If you are looking to venture into exotic flora and fauna in places where you can admire the wonders of nature, the Cuyabeno Wildlife Production Reserve should be on your destination agenda.
Located in the province of Sucumbios, northeast of the Amazon Region of Ecuador, this place comprises an area of 590 112 hectares, inhabited by more than 550 different species of birds, 60 species of orchids, more than 350 species of fish, 10 species of monkeys, a variety of reptiles such as anacondas, caimans and river turtles.
The Cuyabeno has two climatic seasons in the year- the rainy season, between March and August, and the dry season, between September and February (You can not have dolphin sightings). In the latter, there are sporadic rains, because it is a tropical rainforest.
The Cuyabeno Reserve holds the record for having the largest number of tree species, having more than 300 per hectare, so it is considered to be one of the places that enjoy the greatest biodiversity in the world. The most common plants are the guarango de Tierra, guabo, cedar, canelo, peanut tree, canyon ball and guarumo. In addition, the aquatic guarango that emerges in the waters gives a spectacular attraction to the lagoons.
Cuyabeno is home to a lot of plants and animals, but most of the largest group is made up of 494 species of birds, such as the harpy eagle. You can also find macaws, herons, and parrots.
Delfincocha, in this place inside the Reserve, you will be able to swim with pink dolphins, which only live in the rivers and freshwater lagoons of the Amazon basin.