LA SELVA AMAZON ECOLODGE
A traveler seeking an authentic Amazon rainforest experience with the comforts of first-class accommodations should look no further than Ecuador's La Selva Eco-Lodge and Spa. Tucked away on its private lagoon off the Napo River, La Selva (“the jungle”) sits on the edge of Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that’s often regarded as the most biologically diverse place on Earth.
From Quito, visitors fly over the Oriente and travel by boat and kayak on the Napo River before arriving at the lodge, where comfortable and well-appointed bungalows sit in a vibrant garden. Sounds and smells of the rainforest delight guests. Gourmet meals are served in the open-air lodge overlooking the lagoon. Relaxing at the lodge, guests can swim, fish, or indulge in spa treatments under the forest canopy.
Yet the highlight for many are the naturalist-guided jungle walks. Information-rich tours bring an appreciation for the depth and diversity of the rainforest. Night walks take the intrepid traveler into the unknown where a host of species are discovered by spotlight, creating an unforgettable experience.