La Selva Amazon Lodge offers itineraries for 4 and 5 days

Day 1 - Arrival to La Selva Lodge

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.

Day 2 - Amazon Hiking Day

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 nighttime 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 3 - Community Cultural Encounter

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.

Day 4 - Amazon Exploration Day

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.

Day 5 - Departure Day

Make sure to take advantage of any remaining free time you have before leaving the Amazon rainforest, and after packing your suitcase to get in a last minute kayak, swim, or massage. Then board the canoes for a trip back to Coca and on to your next exciting Ecuador adventure!
4 Days 5 Days

Superior, Scenic or Family Suite

$1,215 $ 1,510
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