It’s important that we bring certain information to your attention, right off the bat. According to the Smithsonian, a prestigious institute in Washington D.C, Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park may be the most ecologically diverse place in the World! This park is located within the Napo region, which is located within Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within Napo’s moist forests and is home to a myriad of different animals. There’s more, Ecuador’s Amazon jungle is in fact home to a total of four national parks. The other three include; Cayambe-Coca, Llanganates, and Sumaco Napo-Galeras.
The Napo received its name thanks to the Napo River, a tributary to the Amazon River. This Ecuadorian province’s capital is Tena. Tena is also the capital of the white-water exhilarating activities such as rafting, kayaking or even the weird and wonderful ducky raft. The reason for this is its intricated waterways taking their source in the two main rivers Rio Napo and Rio Misahualli, with places like Jadu Yuacu and Jondachi offering delightful level 3 to 4 currents for adventurer’s great enjoyment!
What makes this region so special, apart from it being home to an incredible rainforest, and powerful rivers, is that it has yet to be affected by industrialization. The Napo region is the antithesis of what we know and live with today. This region and its thick rainforest provide a perfect sanctuary for the many natives who remain isolated from modern day society.
This is one of the few places in the world where you can find indigenous people still living and thriving off of what the land provides. Now that is what we call a beautiful region filled with beautiful people.
Within the region you can also find the Antisana Ecological Reserve. This reserve is known for the rare animals and plants found in and around it. There’s even a volcano! The area is also home to the Limoncocha National Biological Reserve. Limoncocha is fascinating because it is largely a water environment ergo a large portion of the area’s flora and fauna is aquatic or semi-aquatic. This reserve is where, water and earth, two of nature’s elements, unite.
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