La Selva Lodge
Remodeled in 2012, La Selva Lodge, located in the Ecuadorian Rainforest, features 19 luxurious double cabins with private bathrooms, showers, and several social lounges with a bar-a restaurant, hammocks and a small library. This luxury Amazon lodge lies comfortably close to the Yasuni National Park. It boasts stylish bamboo bungalow accommodations, attentive service, and Jacuzzi-equipped staterooms. With world-class suites, every Amazon rainforest trip becomes an adventure at La Selva Lodge. It also holds the distinction as the closest lodge to the renowned Parrot Clay Lick in Yasuni Park, Ecuador. Make sure to speak to our travel consultants about the best option for your trip to the Amazon Rainforest, and ask for discounts and promotions available for trips to La Selva Lodge.
LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGEACCOMMODATION Family Suites: 4 Family Suites with private porch and tub Superior Suites: 12 Luxurious Superior suites with an amazing Rainforest shower Scenic Suites: 3 Luxurious scenic suites with private balconies and views of the lake
LODGE Spa: Luxurious Spa at the Lodge offering massages next to the tranquil lake Unique Attention to Detail: Well-trained staff members and guides offering excellence in service Activities: Different activities for all guests such as canoe riding, hiking in the forest, birding and more Pristine Surroundings: Private reserve located in primary Amazon Rainforest with access to ecosystems rich in wildlife
Bar and Lounge
Local and International Cousine
Spa and body treatments
Safety Deposit box in each room
Screened windows and mosquito nets
Ceiling Fans in all rooms
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Journeys to La Selva Lodge start in Quito, where transfers by shuttle take you to the airport for a short flight to Coca. From Coca you travel by a covered motorized canoe down the Napo River to the docks of the La Selva Lodge. After a short hike to a small stream and hopping in paddle canoes, you continue the last leg of the river trip until the waterway opens up onto the Garzacocha Lagoon. La Selva Amazon lodge sits, almost camouflaged on the shores of the peaceful lake.
La Selva Amazon Lodge offers itineraries for 4 and 5 days
La Selva 4-Day Tour
The first day on an Amazon Basin adventure starts the minute you leave your hotel and make your way to the international airport in Quito for a puddle jump flight to Coca. After meeting your guide and boarding a motorized canoe at the docks, you travel two hours down the Napo River, past communities on the banks and boats shuttling people up and down the tributary of the Amazon River. The next leg starts when you arrive at the La Selva pier, with a short walk to an inland stream where you travel by paddle canoes until the narrow waterway opens up into the Garzacocha Lagoon. La Selva sits on one side of the tranquil lake, blending into the deep green surroundings on its banks.
After storing your gear, you are introduced to the lodge and spend some time exploring the surrounding jungle before a fun dinner and turning in for the night.
Early starts are the way of the wild, and after breakfast you embark to the observation tower at La Selva Lodge. The tower is about one-fourth as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza, or 120 ft. From the viewing station, the treetops of the jungle stretch out into the horizon. The landscape is animated with scintillating species flying up through the layers of the canopy below to perch on high outposts.
Over 600 species of birds rule the roost in the jungle-flying high and swooping down after insects before regally resting just out of reach. After returning to your luxury Amazon lodge and lunch, the day’s activities continue with a hike along the Charapa Trail-where monkeys clamber through the treetops, and capybara scuttle back and forth on the jungle floor. After the hike, and when the sun goes down, guides take you on a night canoe ride in search of caimans under the millions of stars in the sky.
Embark on a short ride to the Yasuni clay licks. The licks are a gathering point for the 30 species of parrots that live in the jungle, stopping early each day to feed on the clay which is high in salt, a rare commodity in the jungle. Color and movement collide as scarlet macaws, cobalt-winged parakeet, and orange-winged parrots dazzle the crowd with acrobatics and flights to outlooks around the surrounding cliffs.
After the observation tower, the morning continues with an immersion into the way of life of the indigenous women of the Amazon Basin at the community center of Mandi Wasi. Learn about traditional cooking techniques, the crafts of the jungle, and catch up on the latest news at the daily meeting place. Activities before dinner include a night hike to find the nocturnal creatures of the forest-including frogs, snakes, and spiders.
After an early breakfast and a fond farewell to the staff at La Selva Amazon Lodge, you retrace your route up the Napo River, past the ramshackle streets of Coca, to the airport, and onward to Quito. The journey is bittersweet, as the sheltering canopy of the overhanging forest and the low-hanging trees of the narrow stream give way to the wide waters of the Napo River-where boats and barges clutter the landscape, and the communities along the river banks that appear and disappear within minutes. The passion of the people of the luxury rainforest lodge remains as a reminder of the wonders of nature-and the importance of preserving it for future generations to explore.
The Ecuadorian jungle’s biodiversity is often referred to as the “lungs of the planet,” an apt description for a region that defies description but provides an irreplaceable natural resource, including the air we breathe, to the world at large.
La Selva 5-Day Tour
After a short flight from Quito to the Napo River port city of Coca, a representative will meet you to take you to the dock, where you will board a motorized canoe for a two-hour journey down the river. Since La Selva Lodge is accessible only by boat, you will find that this journey is an unforgettable and essential part of your Amazon excursion. The manager will welcome you with a brief orientation to the Amazon lodge accompanied by fresh juice and snacks. Since you arrive towards the evening, you will see the diurnal animals ending their day and the nocturnal animals coming out. Enjoy evening cocktails and snacks at the bar or simply marvel in the tremendous views of the Amazon rainforest around you.
Start this day of your Amazon lodge trip with a short walk to the observation tower, where you will climb into the Amazon canopy to see all manner of colorful birds and species. On the way back to La Selva Lodge, you can choose to walk the Tucaneta Trail, where your guide will point out some of the ecology and natural history of the region, including some of the medicinal plants. You'll also likely encounter wildlife including monkeys & other mammals, birds, and many insects. Later on, once the sun has set, go for a night-time canoe trip around the private lagoon, where a spotlight will cast a new light on the marine life of this unique area of the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Day three starts with a trip to the parrot clay lick, where hundreds of rainbowed parrots flock to gnaw on the exposed clay wall in their daily nutrition ritual. Then it's off to a local community center, where an indigenous Kichwa community will show you their way of life. In the afternoon, depart from the edge of the Garzacocha Lagoon on a hike to spot monkeys and other roaming mammals, like perhaps a tapir. Your guide will explain more about this unique ecosystem as you walk down the trails and head back to our Amazon lodge.
Explore the trails and temporary flooded black water forest for about 3-4 hours in the morning. Starting at the main dock, you will explore Garzacocha Lagoon, Ceiba Trail, and the isolated parts of the rainforest where you will likely see many species of birds and monkeys, including squirrel monkeys, capuchins, and many others. In the evening, experience the cacaphony of the rainforest at night. A flashlight will show you a whole different side of the jungle, with an incredible Amazon nocturnal hike, a not-to-be-missed activity.
Waking up early the staff of your luxury lodge will have a special breakfast prepared for you to enjoy, the final good byes and last pictures will be taken before boarding the canoe that will take you back to the town of Coca, on the way you will enjoy the last views of the surrounding Rainforest as well as a delicious snack. Once at Coca our staff will assist you with checking in for your flight back to Quito and this way finishing a magical trip to La Selva Amazon Lodge.
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