One of the first Amazon lodges in Ecuador, La Selva was completely remodelled in 2012 and is now arguably the most comfortable of all Ecuador’s Amazon lodges. It is owned by the same local company that runs two of our favourite Galapagos Yachts (the Ocean Spray and Cormorant) and the service and quality of guides is excellent. The wildlife viewing is also exceptional. La Selva is situated by a lake on the edge of the Yasuni National Park within the Yasuni Biosphere reserve, one of the most bio diverse places on earth. The lodge now has 18 superb high end suites as well as a spa area, offering a range of treatments, yoga retreats (designed for beginner to experts) and an observation tower located around 20 minutes from the lodge which is 37 metres tall offering incredible views across the rain forest canopy. The birdlife around the lodge (as with the other lodges we work with) is outstanding. Ned Wheatley, Author of Where to Watch Birds in South America described La Selva as "simply one of the world’s best birding sites”
The Lodge has 18 suites in total. Three Family suites have accommodation for up to four guests with a king sized bed and two double beds, a private porch, hammock and hot tub, and measure 7.5 x7.5 metres each. Their 12 Superior suites have private balconies, king-size or twin double beds, a ‘rainforest shower’ and luxury bed linens. They also have three Scenic suites, with a private balcony with lake views, exclusive rainforest shower and luxury bed linen.
The lodge also offers a Spa (ask us for the latest menu of treatments and prices), a restaurant overlooking the lake, 37 metre tall observation tower, butterfly farm and yoga retreats. uito.
First class Ecuadorean and international cuisine, served at the open dining area with views across the lake and the rainforest beyond.
Programs vary like all Amazon lodges depending on the weather and recent wildlife viewing, but usually includes a visit to the butterfly farm, walks through trails in the forest close to the lodge, a visit to the rainforest canopy observation tower in the forest canopy, parrot clay lick, community visit, canoe rides in the creeks and Garzacocho Lagoon (where the lodge is based), as well as night walks and night canoe rides for the more adventurous!