LA SELVA LOGDE
Located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest basin of Ecuador, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge has been in successful operation for twenty-five years. It is a highly respected jungle lodge in South America and recipients of the “Ecotourism Award” at the World Congress on Tourism and Environment.
Panoramic Windows. The exclusively designed suites have ample bathrooms, including
rainforest showers. We also upgraded our family and traditional suites. The remodel has
increased the lodge’s capacity to accommodate a total of 50 guests.
- SACHA HUAGRA TRAIL: Cross Garzacocha Lake, walk through virgin forest appreciating the giant kapok tree (Ceibapentandra) and the Strangler fig tree (Ficussp) between the most representatives along with some other plant and animal species that can be seen in the trail; arrive at the lodge for lunch. It takes about four and a half hours for the whole loop.
- PARROT CLAY LICKS: Visit the Yasuní National Park for the whole morning in order to appreciate a unique site where parrots, parakeets and macaws concentrate in order to gather the minerals that will help them to digest the fruits they have consumed.
- DANTA’S TRAIL: The duration can vary between 3 to 5 hours. Cross the Napo River and arrive at a challenging mountainous trail which offers yet another ecosystem. It is a chance to see birds and other wildlife nowhere else seen.
- GARZACOCHA-MANDICOCHA-MANDIYACU: A 3 to 4 hour trip. Follow the Mandicocha trail until you reach Mandicocha Lake which has a completely different ecosystem called Igapo Forest, board paddle canoes for a one hour glide down Mandiyacu stream. One easily sees the myriad of wildlife that presents itself along the shores of the stream.
- WALK TO SILVERIO’S HOUSE: Cross Garzacocha Lake. Two and a half to three hour walk on a purposely underdeveloped trail which has some physical challenge. Most of the walk takes place in primary forest and at the end it passes by the huts of our indigenous neighbors near the Napo River. There is a great possibility to discuss about the Kichwa people life style, and visit an indigenous family.
- CHAWAMANGO TRAIL: Head east at Mandicocha trail head and walk back to Garzacochalake. 3 – 4 hour walk. Surprises can be found on the way.
- MATAPALO TRAIL:This is an introductory walk perfect for the day of your arrival. Here you will have the chance to appreciate the particular Strangler Fig (Ficussp), Azteca ants (Azteca trigona) lots of bright and beautiful heliconia plants and the Rubber tree (Heveabrasiliensis) among other surprises!
- TOUCANETA’S TRAIL:This is a short 2 hour walk around the lodge where you will get a general idea of the tropical rainforest (flora, fauna µfauna).
- LITTLE CHAWAMANGO: Short trip by foot around the edge of