Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands - The Oriente (Chapter)
This is the Oriente chapter from Lonely Planet's Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands guidebook.
This vast area has drama galore. Rivers churn from the snowcapped Andes to dense rainforest, then on to the Amazon basin and distant Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, ancient indigenous tribes call the riverbanks home and, in many places, life goes on as it has for centuries.
- immerse yourself in the wild rainforest and see an incredible array of wildlife at the Lower Río Napo lodges
- stay in fabulous Parque Nacional Yasuní and visit its exceptional Parrot Clay Lick
- tame white-water rapids in a raft or kayak on the rivers outside of Tena
- restaurants & accommodations
Coverage includes: Quito to Lago Agrio & around, along Río Aguarico, Reserva Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Coca, Vía Auca, Lower Río Napo, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Parque Nacional Sumaco-Galeras, Archidona, Tena, Misahuallí, Upper Río Napo, Puyo, Macas, Sucúa and Gualaquiza.
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