Located in the proximities of the Quijos river (named after the
native group that inhabited the region before the Spanish conquest),
Baeza is the first important town in the forest, despite its battered
houses and the abandonment atmosphere.
Salto de San Rafael: Due to its 145 meters fall, this cascade
of the Quijos river, is the highest in Ecuador.
It is in the road among Baeza (county of Napo) and Lago Agrio
(capital of the county of Nueva Loja). From here the summit of
the Reventador active volcano is observable.
of Fauna Production of Cuyabeno: it is a flooded forest
of 665.000 hectares that is characterized by its incredible biological
diversity. Pink dolphins, the manati of the Amazon and
four species of caymen, besides an important variety of birds
(tangaras and cotingidos, mainly) inhabit its lakes.
it is a small protected area of 56.000 hectares that is among
the Napo and Aguarico rivers. Ideal for trips on foot in which
is nor strange neither difficult to observe birds, butterfly and
-even- fresh terrifying prints of jaguars, the feline of bigger
size of the forest.
Reserve of Limoncocha: Its creation had as objective
to stop the ecological damages caused by the oil exploration.
The Lemon Lake (limoncocha) is located in El Coca and is a refuge
of the Monkeys: As its name indicates, an important
quantity of "howling monkeys" whose screams can be listened
from more than a kilometer of distance live in this place. During
the visit to the island, the visitor will have a close encounter
to these animals of reddish hide.
Hatun Sacha Biological Station: dedicated to the conservation
and investigation of the species of the forest. The visitors will
get to know about the fertile work that is carried out in this
center, located very near the town of Misahualli (county
Animal Rescue Center: Voluntaries from every little
corner of the world, arrive to this place to work in the "re-adaptation"
of the species that were extracted of their natural habitat by
diverse reasons. The objective of the center is to free the animals
again, preparing them to live in freedom.