Ecuador Amazon Lowlands

The Amazon Basin in Ecuador

The Amazon lowlands are home to a large variety of animals and plants. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, has identified Ecuador as the country with the highest biodiversity in the world.

One of the most significant advantages of Ecuador’s Amazon lowlands is its high accessibility. It is straightforward to get there from big cities. For example from Quito, it takes less than 4 hours to arrive with the bus at the lowlands. If you want to travel to remote regions such as Coca and the Yasuní national park, daily flights with the national Ecuadorian airline TAME will take you there.

Even the famous explorer Alexander von Humboldt took more than a year to explore the region. Many of his findings and observations stemmed from his time in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest in Ecuador deeply inspired him.

The weather in Ecuador is generally warm throughout the year. Below is a weather and climate table for Coca, a cosy small town in Ecuador which is a starting point for most Amazon tours.

 

Indigenous living and communities

We offer tours to visit the indigenous community in the Amazonian rainforest where you will undoubtedly have an unforgettable experience. The people will teach and share with you their love for nature as well as their passion for the conservation of their environment. A local guide will accompany your trip. More information regarding this visit can be found here.

Travel with our Amazon Explorer Programme!

Here at Galapagos PRO, we offer different tours in the Amazonian lowlands. A few of our most popular tours are listed below!

1) The Indigenous Shaman and Galapagos Tour
2) River Napo and the Galapagos combination cruise tour
3) River Napo and the Galapagos combination luxury cruise tour
4) Amazon Lodges and the Galapagos cruise combination tour

The tours are customizable, and categories such as your choice of accommodation, cruise, tours, and excursions can be adjusted according to your budget. You can send us your enquiries here.

The Amazon lowlands at a glance

Area: one-third of the total area of Ecuador
Geography: divided into two parts; first, the thickly wooded foothills of the Andes, containing the three volcanoes Sumaco, Pan de Azúcar and Reventador of the Sub-Cordillera Galeras-Napo and second, the flat Amazon lowland plain (less than 400 m above sea level); all of its rivers flow into the Amazon river
Transportation: cars, country buses, planes, boats
Population: Indigenous peoples like Kichwa (del Oriente), Cofan, Secoya, Siona, Shuar (former hunters of shrunken heads), Zàpara, Quechua and the Achuar (relatives to the Shuar)
Main sights: Yasuní National Park, chocolate production on Pacari plantations in Tena, a visit to one of the indigenous peoples, Napo Wildlife Center eco-tourism lodge built by the natives indigenous of the Kichwa Añangu Community-Reservat, protected by UNESCO.

Ecuador Amazon Tours

Shaman Tzamarenda Naychapi

Amazon Rainforest: 4 Days Shuar Community (Palora)

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Your visit directly supports the reforestation of cleared areas and the educational project of the community

From 540,- USD
Price per pax
Siona Amazonas Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: 4 Days Siona Amazonas Lodge

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Experience an extraordinary stay in the Amazon Rainforest

From 690,- USD
Price per pax
Tapir Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: Tapir Lodge, Cuyabeno (3)

Duration: 3 - 3 days
Highlights:

Experience monkeys, frogs, birds, insects and the indigenous lifestyle during your stay at the Tapir Lodge.

From 700,- USD
Price per pax

✪ Ecuador Amazon Tours ✪

Shaman Tzamarenda Naychapi

Amazon Rainforest: 4 Days Shuar Community (Palora)

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Your visit directly supports the reforestation of cleared areas and the educational project of the community

From 540,- USD
Price per pax
Siona Amazonas Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: 4 Days Siona Amazonas Lodge

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Experience an extraordinary stay in the Amazon Rainforest

From 690,- USD
Price per pax
Tapir Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: Tapir Lodge, Cuyabeno (3)

Duration: 3 - 3 days
Highlights:

Experience monkeys, frogs, birds, insects and the indigenous lifestyle during your stay at the Tapir Lodge.

From 700,- USD
Price per pax
Tapir Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: Tapir Lodge (5)

Duration: 5 - 5 days
Highlights:

Monkeys, frogs, birds, insects and the indigenous lifestyle await you during your stay at the Tapir Lodge.

