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The Amazon: Ecuador’s Jurassic Park

By Sean Mahon

Posted: 9th January 2015 15:29

Ecuador’s exciting answer to Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs), is the incredible Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.  Set on a tiny slice of the beautiful country, sometimes the best things come in small packages!  An adventure that will effortlessly top the rest, be immersed into all things green.  One of the most bio diverse locations in the world, it is simply extraordinary, set at an amazing 400m above sea level.   A tropical destination like no other; let the ultimate adventure begin!

From witnessing the tiny frogs and giants ants to swimming with the playful bright pink dolphins, it is the place that questions all things natural concerning wildlife.  The greater the distance between yourself and civilisation, the more the rainforest unravels to reveal jaw dropping sights.  If you are looking for cultural awareness, then head deep into the jungle to make the most surprising discovery.  Located in the area are fascinating indigenous villages where tradition and heritage are kept alive through the people.  Be in awe of the joy celebrated through the vast communities despite the unusual and stripped back lifestyle.

Beware that your trip through the Amazon can prove tricky and sometimes dangerous therefore always be sure to have a guide at your side.  It’s always good to be cautious for safety reasons, not to mention that you will get all of the juicy information on the rainforest firsthand!  With so much to see and do, a short trip may unexpectedly turn into a long stay so make sure that you book one of the cosy lodges located in the area in advance.

The weather is forever changing in the famous Ecuadorian rainforest.  Sunny and wet, you never know when the clouds will burst into a heavy down pour.  Due to the humidity, the rain acts as a refreshing cleanse as you can get warm and sometimes sticky!  With temperatures reaching up to 35 °C, June, July and August are the best times to visit as this is when the exciting variation of species come out to play.

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