Ecuador: Amazon River Cruise
When you enter the Ecuadorian Amazon, you are entering a world that few people have the opportunity to experience. The most comfortable and luxurious way to experience the splendor of the Amazon is by sailing on a river cruise, which allows you to see places unreachable by any other means of transport. Whether you decide to embark on a 4, 5 or 8-day cruise, it is guaranteed that you will encounter fascinating wildlife and diverse destinations.
Ecuador contains only 2% of the entire Amazon, but that relatively small area is one of the most diverse and pristine areas in South America, and possibly in the world. It is home to Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1989 due to the vast range of animal and plant species that inhabit it. In fact, some naturalists claim that the level of biodiversity in the park is so high that every journey into the rainforest can result in the discovery of a new species.
The climate in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest never undergoes drastic changes. Throughout the year, temperatures range comfortably from 26°C to 35°C. Because of Ecuador’s location at the equator, the sun rises and sets at the same time every day. For the same reason, the Ecuadorian rainforest only observes two main seasons: the cooler dry season (June-September) and the warmer wet season (October-May). Regardless of the season, guests visiting the rainforest should expect to experience sudden showers. Rain or shine, however, there will always be plenty of wildlife to discover.