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Estimada Betsabé,

Espero que te encuentres bien.

Muchas gracias por tu coordinación y darnos la oportunidad de conocer su hermoso lodge. Nos encantó! El staff estuvo muy amable, muy atento, las comidas excelentes, y la habitación también estuvo muy bonita. Gabriela me permitió inspeccionar otras habitaciones, así que ya tengo la idea de cómo ofrecer a nuestros clientes.

Y, las clases de Yoga! Las disfruté mucho con el amanecer de la Amazonia.

Muchos saludos al personal del lodge, tanto como Daniel que nos guió excelente. Será posible que me des su apellido?

Gracias y saludos,

Izumi

Izumi: Japon
August, 2017

Dear Vero,
I just want to say thank you for helping us coordinate an incredible journey -- the itinerary was very well organized, everyone on your team was helpful and responsive, and it was nice to have all of the details solved. Please know all of your efforts were appreciated. 
I will be sure to recommend your team to others in the future. Thank you again!

Jonathan: E.E.U.U

Hi Cristina,
Thank you for writing. We have been incredibly busy since we returned preparing for our group next week but definitely wanted to say thank you for such a lovely week at La Selva.
Our guides, Medardo and Diana were wonderful, full of knowledge, and FUN. They effortlessly drew our group together and created a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie. They made a fantastic team and were both so patient with all of us as we searched the treetops for wildlife.

At first, we were unsure about the lack of A/C in the rooms; not for ourselves personally, but for future guests. However, after the first few hours, we saw that the concept is genius! Once our bodies adapted to the environment, the open-air design was incredible. Not only did our bodies remain accustomed to the environment, but we slept so peacefully to the sounds of the rain forest. Well done! The only thing I would add to the rooms would be some hooks near the door for rain gear, day pack, etc. and some curtains for the window at the foot of the bed where foot traffic could see into the room. The bed was wonderful and I loved sitting out on the porch listening to the sounds of the jungle.

The food was spectacular and always plentiful. The restaurant staff was always energetic and incredibly prompt with their timing, clearing plates and delivering courses like clockwork! In fact, I was especially impressed with the friendliness of the staff overall. Every single person we passed offered a genuine smile and a warm "hello"...even at 5am! We truly felt welcome at every turn.

We were also thrilled to meet Vladimir and to hear his vision for the continued growth of the yoga/meditation program. He spoke with evident passion and excitement about the options for future groups and we know he would create a powerful experience for our guests. His unique background adds a beautiful compliment to the atmosphere you have all created in the middle of paradise :)

We also met with Miguel who was the perfect host. We discussed plans for marketing yoga retreats and I am excited to begin the planning process for 2014. If there were any doubts about basing our retreats at La Selva prior to speaking with Miguel, he erased them completely. We are thrilled to be in touch with him and trust that our guests will be well taken care of in his hands. We are looking forward to the meditation/yoga videos and photos that he has planned to market these retreats.

I can say with certainty that the days we spent at La Selva were the only days in my life where I was actually excited to wake up early! Every day was filled with the perfect balance of exploration and relaxation. I especially enjoyed the free time mid-day for a chance to create our own experience. It was lovely to be given the choice of kayaking, fishing, visits to the butterfly farm, or (my favorite) napping! The guided activities were also spectacular and I enjoyed the variety...swamp hiking, canoe riding, monkey-spotting, and tower climbing...what a wonderful combination! The visit to Silverio's home was especially incredible. It was such an honor to have been offered a glimpse into their community and the opportunity to sit down with the family and learn about their culture was priceless. 

The small details throughout our trip did not go unnoticed either. From the welcome bottle of wine, the farewell gift, the scented towel upon arrival, the champagne farewell toast, and beyond, we were continually surprised throughout the trip. The guides also did a wonderful job of setting expectations before the transfer out to the lodge so the process was seamless. I feel like I could go on and on extolling our praises for the wonderful job done by everyone involved but I will save some of my comments for the many trips we are sure to have with La Selva in the near future.

Thank you again for a wonderful time!
Best,

Nicole: E.E.U.U.

The Amazing Amazon!

