Established in 1986, La Selva Jungle Lodge was one of the first eco lodges established in Ecuador’s Amazon region, long before ecotourism became a buzzword. At La Selva you see ecotourism at its finest: living and walking in the Amazon rain forest with the best naturalists and native trackers. Through more than twenty years of refinement, the lodge has achieved a oneness with the environment and has won the Ecotourism Award.
Located in the pristine Napo rain forest area its motto says it all: “In the jungle anything is possible!” such as “you are as far away from civilization as you can possibly be and a gourmet meal arrives at your table with only the freshest ingredients.” The food is a major event at La Selva.
Typical stays are 4, 5, or 6 days (longer stays are always available.) Each day you’ll choose from a variety of hikes, canoe excursions, and activities at a level that’s comfortable for you, led by a bi-lingual English speaking guide and a native guide. You come as close to nature as possible as you explore the virgin rainforest with its animal wildlife, lakes, rivers and flora.
La Selva takes up to 40 people, but each group excursion takes a maximum of 8 people per guide. There are many optional activities such as visiting the butterfly farm, night excursions, birding, and more. Swimming in the lake bordering the lodge is a popular activity at any time, and you can piranhas in it too! (Not to worry, the piranhas are very friendly to guests.)
La Selva prides itself on providing a family atmosphere where every guest feels at home, and especially caters to families from children to grandparents. The staff knows how to make the rainforest come alive for children -- to excite, educate, stimulate and surprise not only children, but all guests. The food is appropriate for all people too -- gourmet for the adults, and the best Amazon pizza, French fries and great desserts for the kids.