LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

Located just outside the Yasuní National Park and within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, La Selva Lodge is perfect for travellers seeking their ideal Amazon experience — whether they are six or sixty. A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest, everyone will find something to love.

IN THE HEART OF THE ECUADORIAN RAINFOREST:
Our lodge is located on the north bank of the Napo River, which eventually flows eastward and joins the mighty Amazon on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. It takes about five hours to travel from your hotel in Quito to your jungle suite, by plane, motorized canoe, by foot, and arriving in a silent paddle canoe.

RAINFOREST WELLNESS:
for your mind, body and soul.
La Selva Lodge invites you to experience our spa treatments in the middle of our protected rainforest reserve as well as our soulful yoga sessions: we have created a truly unique space in which to relax and connect with the natural world like few others on the planet. Inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon, our highly-qualified massage therapists provide innovative and traditionally crafted treatments sure to delight.

Please note: These services are only available upon request. Each treatment has an additional cost. Please request your treatment before arrival or with anticipation during your stay. All treatments and sessions are subject to availability.

SWEET DREAMS IN THE MIDST OF THE JUNGLE:
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge has 19 spacious suites, including three Scenic Suites with views of Lake Garzacocha and four roomy Family Suites. The Scenic and Superior Suites include exclusive rainforest showers, private balconies, and panoramic views, while the Family Suites include extra-spacious bathrooms, hammocks and a hot tub on a private porch. The design of the rooms at La Selva is inspired by the architecture of the native people’s homes. The airy, shady layout keeps things cool even in the hottest hours of the day.

At La Selva Lodge, we are deeply committed to sustainable ecotourism and keeping our impact on the environment to a minimum. Therefore, we do not have air conditioners in the rooms. There are, however, large windows and a ceiling fan which keeps the air in the suites circulating. If you need a hairdryer, ask for one in the front desk.

PROGRAMS

The Amazon Rainforest offers opportunities for cultural exchange, photography, adventure, hiking, relaxation, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. The area surrounding La Selva is among the hotspots for bird species, due to its ideal location on the border of the Yasuní National Park. Thanks to this impressive biodiversity and our top-notch guides, you will have the opportunity to see unique flora and fauna while visiting our jungle hotel.

AMAZON PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Please note that times and excursions in these sample itineraries are subject to change depending on various factors such as weather, season, group itineraries, guide decisions, etc.

DAY 1: 
Arrival at the Lodge. A representative of La Selva will assist you at the Quito Airport with the check of your bags and your tickets. He will give you shipping instructions.

After a 30-minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River.

The next two hours will be in a motorized canoe heading down the river in what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the rainforest, the Amazon.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva's main dock and begin your first close encounter with the rainforest and the final leg of the journey to the lodge will be completed by paddle canoe. The only thing you need to take care of during this part of the trip is your hand luggage and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.

The manager will be waiting for you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a brief briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva.

4:30 pm – Introduction to the rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic information about the rainforest, the Amazon and how La Selva works. The idea is to begin your activities with a knowledge of the place you have just arrived at.

5:00 pm – Matapalo Trail
This trail was named in Spanish for the famous strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of the many notable trees that can be found on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Due to the time of day, there is ample natural light and the diurnal and nocturnal animals are starting their daily transition activities.

7:00 pm – Snacks and Drinks
At the bar you can find snacks and order cocktails from the barman. Or, feel free to help yourself to unlimited tea and coffee.

7:30 – Dinner
Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.


DAY 2: 
6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Observation Tower and Tucaneta Trail
After a 20-minute walk, the observation tower comes into view. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 feet above the forest. Your naturalist and native guides will help you discover the colorful birds of the Amazon, perhaps even certain primates.

On the way back from the tower, there is the option to take the Tucaneta Trail, where your Native Guide can show you some of the medicinal plants that are still used today and your Naturalist Guide will provide interesting information about the ecology and history. native to the Amazon.

