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After 17 years of operating on the other side of the Napo River, we have built a new, stunningly beautiful Yachana Lodge within our 2,500-acre reserve. In our new location you will discover a hidden secret of the Amazon: a world class, award winning "Geotourism Lodge". There are 14 luxurious cabins built on a bluff overlooking the Napo River with spectacular views of the river and the Andes in the distance, surrounded by lush natural forests and beautiful gardens. All cabins have private bathrooms with hot water shower and large porches with hammocks. A major activity for our guests is our Lost Foods of the Amazon culinary program; visiting and harvesting on a local farm, then preparing your lunch and eating it in our beautiful, open dining area designed in the style of a typical Amazonian hut, with spectacular views of the Napo River. We also offer walks in the rainforest, incredible birding and other cultural activities. Yachana's accommodations and activities are targeted at the traveller who cares about sustaining and enhancing the geographical character of the Amazon - its rainforest environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well being of its residents. The Yachana Foundation for 23 years has created opportunities in ecotourism, education, conservation, income generation and health care throughout the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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Free breakfast
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Free private parking nearby
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish

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Yachana is beautiful and full of kind people. It was a special three nights for me and I hope to return someday. We visited farms, waterfalls, crossed the Napo River, visited a local indigenous family, met coffee farmers and so much more! A must-see place in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A gem of a place!
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I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit to Yachana! The work they are doing there is extremely impressive and important. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, as was the owner. The accommodations are very comfortable and the food was amazing. The activities on our itinerary were incredible as well. Visit Yachana, you won’t regret it! It was the highlight of our trip to Ecuador.
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Yachana Lodge is a fantastic place. Van Transport: We took the van transport option. We were picked up in Quito and the total ride time was about 7 hours. However, we stopped and explored a hummingbird sanctuary, a gorgeous waterfall, and had a delicious lunch. The driver, Alfredo, was kind (mostly Spanish speaker) and friendly. On our drive back, we paid a bit extra to stop for 2 hours at Termas de Papallacta (hot springs) before our flight. A great way to wrap up the trip. Note: the drive between Quito and the lodge is through the mountains which includes high elevation and lots of turns. If you get motion sickness, consider Dramamine and water for your drive. Rooms: The rooms are simple, clean, and comfortable. The hot water on the property is amazing and each shower was totally rejuvenating. All the water in the taps are clean so it's very easy to get a drink during the night or refill your water bottle. The windows are screened which is perfect for falling asleep to the sounds of the brook or the chirps of the jungle. Food: Incredible! Even simple meals are full of flavor and taste. All meals are communal which made dining lively and interesting. Yachana accommodates various diets, but I recommend just diving in and eating what is in front of you. There are several food items I do not care for in the States but the freshness (lack of pesticides?) change the taste dramatically and I found myself happily eating radishes and beets. Don't skip the fresh bread and jelly at breakfast. Guide/Activities: I cannot say enough amazing things about Alfonso. He is knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and funny. The schedule was flexible and took into account the heat of the day. Most activities that were during the hottest parts of the days were either indoors or swimming (so you never get too heat-exhausted). The tours of farms and hiking were not too strenuous. At the time of my visit, I was still recovering from injuries so I was the slowest guest of the group -- Alfonso was kind and never rushed me. He made my experience just as valuable as the more "active" members of our party. If you are a massive Hermione-type like me, he will answer anything you ask. Yachana offers so much learning - from closed-loop ecosystems to indigenous cuisine - you will leave the lodge armed with knowledge and perspective. Overall: I fell in love with the lodge, the staff, and jungle. Doug is kind and gracious. Rosa, Alturo, and Christian are helpful and courteous. Again, Alfonso is amazing. Book here. You won't regret it. Tips: bring a small flashlight, download the constellation app on your phone for stargazing, and long durable socks for the rainboots that you'll heavily rely on. Also, please pet Toby, the resident dog, on his sweet head and tummy.
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Following is the review I left on google and then I will add more details at the end: "Perfect little paradise. You have hot shower and flush toilet in the middle of the rain forest. No misquitos, very friendly staff, and a chef who really knows how to cook. The most relaxing place you can ever hope for. Went swimming in a jungle lagoon, met a local family, made chocolate, went for night hikes in the rain forest, and much more. Our guide, Alfonso, was very knowledgeable about the forest and planned all the activites for us." Yachana Lodge is focused on sustainability and eco friendly. They are currently working on getting solar and hydro electric power to get the lodge off the power grid and to show people how it all works. The lodge is a perfect place to relax. It can be a little off the path to get to but we'll worth the travel. We flew from Quito to Coca and were picked up at the Coca airport by the lodge founder. Alternatively you can get a van from Quito. This is a 6ish hour ride but you are rewarded with some cool stops and awesome views. Once there you quickly realize how perfect it is. There is a very good chef to prepare all your meals, showers and flush toilets, and rain forest for miles and miles in every direction. The perfect mix of ammenaties and being off the grid. While there is no cell phone service out there the lodge does have Wi-Fi so in the down time you can let people back home you are okay. Also there were no mosquitoes! We took deet spray and long sleeve shirts. Never used the bug spray in 5 days there although a very light long sleeve shirt is good for peotecting against the sun. Activites included in total: hiking in the rainforest with a knowledgeable guide, making chocolate from scratch, tour of the property with demonstrations of sustainable technologies (such as solar dryer, ram pump) and went in the butterfly house, night hike (saw poison dart frog, giant spiders, salamanders, lots of other bugs), going to a local farm and trying exotic fruits right from the tree, kayaked down the Napa River, star gazing if the night is clear, birding, swimming in a jungle lagoon, and we met a local family and participated in a cleansing ceremony also got to use a blow gun and throw spears! Criticism: the cooking class wasnt much of a class. Salted a fish and chopped some heart of palm and that was it. Would have enjoyed doing it all from the beginning. Chop and gut the fish, make the soup, make the juice, be able to do the entire process. Thats really it, otherwise it was absolutely incredible and we did not want to leave. The most relaxing and beautiful ecosystem I have ever seen.
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Recommend taking the van was pleasant, great views, hummingbird farm & waterfall. The lodges were lovely, food was good and healthy. Owner Douglas is amazing, he created: STEM programs for local students, science internships for international students, Nat'l Geo award for bringing back local cooking, he believes in giving back to & including community.
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PRICE RANGE
$195 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
yachana hotel napo province
LOCATION
EcuadorNapo Province
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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