The Amazon RainforestRUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE!
About the amazon Jungle
For the intrepid traveler the Amazon Rainforest represents escape into a mysterious world of hidden secrets and micro-level beauty, an intriguing explosion for all the senses, and an experience of nature in its purest form. The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet, home to an incredible array of plant and animal species as well as extraordinary indigenous Indian cultures. Add to that the fascinating mix of indigenous indian tribes that populate the region, and the mystery of the shaman traditional medicine healer, and you are in for a unique cultural experience too. The Ecuadorian Amazon basin is also the most easily accessible and inexpensive rainforest area in all of South America! The adventure of a lifetime awaits you...
Happy Gringo offers Amazon tours to many different contrasting lodges in different regions of Ecuadorian rainforest. The table below is to help you choose which option is most suitable for your trip:
|La Selva Ecolodge||Garzacocha||$$$||Yes||Low/Medium||-|
|Napo Wildlife Center||Coca||$$$||Yes||Medium/High||Quichua|
|Napo Cultural Center||Coca||$$||Yes||Medium/High||Quichua|
|Anakonda Cruise||Jungle Cruise||$$$||Yes||Medium||-||.|
|Manatee Explorer||Jungle Cruise||$$||Yes||Medium||-||.|
|Deep Amazon Kayaking||Shiripuno
|Tandayapa Bird Lodge||Cloudforest||$$||No||Low/Medium||-|
Price ratings: are based on standard 4day rates except for Deep Amazon Kayaking and Jaguar Tracks which are only available for 7 days.
NOTE - an unavoidable element of any visit to the rainforest is contact with bugs and creepy crawlies - this applies to both simple and luxury lodges alike, and may involve insects inside your room. If this does not sound like something you would like to sign up for then a trip to the rainforest is probably not for you.