We just returned from spending our honeymoon at La Selva, and it was nothing short of amazing. The journey from Quito to the lodge is definitely an adventure, but we really felt like it added to the specialness of the experience, the paddle canoe ride from the dock in the jungle out into the lagoon where you fist spot the lodge was simply stunning. The lodge itself is wonderful, newly remodeled and extremely comfortable. We stayed in one the the superior suites on the lake and enjoyed the open screened walls and doors, it was incredible to be immersed in the jungle. Our naturalist guide Marco and native guide Omar were both outstanding! Please understand before you come here that no matter how wonderful the guides there is no guarantee that you will be able to see all of the wildlife that you are hoping to, this is the jungle people, and you are dealing with real, wild animals here. That being said we were extremely blessed to see a ton of wildlife in our 5 days at La Selva, the first evening alone our guides helped us spot squirrel monkeys, long nosed bats, and coolest of all a Harpy Eagle at the top of a tree along the lakes shore. We saw innumerable types of birds, 4 types of monkeys (the red howlers are my personal favorite), lizards, frogs, and as you would expect in the jungle bugs. Although I will say that they do a great job of keeping the bugs out if the rooms as much as possible. The food was remarkable, 5 courses for dinner every night, and the fresh fruit juices were so delicious. The bartender also makes great cocktails. As a part of our honeymoon package we were treated to some extras which were lovely, a dockside dinner and breakfast on the lake, a massage in the butterfly house, and our favorite a sunset lagoon cruise in a indigenously canoe. We were incredibly sad to leave La Selva, not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear or two on the canoe ride out. Can't wait to return again! If you love adventure, wildlife, and the outdoors this is the spot for you.

We also went on a couple of tours while we wee in Quito, we did the Colonial Quito tour and toured to the Telerifico cable car and the Solar Museum at the Equator with a great local guide Ivan (vizcainoivan on reipadvisor). He was incredibly knowledgable about the past and present of the city, as well as just fun to be with. He had very interesting stories and facts about all of the locations we visited, and was very willing to answer any additional questions that we had about the city our just Ecuador in general.

BethO19. Portland, Oregon

I can't say enough positive things about my experience at La Selva. The location is amazing, the accommodations were rustic, but comfortable, and the services were fantastic. Yes, the huts are simple - no electricity or water at night, and the bugs can get in, but it is the jungle and if you were protected from it, you wouldn't be getting the real experience. The staff is amazing, from the guides to the chefs, housekeepers, bartenders, etc. I am a vegetarian and they made me special meals at every opportunity. The jungle activities were fantastic. It is an amazing experience."

drnorth Vancouver, Canada

I had a choice of a number of lodges in the Amazon near Coca. I chose La Selva because of their customer support, quick response, desire for my business and ultimately they met or exceeded my expectation. They did everything right and the food was better than I expected. The cabins are Rustic and could be updated a bit however, everything else was done right and our guide Paul was very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and he listened to our requests and accommodated us the best that he could."

trek4cs, Toronto

 Going to La Selva was an experience that we will not forget. It was our hope to experience a "deep" jungle environment in the heart of Amazonia. We were able to do so and found it to be even better than we expected and hoped it to be.

Being met in the Quito airport by Julie was a very comfortable way to start the journey. Being the only English speakers in the group at that time, Julie was very much concerned about us and made sure to explain everything to us in perfect English. We knew right away that we were dealing with a quality operation with the way we were treated at the airport. By the way, the flight over the Andes was spectacular."

ruvs, Los Gatos, CA

I went here with a group of 7 friends last spring and have to say it was the most amazing place I've ever been in my whole life. I'm writing this review because I was just reminiscing with my companions how about how magical the whole experience was. Amazing amenities, unbelievable staff, possible the most talented wildlife trackers in the world, all of which are sited in the most stunning site in the amazon. We spent 2 nights in the main lodge and then camped deeper into the jungle to stay in tents for 5 nights. It was an extra expense but definitely worth it. The lodge sent team members into the woods the night before we went out to prepare the tents for us. Then the next morning we hiked for a few hours and took a canoe to the site. Even out in the middle of nowhere, the amenities were surprisingly great."

kevinlkl, Los Angeles, California

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