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The Northern Coast - Esmeraldas
The northern Ecuadorian coast in the province of Esmeraldas is arguably one of the most beautiful and most threatened places in Ecuador.
Wild jungles stick their roots into titanium sand that glitters in the sunlight while whales greet small boats emerging from the mangrove labyrinths.
Due to the Humboldt current, Ecuador has lush tropical forest on the western side that abruptly stops at the ocean’s edge. This mega diverse area has been understudied and is relatively unknown in comparison to the Amazon and the Cloud Forest.
Learn about the conservation projects are being spearheaded in this area to protect the tallest mangroves in the world, humpback whales, whale sharks, threatened birds, and monkeys.
The Cloud Forest
With over 600 recorded bird species, 102 species of reptiles and amphibians, 200 orchid species, and 300 butterfly species there's more to see here can can be possibly fit into a lifetime.
Visit thundering waterfalls, soar over the forest canopy, get up close and personal with the flying jewels of the cloud forest at the butterfly garden, and follow the process of chocolate from pod to bar.
The Andean Highlands
The Andean mountains surround Quito and Otavalo in a warm embrace and the landscape is bedazzled by sapphire shimmering volcanic lakes.
Hidden between their slopes are endemic flora and fauna just waiting to be studied and local people brimming with pride about their ancestral roots.
Apart from the wildlife, the Andes are alive and brimming with culture spanning the ages from the people of Rumipamba, the Incans, the Conquistadors, and the locals today that have been influenced by all of these fascinating people.
Walk the dusty paths of the Páramo in Ecuador's national parks, enjoy the local artesanal market bustle, get a bird's eye view of the landscape with Ecuador's raptors, and listen to the traditional ways of the Ecuadorian people.
The Amazon Rainforest
Spanning nine countries, the Amazon Rainforest holds half of the world's recorded species depsite only covering 7% of the world's landmass.
Between twisting vines and trees taller than 20 story buildings you'll find yourself transported to a wild city where its inhabitants are working at all hours of the day.
The Napo river and other feeder rivers are the life force of the Amazon - acting as natural highways for both people and animals.
Walk not just through evolutionary history by catching glimpses of caimans and prehistoric hoatzins, but tread the footpaths laid down by the indigenous, explored by the Spanish, and then followed by countless other people.
You won't just observe this rich history - you'll also partake as the Yachaks preform their cleansing ceramony and you dine on your freshly prepared meal prepared with traditonal techniques.