MINGA LODGE

A luxurious retreat designed with respect for its natural environment, Minga Lodge & Reserve is situated on 700 acres of tropical rainforest on the banks of the Rio Napo in the wildlife-rich heart of the Amazon.
Guests enjoy exclusive and immersive experiences that unite culture, community, conservation, and wellness.
No matter what the day’s adventures hold—exploring cacao plantations, discovering the rainforest’s remarkable wildlife, or visiting indigenous Kichwa communities—Minga Lodge & Reserve offers serene, luxurious spaces in which to refresh and recharge afterwards.
Meals are prepared by a professional chef who sources fresh, local fruits and vegetables and premium specialty ingredients from across the
country to create delicious, healthy epicurean feasts.
Family-style meals feature both Western favorites and Ecuadorian specialties.
Our commitment is to create unforgettable experiences for you and your loved ones. Whether you’re embarking on one of our immersive cultural activities, venturing out on a rainforest hike or relaxing in your cabin, our staff and expert local guides will look after every detail—leaving you free to relish in the wonder and wildlife surrounding Minga Lodge & Reserve.
Learn from locals 
Immerse yourself in cultural activities led by local community members. Learn directly from them through guided tours of their homes, make artisan crafts, cook traditional food, and participate in a blessing by a local shaman.

Explore the rainforest
Experience the Amazon’s amazing rainforest and wildlife. While you hike, canoe or explore by open-air vehicle, your guide will point out parrots, toucans, monkeys and sloths. But don’t forget to look for piranhas, caiman, orchids and colorful frogs.
Enjoy authentic experiences

Our team at Minga Lodge includes locals and expert guides. They share their knowledge and expertise with you about the rainforest, their history and culture, and their hopes for the future for the Amazon and its environment.

SERVICES

Staff

Our friendly staff form the backbone of the Minga Lodge experience, and are always available to cater to any special needs you may have.

Bar

BEER AND WINE. Enjoy a cold beer
or glass of wine along with your meals.

Wi-Fi

FREE WI-FI IS AVAILABLE. Enjoy wi-fi capabilities
throughout the entire lodge

COFFEE AND SMOOTHIE BAR

Sustainably
sourced coffee and locally sourced fruits for smoothies
and juices are expertly prepared to order by our baristas

Boots & Ponchos

Clean and disinfected bubber boots and rain ponchos are available for all of our guests at the Lodge, free of charge.

Water

Purified, safe drinking water is available at multiple points around the Lodge – there’s no need to bring your own bottled water.

Restaurant

Service times are adapted to your itineraries and food is served buffet style or restaurant style, depending on the number of visitors. Vegetables and vegans are welcome. 

Rooms and amenites

Modern, air-conditioned
private cabins, each including high-end linens and
ensuite bathrooms, mini refrigerators, and a safety
deposit box 

MINGA LODGE & RESERVE
HIGHLIGHTS:

HIKE, CANOE AND BIRDWATCH IN 700 ACRES OF PRIMARY RAINFOREST

ECO-LUXE, CLIMATE-CONTROLLED CABINS

HOME TO HALF OF THE REGIONS SPECIES OF MONKEYS

FARM-TO-TABLE DINING SOURCED FROM THE MINGA AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER WORKING FARM

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SPECIAL CONSERVATION RATE
All guests of Minga Lodge & Reserve contribute a dedicated Conservation Fee of $75, per night, per person. This fee contributes to Minga Lodge & Reserve’s broader conservation efforts in the region, which include maintaining the primary rainforest, conserving the diversity of flora and fauna, training local farmers on sustainable agricultural practices as well as highschool students on environmental conservation.

PROGRAM

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 

Arrival
Lunch
Rainforest Hike
Shamanic Cleansing
Weapons Training
Dinner Hike

DAY 2 

Birdwatching
Breakfast
Rainforest Hike
Lunch
Minga Agricultural Learning Center
Chocolate Making & Tasting
Dinner
Night Walk 

DAY 3 

Coffee Tasting
Breakfast
Jewelry Making
Lunch
Kichwa Cooking Class
Dinner 

DAY 4 

Breakfast
Departure

PROGRAM

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

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DAY 1 

Arrival
Lunch
Rainforest Hike
Shamanic Cleansing
Weapons Training
Dinner 

DAY 2 

Birdwatching
Breakfast
Rainforest Hike
Lunch
Minga Agricultural Learning Center
Chocolate Making & Tasting
Dinner
Night Walk 

DAY 3 

Coffee Tasting
Breakfast
Jewelry Making
Lunch
Kichwa Cooking Class
Dinner 

DAY 4 

Birdwatching
Breakfast
Amazon Expedition
Lunch
Rainforest Hike
Dinner
Night Walk 

DAY 5 

Breakfast
Departure

SANCTUARY CABINS 

Guests stay in private, luxurious eco-cabin sanctuaries designed for comfort and style. Modern and bespoke, each features floor to ceiling glass windows that showcase the rainforest’s tropical beauty while also offering all the modern conveniences, such as climate control and hot water.

  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Personal safe
  • Plush towels, bathrobes and slippers
  • Reading lights
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • Air-conditioning
  • Lavender room diffuser
  • Luxury linens & pillows
  • Complimentary eco-luxe toiletries
  • Rainfall walk-in shower
  • Multiple 120V power outlets

ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON

PROGRAM DOUBLE
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS 
$​2610
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS 
$​3480
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS 
$4350

FAQ

What is included in the programs?

 THE TOURS INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation in double room with private bathroom
  • All meals according to the program (The tour starts with the lunch of the first day and finish with the breakfast of the last day)
  • Free Water, tea & coffee
  • Excursions and activities according to itinerary 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Rubber boots (only up to size # 43) 
  • Transportation between land ports of Coca or Punta Ahuano and Minga Lodge & Reserve.
What is not included in the tour?

   NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation Quito - Lodge - Quito
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
What to bring?

Lightweight pants and long sleeved cotton shirts are ideal for walks in the forest. However, if you are more comfortable wearing short sleeves, remember that exposed skin may need a light dousing with insect repellant.


During the rain, full waterproof clothing can be uncomfortable as it often gets you wet with sweat instead of water, but rain ponchos are recommendable for tropical cloudbursts. Plenty of ponchos are available at no charge if you do not have your own, and we also supply rubber boots up to men’s size 14 for walks in the forest interior.


Comfortable shoes (or sandals), shorts and t-shirts are fine for walking on boardwalks and around the Lodge during meals and free time. And don’t forget your bathing suit!

  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, memory and flash
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun protection (cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Light long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and swimsuit for the Lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and extra socks
  • Small day backpack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, batteries, etc... from rain
Children policies:
  • Children under 12 pay 50% of the package rates when staying in a room with a full paying guest. There is no charge for children under 5 need to stay with guardians. 
  • Maximum 2 children per cabin.
  • Children under 5 are welcome but please note Minga Lodge & Reserve programming is most suitable for children 5 and up.
What facilities are there in the room?

Private cabins, each including high-end linens and ensuite bathrooms, mini refrigerators, and a safety deposit box.

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