La Selva Amazon Lodge, Ecuador
One of the first Amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador, the award winning La Selva was completely remodeled and reopened in July of 2012 and has since become the premier eco lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. La Selva Jungle Lodge and resort is located in a rainforest paradise bordering Yasuni National Park in one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet.
Overlooking the glassy waters of Lake Garzacocha, the new main lodge and restaurant is our guests’ favorite spot. You can watch birds and other wildlife as you sip a cocktail from our fully stocked bar in comfort.
When night falls, you’ll enjoy fine cuisine in the restaurant, prepared by our famous chefs, as the birds and animals of the Amazon serenade you with their unique song.
The sounds of the rainforest soothe you to sleep at night, and the singing of birds awaken you in the morning.
The Amazon Experience in 4 or 5 Days
At La Selva, your day is centered on excursions, in which you and your group, accompanied by an English-speaking naturalist guide and indigenous guide, explore the trails, lagoon and rivers of the Amazon rain forest outside the doorstep of the lodge. These excursions are included in the price of your stay.
There are literally thousands of plants and animals that you can see near the lodge and lagoon! Our guests regularly see parrots, monkeys, toucans, caimans, frogs and much, much more. Hike on the myriad trails surrounding the lodge, or explore by canoe or kayak. Your indigenous guide will find the wildlife and explain
Birding at La Selva
Bird life is exceptionally diverse at La Selva. Located near to or in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, the area around our lodge has been shown by ornithological studies to contain more species of birds than any other region in Ecuador, and more than both the entire USA and Canada combined.
Birdwatchers come from all over the world to see tanagers, parrots, toucans, parakeets, woodpeckers, hoatzins and countless other species. Special birdwatching tours are available.
At La Selva, we believe in responsible eco-tourism and mutually beneficial relationships with local communities. Our guests have the unique opportunity to interact with local wildlife as well as local people in a responsible, sustainable way.
Combine a Trip to the Amazon with the Galapagos Islands
Combining a trip to La Selva with a visit to the legendary Galapagos Islands results in a truly unique and extraordinary wildlife tour.
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La Selva Lodge will soon feature a new, unique SPA in the middle of the rain forest. Enjoy the beauty of the rainforest while you let yourself relax and enjoy with our one of a kind massages and treatments that will rekindle your spirit. Read more
Guides to help you plan your trip:Best Times to Visit the Amazon
All times of the year are excellent for visiting the Ecuadorian Amazon since the weather varies only slightly year round. Find out when is the best time for your personal preferences.Wildlife at La Selva Lodge
La Selva is surrounded by one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. Right outside of your door you have thousands of exotic species awaiting to be discovered.Clay Licks in the Amazon
Clay licks are an amazing opportunity to see hundreds or even thousands of Parrots and other birds gathered in one spot. The birds congregate here to consume minerals found in the clay.Indigenous Culture Near La Selva
Get a unique glance inside of Amazonian cultures when you engage with a neighboring Kichwa family on a visit to their home.Yasuni National Park
Bordering La Selva is an extensive National Park and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with endless wildlife exploration opportunities.Birding in the Ecuadorian Amazon
La Selva is one of the world's premier destinations for birding. A specialized birding guide can help you discover hundreds of species in just a few days.
La Selva In the Press:
Travel + Leisure, Luxury Latin America and Fodor's
Fodor's just named La Selva one of the "World's 15 Best Spas with a View", and was just mentioned in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2014 Edition of the print magazine.
La Selva is "simply one of the world’s best birding sites."
Ned Wheatley, Author of Where to Watch Birds in South America