1:00 PM – Lunch

4:30 pm – Charapa Trail
This trail continues for about an hour, from the lodge to the edge of the lagoon. It is a great circuit where you can see different mammals, monkeys and birds that come to the lagoon at this time in search of food. It is also perfect to witness an Amazonian sunset from the water in the canoe.

6:40 pm – Night canoe ride
With the help of an auxiliary lighthouse, your guides will take you through the lagoon by canoe in search of nightlife. This is also a great opportunity for stargazing!

7:30 p.m. – Dinner


DAY 3: 
6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
This day you will return to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral-rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

After visiting the parrot clay lick, we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity. An Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you at her community center to share the life of the Kichua in the Amazon. This is special because it is part of the Amazon that is not on the maps and it provides the unique and special opportunity to really learn more about the people of the Amazon.

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

4:30 pm – Coto Trail
This is a fantastic walk that starts from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha lagoon. In the afternoon, the sunlight will be behind most of the time, making this trek an incredible experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this incredible forest. Groups of Black Tamarind monkeys can be seen on this hike and some of our groups have even seen tapirs as well.

Your Naturalist Guide will explain all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide will show you some of the medical plants that they have been using for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge is a great ending to this activity.

7:30 p.m. – Dinner


DAY 4: 
6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Departure to El Coca
According to your briefing the night before, you will have a wake-up service, breakfast and departure from the lodge. Lodge staff will assist you with your luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upriver back to El Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to assist you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.


During your free time in-between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!

BOOK NOW

AMAZON PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Remember that all excursions and times on this sample 5-Day Amazon tour itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety.

DAY 1: 
Arrival at the Quito International Airport you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National Departure area. Here they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30-minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River.

The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the tropical rainforest, the Amazon.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva’s main dock and your first close encounter with the rainforest begins and the final leg of the trip to the lodge will be completed in a paddle canoe. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.

The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a short briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva.

4:30 pm – Intro to The Rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic info about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva operates. The idea is to begin your activities with background knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.

5:00 pm – Matapalo Trail
This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Due to the time of day there is great natural light and the diurnal and nocturnal animals are beginning their daily transitional activities.

7:00 pm – Snacks & Drinks
At the bar you can find snacks and order cocktails from the bartender. Or, feel free to help yourself to limitless tea and coffee.

7:30 – Dinner
Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.


DAY 2:
6:00 am – Wake Up Call

6:30 am – Breakfast

7:00 am – Observation Tower & Tucaneta Trail
After a 20 minute walk the observation tower comes into sight. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 ft above the forest. Your Naturalist and Native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, maybe even certain primates.

On the way back from the tower there is the option of taking the Tucaneta Trail where your Native Guide can show you some of the medicinal plants still in use today and your Naturalist Guide will provide you with interesting info on the ecology and natural history of the Amazon.

1:00 PM – Lunch

4:30 pm – Charapa Trail
This trail goes on for about an hour beginning at the lodge and ending by the edge of the lagoon. It is a great loop where different mammals, monkeys and birds can been seen that come closer to the lagoon at this time looking for food. It is also perfect for witnessing an Amazonian sunset from the water in the canoe.

6:40 pm – Night Canoe Ride
With the help of a spot light your guides will take you around the lagoon via canoe looking for nighttime wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!

7:30 pm – Dinner 


DAY 3: 
6:00 am – Wake Up Call

6:30 am – Breakfast

7:00 am – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
Today you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

After the clay licks we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity. An Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you at their community center to share their life of the Kichua’s in the Amazon. This is special because it is part of the Amazon you do not find on the maps and provides the special and unique opportunity to really get to learn more about the people of the Amazon.

1:00 pm – Lunch

4:30 pm – Coto Trail
This is a fantastic walk that takes off from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha Lagoon. In the afternoon th elight from the sun will come from behind most of the time, making this walk an amazing experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this amazing forest. Groups of black-mantled tamarin monkeys can be spotted on this walk and some of our groups have even seen tapirs too.

