Ecuador encompasses a mere 2% of the continent’s rainforest yet boasts a dizzying third of the Amazon’s entire bird species. At the heart of country’s tropics, the Yasuni National park covers 9,820 km² of pristine rainforest and is arguably the most biologically diverse spot on Earth, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Accessed via short hopper flight from Quito, there are a number of excellent lodges along the Napo River. Many are part owned by indigenous communities and provide a rustic yet charming base from which to explore the steamy jungle. Expert native and naturalist guides lead tourists to discover the rich flora and fauna on nature walks, boat-trips and visits to macaw clay-licks. Further afield, remote tribes have opened up simple tented camps and offer visitors the unique opportunity of experiencing the forest through the eyes of its original inhabitants.
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