La Selva Amazon Ecolodge

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Why we like it

  • Located on the edge of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989.
  • Complete rebuild in 2012 and under new management
  • Fun, yet interesting guided excursions to include parrot clay licks and lagoon swimming
  • Beautiful lakeside location
  • Far enough away to feel pristine, yet close enough to not feel tired of travelling

A&K Top Tip

La Selva was one of the first lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon, so knows how to 'do' the Amazon well, and with it's recent complete rebuild and new ownership, it is going from strength to strength. The location is beautiful and excursions are well done and fun (if not a bit muddy sometimes!). Overall a great experience.

Guest Testimonial

What can I say? Eleanor you have been to the Galapagos so you know all about it. What I will say is that is was an unforgettable experience and something that will stay with us forever. Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K

- RY, Berkshire



Hidden away in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, on the border of Yasuni National Park, is La Selva Eco Lodge, winner of the Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment. Yasuni is home to several communities of the Kichwa people while studies also show that the area holds world records for the wide array of plant and animal species found in the area.

The lodge is two and a half hours boat journey from the Amazonian town of Coca (accessed by domestic flight from Quito) and situated on the beautiful oxbow lake called Garzacocha or heron's lagoon. Having undergone a complete upgrade in 2012, the lodge now offers a high degree of comfort seldom seen in the jungle. There are 12 thatched cabins inspired by the simple, local bamboo design and using only rainforest materials. They offer private bathrooms with hot water, electricity, ceiling fans, hammocks and mosquito netting where necessary. There are several public areas for sharing 'jungle tales' including a good restaurant with lake views and bar where you'll be surprised by the fruit juices on offer. There is also a small spa inundated with tranquil and colourful butterflies.

Activities focus on the stunning surrounding area and include guided jungle trails, canoe excursions, lagoon swimming and visits to the observation tower and noteworthy parrot clay licks. Programmes on offer range from four night Amazon, to yoga, massage or birdwatching options.


Useful info

Best time to be there

The Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid flying time 13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area
 


Best time to be there

June to September is the best time to enjoy the Andes whilst the Galapagos are best from April to August - not too warm and plenty of animals in their breeding seasons.

Fly to

Quito - LAN Airlines, daily via Madrid

flying time

13 hours

time difference

GMT -5 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an infected area


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