La Selva Eco Lodge
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La Selva Eco Lodge

Places
Coca - Ecuador
Days
4 - 5
Difficulty
Low - Medium
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Highlights

  • Room ceiling fan
  • Scenic room view of Lake Garzacocha
  • Private hot tub
  • Kichwa community visit
  • 38mt high observation tower
  • Exclusive rainforest showers
  • Family staterooms sleep 4
  • Wifi coverage in premises
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If you are looking for an unforgettable Amazon adventure, look no further than La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat. This award-winning Amazon lodge is located just outside the YasunĂ­ National Park and within the YasunĂ­ Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. It offers a luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest, where you can enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious cuisine, and a range of activities to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you are a nature lover, a wildlife enthusiast, a culture seeker, or a family traveler, La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat has something for everyone.

La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat is located about five hours from Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, via a series of flights, canoe trips, and walks. You will start your journey with a flight from the capital city of Quito down to Coca, located in the Amazon Basin. From there, you will take a two-hour motorized canoe ride down the Napo River, the largest tributary of the Amazon River. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenic views of the jungle and the river. You will then arrive at La Selva’s dock, where you will be greeted by our staff and transferred to a paddle canoe for a short ride across Garzacocha Lake. Finally, you will walk along a raised boardwalk for about 15 minutes until you reach the lodge.

La Selva Eco Lodge Accommodations
La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat offers 16 spacious luxury suites, three scenic premium rooms overlooking the lake, and four sumptuous family staterooms. All rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, electricity outlets, safe deposit boxes, and private bathrooms with hot water and eco-friendly amenities. The luxury suites and premium rooms have rainforest showers and private balconies with stunning views of the lake and the forest. The family staterooms have extra-large bathrooms, hammock areas, and large decks equipped with hot tubs for relaxing after a day of exploration. The design of the lodge is inspired by the architecture native to the area, and the soaring ceilings and unique layout of the rooms and the lodge help to keep everything cool, even when the renowned Amazon sun is at its hottest.

La Selva Eco Lodge Facilities
The newly built central lodge and restaurant have a wrap-around view of Garzacocha Lake, allowing guests to spot birds and rainforest species while sipping an exotic cocktail or enjoying a gourmet meal prepared with fresh local ingredients. The lodge also features a lounge area with comfortable sofas, books, games, and Wi-Fi access; a bar with a selection of wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks; a spa with a variety of treatments using natural products; a yoga room with mats and props; a gift shop with souvenirs and handicrafts; and an observation tower with binoculars and telescopes for birdwatching and stargazing.

La Selva Eco Lodge Activities
La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat offers a variety of activities such as birdwatching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming in natural lagoons, visiting local communities and more. Our experienced guides will accompany you on the following activities, depending on the time of day, season, weather, physical abilities of the group and where they believe wildlife is more likely to be found. Each activity was designed to showcase the best of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

  • Canoe rides around Garzacocha lagoon: Enjoy a peaceful paddle around the lake found at La Selva Eco Lodge, while learning about the great variety of plants and animals in two diverse settings and ecosystems. You may encounter monkeys, sloths, caimans, turtles, frogs, fish, butterflies, orchids, bromeliads and more.
  • Night excursions by foot or canoe: Experience the nocturnal side of the rainforest and listen to the sounds of nature. You may spot fishing bats, nightjars, owls, insects, spiders and other creatures that come alive after dark.
  • Hikes along trails: Explore different habitats and terrains such as terra firme forest (high ground), varzea forest (flooded forest), swamp forest (black water) and palm forest (agroforest). You may see mammals such as peccaries (wild pigs), tapirs (large herbivores), armadillos (armored animals), anteaters (insect eaters) and jaguars (big cats); reptiles such as anacondas (giant snakes), boas (constrictors), iguanas (lizards) and tortoises (shelled animals); amphibians such as poison dart frogs (colorful frogs), tree frogs (climbing frogs) and salamanders (legged amphibians); birds such as macaws (parrots), toucans (fruit eaters), hummingbirds (nectar feeders), tanagers (seed eaters) and eagles (raptors); and insects such as leaf-cutter ants (fungus farmers), termites (wood eaters), butterflies (pollinators) and beetles (diverse group).
  • Visits to local communities: Learn about the culture and traditions of the Kichwa people, the indigenous inhabitants of the area. You may participate in activities such as making chocolate from cacao beans, weaving baskets from palm leaves, painting your face with natural dyes, playing musical instruments, dancing and singing. You may also visit a school, a clinic, a farm or a handicraft workshop. All fantastic activities available at La Selva Eco Lodge.
  • Climbs to canopy towers: Ascend stairs to canopy towers over 100 feet high for a bird’s eye view of the rainforest. You may observe the canopy layer of the forest, where most of the biodiversity is found. You may also witness the sunrise or sunset over the horizon, creating a spectacular display of colors.
La Selva Eco-Lodge & Retreat is more than just an Amazon lodge. It is a place where you can connect with nature, discover new things, have fun, relax and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your stay today and experience the magic of the Amazon.

