El Coca is your gateway to explore Ecuador’s incredible Amazon Rainforest.
This is your base for the best Amazon tours in Ecuador. Imagine the sound of chirping insects as you travel up the river. Watch monkeys moving through the giant trees. And spot colorful birds flying over the rainforest’s lush green canopy.
Choose to explore the rainforest on guided tours from comfortable jungle lodges. Or you can voyage deep into the protected areas aboard expedition cruises. On a cruise, you will visit different regions and explore with expert guides.
We have selected the premium Amazon tours in Ecuador. These offer you comfortable accommodation and professionally guided tours. They also include your meals and can help with your transfers from Quito.
The tours below offer:
- Wildlife-rich rainforest
- Comfortable accommodation
- Professional and experienced Amazon guides
- Environmentally responsible tours
El Coca and the Yasuni Region
Also known by its official name of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, El Coca is a port city of the Napo River. The surrounding region is home to more animals and plants than anywhere else on Earth.
The Yasuni region has won world records for species richness. And with the high quality tours on offer, it’s the perfect place for your Amazon rainforest experience.
From Coca, you have fantastic protected areas to explore. Even the forest between protected areas offers a similar level of animals and plants.
The Yasuni National Park is the most famous. And the Yasuni region surrounding the park is home to a breathtaking amount of wildlife. You can also find the only clay licks in the northern Amazon.
To experience the Yasuni Amazon Rainforest from Coca, you have different tours available.
A fantastic experience is the Manatee Amazon Cruise. For an introduction, click the video below.
Yasuni National Park is home to a record breaking amount of wildlife. And it’s recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The park measure around 6,500 square miles and contains many different animals. These include jaguar, caiman, toucans, macaws, turtles and a variety of monkeys. Examples include tamarins, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sakis and marmosets.
The park is home to a healthy population of jaguar and harpy eagles – two of the Amazon’s most sought after wildlife sightings.
We will summarize some of the top Amazon Rainforest lodges from Coca. And we will then mention two fantastic Amazon cruise options.
Let’s get started with the top Amazon Rainforest tours from Coca.
The Sacha Lodge
The Sacha Lodge offers the largest canopy walkway in the Amazon. From the lodge, you will then enjoy expertly guided Amazon Rainforest tours.
For an introduction to the Sacha Lodge, click the video below.
Explore rainforest trails to find different rainforest monkeys, canoe the lake and enjoy the canopy walkway. This is 94 feet (30 meters) above ground and stretches 940 feet (275 meters) through the rainforest. You will also enjoy the Yasuni clay lick to see colorful parrots.
Explore the surrounding rainforest on many different guided trail walks. Find many different monkeys, fascinating reptiles and delicate tree frogs.
The walkway is a fantastic platform for birdwatching. Impressively, 37% of all Ecuador’s birds have been seen from Sacha Lodge.
The Manatee Amazon Cruise
Aboard the Manatee Amazon Cruise, you will explore the Amazon Rainforest of the Yasuni National Park. See the parrot clay lick and climb canopy towers to gaze over the Amazon Rainforest.
You will head into the rainforest on expertly guided wildlife tours. Spot monkeys, otters and a diversity of rainforest animals and plants.
La Selva Lodge
La Selva Lodge offers a little luxury in the Amazon Rainforest. La Selva Lodge is Rainforest Alliance certified and provides spacious suites with your own bathroom and private balconies.
Enjoy beautiful view of the rainforest and wildlife-filled Lake Garzacocha.
The Family Suite is also fitted with your own private hot tub. Enjoy guided rainforest tours, the canopy observation tower and the parrot clay lick. There are many rainforest trails to explore and you can also enjoy canoeing the waterways.
The Anakonda Amazon Cruise
The Anakonda Amazon Cruise is the slightly larger sister vessel of the Manatee Cruise. Both vessels offer a luxury cruise of wildlife-rich rainforest. The Anakonda Amazon Cruise provides the only other luxury cruise in Ecuador’s Amazon.
You will enjoy the parrot clay licks, canopy towers, kayaking the waterways, and guided rainforest walks. Find a diversity of different animals, such as monkeys, toucans, and river dolphins.
To learn more, click the tour bubble below.