Descending eastwards from the Andes offers the chance to discover one of the main natural wonders on earth: the Amazon basin, and the best way to really get to know it is with the people who have lived there for centuries: the Shuar, Achuar, Huaorani, Siona - Secoya, Cofán, Záparo, and Quichua.

Different types of jungle programs that include community-based touristic operations, offer the best chance to learn about the fauna and flora of the jungle, as well as about the traditions, culture and wisdom of ecuadorian indigenous people. Among different protected areas, special mention deserves Sangay National Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site and Yasuní National Park, a biosphere Reserve.