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Visit the recently remodeled La Selva Jungle Lodge in the Ecuador Amazon Guests are accommodated in thatched roof private bungalows Cabanas include unexpected amenities and every comfort available La Selva provides lodging in the midst of Amazon paradise The 17 thatched-roof cabanas at La Selva Lodge are clean and comfortable Newly remodeled bath facilities in each cabana Cabanas are nestled into the native surroundings The Amazon is just outside your door during a stay at La Selva Jungle Lodge A variety of sleeping configurations are available for guests to this Amazon lodge Cabanas are constructed with native design Private baths include hot water and eco-concious amenities Private bungalows keep guests comfortable in the midst of the jungle The buildings of La Selva are connected by raised wooden walkways for convenience Spacious dining room and lounge with a wraparound view of the lake Friendly bartenders at the unique Jungle Bar Great views from the main building The Lodge takes tremendous pride in the cuisine offered Enjoy locally sourced meals combined with stunning views of the lake at Selva Lodge La Selva Jungle Lodge offers activities for the entire family Experience the biologically diverse Amazon with a stay at La Selva Jungle Lodge Explore the Amazon from La Selva Jungle Lodge Wildlife at La Selva Lodge Explore the Amazon at La Selva Lodge with English-speaking naturalists
La Selva jungle and rainforest lodge is found in Ecuador's Primary Rainforest. The rainforest is a tropical garden of colorful blossoms, billowing ferns and giant trees which provide a green sanctuary for rare and exotic wildlife with intriguing insects, unique species of birds and butterflies and magical scenery.

La Selva was remodeled in May of 2013, and is now a high-end beautiful refuge for travelers wishing to experience the best of Ecuador. La Selva offers 18 beautiful and luxurious suites, which include three Scenic Suites with private views overlooking Lake Garzacocha, 12 Superior Suites, and three Family Suites. Both Scenic and Superior Suites include exclusive rainforest showers, private balconies and luxury bed linens with great panoramic views while the Family Suites include spacious bathrooms, hammocks and a Jacuzzi on a private porch.

Each of the suites at La Selva was designed to imitate the surrounding rainforest atmosphere. Environmentally constructed with bamboo from sustainable plantations, the open design allows guests to enjoy the sounds of the forest, as well as a genuine jungle experience in maximum comfort.

La Selva also offers its own restaurant, which features a delicious and unique quality of gourmet food. A gourmet chef uses as many ingredients as he can, such as herbs, fruits and vegetables which are always fresh before preparation, offering exquisite dishes native to the region. La Selva is able to accommodate special or vegetarian diet upon request.

Activities at La Selva Lodge

Choose from the following activities at La Selva:

Hiking the Matapalo Trail: This trail was named after the Spanish Strangler Fig, one of many remarkable trees which are found during this short introductory walk. Your native and naturalist guides will start to share with you part of their knowledge about flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest.

Night Walk: A flashlight and a camera are the only things you need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest.

Night Canoe Ride in Garzacocha Lagoon: With the help of a spotlight, take out a paddle canoe in the lagoon looking for caimans, boas, bats, owls, night mammals and more nocturnal wildlife. If the sky is clear, you might have the chance to do some star gazing.

Chaguamango Trail: This trail begins at the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. At the end of the walk, head back to the lodge by canoe. If lucky, you might see big troops of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, allowing you to take great photos of wildlife.

Charapa Traoil: This trail lasts about one and a half hours, starts at the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

Observation Tower: A 20 minute walk will lead you to the tower. This construction will allow us to be 120 feet above the forest floor to enjoy the canopy of the tropical rain forest. Observing with a telescope will enable us to see birds from the canopy, and maybe even monkeys or sloths.Your native guide will show you some of the medicinal plants that natives still use and the naturalist will provide information about the ecology and natural history as well.

Parrot Clay Lick: Visit the most biologically diverse spot on Earth, the Yasuni National Park. A 20 minute canoe ride plus a 15 minute walk will bring you back to the Napo River. A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy the experience.

Once you identify the different species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about the behavior of these spectacular birds. The motorized canoe ride lasts approximately 30 more minutes of birdwatching along the river banks.

Butterfly Farm: Learn about the biology of the butterflies of the region. The farm will show you each of the different stages of the butterfly complemented with interesting information provided by your naturalist guide. You will not want to leave the butterfly flying area without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.

Sacha Hugra Trail: A unique experience - walk through an amazing section of primary forest for about 4 to 5 hours. You might have the chance to find the biggest mammals of the rain forest. A healthy rainforest makes you feel the energy of nature like no other place on the planet. The biggest and probably oldest threes of our resources can be found here, be amazed with their size and beauty.

Leoncillo Lagoon: A two hour canoe ride around Garzacocha Lagoon is where you will see birds and maybe a huge troop of the nomads of the forest. Disembark on one of the sides of the lagoon and try to spot the leoncillo, the smallest monkey in the world. The pygmy marmoset is one of the most exotic species of primates of Amazonia, and with some luck, you will also see it here at La Selva.

Embark on a sightseeing canoe trip

La Selva Lodge

7 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Ecuador's famous macaw lick
  • Take night walks in the rainforest
  • Observe unique Amazon wildlife
  • Paddle dugout canoes along creeks
Spend four nights in the Ecuadorian Amazon at the La Selva rainforest lodge with professional naturalists and indigenous guides. Explore the jungle without leaving behind your creature comforts.
Activities: Fishing, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Amazon, Ecuador, South America, Coca, La Selva Ecolodge, Quito
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