We went to Napo based on reviews - what a place! All the previous reviews are accurate and I can only add our names to the list of Napo followers. Not only do you have luxury in the rain forest but the eco-concept is held true. It is the whole community that runs this lodge, bringing the biologists to give the expertise and translation. Each trip out you have a local ex-hunter and and naturalist to guide you - the perfect combination.
Any advice? If you swim in the lagoon don't put your head under - my husband got sick. Make sure you go on a night trip in canoe and walking - such a great experience. They don't advertise the wifi but it's fast and only $10 per day. You can't use any products for cleaning other than those provided to prevent pollution - so girls take some leave-in conditioner for your hair!
- 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