Your Naturalist Guide is going to explain about all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide is going to explain about all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide will show you some of the medical plants that they have been using for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge makes a great ending for this activity.

7:30 pm – Dinner 


DAY 4: 
6:00 am – Wake Up Call

6:30 am – Breakfast

7:00 am – Mandi Forest Adventure
Not all lodges can offer an exotic trip into deep wilderness like where you are headed on this adventure. We will walk through an amazing primary forest for around 3 to 4 hours beginning at our main dock back at the Napo River. In this type of ecosystem there are chances to find some of the biggest mammals of the rainforest, like peccaries or wild pigs, deer or tapir.

Eventually we will reach the lagoon of Mandi Cocha. Here we get into a fiberglass canoe and paddle through the amazing Igapo Forest. This is a temporary flooded black water forest. Here we might see different species of birds and some of our guests, who are extra lucky, may encounter the elusive giant otter.

12:30 pm – Lunch

4:30 pm – Garzacocha Lagoon and Ceiba Trail
This lagoon is one of the most beautiful in all the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this trip is when we have higher chances of spotting different species of monkeys and birds. Sometimes huge groups of squirrel monkeys join families of capuchin monkeys to look for food. Howler monkeys also like to spend the late afternoon around the lagoon and you can hear their tremendous calls echoing on the lake. We may even see the famous pigmy marmoset, which is the smallest monkey in the world. At La Selva we have 7 primate species that can be seen.

More wildlife that can be seen include the Hoatzin, a famous bird with a very strange appearance and adaptations, toucans, macaws, and many other species of birds.

6:30 pm – Nocturnal Walk
On a night walk we give you the chance to enjoy the creatures and sounds of the Amazon Jungle at night. Sometimes we can see amazing things during this activity. Make sure that you bring a flashlight for this fantastic experience.

7:15 pm – Departure Briefing
Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning.

7:30 pm – Dinner


DAY 5: 
6:30 am – Breakfast

7:00 am – Departure for Coca
In accordance with your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time in-between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!

BOOK NOW

FAMILY PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Monkeys, parrots, piranhas and snakes. Need we say more?
Kids, parents, brothers, sisters, granddads, grannies, cousins, nephews, nieces and any other sort of relatives are welcome at La Selva Amazon Lodge! We’ve been creating memorable family moments for over a quarter century and we take great pride in being the most kid-friendly lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

HIGHLIGHTS:
The jungle is a great place to be a kid! At La Selva Lodge you can kayak around the lake as you look for monkeys, climb up into our canopy tower to look for birds and swing on vines like Tarzan!
Kids get to do all of the regular great La Selva fun stuff, like hike in the jungle, ride the canoes around the lake and look for wildlife with trained, English-speaking guides.
But because we love them so much, kids get some extras, too!
– Special kit for adventurers
– Crayons for drawing pictures of their day
– Excursions with specially trained guides
– Magnifying glasses to see tiny wildlife close-up
Your kids are a bit finicky, you say? No problem! Our chefs have a lot of experience whipping up kid-friendly meals and snacks.

JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM:
We love our naturalist guides. They speak multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Parrot. They can spot frogs on the trail that look just like leaves until someone points them out. They can tell which species of monkey is overhead just by hearing it move through the trees. What could be cooler than a naturalist guide?

Kids who want to participate will be given a list of things to do, including learning bird calls, finding food in the jungle, and paddling the canoes. Those who are found worthy will receive a great honor: they’ll be an official La Selva Lodge Junior Naturalist Guide! 

BOOK NOW

HOONEYMOON PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

There is nothing more romantic than spending your honeymoon in the Amazon!
Your honeymoon is a unique and special moment in your life and what better place to spend this cherished moment than the Amazon.
Magical sunsets and unforgettable sunrises are accompanied by the love songs of colorful birds, mixed with exceptional service and luxurious accommodations making this a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will treasure forever.

