Rain Forest Ecosystem
Amazon Region contains the world’s largest tropical rainforest,
the world’s largest river, and perhaps the greatest diversity of
wildlife to be found anywhere. It is home to more than 4000
species of birds, 2000 species of fish, 60 species of reptiles,
including the Caiman and the Anaconda, and a great variety of
in Terra Firma Forest
This hike will lead us
under the gigantic trees, for a close view of the rain
forest floor to see how the lower plants complete for
sunlight, among vines and epiphytes, observing the flowers and
fruits that are the nourishment of the animals and birds.
There are plenty of
opportunities to swim in the Amazon basin’s rivers and
lakes. Or just go into the water to freshen up and
Whether by paddle canoe or
short walk, the feel of the tropical rain forest at night
is an entirely different experience.
Short or medium length
These are included daily
in the Amazon rain forest. One of the walks will be
accompanied by a native guide, who will introduce you to the
secrets of the medicinal plants and their applications.
This wide, white water
river, which itself flows into the Amazon. The dense,
green walls of gallery forest are broken occasionally by the
small holding of the Quiches settlements as you navigate
downstream. The canoe trips along the rivers are
excellent opportunities for viewing parrots, macaws, and
herons and rivers turtles.
Paddle native canoes
There are many
opportunities if you wish to paddle native canoes on the
small black water rivers and lakes, alone or in small groups.
Explore small rivers
motor canoe explore the small river’s still waters
observing the vegetation of its banks: huge kapok and palm
trees. The surprising pink dolphins may appear at any
bend of the river. This is a great place to spot
toucans, parrots, eagles and many other birds.
offered the opportunity of early morning outings - the best
time, when the birds are very active.
Conference by naturalist
Each evening, the
naturalist guides will discuss different topics related to the
Amazon rain forest. Its flora, fauna, bird life, native
communities and many other subjects.
In addition to our rainforest explorations, another important feature of the program will be our visits to the homes of forest residents.
We will visit and learn what their lives are like, living on the edge of this vast trackless forest.
A walk through their gardens is always interesting and we will learn their survival skills, which permit them to continue living in the complex tropical forest environment.
Almost all forest dwellers collect plants for medicines and we will talk to them about which plants they collect and their uses.
During our voyage you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with many different communities that live along the shores of the Napo River Basin.