From 960,- USD
Price per pax
Sani Eco Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: 4 Days Sani Eco Lodge, Yasuni

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

The perfect opportunity to be in a Truly Primary Rainforest full of Incredible & Varied Wildlife

From 1070,- USD
Price per pax
Cotopaxi National Park

Ecuador Round-Trip: 5 Day Andes and Amazon Tour

Duration: 5 - 5 days
Highlights:

Round-trip from Quito, via Papallacta, Baeza, Tena, Puyo, Baños and on the Avenue of Volcanoes back to Quito

From 1070,- USD
Price per pax
Mantaraya Lodge

Ecuador Rainforest: Mantaraya Lodge (4)

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

From Mantaraya Lodge, discover the natural world of the Ecuadorean coast

From 1120,- USD
Price per pax
Horse Riding in the Andes

Ecuador Tour: Adventure Sports (6) in a group

Duration: 6 - 6 days
Highlights:

Challenge yourself and join this athletic adventure on the Ecuadorean mainland

From 1190,- USD
Price per pax
Andean Scenery

Ecuador Private Tour: Amazon and Andes

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Experience Papallacta, Tena, Puyo, Baños and the Avenue of Volcanoes

From 1470,- USD
Price per pax
The Amazon Explorer

Amazon River Cruise: Manatee (4)

Duration: 4 - 4 days
Highlights:

Experience the Amazon from a unique perspective!

From 1860,- USD
Price per pax
Avenue of the Volcanoes

Scenery and Society: Quito, Amazon, Andes and the Coast

Duration: 14 - 18 days
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Quito, Yasuni or Cuyabeno National Park, Andes panorama, Amazon Rainforest, Avenue of Volcanoes, Devil's Nose

Experience the diverse landscapes, rich history and intriguing culture of Ecuador

From 3070,- USD
Price per pax
Travel with professional guides

Ecuador Amazon and Galapagos: Kayak Tour

Duration: 12 - 16 days
Highlights: Explore the Amazon with Kayaks, Kayking in the Galapagos, Camping, North Seymour Island, Penguins at Isabela Island

Kayaking is like horse-riding but on water! This tour will bring you on an adventure in Ecuador and the Galapagos.

From 3430,- USD
Price per pax
Zaruma

Ecuador/Galapagos Round Trip with Rental Car

Duration: 32 - 42 days
Highlights: Galapagos Islands, Safe hotel parking spaces, Exchangeable stops

Visit all highlights from North to South, East to West with this extensive Ecuador rental car tour.

From 3470,- USD
Price per pax
Galapagos Giant Tortoises

Ecuador Complete: Amazon, Andes and Galapagos Islands

Duration: 16 - 20 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage Quito, Ingapirca's Incan Ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Island Hopping

Discover the many faces of the world's most biodiverse country!

From 3560,- USD
Price per pax
City of Guayaquil

Rental car tour to/from Guayaquil

Duration: 14 - 21 days
Highlights:

Begin your rental car tour from Guayaquil and visit the best highlights in Ecuador along the way.

From 3710,- USD
Price per pax
Highlands of Papallacta

Best of Ecuador: Rental Car and Galapagos Island Hopping

Duration: 21 - 28 days
Highlights: Papallacta, El Angel , Devil's Nose, Ingapirca - Inca Ruins, Santa Cruz Island, Isabela Island

Experience Ecuador with a rental car before island hopping through the Galapagos archipelago

From 3800,- USD
Price per pax
Parrots at Guango Lodge

Bird Paradise Ecuador: Cloud Forest, Amazon and Coast

Duration: 15 - 20 days
Highlights: Tucans, 250 Hummingbird species, 1/6 of all bird species worldwide , Cloud Forest, Amazon Rainforest, Yasuní National Park, Parrots, 270 bird species , Machalilla national park, Frigate birds and blue-footed boobies, Red-footed boobies and pelicans, Quito - Cultural World Heritage Site, Guayaquil

Discover the birds of the Cloud Forest, Amazon Rainforest and Machalilla National Park

From 4160,- USD
Price per pax
Charles Darwin Statue on San Cristobal Island

Science Expedition: Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Duration: 18 - 25 days
Highlights: Un Poco del Chocó Biological Station & Nature Reserve, Climate research at Cotopaxi , Sangay National Park , Galapagos Science Center, Charles Darwin Foundation

A special tour, guided by researchers and scientists through the unique nature in Ecuador.

From 4250,- USD
Price per pax
The River Boat Manatee

Cruise Ecuador: Amazon Cruise and Galapagos Cruise

Duration: 12 - 16 days
Highlights: Yasuni National Park, Isabela & Fernandina, Santa Cruz and North Seymour, Includes all transfers and domestic flights

The three wonders of Ecuador in one trip: Andes Mountains, Amazon and Galapagos Islands

From 4890,- USD
Price per pax
Atacama Desert

Best of Nature Cruise Deluxe: Atacama, Yasuní, Galapagos

Duration: 20 - 25 days
Highlights:

From the driest desert to some of the worlds best snorkeling sites

From 4910,- USD
Price per pax
Breathtaking Landscapes

Best of Nature Cruise Deluxe: Atacama, Yasuní, Galapagos

Duration: 20 - 28 days
Highlights:

Extremes of luxury and extremes of nature go hand in hand in Best of Nature Deluxe

From 11860,- USD
Price per pax