Location: Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Address: Yasuni National Park, Coca, Ecuador
Napo Cultural Center Lodge offers an unforgettable experience in a first class eco-lodge with direct contact with Añangu Kichwa Community, featuring 16 comfortable and spacious cabins with modern facilities. Flavor traditional cuisine and share ancestral rites like the “guayusada” ceremony and Kichwa Catamaran which emulates old forms of trade in the amazon.
One of the most striking and colorful experiences when you visit the Amazon jungle in Ecuador. Near the Napo River, you can find one of the biggest parrot clay licks of Yasuni National Park, a natural formation caused by erosion where parrots, parakeets and macaws go daily to feed with the minerals that are concentrated in the soil. The spectacle is just impressive not only for the color diversity but for the incredible acoustic show of different sounds birds do when licking the clay
The territory of Yasuni, which means “sacred land”, symbolizes the abundance of life on Earth. In the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet, with one millon hectares of land, Mother Nature has given birth to a plethora of magnificent creatures.
Yasuni is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world that might never be fully discovered, for within only one hectare you can find more species of organisms here than on the entire North American continent or all of Europe.
The Napo Cultural Center Lodge facilities offer the same luxurious features of a “city hotel” mixed with traditional Kichwa architecture and craftsmanship. You will be able to relax in a hammock on your own balcony day or night, listening to the sounds of the forest.
When the comfort and charm of your “home away from home” is combined with these natural surroundings, it creates a unique experience you will never forget.
Start your day with delicious tropical fruits and enjoy organic vegetables which are locally grown and accompany other culinary marvels that await for you after each expedition in the rainforest.
Meals are part of the incredible experience. Enjoy the dishes we prepare with seasonal and local products. You can expect delicious Ecuadorian cuisine and local delicacies at the traditional dinner.
You will be accompanied by splendid views of the rainforest and the company of your Kichwa guide, which makes this an unforgettable adventure you will cherish.
This protected tract of land is home to a third of all Amazonian mammals, including a staggering 60% of all New World wild cats, 106 reptiles, and 610 species of birds.
More than 4000 species of plants thrive here. Through a deep understanding of the fact that we are an integral part of a greater whole, Yasuní represents the need to protect our natural splendour and cultivate the solidarity one can have with nature.