Where is our Amazon lodge located?

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, on the south bank of the Napo River, which eventually flows eastward and joins the mighty Amazon on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Our lodge is within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and next to the Yasuní National Park. This region is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, home to literally millions of species of plants, animals, birds and insects.

We are located about five hours from Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, via a series of flights, canoe trips and walks.

There are no roads to get to the lodge and the nearest city is Coca (Francisco de Orellana). From here, the best way to get to the lodge is by a two-hour motorized canoe ride down the Napo River. On the way you will be able to see your first glimpses of the Amazon rainforest and you can appreciate the houses and way of living of the local people as they go on about their daily routines by the riverside.

If you’re looking for La Selva on your GPS, you’ll find it here: Latitude: 0.5026° Longitude: 76.3821°

Getting to La Selva Lodge

On the day of your departure, one of our representatives will meet you at Quito Airport. If you wish to be picked up at your hotel, arrangements can be made (contact your sales agent to arrange a transfer, this service is not included in our rates).

At quito’s airport

Our English-speaking airport representative will give you all of the documents you’ll need, including boarding passes. He or she will also help you check your luggage through. The maximum weight allowed is 20 kg (44 pounds) per passenger. Our representative will tell you a little about your trip and answer any questions you may have.

At coca’s airport

After a flight lasting approximately 30 minutes, you will arrive at the town of Coca, where another La Selva Representative will be waiting for you. Once at the dock, you’ll have a few minutes to use the restroom, get a cold drink, etc. while our representatives get your luggage onto the river canoe which will take you to La Selva.

in the amazon

The river canoe travels for about two hours on the Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon. It’s a very scenic journey and you’ll want your cameras! Once you reach our dock on the Napo, you’re almost there. There is a short walk through the jungle until we reach a wide creek. There, a smaller, hand paddled canoe will be waiting to take you across Garzacocha Lagoon to the Lodge.

Let the adventure begin!

All in all, the journey from Quito to La Selva takes about four or five hours. At the Lodge, you’ll be greeted by the manager and a welcome surprise. Your bags will be brought to your room, and your adventure will begin!