We stayed five nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Everything was perfect, the silent canoes rides through the jungle were magical, the staff were welcoming, helpful and efficient, the cottage was comfortable, and the food was very good. Best of all was the guiding; we paid extra for a bird guide, shared with another couple, and he was terrific, finding us amazing birds, a herd of peccaries on the run, giant river otters, and nine different kinds of primates. I later learned that Roberto is considered one of the best bird guides in all of Ecuador, and I'd have to agree. He and Hugo were a great guiding team and we felt privileged to spend time with them. I talked to several of the other guides and was impressed with all of them. This lodge is run with pride, and it's a very special place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Napo Wildlife Center offers visitors a number of vantage points from which to admire and experience the spectacular, awe-inspiring diversity of the Amazon Basin. Climb the 120-ft. High galvanized-metal stairs to the jungle tower for otherwise impossible eye-to-eye views of canopy dwellers such as monkeys, eagles and macaws...Spy on clay licks teeming with parrots and occasionally visited by jungle cats or a magnificent elephant-muzzled tapir...Experience Man's ageless interaction with the jungle through the native community's perspectiveEnjoy evening walks to witness the astounding nightlife of the dense, entangled understory...Explore the many trails through "terra firme", "varzea" and swamp forest in search of the best that Amazonia has to offerBe it from the ground up, or from the canopy down, from hidden viewing blinds to silent paddling up black-water creeks, we deliver the biggest most intricate picture possible of this wonderful world. Napo Wildlife Center not only provides the educated perspective of bilingual guides but also the hands-on knowledge of the true guardians of Anangu, who live and witness the marvels of their jungle home every day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Napo Wildlife Centre Hotel Yasuni National Park
- Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge Ecuador/Yasuni National Park