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  • Anangu Lake
  • Black caiman
  • Parrot clay licks
  • Hoatzins
  • Amazon frog
  • Giant otters
  • Mamacunas dancing
  • Night monkeys
  • Yasuni National Park

Napo Wildlife Center

The Napo Wildlife Centre is a luxury eco-lodge located within the Yasuni National Park - a protected UNESCO biosphere site and the largest tract of tropical rainforest in Ecuador.

The concept and construction are the brainchild of the Anangu Quichua community who now own 100% of the lodge, and has led it to be universally recognised for service excellence, abundant wildlife and a blueprint for community-based tourism projects. It has built up such a good reputation that both the New York Times and the BBC have visited the site to run nature reports / documentaries.

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USA & Canada: 1-8_00-269-0216 • UK: 0-800-051-7125

Lodge Background

The lodge has been constructed in natural indigenous style and consists of 12 luxury cabins, a dining hall with well-stocked bar and a 50foot viewing tower.

Rooms are spacious and clean with private porches, hot water showers, electricity, ceiling fans and safe deposit box.

Napo Wildlife Center


  • Cabins: single, twin / double
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Showers: yes
  • Mosquito nets: netting surrounds each hut
  • Electricity: Yes
  • Boots / Rain ponchos: Yes


Standard departure days are from Monday to Saturday; the only day that trips cannot start is on Sundays - please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

The description below is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change.

Day 1 Departing from Quito, 30 minute flight to Coca where we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 hours, lunch box in route. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we then take a majestic and peaceful 1 hour dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge, welcome drink and tour of facilities. After dinner optional cayman (alligator) observation around the lake.
Day 2 An early start to visit the parrot clay licks in Ecuador; a total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. Later, we hike along a forest trail to visit the Quichua community of Añangu and share time with a family during their traditional activities. Return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive to the second parrot clay lick  Box lunch at the parrot clay lick observatory. Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.
Day 3 Morning visit to the 36m tall canopy tower on the Napo - a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. As you ascend the 12-story tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is actually built into the tree and experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. Lunch is served at the lodge. Afternoon trekking in the primary forest to discover the forest interior and then a dugout canoe ride with great chance of running into a Giant otter family on the way.
Day 4 Return journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

Additional Day(s): Optional excursions such as hikes through different trails and forest types. Canoe rides exploring deeper areas of surrounding creeks with more wildlife possibilities.

2018 PRICES PER PERSON (based on twin share)
4 days $1467 cabaña / $1688 suite (both incl. return airfare) Request this Tour
5 days $1740 cabaña / $2029 suite (both incl. return airfare) Request this Tour
7 days $2282 cabaña / $2675 suite (both incl. return airfare) Request this Tour

Longer trips may also be available - please ask our sales team for details.


  • Accommodation based on twin/double share
  • Return airfare Quito / Coca / Quito
  • River transportation to/from lodge
  • All meals
  • Drinking water
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Native guide + bilingual naturalist guide
  • Use of rain poncho / boots / umbrella
  • Yasuni Park Entry Fee


  • Single supplement (50%)
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Tips and other personal expenses


The tour starts with a flight to Coca (30minutes, return flights are included in the price of this tour), where upon arrival you will be met by your local guide.

In Coca the lodge is reached via motorised canoe (approx 2 hours downstream) and then a short paddled canoe ride (motorised canoes are not allowed down the stream where the lodge is located in order to avoid disturbing the wildlife).

Past Clients Feedback

"A simply wonderful experience at one with nature! I certainly did not expect to receive such warm service and comfort in the middle of the rainforest – the staff surpassed themselves in making me feel completely at home." (Ann Feek, USA)

"Our time at the Napo Wildlife Center was great, I was stunned how smoothly everything went there. We made some great trips and were quite lucky with the animal spotting." (Sandra Fasnacht)

"The Napo trip was high quality from beginning to end and we were impressed with the variety and quantity of wildlife. The staff and guides were excellent." (Dwight Hawes)

"Thank you so much for helping to organise the trip of a lifetime into the Amazon. It was truly one of the highlights of our lives. A totally unique and sensational experience in every way." (Neal Cunningham)

* All lodge information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the lodge owner.