Napo Wildlife Center is Located in the heart of the Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO a Biosphere Reserve, the Napo Wildlife Center provides visitors with great opportunities to explore the treasures hidden in the sacred lands of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. One of the particularities of this hotel is that it is 100% managed by the Kichwa Añangu community, making it the greatest example of a community-based project that benefits the local community and preserves the diverse flora and fauna of the area. With 12 ample and comfortable standard cabins and 8 suites, the Napo Wildlife Center complex offers the most comfortable accommodations of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador and unique opportunities explore the treasures hidden in the forests and creeks of the jungle.

Located in a privileged area of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Napo Wildlife Center is one of the largest eco-lodges in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. The typical local open-air architecture and modern style of the hotel make it the ideal place for an unforgettable jungle experience with luxurious amenities. The Napo Wildlife Center features 20 red thatched-roof huts and a main hall with a 360° panoramic view of Lake Anangu and the surrounding forest.

Energy is generated by solar panels, industrial batteries, and silent generators, which is an efficient system with minimal environmental impact. All water is appropriately processed to maintain a healthy biome. Every aspect of life has been considered with both our guests and Mother Nature in mind.


A central tower rises above it all to offer you magical panoramic views. This is only one of many observation platforms and common areas designed for guests’ recreational use.

Resting areas with comfortable seating options are made complete by splendid views of the surrounding landscape. The restaurant and bar are fully equipped to offer local and international cuisine as well as delicious and refreshing cocktails. A handmade souvenir from our boutique can be an emblem of your unforgettable vacation.



Our friendly local staff are the backbone of the napo wildlife center experience and are always available to attend to any special needs you may have.


Enjoy a beer or cocktail. We also have a well-curated wine list including wines from Chile, Argentina and Ecuador.


Satellite WiFi is available for a small fee. A single payment will ensure you are connected for the whole stay.


Silent, high-efficiency engines generate the energy needed to provide 24/7 electricity at the Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge. Our eco-lodge has 110 volt electric plugs in each cabin.

Boots & Ponchos

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


Breakfast: Daily buffet
Lunch: Served menu (appetizer, main course, dessert, and soft drink)
Dinner: Daily buffet including local specialties


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


In case of emergency, both cellular telephone and radio communications are available from the Lodge. In addition, each of our guides maintains permanent radio contact with the Lodge during all excursions and activities.




Departing from Quito, a 30-minute flight to Coca will bring you over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing during the mid-morning, a 5-minute transfer will take you to “The community Anangu” Port, where you will embark on a comfortable covered motorboat. Here we will ride along the Napo River for about 2 hours while enjoying a box lunch and coffee, which is provided en route.

Along the way, you will have opportunities to spot birds like herons, kingfishers, and others. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s entry dock, we disembarked for a short break and to visit the restroom. Next, we take you on a majestic and peaceful 2-hour paddle canoe ride surrounded by trees and wildlife, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located.

There will be chances to see some species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, or even macaws. A late afternoon arrival to Napo Wildlife Center with an overwhelming view of the Añangu Lake will be accompanied by a welcome drink followed by a briefing from the local manager.


Wake up for an early breakfast and an early start to reach the most accessible parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge. Guests reach this destination just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30 am to ensure the best viewing experience. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets, and macaws can be seen daily. Many other animals also visit on a less frequent basis.

Later, hike along a forest trail to visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu and share time with a family on one of their many activities. Enjoy lunch at Napo Cultural Center, where you share with people of the Kichwa community.

Then return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the second parrot clay lick. If the weather conditions permit, we will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets, and even macaws.

When you arrive back at the lodge during the late afternoon or early evening, a delicious dinner will be awaiting you.


After another early breakfast, we leave the lodge to experience an amazing view of the rainforest from a 36 meter tall canopy tower, a great way to see the hustle and bustle of life above ground-level. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center, located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the Terra Firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge at the top of a huge Ceiba tree.

Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree. Blue-and-yellow macaws fly past while, in nearby trees, adorable spider monkeys search for fruit. Two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy is laid out before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, usually oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center!

Lunch is served at the lodge. Your afternoon can include discovering another Terra Firme trail, where we hike along primary forest to see the forest interior, possibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins, or the unique and endemic Golden-mantled tamarin monkey. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks in a dugout canoe and enjoy a likely chance meeting with our local Giant otter family on the way.


Your last day will entail an early departure and final 2-hour excursion canoeing back to the Napo River. The creek may reveal new sights of giant otters, monk saki monkeys, and rare birds along the way. Once we have reached the river, you will transfer to the motorized canoe to return the way you came. You will arrive in Coca after an approximately 2-hour boat ride to check in for your Coca – Quito flight. Precise schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.




This morning we will take a short flight from Quito to the town of Coca, lasting about half an hour. A short drive from the airport to “La Mision”, the main port of Coca, will bring you to “the gateway to the Amazon” where Francisco de Orellana set sail in 1541.

