Napo Jungle Lodge

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Why we like it

  • Napo Jungle Lodge is located on the edge of Lake Aññangu, in the heart iof the Napo Wildlife Centre, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador
  • The lodge has a large dining hall and a well-stocked bar. The bar has a 50-foot viewing tower from which you can see the Andes on a clear day
  • Other facilities include a 120-foot canopy tower deep in the forest, a boutique and a library. But the lodge's real magic is its location and the opportunity to observe rainforest life in abundance

A&K Top Tip

With birds fighting for your attention you'd be missing out if you didn't grab a pair of binoculars and relishing in the vast array of life in front of you.

Guest Testimonial

Mashpi Lodge. OMG! Unreal, unbelievable and quite surreal. Our two guides Sebastian and Nester took us everywhere. We saw over 100 species of birds including 13 different hummingbirds. The photos I took are brilliant. I can't begin to tell you how fantastic the two days were. Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor Mawer and thanks to A&K .

- RY, Berkshire



Napo Jungle Lodge was built in conjunction with EcoEcuador, a non-profit organisation dedicated to conservation efforts in Ecuador. It consists of ten comfortable cabañas with en suite bathrooms and private terraces. A private and unique lodge, only open to a selected number of guests, it provides an exclusive and personalised rain forest experience. Its unrivalled nature attractions and biodiversity include two unique, easy access parrot and macaw clay licks, 565 bird species, 11 species of monkey, Giant Otters and other large mammals such as Brazilian tapir, White-lipped peccary, all species of caiman, Anacondas and many, many more.


Day 1 - Quito/Napo

Mid-morning flight to Coca. Local-style bus transfer for 10 minutes or so to the port of Francisco de Orellana where motorised canoes wait to take you down-river for two hours. On arrival at the Napo Wildlife Reserve, switch to dugout canoes and glide up Black Water Creek to the lodge.

Day 2 - Napo

Early morning wake-up call to visit one of the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador (subject to weather). Here, the parrots gather in noisy colourful flocks to gnaw the red earth. Day time optional guided walk with a member of the local Indian community. Evening option to observe the caiman around the lake.

Day 3 - Napo

Dawn bird watching opportunity from the 50ft observation tower, allowing for excellent views once reserved for flocks of vibrantly coloured tanagers as well as capuchin and howler monkeys. After breakfast, explore the lakes by dugout canoe for an excellent opportunity to spot the elusive Giant Otter or the inquisitive pink dolphin. Afternoon trek in the primary forest. Optional nocturnal walk.

Day 4 - Napo/Quite

Early journey by dugout canoe back to the Napo River for the motorised canoe journey to Coca. Midday flight to Quito.


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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