South America Amazon Land Tour

Ecuador Amazon Adventure – La Selva EcoLodge

Explore the incredible diversity and wildlife of Ecuador’s Amazon from the newly refurbished La Selva EcoLodge. Winner of the Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment, La Selva EcoLodge & Retreat sits high on Lake Garzacocha and has developed special conservation and community projects aimed at carbon neutrality that directly aid the planet in the true spirit of eco-tourism. The spacious airy suites here are inspired by native designs, each with a private balcony or porch, and the food is the pride of the lodge. 

Your journey begins by canoeing the headwaters of the Amazon River to this comfortable wilderness lodge surrounded by a region of megadiversity, within Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy daily hikes and paddles, led by expert resident guides, to explore the mysteries and connections of life in the Amazon rainforest at roughly 43 miles from the nearest urban area. You will by thrilled by the chance to ascend a canopy platform and view hundreds of colorful birds at nearby parrot licks.

This 4- or 5-day trip includes your jungle lodge accommodations and guided activities from this, one of the first Amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador. Options include canoeing (day and night), trail walking (day and night), kayaking, a community visit and viewing wildlife at the parrot clay lick and from the observation tower. An Amazon lodge trip is the perfect extension to a Galapagos cruise, or our Amazon travel experts can craft a custom Amazon tour.

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