A close encounter with monkeys in the Amazon Jungle – Ecuador

A close encounter with monkeys in the Amazon Jungle – Ecuador

Imagine waking up in the morning surrounded by green lush forest, gorgeous scenic views and the sound of nature!  Then you peek through your window to find out that you have a monkey climbing up the tree right in front of you.

This and many other unforgettable experiences await you at Yasuni in the Ecuadorian amazon jungle.


Golden-mantled tamarin, Saguinus tripartitus photo by: Cristina Pettersen Carpio

The amazon jungle of Ecuador is considered a world icon, housing around 2.5 million species of flora and fauna, thousands of plants and the highest diversity of plants in the world. So monkeys are just some of the species you will be able to encounter or admire from a distance during your visit.

Yasuní is one of the most diverse places on earth, with some unparalleled biological richness.  The special location in the Equator, the Andes and the Amazon Rainforest make this a unique place when it comes to diversity.

instagramIf you are in South America I would love to see your pictures.

“Considered together, the Yasuní herpetofauna—271 species of amphibians and reptiles—is the most diverse assemblage ever documented on a landscape scale”

I hope that this short video gives you some inspiration! Start planning your trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. You can also get a close encounter with magnificent wildlife.

Where to stay

Booking your stay at the Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge, in what is known as community tourism will not only allow you to collaborate in the development of the community, but also to explore Yasuní, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a hotspot for biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest.

FacebookWhat to bring

– A camera and binoculars

If you have a SLR camera with you that day and would like to take plenty of photos from all angles and avoid it from getting wet,  get a Professional Rain Cover for Large DSLR Cameras  or you risk it getting your camera damaged. 

– Sunscreen, Insect repellent, light pants, t-shirts, long sleeves for night hikes, couple of shorts, flash Light with enough batteries for 4 or 5 days, cap, sunglasses, plastic bags big enough for your back pack, sandals (flip flops or water shoes), water bottle, small first aid kit.

Planning a trip there soon?  Comment below or send me an email, I can help you with more tips.



If you want more in-depth information and also a guide that you can bring along during your trip, I recommend the travel guide Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands.

This is a great source of information and tips, maps and all you need if you plan on visiting Ecuador. I personally like the option of having a hard copy version where I can take notes and have at hand.

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A close encounter with monkeys in the Amazon Jungle – Ecuador

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