About 2% of this Amazon Rainforest lies within Ecuador's borders in the foothills of the Andes, and you are currently in this 2% which although it is a small proportion, it contains about a third of its diversity!.
The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve protects (603.380 hectares). Located just on the Equator, in the northeast area of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, Cuyabeno is home to some different communities each one with its own cultural identity. In Cuyabeno it is possible to identify over 500 different species of colorful birds starting from tiny hummingbirds to the majestic Harpy Eagle, which is found just in the rainforest, there are 240 different species of plants in one hectare, each one with a specific practical and medical use. Jaguars, Monkeys, Anteaters, Sloths, Dolphins ( Inia Geoffrensis and Sotalia ), Manatees and Armadillos, are just some of the mammals that live in the Cuyabeno reserve.
Amazing anacondas and fer de lances are some of the reptiles found, and the caimans too. Piranhas, Catfish, the gigantic Arapaima (reaching over 2 meters), and other species of fish thrive here in the black water rivers and lakes. The Cuyabeno Reserve provides homes and habitat for countless plant and animal species as well as for Indigenous communities such as Sionas, Secoyas, Kichwas and Cofanes.
Our Responsible Tourism and the Environment
Dracaena is Responsible tourism is a key point in our corporate philosophy. We have developed a responsible tourism policy, which we try to respect as much as possible, providing a sustained commitment to communities and the environment, to ensure we have a lasting positive effect. It is about "giving something back". So our responsible tourism practices run at Environmental Respect, Responsible Operations and Social Commitment.
Help us! To promote actively the conservation of the Amazon Rainforest, this is home to more biodiversity than any other ecosystem. It is the key to protecting the planet’s health and curbing climate change.