The Selva Amazon Ecolodge is a winner of the prestigious Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge sits on the shores of Lake Garzacocha.

Selva Ecolodge has spacious, airy cabanas which were inspired by native bamboo designs. For nearly thirty years now, La Selva has been delighting visitors from all over the world. On foot and in canoes, guests and their English-speaking guides explore the most biodiverse region on the planet: Ecuador’s renowned Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, home to thousands of unique species of plants and animals.

Location: Yasuni Reserve

Selva Amazon Ecolodge

La Selva Lodge

Sumary of activities:

  • Birdwaching
  • Hiking in the jungle
  • Butterfly Farm
  • Night excursions
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Canoe rides
  • Community Cultural visit
  • Nocturnal navigation looking for caimans



Accomodation and facilities:

Family Suite

Family Suite:

  • Accommodation for 4 guests
  • King bed and two double beds
  • Private porch, hammock & tub
  • Private bathroom
  • 3 cabins available
  • 7.5 X 7.5 m.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite:

  • Private balcony
  • King bed or two double beds
  • Exclusive rainforest shower
  • Luxury bed linens
  • 12 suites available
  • 37 sq. m.

Scenic Suite

Scenic Suite:

  • Private balcony with lake views
  • King bed or two double beds
  • Exclusive rainforest shower
  • Luxury bed linens
  • 3 suites available
  • 25 sq. m.

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  • Located just off the Napo River.
  • The lodge is within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and next to the Yasuní National Park.
  • This region is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, home to literally millions of species of plants, animals, birds and insects.



  • Regular flights from Quito to Coca
  • By bus: The company "Trans-Esmeraldas or Transportes Baños" offers its passengers the alternative of travelling at the morning or at night.

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Itinerary Programs for Selva:

4 days and 3 nights or 5 days and 4 nights
Longer There is also the possibility of special packages or events such as; Family, Honeymoon, Bird Watching, etc. Ask your Dreamkapture Travel representative about these special packages.

La Selva Lodge

Day 1: Transfer from your hotel to the Quito airport is available for those guests who need it. At the airport, a La Selva representative will help you with your luggage and tickets. After a short (35 minute) flight to Coca, you will be met by another English-speaking representative of La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, who will welcome you to Coca, help you with your luggage and transfer you and your fellow guests to the pier, where our motorized canoe is waiting.

La Selva Lodge is located about two hours from Coca by motorized covered canoe. A box lunch is provided for guests on the ride. The motorized canoe cannot go into the lagoon where the lodge is located, so you will disembark on the river for a short walk and a ride in another, smaller canoe. Your luggage will be handled for you.

Once you reach the lodge, there is a welcome cocktail and brief orientation meeting. Then you’ll be shown to your spacious rooms and given the chance to rest and explore a bit before dinner at 7:30. During dinner, your group and guide will discuss the activities for the following day. After dinner, depending on the weather and the will of the group, there may be a short activity such as night wildlife walk or canoe ride near the lodge to see some wildlife. Many guests prefer to relax in the lounge with a cold drink from the bar or have a soothing massage in the spa!


Days 2, 3, and 4: Breakfast is served early because there is so much to see and do! There are a number of activities that you might do including a visit to the parrot clay lick, a trip to a local community, or an excursion to the observation tower to see birds and monkeys. What activity you do will depend on many factors, including the weather and what the group wants to do. If you do not wish to do the morning activity, you are under no obligation to do so.

A delicious lunch is served in our dining room at 12:30. After lunch, guests can try their hand at fishing for piranhas, take a nap or read a book during the hottest hours of the day. Afternoon activities tend to be more low-key than morning ones. You might go for a canoe ride around the lagoon, take a short trail to hopefully see pygmy marmosets, or visit the nearby butterfly farm.

A gourmet dinner awaits in our dining room as afternoon turns into evening. After dinner, there may be a short activity such as night wildlife walk or canoe ride near the lodge to see some wildlife.

On your last evening, you will be asked to clear up your bill in case you had any extras, such as alcoholic drinks or a massage. You’ll also leave tips if you wish for the staff and guides. You may use your credit cards. You’ll also be asked to kindly fill out a comment card so that we can improve our service.

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Last Day: Although you must depart the lodge early in order to get to Coca in time for your flight, breakfast will be served before you leave. You’ll go out the way you came: a canoe ride, followed by a short walk, and then a two-hour ride on the motorized canoe to Coca. An English-speaking representative will accompany you. Once you reach Coca, you will be taken to the airport, checked in and directed to the waiting room for your return flight to Quito.

The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without warning due to weather conditions, National Park regulations or unforeseeable circumstances.


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La Selva

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