Napo Wildlife Center is widely acknowledged as the one of the most comfortable lodges in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and is the way to sample another of the world’s natural wonders.

Reaching this fantastic area deep in the Amazon basin is an adventure in itself. You will fly from Quito to Coca and then transfer down the Napo River, firstly by motorized canoe and then by paddling canoe, until you reach Napo Wildlife Center’s excellent lodge.

In the wonderful nearby rainforest, blinds (or hides) built at ‘clay licks’ are often attended by a colourful throng of hundreds of noisy parrots and parakeets. A dense whirring mass of emerald green, flashes of indigo and cobalt can be seen as the parakeets visit this area. An occasional rainbow-coloured flash will be a visiting macaw. The parrots are at the clay lick to eat clay as a supplement to their diet because it contains minerals which neutralises toxins in the nuts they feed on. On guided excursions into the surrounding rainforest and to a large lagoon there are regular sightings of awesome, two metre long Giant Otters, various species of monkeys and a bewildering array of tropical birds.

The lodge itself consists of 10 very comfortable cabañas, a large dining hall and a well-stocked bar! The cabañas, with private porches and lake views, feature large rooms with one king-sized bed and one twin-sized bed. All cabañas have private bathrooms with ‘on-demand’ hot water showers and both ceiling fans and secure, bug-proof screens. Despite its remote location the lodge offers 24 hour electricity with plenty of lights and power points. Two tall viewing towers offer commanding views over the surrounding forest canopy and are an excellent way to observe the secret lives of the rainforest’s inhabitants, as well as to enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding area.

Price: From about £1183 (US$1632, about €1360) for 4 nights.


  • Flights Quito/Coca/QuitoCoca
  • Return airport/lodge transfers
  • 3 onights accommodation on a twin/share basis at Napo Wildlife Center
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) daily
  • Guided excursions

Stays can be of any length. Longer stays than 4 nights can be arranged.

Single Occupancy Supplement: Please contact us.

Getting to the lodge is an adventure in itself! (Napo Wildlife Centre)

White-fronted Nunbirds (Napo Wildlife Centre)

Golden-mantle Tamarin (Napo Wildlife Centre)

The view from above the lodge

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