It is the largest and most important National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It is located at theNapo and Orellana provinces, was declared as World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1989, has 982,000 hectares of forest where you can admire more than 2000 plants species, 610 birds species, 250 of fish, 604 mammals species, more than 121 reptiles and amphibians species, also has 10 primates species. Transforming the Yasuní into one of the most diverse places for primates in the world, it is also one of the few forests that contains the three largest and most hunted apes, these are: howler monkeys, woolly monkeys and spider monkeys.
In the territories of this province formerly inhabited the Waorani, Alama, Zápara and Shuar cultures. The Yasuní is also known as "the cinnamon" is currently inhabited by the Waorani, Kichwa, Shuar, Achuar, Shiwiar, Zápara and Andoa communities. It is harbor of two uncontacted tribes of the Tagaeri and the Taromenane.
It is a natural formation, caused by erosion, which has several minerals that help birds improve the food digestion. That is why large flocks of parrots and macaws come daily, generating a natural and amazing spectacle.
Lagoon and Añangu Community
It is a lagoon of black and calm waters that resemble a mirror, it is located in the Kichwa community of Añangu, at north part of the park on the ravine of the Napo river. Within it you can visit the Kuri Muyo interpretation center and walk through several paths that run through the tropical forest.
Observation tower of Añangu
Tower 50 meters high, is located next to a giant tree, which has the same size as the tower. You get a panoramic view of the rainforest, of various monkeys and birds in search of food.
In the Kichwa Añangu community at the southern part of the Napo river ravine, is the Yaku Kawsay interpretation center, a place designed to explain the history of the national park, its purposes and the variety of flora and fauna.