Located in Napo Province, the western limit of Yasuni is only 190 miles from Quito. The park, which has camping sites, extends for 1,679,643 acres.
FAUNA: The fauna attraction in this park includes its fish life: piranhas, catfish and many ornamental varieties; reptiles: anacondas, boa constrictors, crocodiles, turtles and several amphibians, invertebrates and insects. In birds: king buzzards, harpies, giant tinamou, falcons, fishing eagles, royal herons, macaws and parrots; and in mammals: dolphins, manatees, tapirs, boars, monkeys and giant armadillos.
FLORA: There are manytypes of vegetation, e.g., riparian, flooded forest or varzea, as well as firm ground forests, where relevant plant species vary over the hills and plateaus: balsa, cecropia, morete, palms, chonta palm, pambil, ecus, silkcotton, capirona, peanut trees, cinnamon, dragon's blood, jacaranda and many legumes.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: This biosphere reserve is Ecuador's most bio-diverse
area. The Huaorani Indian tribe lives here: in the Tiputini, Yasuni, Cononaco
and Nashino river basins, as well as on lagoon shores and navigable streams.