In stark contrast to the cool snowcapped Andes mountains is the humid lowlands known as El Oriente. This is an area of tropical rainforest to the east of the majestic Andes mountain range.
Within this vast green wilderness are numerous national parks and forest reserves sparsely populated with indigenous communities where you can experience the rainforest, its people, and myriad of wildlife. River dolphin, tapir, capybara, caiman, monkeys plus countless species of birds are just a few of the magical animals that hide in these forests.
Mostly unexplored and more biologically diverse than the enchanting Galapagos Islands, the opportunity to stay in one of Ecuador’s world-renowned jungle lodges, lost deep in the rainforest, is a life enriching experience.