Napo Wildlife Center
The most luxurious lodge in Ecuador's Amazon.
The lodge consists of 10 luxury cabañas and a large dining hall with a library and a well-stocked bar.
Attached to the bar is a 50-foot viewing tower from which you can see the Andes on a clear day!
The rooms are huge (over 450 sq. ft.), always clean, and include:
- one king-sized bed and one twin-sized bed (up to 3 people)
- private bathrooms with on-demand hot water showers
- private porches with lake views
- 24-hour electricity with plenty of lights and plenty of 120v outlets
- ceiling fans and secure screens for plenty of bug-free ventilation
The lodge itself is beautiful with local architecture, hardwood floors and well considered amenities.
Monkeys, Parrots, and Giant Otters during the day, with the comfort of a hot shower, tasty dinner, and a cold beer at the end of the day. This is the way to see the rainforest in luxury.
¿How to get there?
To get to Napo Wildlife Center (map), guests fly by jet from Quito to the town of Coca (officially known as Francisco de Orellana) on the Napo River. After a short drive from the airport to the dock, we board a large, motorized, covered canoe for a scenic two-hour trip down the Napo River. Upon arriving at the entrance to the NWC Reserve, we switch to smaller, dugout canoes and are paddled up the blackwater creek to the lake and lodge (no motorized transport is allowed on the creek or lake so that wildlife isn't disturbed).
This paddle can take anywhere from one to three hours, as on the creek guests might see Giant Otters, potoos, kingfishers, Hoatzins, jacamars, hawks, and monkeys. We eat lunch en route and arrive at the lodge by late afternoon. We have put together a GPS waypoint file (in Garmin Map Source format) for our guests who use GPS units.
Are possible any day of the week except Sunday (because there are no flights to Coca on Sundays). We recommend no fewer than 4 days/3 nights at Napo Wildlife Center , and find that our guests prefer 5 days/4 nights because it allows them to take advantage of all of the attractions.