The Amazon jungle begins in the foothills of the eastern Andean slopes. The many streams that form in this wilderness eventually form the tributaries of the Amazon River. Logging and oil extraction have driven the Indian tribes deeper into the jungle, but local associations and projects are successfully fighting against the disappearance of this rainforest.
I am Tom and I am from Belgium. I’ve lived in Ecuador for a decade and I’ve been working in tourism for 8 years. Therefore I obtained my tourism diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion. Currently I live in Guamote, a small village between Riobamba and Alausi. Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland.