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Rainforest, Ecuador

 

ECUADOR AMAZON RAINFOREST

The Ecuadorian Rainforest is located in the eastern lowlands of Ecuador. This region descends from the foothills of the Andes to 200 mts above sea level, this is the upper edge of the world’s Amazon basin.

The climate of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is relatively uniform with an average of 27º C/ 80º F. You can expect rainfall every single month, but the rainiest months are from March to May. The annual precipitation ranges from 2000 to 3000 mm.

In Ecuador there are more than 5,5 million square kilometers of this kind of forest and it is considered one of the 25 hot-spots of biodiversity on the planet with more variety of plants and animals than any other place in the world.

 During your Ecuador rainforest wildlife tour you will walk through huge kapok trees and vines while you spot exotic birds, tropical frogs, reptiles such as black and white caiman, noisy monkeys such as howler monkeys and spider monkeys and with some luck mammals like giant otters, tapirs and others. On these expeditions we will also have the opportunity to visit the native communities of the area. In the Oriente there are 6 different communities (Cofan, Siona-Secoya, Waorani, Achuar, Shuar and Quichua) most of them conserve part of their culture and try to live like their ancestors.

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