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La Selva Amazon Ecolodge
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed for 4 days and loved every minute of it. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The Manager and staff were very helpful and welcoming and the food was fantastic. It was peaceful and we were very impressed overall. We could have stayed a lot longer!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Kelly C
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Kelly C,
It’s a shame we could not have hosted you for longer but we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and all your needs were met above and beyond. It is always a pleasure to serve our guests and of course we only give them the best! Thank you so much for joining our family of guests at La Selva!


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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and were in awe of everything. The accommodations were incredible, and as others have said, it was very peaceful. We had THE BEST guides: Andres and Teo. They were very knowledgable, friendly, helpful, and always went out of their way. The food was simply wonderful. Couldn't have been better. I had a massage as well, and it was definitely the best I've ever had. We had a fabulous stay and would definitely do it all over again.

Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear Alublink,
So great to hear about the wonderful time you had enjoying our guides, spa, food and the peacefulness of the Ecuadorian Amazon. We hope you remember your stay with us for many years to come and maybe one day we will see you again! All the best!

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at La Selva for 4 days/ 3 nights and loved every minute of it! The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating [we did yoga at 5am one morning!], the lodge was amazing, the location was out of this world, and the food was superb.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Dear Summdog,

Thank you for your review! It is always great to hear about the wonderful time our guests have had at our lodge and the different opportunities you were able to participate in. So glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Sincerely,

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

For a location so remote, this place is truly a wonder. You have several choices for places to visit on the Napo river in Ecuador. La Selva is the last stop for the boats that often share the ride down the river. It costs a bit more but do not let that stop you.

The ride itself is stunning, especially if you have never gone down a wild river in the western Amazon basin. And make no mistake, you are going to a wild place where you are immersed in nature. There are no museums and really no civilization except for the small native villages in the area. Breakfast overlooking the blackwater lake is enough reason to go. The food is excellent for a place dependent on the river for all supply deliveries. The bird Guide is top of the list. I have been to several South and Central American sites and Rodrigo is a separate wonder of his own. The several nature guides there also were patient and knowledgeable. The rooms are hard to believe for a place so remote. Really beautiful. Troops of squirrel monkeys romping through the lodge area. The Hoatzins fluttering up to the trees off the deck.

My longer personal essay is here with photos:
http://www.hr-rna.com/RNA/Essay%20pages/Ecuador%202014%20page.htm

That is for those who really want to have a preview look at the place. But, go, yes go. They could not be more accommodating at La Selva. I will go again.

Room Tip: Rooms over look the woods and a few are near the lake. There are no bad rooms. But you may have a wa...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

We just came back from a trip to Ecuador where we stayed at the La Selva Lodge for 4 nights.
We travelled with another couple. The lodge was incredible, it more than met our expectations.
The staff was great, very friendly and very helpful. From the moment we got to the airport in Quito for our flight to Coca, their representative Mr. Brito took excelent care of us.
We were very pleased with the food as well. It was wonderful. Our naturalist guide was Diana and our native guide was Rodrigo, they were both very good and full of knowledge! We loved being with them. It was the perfect end to our 16 day trip to Ecuador. I would highly recommend this Lodge!

Room Tip: pick a lagoon view room if you can they are lovely with floor to ceiling windows, that let in all th...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Magy W
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Magy W,
Thank you so much for your review! It is great to know our staff is going beyond their expectations to create a fabulous vacation for time in the Amazon at our lodge. 16 days is a quite a trip in Ecuador, we hope you enjoyed our beautiful country and so glad you could top it all off with at stay at La Selva! Safe travels and thanks again!

Best Regards,
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed 4 nights with our friends. The staff were excellent , the guide Diana a truly remarkable human being along with the native guide Rodrigo made for a unique experience. Marcelo the batman is a super cool guy who made the after jungle cocktail hour such fun. Our room overlooked the lagoon and we saw beautiful sunrises and sunsets. As far as the wildlife that is a mystery for you to discover for yourself....you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the first floor frontage overlooking the lagoon.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Kostostralia,

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and everything La Selva had to offer. Our Scenic Suites are perfect for the sunrises and sunsets overlooking the lake, you made a great choice! La Selva is full of unique experience and you hit the nail right on the head when you mention that the wildlife to see is a mystery, it is exactly that. You never know what you will find or see, even the guides don’t know! The wildlife is so diverse in the Ecuadorian Amazon, but the density is less, so you never know when you will see the same animal again! It makes for really great surprises! Thanks again for your great review!

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

We recently went to LaSelva with another couple after visiting the Galapagos Islands. We stayed for 3 nights. Just getting to the lodge after flying to Coca Airport and the canoe trip on the river to get there was a great introduction. Once at the lodge, we found it to be everything they said it would be: incredible wildlife; rain forest hikes; beautiful rooms with views of the lagoon; and just about everything else fantastic. The food was excellent and most importantly, the guides were knowledgeable and experts in their fields. This is a trip unlike any other we have taken and an absolutely unforgettable experience. If you can go--GO!

Room Tip: Rooms in the lodge itself are preferable.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Kjetil H, Owner at La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2014

Dear Ejc225,

Thank you so much for your review! Yes, it is an adventure in itself just to get to our lodge but the beauty of it all is something quite unique and cruising along the winding Napo River proves to be a great introduction to the area catching your first glimpses of many birds, trees and possibly even monkeys along the riverside. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks again!

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Address: | Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, Yasuni National Park 170143, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Yasuni National Park
Price Range: $774 - $779 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Selva Amazon Ecolodge 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge offers 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 Guides and a bilingual Naturalist Guides 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 by seeing, and hearing 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 Amazon. The 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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