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The Amazonas Ecostystem, particularly its Tropical Rain Forest, is considered to be one of the richest and most complex communities of plant and animal life in the world. The region is characterized by huge and diverse amounts of flora and fauna with extraordinary variations of their habitats and micro habitats.
Covering approximately 12'000,000 H., the major area of the Ecuador Amazon supports exuberant vegetation that is typical of humid tropical forests. Its western limit is the Andes Mountain Range, Peru lies to the south and Colombia to the North. The principal attraction of the hilly Forest is, of course, the trees, some soaring higher than 46 meters.
Common species are Cinnamon, Silkcotton, Jaracanda and several leguminous trees. The alluvial plains, located on the terraces of the principal rives, support great concentrations of palm trees. The principal Amazon artery for visitors is the Napo River, a major tributary of the main Amazon River. Its basin is 1400 kilometers long and one to three miles wide. As a result of fluvial dynamics, the Napo’s 130 islands are covered by young forests, which provide refuge and nesting sites for a multitude of bird species, many of them migratory.
You can find this absolutely "must-see" spot in the following link to the list of programs that we offer, as examples:
CLOUD FOREST AND GALAPAGOS CRUISE
MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER CRUISE
AMAZON: NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER