In the second most populous city in the Ecuadorian Amazon is located the Yasuní National Park, with 3,860 mi2 [10,000 km²] of forest, and one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. The park is home to Huaoranis, native Amerindians who maintain their traditions and way of life to this day. The Tagaeri and Taromenane peoples also live there in voluntary isolation.
Isla de los Monos is home to several monkey species. To get there, you need to take a 90-minute boat ride from the Napo River boardwalk and, along the way, you’ll be able to contemplate a dense forest with such trees as sour cane and tagua palm. Another can’t-miss attraction in El Coca is the Museo MACCO. It’s a project that preserves the archaeological heritage of this Amazonian region to show it to the community.