The Amazon rainforest: the East of Ecuador is covered by the Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest rainforest which stretches all the way to Brazil. This area consists of huge national parks and intangible zones solely reserved for indigenous tribes. This practice allows them to continue to live their lives traditionally without being interfered with, including medicinal rituals and the utilization of the plants surrounding them as “natural pharmacy”. To this day there are numerous tribes who have very little to no contact to the outside world. The Amazon is easily accessible: within only a few hours you can travel from the highlands to the dense vegetation of the rainforest to discover its hundreds of fish and bird species. You might even encounter an anaconda or boa constrictor! But fear not, there is plenty of other, less frightening wildlife to be found, such as monkey, turtles, armadillos, or tapirs. You will find the famous pink dolphins, as well as reptiles, in the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, and the black caiman in Limoncocha Lake.