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  • Adventure levelMedium/low
  • Deep AmazonYes
  • Access fromCoca
  • Native CommunityQuichua

Highlights of La Selva Lodge

  • La Selva lodge has an excellent location, on the border of the protected Yasuni National Park, and close to the popular Yasuni parrot clay lick.
  • La Selva boasts attractive, bamboo style suites, some even fitted with Jacuzzi. A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest!
  • The main restaurant overlooks Garzacocha lake, so you can easily observe the different bird species and animals that are attracted to the water source.
  • The area surrounding La Selva offers excellent wildlife spotting opportunities, and the canopy observation tower is especially popular with bird-watchers.
  • The lodge work closely together with the local Pilchi community, and provide both training and work to these young men and women.

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Itineraries and pricing 2019

Browse through the different lodge itineraries below by clicking on each one.

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  • $1280Per person
Superior, Scenic or Family Suite

Itinerary for 4 days

  • Day 1Journey to La Selva Lodge in motorized canoe from Coca. Afternoon trek along the Matapalo Trail to see 400-year old trees.
  • Day 2Early morning bird watching from the canopy observation tower. Trek to Mandicocha Lagoon to look for giant otters. Afternoon trek on the Charapa Trail for wildlife spotting. Nocturnal canoe ride and star-gazing.
  • Day 3Morning visit to the parrot clay licks, followed by cultural trip to Mandi Wasi community center to learn about Kichwa culture. Afternoon canoe ride to Garzacocha Lake to search for howler monkeys & birds. Night walk in the forest.
  • Day 4Breakfast, check-out and return to Coca city.

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  • $1590Per person
Superior, Scenic or Family Suite

Itinerary for 5 days

  • Day 1Journey to La Selva Lodge in motorized canoe from Coca. Afternoon trek along the Matapalo Trail to see 400-year old trees.
  • Day 2Early morning bird watching from the canopy observation tower. Trek to Mandicocha Lagoon to look for giant otters. Afternoon trek on the Charapa Trail for wildlife spotting. Nocturnal canoe ride and star-gazing
  • Day 3Early morning bird watching from the canopy observation tower. Trek to Mandicocha Lagoon to look for giant otters. Afternoon trek on the Charapa Trail for wildlife spotting. Nocturnal canoe ride and star-gazing
  • Day 4Trek through primary forest to Mandi Cocha Lake, where you can paddle the flooded forest in fibre-glass canoes. Afternoon trek on the Ceiba Trail.
  • Day 5Breakfast, check-out and return to Coca city.

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Trip itineraries

Standard departure days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Departures may also be available on other days but with an extra canoe supplement to be paid. Please check availability with our sales staff.

* Please note that rainforest itineraries might vary slightly so as to maximize wildlife sightings, depending of the reports of our naturalist guides, your main interests and weather conditions.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: twin, double, triple and quadruple accommodations.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: Yes.
  • electricityElectricity: Yes
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Provided by lodge staff

Inclusions

  • Lodge accommodation.
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on final day).
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary.
  • Bilingual naturalist guide + Native assistant.
  • Assistance at the airport: Quito and Coca.
  • Transport to/from Coca and the lodge.

Exclusions

  • Transport between Quito and Coca (flight to Coca approx $236 subject to change).
  • National Park fee.
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses.
  • Single supplement (30%).
  • Extra night: $350.

Access – transportation

  • The tour starts with a flight to Coca (30minutes, approx. $220) you will be assisted in both Quito and Coca airport by the lodge staff.
  • In Coca the lodge is reached via motorized canoe (approx. 2 hours and a half hour), then a short paddled canoe ride followed by a short 15-minute walk.

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