For your safety and comfort
1. Registration revenue sites
In protected areas there are checkpoints where you can request information and support from forest rangers. For your safety, always tell someone when you enter a reserve.
Register for the Biodiversity Information System
If you want to know more about news, events and activities that take place in protected areas, we invite you to register for the Biodiversity Information System - SIB (http://sib.ambiente.gob.ec). This system allows the user to interact with and learn about their interests, share their experience and actively integrate into the promotion of these mega-diverse areas.
2. Guidance services
Most areas have hiking trails or waterways. Be well informed about the type of difficulty of each of these. If they are long or you are undertaking any adventure sports (trekking, climbing, mountaineering and kayaking, among others) you must have a guide. Ask about these at regulation checkpoints.
3. What to wear?
Suncream, insect repellent, camera and / or binoculars (or put them in a plastic case cover in case of rain), sufficient water if protective medium or long walks.
AREAS IN THE HIGH ANDES: Warm clothes, rain poncho sweater or raincoat in case of rain or drizzle. Proper footwear, walking boots if undertaking medium or long walks.
COASTAL AREAS AND AMAZON: Light clothing and rubber boots for walking on trails (in forests); within the forest are frequently muddy areas or small ponds.