Ecuador and Galapagos. Galapagos Family Research Adventure

Extend Your Stay

Contact our Galapagos Program Director to extend your trip to the Andean highlands, the Ecuadorian Amazon, mystical cloud forests or Machu Picchu, Peru.

Amazon Extension to La Selva Lodge

La Selva represents a new level in comfort and elegance in the Ecuadorian rainforest. Eighteen beautiful suites await you, featuring private balconies, rainforest showers, panoramic views. There are even family suites with private porches and a Jacuzzi. Constructed with bamboo from sustainable plantations, the open design of each suite invites a genuine jungle experience coupled with maximum comfort. Set out each day on adventures through the rainforest, on canoe rides (day and night), visit parrot clay licks, or climb the 115’ observation tower for close-up views of the dense canopy and its inhabitants. Return to the lodge for relaxing cocktails on the lakefront patio followed by a delicious dinner of all local ingredients.

2014 Pricing: From $1195 per person

Please call for single and child pricing. A 4 night option is also available. Departures are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from Quito. 

Day 1: Rainforest

Transfer (included) to the airport for your morning flight to the Oriente, Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Arrive to the jungle town of Coca and meet your naturalist guide from La Selva Jungle Lodge. Board a motorized canoe which will transport you down the broad Rio Napo to La Selva’s private dock. Porters handle all your luggage, you are responsible for personal items and please take note of camera gear that may be splashed with water! Arrive to La Selva and begin your jungle adventure with an introductory talk by the naturalists and the first activity of your stay that late afternoon/evening. Overnight La Selva Jungle Lodge [BLD]

Days 2-3: Amazon Rainforest

Activities at the Lodge follow a broad range, mainly depending on weather and logistics. You can generally count on hikes – both day and nocturnal –through the forest, canoe rides, a climb to the canopy tower to observe myriad species of birds and animals – some of whom never touch the ground below. The parrot clay lick is one of the highlights to any visit to the rainforest, a gathering of brilliant parrots (and possibly macaws) on the banks of the Rio Napo, eating the mineral-rich clay which helps them digest fruits and seeds which are part of their normal diet. You can also kayak onto the lake for a paddle or enjoy solitude on one of the lodge’s self-guided trails. Soothe any tired muscles or worn out feet with a massage in the La Selva spa (not included). Overnight La Selva Jungle Lodge [BLD]

Day 4: Quito

Early rising today to return to the Rio Napo and Coca for your flight to Quito. [B]

Please Note: Most Coca-Quito flights will arrive to Quito by 12N (Saturday arrival 2:20P). You may elect to transfer to your Quito hotel for overnight, continue on with other activities, or remain at the airport for international departures

Combining elegant all-suite accommodations with environmental awareness and exemplary service, La Selva Lodge is a welcoming home in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

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