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Eco-Lodges in Ecuador


The eco-lodges we offer in Ecuador are of a very high standard. They have specialized in creating superb environments for nature observation coupled with expert guidance and facilities. Some of the lodges are managed, or co-managed by indigenous communities who benefit economically from the venture. They provide a very special insight into the different aspects of life in the Amazon. All the lodges we offer seek to run their operations as ecologically sensitive as possible and/or are involved in conservation projects.



Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge

Located in the heart of the Amazon basin, at 50 miles downstream from the town of Coca, and twenty minutes from the banks of the majestic Napo river. Sacha Lodge is idyllically situated on the banks of a tranquil lake, Pilchicocha, which used to form part of the Napo river itself. In this delightful setting guests can pursue a whole range of activities, such as guided walks through primary forest, canoe rides on undisturbed black water streams, view the rainforest canopy from a magnificent 40 meter high tower and enjoy guided tours to one of the biggest butterfly farms in Ecuador.
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Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center is one of the most beautiful Eco-lodges in the Ecuadorian Rainforest. This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles (53,500 acres - over 21,400 hectares ) of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunė National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. The Napo Wildlife Center, NWC Lodge is located by the Anangucocha lake, in the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community. Thanks to their own initiative and supported by the Tropical Nature Conservation System, we have built in partnership the most carefully designed first class Amazon lodge in Ecuador.
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Kapawi Lodge

Kapawi Lodge

Kapawi is a beautiful eco-lodge situated in Achuar territory by a lake near the Pastaza river, in one of the most remote areas of the Ecuadorian Amazon, blessed with a rich diversity of wildlife. The Lodge offers 20 comfortable double rooms, each with private bathroom and heated showers. Built according to special architectural concept based on Achur design (no metal nails), the lodge is very conscious of ecological principles: solar energy, biodegradable soaps and garbage recycling systems, make this eco-lodge one of the best in South America. Visitors have numerous choices with regards to the activities offered at the lodge, which they can customize and arrange according to their own interests. Guides are at hand to help the group or visitors to design the most suitable program to meet individual interests and physical conditions. Kapawi is the largest community-based project ever developed in Ecuador. It was developed and built in co-ownership with a private enterprise. Kapawi was created to provide a high standard service in one of the remotest and most pristine areas of the south east of Ecuador, away from oil exploitation and other destructive practices.
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La Selva Lodge

La Selva Lodge

Located in the rain forest of Ecuador's Rio Napo, about two hours down river by fast dugout canoe from Coca. La Selva is one of the more easily reached destinations in the Amazon and ideal for the birder traveling alone, rather than as part of an organized bird tour. The Lodge has 17 cabins built in the traditional style, each with its own toilet and hot shower, all located on a hill overlooking a lake named Garzacocha (Heron) lake. Around this region it is possible to find 14 species of monkeys, 600 of birds, 4.000 of fish and 15.000 species of plants.
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ECSani (15K)

Sani Eco Lodge

Clustered on the shore of a remote black water lagoon are our 8 newly constructed private, thatch-roofed cabañas. Each is equipped with twin beds, hammocks, electric lights, and modern bathrooms with showers. Our open-air dining room and bar offer exquisite views of colorful sunsets over our beautiful lake. The wildlife at Sani Lodge is outstanding. All the major mammals endemic to the area can be found here. There are also many types of monkeys and most visitors will be able to see at least a few varieties. Bird life is also abundant: some 550 species of rainforest birds can be found in the area - making it an excellent place for bird watching...
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ECMaquipucuna (23K)

Maquipucuna Lodge and Reserve

The Maquipucuna Reserve is a 6,000-hectare privately owned and managed nature reserve, surrounded by 14,000 hectares of protected forest. 80% of Maquipucuna consists of steeply-sloped, undisturbed cloud forest,which is widely recognized as one of the top five biodiversity hotspots of the world. Within the Reserve is a comfortable yet unpretentious lodge which provides accommodation for up to 30 people in five separate bedrooms and shared bathrooms, 3 suites with private bathrooms, and a family cabin with private bathrooms.
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Discover the montane Cloudforest at Bellavista Eco-Lodge

Bellavista Eco-Lodge - Discover the Montane Cloudforest

Bellavista Ecolodge enjoys a superb location within an expansive 600 hectare (1500 acres) reserve on the edge of the cloud forest. The habitat of this special reserve is distinguished by thickly forested mountains that descend sharply into gorges with rushing waterfalls and crystalline streams, and views that stretch far into the distance towards the looming volcanoes on the horizon.
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El Monte Lodge - Cloudforest Sanctuary

El Monte Eco-Lodge - A Sancutary in the Cloudforest

El Monte is a sustainable lodge outside the town of Mindo; its goal is to help preserve and protect the natural beauty of Mindo, one of the most biologically diverse Cloud Forests in the world. Enjoy world-class birding, hike in lush cloud forests replete with orchids and bromeliads, enjoy river tubing, as well as hikes to a primary forest reserve.
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Casa Mojanda - Organic Hacienda in the Andean Highlands of Ecuador

Casa Mojanda - Organic Hacienda in the Ecuadorean Andes

This ecologically orientated Hacienda, situated in the Andean high mountain cloud forest near the northern Lake Land, is a veritable oasis for mind, body and spirit. A splendid setting seduces the sense - while the delicious organic food, freshly prepared from the produce grown right at the hacienda, will delight the pallate. Explore the gorgeous surrounding terrain during the day: walk, horseback ride or bike on mountain trails, passing terraced farms, gorges humming with birds, waterfalls and crater lakes. At night relax at the japanese hot-tub and treat yourself to a hawaian massage at the spa.
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Papallacta Thermes and Spa, Ecuador

Papallacta Thermes and Spa

Papallacta Thermes and Spa is a delightful Spa and Hotsprings resort in the foothills of Cayambe Volcano. Although it offers the amenities of luxurious resorts it is kept in harmony with the natural surroundings, giving it a homely, rustic and down to earth feel. Only 40km from Quito, it is the perfect retreat for treating body, mind and soul with the soothing power of water. Read more...

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