Our method of transportation will now be a comfortable covered canoe powered by twin outboard motors where we can enjoy a box lunch and coffee provided en route. This craft will take us downstream on the Napo River for about 2.5 hours to the Napo Wildlife Center (NWC) welcome station.

Here we will take a short break and make use of the facilities before transferring to smaller canoes that are used instead of motorized vehicles to maintain the pristine landscape and habitats. Over the next couple of hours, we will paddle you up Añangu Creek to the NWC lodge, which is situated on the bank of a tranquil lake amid a vast tract of primary rainforest where hunting is prohibited. On this canoe ride, you have high chances of spotting wildlife! Various species of monkeys, as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, and even macaws, can be seen.


After a buffet breakfast, experience life above the forest floor by visiting the 36-meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge and deep within the forest. Get an excellent sample of the 600+ species of birds recorded so far, with a close look at colorful tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers, and even spider or howler monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees. The canopy tower opens up a whole new and exciting world to the guests of the Napo Wildlife Center.

Return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch, there are many options to choose from for your afternoon activity. Climb the central tower for birdwatching, go kayaking, or simply relax in your hammock if that’s more your speed.

You may choose to hike through the marvelous Terra Firme forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest. Vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, and orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding lake and creeks for the chance to run into a Giant otter family. A delicious dinner awaits for you in our lodge restaurant at 7:30 pm.


This morning we will visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador!! An early start will allow us to see different creatures while paddling downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, we take the motorboat for a 10 minute ride for a beautiful view of thousands of parrots such as the amazon-mealy, blue-headed, and orange –cheeked, among others who land at the natural river-side formation to eat some clay.

Later, we return to the welcome area and start a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick. Here hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain crowded in the trees waiting for the most confident members of the flock to decide it’s the best time to get minerals from the clay. Marvel as they all take turns landing at this clay lick in a flurry of color and sound.

Lunch at Napo Cultural Center. In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to learn about the traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu through song, dance, and conversation. Then head back to the lodge late in the afternoon. You will be welcomed back with a refreshing fruit drink, and dinner following at 7:30 pm.


This morning we will hike along the Tiputini trail. Enjoy the mixture of Terra-Firma and swamp forests while searching for more wildlife such as golden-mantled tamarins, white-faced capuchin monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, and maybe even a carnivore’s tracks on the forest floor.

We return to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon, paddle canoes will take you deeper into areas of the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife like the hoatzin. After dinner, we can all discuss and share our experiences of the community and Napo Wildlife Center.


Early breakfast and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo River. The creek may reveal new sights of giant otters, monk saki monkeys, black-capped donacobius, and other birds. The motorized canoe will take you back to Coca for the flight back to Quito.


You can stay alone or accompanied and connect completely with all the activities we offer in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Relax at the same time that our team provides a large number of amenities for you to enjoy an exceptional experience during your vacation.

  • Electricity
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Water
  • Porch with seats and view to the lake
  • Amenities: slippers, bathrobe, toiletries, bath salts
  • 100% cotton towels



4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS $1475 $2368
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS $1818 $2883


The # 1 chosen by the families. 4 Individual Brand New Suites With a romantic jacuzzi in your ensuite bathroom and a panoramic glass floor in the living room, our boutique suites are ideal for couples and honeymooners.
4 connecting suites are ideal for families Adjoining suites allow access from the rear balcony.

  • 4 Individual Brand New Suites
  • With a romantic jacuzzi in your ensuite bathroom and a panoramic glass floor in the living room, our boutique suites are ideal for couples and honeymooners.
  • 4 connecting suites are ideal for families
  • Adjoining suites allow access from the rear balcony.
  • Suite 1
  • Jacuzzi with capacity for four people.
  • Suite 2
  • Additional bedroom equipped with a twin bed.



4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS $1753 $2783
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS $2183 $3426


What is included in the programs?


  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to the program
  • Entrance Fee to Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • All excursions and activities like program detail and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance Fee to the Yasuní National Park
What is not included in the tour?


  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito $256 USD per person. 
  • Check-in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
  • Beverages, tips, and other non-specified requirements (Laundry and internet)
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 and Special notes:
  • All prices are per person, valid through the year and are quoted in US dollars.
  • Children under 5, hotel free in same parents room plus airfare to be paid.
  • Children under 11 years and 11 months get 30% discount on hotel prices in the
  • same parents room and airfare.
  • NWC recommend for families with children to take a private guide
  • Please note that air rates are subject to change without previous notice.
  • Departures available any day of the week, except sunday.

ABOUT PRIVATE TOUR OR SPECIALIST TOUR (PRIVATE GUIDES ON DAILY BASIS (must be booked for total length of the stay)

  • PRIVATE GUIDES daily (must be booked for the total length of the stay)
Aditional services available at the lodge 
  • PRIVATE GUIDES ON A DAILY BASIS (must be booked for the total length of the stay)
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 100 USD PRICE PER DAY
  • Community Guide (SPANISH) 40 USD PRICE PER DAY
  • Bird Specialist Guide (BILINGUAL) 130 USD PRICE PER DAY
  • German or French Guide 110 USD PRICE PER DAY


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