Napo Wildlife Center
This eco-tourism project includes the conservation of approximately 52,000 acres of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important biosphere reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. Located by Anangucocha Lake, in the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community, this lodge is ideal for those seeking a more intimate experience.
Napo is owned and operated by the Anangu Quichua Community, and provides jobs for the community and protects their ancestral land. Napo is the only Amazonian lodge located within Yasuni National Park, which is a UNESCO Bisophere Reserve and the largest tract of intact rainforest in Ecuador. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day by a combination of solar power and advanced diesel generators.
All activities are led by specialized Ecuadorian bilingual Naturalist Guides & Anangu Local Guides. Exclusive activities include two unique parrot & macaw clay licks, two self-standing canopy towers measuring 120 & 50 feet, and unrivaled access to learning more about local communities and culture. Guests also have access to two parrot and macaw clay licks. The region has abundant wildlife, including 565 bird species, 11 monkey species, a giant otter family, and other large mammals like the Brazilian tapir, white-lipped peccary, various cayman species, anacondas and many others.
Napo accommodates in guests in 12 luxury bungalows, and in 2011 added four suites overlooking the lagoon. Bungalows are 450 sq. ft., have lake view porches, and a king bed and one twin bed; they can accommodate up to three guests. Suites offer a porch with lake views and balcony with jungle views, room service, a living room and separate master bedroom with king bed, private bathroom with water saving system, mini-bar, and biodegradable bathroom amenities. Suite 1 offers a Jacuzzi that accommodates four guests, and Suite 2 has an additional bedroom with twin bed. Suites measure 646 sq. ft.
- 24-hour electricity provided by a combination of solar power & diesel generators.
- Hot water.
- Private bathrooms.
- Special water treatment facilities & freshwater provided for guests.
- Screens on all bungalows to protect from insects.
- Dining hall for all meals, and can provide meals for special dietary requests.
- Library with a mixture of books on the Amazon and biology, along with light reading.
- Well-stocked bar (beverages not provided in lodge cost).
- Laundry service for a fee.
- Internet service at the lodge for a fee.
- All guest are provided with rubber boots up to size 12.
- Radio communications.
- First aid kid for minor injuries.
Extra canoe charges may apply for non-operational days for groups of fewer than 4 people. This program does not operate on Sunday. Please contact us for details.
2012 rates per/person, air ticket Quito-Coca-Quito included
|# of Days||Operates from||Room type||Double or Triple||Single supplement|
|4D/3N||Friday to Monday||Standard||$ 1,016||$ 410|
|Suite||$ 1,176||$ 490|
|5D/4N||Monday to Friday||Standard||$ 1,211||$ 508|
|Suite||$ 1,416||$ 610|