This is an example of our preferred hotel, though availability is not guaranteed. If a given hotel is not available for your tour date, we will reserve you a room at a hotel of similar appeal and quality in the same area.
If you?ve dreamed of exploring the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, if you?ve longed to experience firsthand the spectacular sights, sounds and scents of the world?s most diverse ecosystem, experience Shiripuno Lodge!
Shiripuno Amazon Lodge is a tourist facility in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its remote location in the pristine tropical rainforest provides an extraordinary opportunity for birding, natural history excursions and nature explorations. The Lodge, with its comfortable, clean, environmentally harmonious accommodations and dedicated staff, will be your home base for unforgettable expeditions.
All cabins are furnished with both single and double beds and can accommodate up to three people in one room. All rooms have private bathrooms and hammocks. No electricity is available; all light is by candle creating a perfect harmony with the sights and sounds of the rainforest.
During your stay at Shiripuno Amazon Lodge you will be delighted by the cuisine. Three set menus daily, fresh baked bread, tropical fruit juices and a perfect balance between Ecuadorian and international food make you feel at home. Vegetarian or other dietary meals are provided upon request.
Trails lead to a amazing variety of habitats, offering visitors the opportunity to observe ever more diverse examples of wildlife. The trail network has been designed to allow exploration deep into the rainforest. The alternation and careful selection of the pathways reduces the impact made by hikers on fragile pristine habitats.
Opportunities abound for birdwatching, butterfly watching, catch & release fishing, night walks and nocturnal canoe rides.
Shiripuno Research Center
The Lodge is adjacent to the Shiripuno Research Center, the most remote biological station in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, whose mission is to establish studies on Natural History and Tropical Ecology. The Center draws students, researchers and international experts who study birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, plants, ecology, evolution, and medicinal plants, as well as the Amazonian culture, the Huaorani people, and environmental issues.
The Lodge offers visitors a range of natural history excursions led by experienced tour guides. These experts, and guides from the Huaorani community, share their abundant knowledge of the area, creating an educational as well as a pleasurable experience.
Here you will experience adventures in areas rich with wildlife and flora that most people never see in a lifetime. In addition, the amazing variety of birds, animals and reptiles of our reserve have not been exposed to humans?a feature of our pristine wilderness that is preserved through careful management of all our activities.
Our programs provide constant support for the development of research in tropical ecology; they also form a beneficial means of support for local development that is productive, harmonious, and non-invasive.
Shiripuno Amazon Lodge is located in the Pastaza and Orellana provinces, 75 km south from Coca on the Auca Road to the Shiripuno River.
The Shiripuno River is located in the area just south of Yasuni National Park. The river formerly belonged to the national park, but later became part of the Huaorani Reserve. This protected territory, where human impact remains minimal, enjoys the same biodiversity as the national park. Visitors can observe firsthand an abundance of spectacular flora and fauna. Yasuni National Park is a territory of the Huaorani people, and lies on 9,820 square kilometres between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador, around 250 km from Quito. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989.