The Amazon in Ecuador is one of the most diverse ones in the whole world. The discovering of the Amazon river happened in 1542 and the quest that discovered it started from Quito.

There are two important Protected Areas in the Ecuadorian Amazon: The Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve and the Cuyabeno Ecological Reserve. Both with an amazing amount of wildlife and a rich culture from the different ethnic groups inhabit this region for thousands of years