Welcome to The Southern Oriente
The southern Oriente may be the envy of its northern sister: here the jungle is wilder, and more pristine. Rivers snake through vast tracts of rainforest dotted with tiny indigenous settlements and no roads. Inaccessibility remains, for the most part, because of a lack of industry, although mining and oil exploration may change all that in the future. Most visitors come to visit indigenous tribes such as the Shuar, an adventurous pursuit that involves few creature comforts – the tourism industry has yet to bloom.