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La Selva Eco Lodge Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
Accommodation
All meals, snacks, water, coffee & tea
All activities as listed
Native & bilingual guide
Aquatic transportation
Use of lodge facilities

EXCLUSIONS
Yasuni parrot lick fee
Round  flight or bus (Quito-Coca-Quito)
Bar consumptions
Private guide
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)
Transfer (hotel-airport-hotel)

La Selva Eco Lodge General Details

superior suites
superior suites
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scenic suites
scenic suites
Luxury
family suites
family suites
Luxury
single suites
single suites
Luxury

Lodge Technical Details

  • City to Arrive:
    Coca
  • Capacity:
    48
  • Rooms:
    19 Rooms
  • Rooms Type:
    single/double/family
  • Rooming:
    private suites
  • Sharing:
    N/A
  • Access:
    Land/air transport + canoe
  • Enter or Exit:
    Monday through saturday
  • Immersion:
    Primary rainforest
  • Location:
    Garzacocha lagoon
  • Community:
    Pilche
  • Park / Reserve:
    N/A

Facilities & Services

  • Bar lounge
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Canopy tower
  • Certified bilingual local guides
  • Changes on the go
  • Community visit
  • Customize Itineraries
  • Exclusive rainforest showers
  • Family & interconnected rooms
  • First aid kit
  • Green Policies
  • Hammocks in premises
  • Hot showers
  • Library
  • Luxury bed linens
  • Mosquito nets
  • Multimedia area
  • Power & electricity
  • Prebuilt itinerary by local experts
  • Private bathrooms
  • Private guidance
  • Private hammocks
  • Private hot tub
  • Private terrace
  • Private transportation
  • Restaurant in premises
  • Room ceiling fan
  • Room turndown service
  • Rubber boots & poncho
  • Safety deposit box
  • Scenic lounge areas
  • Towels & robe
  • Unlimited drinking water
  • Water & coffee station
  • WiFi

Transport Details

AIR
  • Route:
    Quito - Coca - Quito
  • Airline Inbound:
    LATAM Airlines
  • Airline Outbound:
    LATAM Airlines
  • Inbound Time:
    Request Trip Advisor
  • Outbound Time:
    Request Trip Advisor
  • Travel Time:
    40 Minutes per Way
  • Rate:
    $276 Round Flight
LAND
  • Route:
    Quito - Coca - Quito
  • Bus Inbound:
    Public Transport
  • Bus Outbound:
    Public Transport
  • Inbound Time:
    Departs Every 2 Hours
  • Outbound Time:
    Departs Every 2 Hours
  • Travel Time:
    8 Hours per Way
  • Rate:
    Approximately $15 per way

Children Policies

  • Children Allowed:
    Yes
  • Minimum Age:
    N/A
  • Maximum Age:
    11 years, 11 months
  • Free Stay:
    under 5 years
  • Child Discount:
    30% off under 12 years
  • Restrictions:
    None, available year round

Surcharges & Notices

Surcharges
  • Bar purchases, alcoholic & soft drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and lodge staff
  • 10% surcharge for xmas & new year departures
Notices
  • Departures any day of the week, except sundays
  • Mandatory to issue round flight with lodge
  • Programs are subject to change
  • Rates are subject to change
Itineraries, inclusions and exclusions are subject to change by providers, or Ecuadorian authorities.
 

Customers Reviews 1 Review

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Food
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Staff Members
    Excellent
    5.0
Stephen Keenihan
We enjoyed la selva. It was very restful. We found the lodge comfortable and welcoming. The staff were exceptional and we found them helpful and professional. The food served was 5*. There were a few things that would make the visit even better such as some wildlife reference books and a map we could use and take away. There wasn’t as much wildlife as we expected but that can’t be helped. Thanks again for your help. Regards Stephen

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