The Ecuadorian Amazon can be explored on a superior river cruise or from a number of rainforest lodges, many only accessible by light aircraft or river. A wide variety of wildlife may be spotted, including monkeys, frogs, caimans, river dolphins and many parrot and parakeet species. Excursions include nature walks, boat rides, visits to clay licks and canopy walkways.
The climate is normally hot and humid with with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 36 degrees centigrade, although cooler temperatures can occur in July. Afternoon and evening rainfall is common throughout the year, however the rainiest months tend to be from February to May.
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The tropical lowlands of the Ecuadorian Amazon basin lie to the east of the Andes, covered mainly by rainforest and bisected by tributaries of the Amazon river, including the Napo and Pastaza rivers. Here, one has the opportunity to discover both the extraordinary flora and fauna of the rainforest as well as the cultures of the indigenous tribes who have lived in the region for thousands of years. The climate is normally hot and humid with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 36 degrees celsius, although cooler temperatures can occur in July. Afternoon and evening rainfall is common throughout the year, however the rainiest months tend to be from February to May.
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