Think your trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon can't get any better? How about adding a trip to the Galapagos Islands! We offer only the best tours on the two finest catamarans in the Galapagos.
There are many activities available at the lodge such as hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, swimming, and fishing, among others. We generally divide our guests into small groups according to interests and taking into account family groups.
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 become the premier eco lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
La Selva Jungle Lodge is a Resort located in a rainforest paradise in one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet.
There are a number of possible excursions and tours with an English-speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others, which cater to all ages and physical abilities.
Situated on Garzacocha Lake, spotting monkeys, hundreds of species of birds, sloths, caymans and butterflies are just a short walk or canoe paddle away.
An easy trail close to the hotel is usually filled with wildlife at any hour of the day. A short walk through rainforest will allow you to appreciate the giant kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) and the Strangler fig tree (Ficus sp), along with thousands of other plant and animal species.
Birdwatching is exceptional at La Selva. It's the closest lodge to the Napo Parrot Salt Lick, and the surrounding area has been shown by onithological studies to contain more species of birds than any other site in Ecuador, and more than both the entire US and Canada combined. Across the river sits the Yasuni National Park, one of the most famed parks in the Amazon Basin, which is visited regularly on every trip to La Selva.
La Selva is a study in sustainable adventure travel and ecotourism, allowing for a profound interaction with Amazonian wildife and cultural exchange with indigenous communities, deep in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. We think, when partnered with a Galapagos Islands tour, it is the most unique wildlife experience in all of South America. Contact us to reserve an unforgettable Amazon tour with myriad extension options to other destinations in Ecuador, Galapagos and even Peru.
Overlooking the lake, the newly built central lodge and restaurant, is one-of-a-kind. Spot birds and rainforest species as you lounge sipping an exotic cocktail. Dine by candelight while enjoying exquisite cuisine prepared by our gourmet chef.
The breezy, stylish cabanas are inspired by native bamboo designs. Many have jacuzzis, rainforest showers and lake views. The sounds of the rainforest soothe you to sleep at night, and the singing of birds awaken you in the morning.
Even though the lodging and level of service offered at La Selva is considerably more luxurious than other lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the price is very competitive, making it an exceptional value.
La Selva is "simply one of the world’s best birding sites." Ned Wheatley, Author of Where to Watch Birds in South America