Amazon Rainforest Lodges and Tour Options
From the canopy walk to the observation tower to amazing hikes and much more, Sacha Lodge offers guests an exclusive glimpse at life in the Amazon, all from the comfort of one of the most luxurious rainforest lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Stay in a cabana or suite and complement your wildlife activities with a visit to a local community or the stunning parrot clay lick.
A unique Amazon Rainforest Lodge of Ecuador. In the heart of biodiverse Yasuni National Park, Napo Wildlife Center puts a luxurious spin on their eco-lodge, featuring a restaurant, bar, 10 Huts and 8 Deluxe Suites, each with private porches and bathrooms with hot running water. Hiking, canoeing, and wildlife exploration are just a few of the highlights of the 4-5-day stay here.
La Selva Jungle Lodge enjoys the closest location to the renowned Yasuni Parrot Clay Lick and offers guests luxurious accommodations including suites and bungalows with private Jacuzzis in addition to a bar and several social areas. From canoes or on foot, naturalist guides will tirelessly point out the many species of monkeys, birds, and other rainforest animals on daily excursions.
With over 20 years of experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Kapawi Ecolodge hosts 20 cabins with private balconies, bathrooms, and hammocks as well as a bar & restaurant. Explore the surrounding Achuar territory by foot or by kayak & motorboat, accompanied by expert naturalist guides.
Originally known as the as Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge, the Napo Cultural Center hosts 12 spacious staterooms with private hot-water bathrooms, balconies, and hammocks. As the name suggests, guests enjoy a unique cultural experience visiting a local indigenous community and exploring the Amazon rainforest wildlife.
Sani Lodge enjoys its private location on more than 40,000 hectares of pristine rainforest, where guests can relax in the comfort of thatched-roof cabanas with private bathrooms. A nature walk or canoe ride will acquaint visitors with the 1,500 species of trees, 550 species of tropical birds, 13 species of monkeys as well as 1,000 species of butterflies.
Accessible only by canoe, the Itamandi Lodge provides an immersive and eco-friendly Amazon rainforest experience. It is the only lodge in Tena with access to the popular Parrot Clay Lick, and also allows visitors to canoe the Arajuno River and visit the AmaZOOnico wildlife rescue center, in addition to other engaging activities.
Powered by solar energy, the innovative Jamu Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve features 9 cabanas with multiple rooms, each with private facilities. Visitors have opportunities to go on nature hikes, canoe, visit a local indigenous community, and swim in a tranquil lagoon.
The wildlife and culture of the Amazon's Cuyabeno Reserve are at the heart of trips to Caiman Lodge. Paddle the Laguna Grande in search of monkeys visiting the shoreline and the caiman for which the lodge is named; then explore the jungle for the hundreds of bird species or visit the local Siona indigenous community to learn about their way of life.
Experience the Amazon jungle from a different perspective, aboard the Anakonda for a 4, 5, or 8-day river cruise. The vessel features a 360-degree observation deck, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and multiple indoor & outdoor social areas, plus three canoes and 10 kayaks for daily land and river excursions.
The Manatee Amazon Explorer offers 4, 5, and 8-day cruises through the Ecuadorian rainforest. Onboard, guests enjoy air conditioned cabins with private facilities, a sun terrace, and several dining & social areas. River kayaking, visiting local indigenous communities, and wildlife exploration highlight this Amazon cruise.
The exclusive 5-day active Amazon Kayaking excursion puts explorers in the heart of the rainforest's tremendous biodiversity. Along the shores of the water, you'll see primates of all sizes coming to drink the water as well as birds & insects hovering just above the surface of the blackwater rivers, oxbow lakes, and tranquil lagoons. You can also visit the intriguing clay lick, where parrots flock by the hundreds.
Disconnect from the troubles of the world as you visit the remote Huaorani tribe deep in the Ecuadorian Rainforest. The Huaorani Expedition Trip immerses explorers in the rich biodiversity of the natural world as you get to know the way of life in the deep corners of the Amazon, including jaguar tracking, cooking, caiman spotting, and piranha fishing.
Planning your Trip - When to Visit the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin?
Steady temperatures year round
Wet and Dry Season
Temperatures Range from 33° - 20° C / 91° - 68° F
An ideal destination to visit at any time of the year, the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest is one of the most-diverse natural refuges in the world, with several protected areas and Yasuni National park which is known to be the most diverse place in the world when measured by square-meter, the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador is definitely one of planet Earth's lungs.
When planning a visit to such a unique place in the world, you want to make sure you have the perfect time, and that everything works smoothly for you and for your travel partners, that is why at Ecuador and Galapagos Insiders, our team of local Amazon Rainforest destination experts and tour guides, have put together the best travel guides and tips for planning your adventure to the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin properly.
Start by learning about the weather and temperatures of the Rainforest, when traveling to the Amazon Basin you want to make sure to have the best possible weather, and although temperatures throughout the year are very steady, it is good to know in advance what to expect, so that you can decide on the best time to take your trip.
Our series of Insider travel guides also help you learn about the different options for taking your own adventure, with information and articles on whether to choose a Rainforest Lodge vs a Rainforest Cruise, choosing from the array of activities available at the different Jungle trips, and if you like cultural encounters with local tribes and communities, guiding you on how to get to visit some of the main Indigenous Communities of the Ecuadorian jungle.
Read about and be prepared for trying some delicious and authentic ethnic food unique to the Rainforest, and also receive practical recommendations for your Amazon Rainforest trip packing list, this, and much more advice is at your reach with the assistance of our local team.
Get to choose from our amazing Rainforest Lodges or from our unique Amazon Rainforest Cruises, and let us start planning a trip that will forever change the way you see the World. Contact our local experts today!