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La Selva – Amazon Ecolodge & Spa

$ 1,215.00

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa All inclusive Package – High-End Accommodation & Service – Deep Amazon Experience

Description


ARRIVING

You will be met by a La Selva representative in the National Terminal of Quito’s airport to assist you and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30 minute flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana, known as “El Coca”, we will transfer you to the dock to board the motorized canoe that will take us to La Selva on the Napo River. Your luggage will be handled by our representatives. A boxed lunch and fresh water bottles will be provided.

A relaxing journey of approximately two and a half hours will be the beginning of experiencing the tropical rainforest.

ITINERARIES
Itineraries depend on weather and natural conditions. The first day, after receiving your accommodations, you will have an introductory briefing and a short activity to introduce you into the rainforest beauty.
For the rest of the days at La Selva, activities will be designed in accordance to the number of groups at the lodge, weather, facilities, logistics and specific season of the year. We offer a certain number of activities that will be provided in different schedules for each group.

ACTIVITIES
INTRODUCTORY RAINFOREST BRIEFING: Important introductory explanation before “getting into” the forest held by one of our Naturalist Guides.

MATAPALO TRAIL: This trail was named after the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus aurea) one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk, where your native and naturalist guides will start to share with you part of their knowledge about flora and fauna of the tropical rain forest.

NIGHT WALK: A flashlight and a camera will be the only things you will need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest.

NIGHT CANOE RIDE IN GARZACOCHA LAGOON: With the help of a spotlight, your guides will take you in a paddle canoe around the lagoon looking for caimans, boas, bats, owls, night mammals and more nocturnal wildlife. If the sky is clear, you might have the chance to do some star gazing.

DAY CANOE RIDE IN GARZACOCHA LAGOON: A 1 1/2 to 2 hour canoe ride will let you observe the biodiversity around the Garzacocha lagoon, where the famous Hoatzin Stinkbird can be seen as well as some fish, wet and beautiful trees that grow inside the black waters sytem and good chances to see monkeys.

CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL: Trail begins at the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. At the end of the walk head back to the lodge by canoe. If lucky, you might see big troops of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, allowing you to take great photos of wildlife.

CHARAPA TRAIL: This trail lasts about one and a half hours, starts at the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lake. It’s a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

OBSERVATION TOWER: A 20 minute walk will lead you to the tower. This construction will allow us to be 120 feet above the forest floor to enjoy the canopy of the tropical rain forest. Observing with a telescope will enable us to see birds from the canopy, and maybe even monkeys or sloths. On the way back we will hike for about 2 hours. Our native guide will show some of the medicinal plants that natives still use and the naturalist will provide information about the ecology and natural history as well.

PARROT CLAY LICK: Visit the most biologically diverse spot on Earth, the Yasuni National Park. A 20 minute canoe ride plus a 15 minute walk will bring you back to the Napo River. A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy the experience.
Once you identify the different species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about the behavior of these spectacular birds. The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of birdwatching along the river banks.
After a wonderful morning full of parrots, parakeets and other birds, now enjoy a unique CULTURAL ACTIVITY. An Amazonian Kichwa family will receive you in their home. Visit their garden called a “chacra”, followed by a visit in their house to show you a part of the Amazonia that you will not find on the maps or in a book: the Amazon people. A motorized canoe ride, walk and a paddle canoe ride will bring you back to the lodge.

BUTTERFLY FARM: Here learn about the biology of these amazing butterflies. Our farm will show you each of the different stages of the butterfly complemented with interesting information provided by your naturalist guide. You will not want to leave the butterfly flying area without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.
Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, you may continue with fishing for Piranhas in the Garzacocha Lake. Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide to let you catch your own piranha. However, keep in mind that as an eco-lodge the fish caught must be returned to the lake to preserve the equilibrium of the ecosystem.

SACHA HUGRA TRAIL: A unique experience – walk through an amazing section of primary forest for about 4 to 5 hours. You might have the chance to find the biggest mammals of the rain forest. A healthy rainforest makes you feel the energy of nature like no other place on the planet. The biggest and probably oldest threes of our resources can be found here, be amazed with their size and beauty.
For some of our guest this walk can be found difficult. We do offer them the opportunity to enjoy of a portion of it instead of all of it, depending on their physical condition.

LEONCILLO-LAGOON: A two hour canoe ride around Garzacocha Lagoon is where you will see birds and maybe a huge troop of the nomads of the forest. Disembark on one of the sides of the lagoon and after a 5 minute walk try to spot the leoncillo, the smallest monkey in the world. The pygmy marmoset is one of the most exotic species of primates of Amazonia and with some luck you will also see it here at La Selva.

SNACK FESTIVAL: At the bar enjoy your favorite beer or cocktail after an afternoon excursion accompanied by the prepared snacks.

EVERY DAY YOU WILL HAVE A BRIEFING ABOUT NEXT DAYS ACTIVITIES

MEALS
BREAKFAST: Wake up call and breakfast according to activities
LUNCH: 12:30 p.m.
DINNER: 7:30 p.m.


4 Days / 3 Nights
$1215
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement 30%
  • Family Suites double supplement 50%
  • Children under 12 years old, 30% off
    (One child per adult)

5 Days / 4 Nights
$1510
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Single supplement 30%
  • Family Suites double supplement 50%
  • Children under 12 years old, 30% off
    (One child per adult)

Additional information

OVERVIEW

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa, High-End Accommodation & Service, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Kayaks & Trails, Deep Amazon Experience

DEPARTURE

Scheduled departures are Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

LODGE

La Selva Amazon Ecolodge & Spa ALL INCLUSIVE ECOLODGE
Suites with Private Balconies & Panoramic Windows

INCLUSIONS

• Airport Assistance: Quito and Coca
• Transfers + Transportation in the Amazon
• Accommodation + All Meals
• Guided Excursions
• Bilingual Naturalist Guide + Native Guide
• Rain Ponchos and Rubber Boots will be provided during your stay at the Lodge

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Alcoholic Beverages & Sodas Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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