ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
Address: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, Valladolid building, Of. 504 
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LA SELVA LODGE

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

Located just outside the Yasuní National Park and within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, La Selva Lodge is perfect for travellers seeking their ideal Amazon experience — whether they are six or sixty. A luxury resort in the heart of the rainforest, everyone will find something to love.

IN THE HEART OF THE ECUADORIAN RAINFOREST:
Our lodge is located on the north bank of the Napo River, which eventually flows eastward and joins the mighty Amazon on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. It takes about five hours to travel from your hotel in Quito to your jungle suite, by plane, motorized canoe, by foot, and arriving in a silent paddle canoe.

RAINFOREST WELLNESS:
for your mind, body and soul.
La Selva Lodge invites you to experience our spa treatments in the middle of our protected rainforest reserve as well as our soulful yoga sessions: we have created a truly unique space in which to relax and connect with the natural world like few others on the planet. Inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon, our highly-qualified massage therapists provide innovative and traditionally crafted treatments sure to delight.

Please note: These services are only available upon request. Each treatment has an additional cost. Please request your treatment before arrival or with anticipation during your stay. All treatments and sessions are subject to availability.

SWEET DREAMS IN THE MIDST OF THE JUNGLE:
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge has 19 spacious suites, including three Scenic Suites with views of Lake Garzacocha and four roomy Family Suites. The Scenic and Superior Suites include exclusive rainforest showers, private balconies, and panoramic views, while the Family Suites include extra-spacious bathrooms, hammocks and a hot tub on a private porch. The design of the rooms at La Selva is inspired by the architecture of the native people’s homes. The airy, shady layout keeps things cool even in the hottest hours of the day.

At La Selva Lodge, we are deeply committed to sustainable ecotourism and keeping our impact on the environment to a minimum. Therefore, we do not have air conditioners in the rooms. There are, however, large windows and a ceiling fan which keeps the air in the suites circulating. If you need a hairdryer, ask for one in the front desk.

PROGRAMS

The Amazon Rainforest offers opportunities for cultural exchange, photography, adventure, hiking, relaxation, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. The area surrounding La Selva is among the hotspots for bird species, due to its ideal location on the border of the Yasuní National Park. Thanks to this impressive biodiversity and our top-notch guides, you will have the opportunity to see unique flora and fauna while visiting our jungle hotel.

AMAZON PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Please note that times and excursions in these sample itineraries are subject to change depending on various factors such as weather, season, group itineraries, guide decisions, etc.

DAY 1

Arrival at the Lodge. A representative of La Selva will assist you at the Quito Airport with the check of your bags and your tickets. He will give you shipping instructions.

After a 30-minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River.

The next two hours will be in a motorized canoe heading down the river in what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the rainforest, the Amazon.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva's main dock and begin your first close encounter with the rainforest and the final leg of the journey to the lodge will be completed by paddle canoe. The only thing you need to take care of during this part of the trip is your hand luggage and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.

The manager will be waiting for you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a brief briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva.

4:30 pm – Introduction to the rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic information about the rainforest, the Amazon and how La Selva works. The idea is to begin your activities with a knowledge of the place you have just arrived at.

5:00 pm – Matapalo Trail
This trail was named in Spanish for the famous strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of the many notable trees that can be found on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Due to the time of day, there is ample natural light and the diurnal and nocturnal animals are starting their daily transition activities.

7:00 pm – Snacks and Drinks
At the bar you can find snacks and order cocktails from the barman. Or, feel free to help yourself to unlimited tea and coffee.

7:30 – Dinner
Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.

DAY 2

6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Observation Tower and Tucaneta Trail
After a 20-minute walk, the observation tower comes into view. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 feet above the forest. Your naturalist and native guides will help you discover the colorful birds of the Amazon, perhaps even certain primates.

On the way back from the tower, there is the option to take the Tucaneta Trail, where your Native Guide can show you some of the medicinal plants that are still used today and your Naturalist Guide will provide interesting information about the ecology and history. native to the Amazon.

1:00 PM – Lunch

4:30 pm – Charapa Trail
This trail continues for about an hour, from the lodge to the edge of the lagoon. It is a great circuit where you can see different mammals, monkeys and birds that come to the lagoon at this time in search of food. It is also perfect to witness an Amazonian sunset from the water in the canoe.

6:40 pm – Night canoe ride
With the help of an auxiliary lighthouse, your guides will take you through the lagoon by canoe in search of nightlife. This is also a great opportunity for stargazing!

7:30 p.m. – Dinner

DAY 3

6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
This day you will return to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral-rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

After visiting the parrot clay lick, we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity. An Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you at her community center to share the life of the Kichua in the Amazon. This is special because it is part of the Amazon that is not on the maps and it provides the unique and special opportunity to really learn more about the people of the Amazon.

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

4:30 pm – Coto Trail
This is a fantastic walk that starts from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha lagoon. In the afternoon, the sunlight will be behind most of the time, making this trek an incredible experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this incredible forest. Groups of Black Tamarind monkeys can be seen on this hike and some of our groups have even seen tapirs as well.

Your Naturalist Guide will explain all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide will show you some of the medical plants that they have been using for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge is a great ending to this activity.

7:30 p.m. – Dinner

DAY 4

6:00 a.m. – Wake up call

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast

7:00 am – Departure to El Coca
According to your briefing the night before, you will have a wake-up service, breakfast and departure from the lodge. Lodge staff will assist you with your luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upriver back to El Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to assist you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time between activities, you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, get a massage, or just relax in your room and take a nap.


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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION HOTEL PRICES
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $1420
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $1575
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 INCLUDED 

  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Entrance Fee to the Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Guided Excursions.
  • Boots available up to size mens10 1⁄2 US.
  • Rain poncho and rubber boots will be provided during your stay at the Lodge.
  • Entrance to the Yasuní National Park

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Airfare Quito–Coca–Quito
  • Check-in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements.

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TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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