Kapok tower and Canopy walkway excursions

12-19 August 2005

A kapok tower and a canopy walkway, respectively 43 and 30 meters tall, are the ideal points to observe birds and other wildlife from the top of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador. They are located within a short and easy walking distance from Sacha Lodge.

Kapok tower
Photo of the kapok tower, a 43 meters high structure built around a huge kapok tree, giving the opportunity to observe the Amazon rainforest from top.

 

Photos of the stairs while climbing the kapok tree tower.


 

More photos of the kapok tree tower.



 

Amazon rainforest

 

Amazon rainforest from top
Photos of the Amazon rainforest taken from the top of kapok tree tower. This is an ideal place to observe birds and other wildlife, otherwise not visible from ground level.

 

 

Bromeliads
Pictures of bromeliads growing on the upper branches of the trees, more than 40 meters above ground.

 

The top section of the kapok tower.

 

Bridge over Amazon rainforest
The canopy walkway is instead an hanging bridge, 275 meters long and 30 meters high.


 

Hanging bridge
Photo of the bridge hanging over the Amazon rainforest.

 

Like for the kapok tower, the canopy walkway is an ideal place to observe birds and other wildlife, otherwise not visible from the ground.

 

Amazon rainforest in Ecuador
Images of Amazon rainforest from top.

 

Me on the canopy walkway.

 

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