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Wadena, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 days/3 nights at La Selva Amazon Jungle Lodge February 2017. We flew from Quito, Ecuador to Coca, Ecuador and were met by La Selva reps at both airports. We were then transferred to the docks at the Napo River for our two hour motorized canoe ride to the docks of the La Selva Jungle...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem of a lodge is located deep in the amazonian jungle off the river and down a small tributary. You go by boat from Coca then kayak to a breathtaking lake with the lodge overlooking it, it felt like being in an exotic movie or lost in time. Without any compromise, the place is comfortable luxurious and Alot to...

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi there! We'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your review of La Selva. Every time we come and go from La Selva, we feel the same. Each arrival watching the lodge appear from across the lake is just as magical as the last. We will send your kind regards to Miguel and Sixto and the...

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reached by motor canoe, then paddle canoe, La Selva is situated on a remote lagoon near the Napo River. The Lodge was clean comfortable, a stunning setting. The food was good - better when there was a buffet - and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We were disappointed in not seeing many mammals - the monkeys kept to the treetops...

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We agree, if you are planning to do a combination of visiting both the Amazon Rainforest and the Galapagos Islands, we recommend that you visit La Selva first. This is because the animals in the Amazon are very shy in comparison to the wildlife in the Galapagos where you can come within just a...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked at several lodges and La Selva looked like a great choice. We began the communication with a sales rep Christian to get information and to book our stay. This was difficult to get booked as the emails sent were not responded to for weeks. Apparently there was some difficulties on there side. Finally our sales rep got us...

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Lance M, First let us begin by saying that we hope you are recovering well from your injuries sustained during your first days in Ecuador. We understand your frustration in not being able to visit La Selva because of these unfortunate events, but nevertheless we are bound to our policies which state the following; “If a cancellation should occur...

London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights here and had an incredible time. Our guide, Paul, was really knowledgable and friendly and our native guide, Darwin was also excellent. Good food, great service and lots of activities to keep busy. Clean and tidy room, well worth the money.

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Hi Georgie T, We greatly appreciate your review and the time you took in choosing La Selva for your Amazon adventure. Its always a pleasure to meet guests and provide once in a lifetime experiences! We'll send your regards to Paul! Thanks again! La Selva Jungle Lodge

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip was after heavy rains with flooding of the Napo river and a high lake level. Many of our excursions were by canoe. The excursions were excellent with many photography opportunities, well informed local guides, lots of wildlife.

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you for sending in your review, we really appreciate it! This time of year is the rainy season but as you experienced, there is still plenty of wildlife to see and things to do. High water means more opportunity for canoe excursions and opportunities to see the ecosystem differently. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!...

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent guides who were very knowledgeable of the Amazonian environment and indigenous peoples; small group touring worked well; interesting variety of activities - jungle night walks, canopy tower bird watching, jungle hikes, canoeing, a visit to an indigenous community; excellent food and accommodation; very attentive to guests' needs; It would have been helpful to provide more advanced information on what...

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you so much for your review and feedback about your stay at La Selva. When our guests are happy, so are we! Thank you for the tip on providing more info on what to bring and what not to bring. We'll be working on making this info more readily available for guests! Thanks again and safe travels!...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The Napo flooded and rose two meters during our visit. We saw the Amazon rain forest breathe, absorbing the runoff from the Ecuadorian Andes and evolving seamlessly before our eyes. The transition was rare, unique, and shared with us by guides and indigenous peoples committed to the protection and stewardship of the rainforest. Perfect!

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

It is the greatest thing when our guest's are able to witness the magic of the Amazon and La Selva Jungle Lodge. We are so glad you were able to witness this beautiful place on Earth in its most lively moments and that it made an impression on you! Thank you for visiting! La Selva Jungle Lodge

Bermuda
Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I stayed at La Selva over Christmas and it far exceeded our expectations. We had a better time and better tours here compared to Galapagos! One of the main reasons was because of our guide Julio. He and our local guide were amazing and very knowledgeable. I cannot stress enough how the quality of your guide will...

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kjetilhaugan, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review jpeck. Your message means a lot to us and to Julio. We strive to give our guests a once in a lifetime experience and even more so, we feel its very important to make each guest feel special. Because each and every one of you ARE special to us! And besides that, our...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Lodge is situated in an awesome location. Our room had a wonderful view of the lake and was very private. The food was excellent and the staff was, for the most part, attentive and friendly. Our guide, Rodrigo, was fantastic. He took extra care in making sure we all had an opportunity to get the most of our outings....

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are always happy to know our guests' experience with us. We are glad to learn that mainly your Amazon experience in our lodge was fantastic. The Amazon rainforest, along with our lodge facilities and service, is a unique magical place. Our main commitment as a company through our guests is their complete...

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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is the perfect Reserve for all kinds of travelers. We offer naturalists - wildlife tours, special birdwatching programs, honeymoon trips and family excursions, all in harmony with the rainforest around you.At La Selva, guests are given the opportunity to explore intricate trail systems led by both a local Native Guide and a bilingual Naturalist Guide divided into small groups in order to maximize overall experiences. La Selva’s guides are the key to fulfilling and captivating outings because they already know the area well hearing, seeing and even smelling things guests cannot, they are passionate about the jungle and their years of experience make all the difference between an acceptable tour and an astounding tour in the Amazon.Native guides are from the local communities and behold an awesome amount of ancestral knowledge about the AmazonThe Naturalist Guides that lead guests through the Amazon are bilingual and have studied and trained for many years in order to become a Naturalist and National Park certified guide. ... more   less 

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Address: | Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park 170143, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range: $982 - $990 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Selva Amazon Ecolodge 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“The lodge is not really accessible to disabled people. The accommodation is in separate cabins, nearly all are approached by stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Gilliansc, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Take quick dry light weight clothes, humidity is high. Be prepared for the heat. If you drink wine with meals, buy by the bottle rather than the glass. Recommend a good telephoto lens for the camera; about 30x for wildlife photography. A headlamp is better than a flashlight for the night excursions, buy I would bring both.”
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