest in the world. The Ecuadorian sector of the Rainforest is home to 1,400 different animals which includes mammals, reptiles and birds.
There are nine indigenous tribes that live in the Ecuadorian Amazon, three of which live in total isolation away from the rest of the world in the depths of the rainforest. The other six tribes welcome visitors and it is a great opportunity to meet a different community, learn about their way of life as well as their ancestral practices. For travellers who wish to experience the immensity and power of the Rainforest there are plenty of activities available to witness the rawness of this region. Kayaking the Amazon river, hiking into the depths of the rainforest, swimming in lagoons and wildlife watching are amongst the numerous trips you can try your hand at.