Amazon Rainforest 2019 Updated Information about visiting the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, from how to get there, prices, itineraries and frequently asked questions.
Below, we have created our extensive guide to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador based on our expert local knowledge and experience transporting countless people in Ecuador each year.
The best way to get to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is to hop off your Ecuador Hop bus in the town of Baños where you can will depart for your jungle tour. Alternatively, for tours to Yasuni National Park and deeper in the jungle, you can fly directly from Quito to Coca to save time. To research your options for visiting the Amazon Rainforest, visit the tour comparison website Find Local Trips where you'll be able to check out the different tours that are available.
Ecuador Hop guides can assist you with booking an Amazon Rainforest tour as well as all other tours on your trip in Ecuador. However, since space at jungle lodges can be limited, it’s definitely recommended to have your tour already reserved in advance. Visit the tour comparison website Find Local Trips to learn about your options for exploring the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
The weather in the Amazon is rainy and warm throughout the year. While there is a high water season from December to June, this does not prevent any visits to the area and actually provides some extra opportunities for observing plants and animals.
Vaccinations for yellow fever are available and should be administered at least ten days before traveling to affected regions. Travelers may also want to take anti-malarial medication as a preventive measure while traveling in the area. Consult your doctor to determine what medicines and precautions you should take.
We recommend purchasing travel and health insurance for all trips in South America, just to be safe in case of any unforeseen problems.
There are a wide variety of jungle lodges available, from budget to luxury. While accommodations will generally be quite rustic compared to what you’d be used to in a city, you do have many different options to choose between. Contact the lodges you’re interested in visiting to find out specific details about the accommodations and amenities.