DAY 1: 
As you enjoy your 2 ½ hour trip by motorized canoe through the Napo River you will be given an introduction to the beauty that the Amazon contains. People from the local community will be on the banks of the river carrying out their daily activities, this sight will leave you completely amazed.

When you arrive at La Selva dock you will not have to worry about your luggage as our staff will take care of it. From this point you take the path that crosses the primary forest which will take you to the edge of the lagoon with the mangroves. Here, more La Selva staff are waiting for you to row to the Lodge.

When you arrive at the lodge, the manager will be present to give you a brief welcome talk and will have cocktails prepared especially for the two of you. During this talk you will learn about all the activities that you will develop while you are in La Selva. Take your time relaxing in your room because at night one of the many adventures that you will have accompanied by your guide will begin.
Afterwards, the snack will be served accompanied by a bottle of wine.


DAY 2 - 3: 
These two days will be full of different activities planned by your guide. You will find yourself exploring the most remote places in the Amazon and learning more about the incredible ecosystems found here, all while listening to the echoes of the different sounds produced by the great fauna that lives in the jungle. In the observation tower you are given the opportunity to appreciate all the green vegetation around you where we can see the different birds that inhabit the place. Discover the hidden cultures developed by local tribes and learn about their ancient customs as they invite you into their home and way of life. Additionally, nothing is more romantic than being able to watch the sun hide in an Amazonian environment symbol of your love while the canoe navigates the waters of Lake Garzacocha.

While you are enjoying all these wonderful activities, you can be sure that our team is committed to working very hard to provide you with a unique and excellent service. Your room will be cleaned and tidied every morning and at night so that you can relax in a luxurious environment while the Amazon makes you enjoy it more by producing unique sounds of this place.

Do not forget that in addition to all this, you can enjoy a session at La Selva Spa, which includes a full massage for both of you, and you can choose a night to surprise your loved one with a romantic dinner with champagne included surrounded by beauty. from the jungle.


DAY 4: 
Your last day in La Selva has arrived, but without a doubt you are more in love than ever with the Amazon jungle. Today you will be transferred to the Coca airport, our work team will make sure that your luggage is ready to return to the city of Quito with you.

BOOK NOW

BIRDWATCHING PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Birdwatching in the Amazon Rainforest is a bucket-list adventure for many birdwatchers, and there is no better place in the Amazon to see them than La Selva Lodge, located in the heart of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve.
After all, there are more species of birds in Ecuador alone than in all of North America combined, and a large percentage of those birds make the Amazon their home. You’re sure to see dozens of species of birds…just on the canoe trip from the town of Coca down the Napo River to get to the lodge on your first day! Check out our bird-list if you don’t believe us ; )

BIRD PARADISE: 
We love having birdwatchers at the lodge, and here are just a few things we do to make your birdwatching experience unforgettable:
– Native guides from local communities: they may not speak much English, but they know the local names of all of the birds, and better yet, where to find them!
– Early breakfasts
– An observation tower high in the rainforest canopy Quiet, hand-paddled canoes for seeing birds on the lagoon and the creeks that lead in and out of it.
– Private, specialized birdwatching guides upon request with an additional fee.

BOOK NOW

RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION HOTEL PRICES
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $1420
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $1575
bOOK NOW

 INCLUDED 

  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Entrance Fee to the Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Guided Excursions.
  • Boots available up to size mens10 1⁄2 US.
  • Rain poncho and rubber boots will be provided during your stay at the Lodge.
  • Entrance to the Yasuní National Park

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Airfare Quito–Coca–Quito
  • Check-in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements.

GALLERY LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

REQUEST BOOKING FORM

CONTACT US

ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL TOUR OPERATOR
Address in Quito: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building "Valladolid", Office No. 104 
Office Tel: (593-2) 5016438
Mobile: (593-9) 99256096
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
skype: ecuador.green.travel
msn: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YOUR REQUEST WAS SENT SUCCESSFULLY
#FormSendError

MORE OPTIONS IN AMAZON JUNGLE