Ecuador Rainforest Tours

Ecotourism has grown extremely popular in recent years, especially in the Ecuadorian Amazon. To take advantage of this boom, many tour agencies and hotels have slapped the prefix “eco” in front of their names in an effort to attract clients. To know if you are really getting the ecological experience that you’ve been promised, check out Ecuador’s definition of “eco”.

Below is a list of recommended providers of tours and lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon:

Adventure Life Amazon Rainforest Tours offers active and lodge based Amazon Rainforest tours in Ecuador and Peru. Combine your Amazon rainforest lodge stay with a Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour. Adventure Life seeks to actively preserve the locations visited on all Amazon tours.

Casa del Suizo – with its panoramic view of the Napo River, Casa del Suizo is a great choice for a first or hundredth trip to the rainforest. First class accommodations, with many of the conveniences of home, and excellent food in the tranquility of the rainforest make Casa del Suizo the ideal getaway and great base camp from which to explore the Amazon.

Blowpipe practice

Blowgun practice. Photo courtesy of Cotococha Lodge.

La Selva Jungle Lodge – is located high on Lake Garzacocha deep in Ecuador’s Amazon basin, the richest primary forest on earth, and offers you the ultimate in luxury jungle adventures. Create your own itinerary; go birdwatching, trek or hike in the jungle, canoe in meandering rivers, or simply enjoy the magnificent views of the rainforest while lying on a hammock. Also, enjoy the Lodge’s gourmet food and its personalized service.

Amazon Rainforest Tours by Imagine Ecuador  – offers Amazon Jungle Tours in the Cuyabeno Lodge Reserve, Yasuni National Park, Luxury Amazon tours, birdwatching, eco-lodges, canopy walks, and Amazon River tours.

Oscelot kitten in the Amazon region.
Photo by Cherise Miller.

Magic River Canoeing Tours – specializes in canoe tours in the northern Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Paddling and hiking through untouched primary rainforest with expert bilingual guides (both English and German) is a “must do” for birders and wildlife lovers. Magic River provides accommodations in cozy, rustic cabins, and uses state of the art camping and canoe equipment.

Nautica Galapagos – offers excellent deals on Galapagos cruises and Galapagos diving. Also offering Ecuador one day tours in Quito and Guayaquil, two days tours including Otavalo market and Cotopaxi volcano, Amazon jungle tours and land tours. Experience all of Ecuador and the Galapagos with Nautica, our staff will ensure that it is the vacation of a lifetime.

Otobo’s Amazon Safari offers what has to be one of the most amazing adventures to be found not just in Ecuador, but anywhere in the world. Otobo, a Huaorani native, invites you to his territory in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon to experience the Rainforest and all its magic. This has all the elements to be the trip of a lifetime. you’ll trek through the forest behind your local Huaorani guide and a bilingual naturalist inside the Yasuni National Park.

Galapagos and More – offers Amazon rainforest itineraries and Galapagos add on packages with Spanish courses and scuba diving adventures.

Sacha Lodge – is an ecotourist’s dream. Primary Amazon Rainforest, a birdwatching tower, a butterfly nursery, an extensive network of trails and comfortable accommodation make Sacha Lodge one of the world´s premier eco-lodges

Sani Lodge – perched on an oxbow lake deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon between Cuyabeno Natural Reserve and Yasuní National Park, Sani Lodge is what comes to mind when one thinks of the perfect ecological getaway amidst virgin Amazon rainforest. The perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic simplicity, the lodge is the perfect place to relax and explore the surrounding jungle on foot and in dugout canoe, stopping to fish for piranha, delight in the songs of Amazonian birds, search for caiman under the light of the moon, or just soak up the magical energy of the biological heart of the planet.

Updated 8 June 2016