Back

Napo Wildlife Centre

Customer Ratings
This is a Satisfaction Rating based on our own customer feedback

  • ECU_TheEcuadorianAmazon_NapoWildlifeCentre (2)
  • ECU_TheEcuadorianAmazon_NapoWildlifeCentre (4)
  • ECU_TheEcuadorianAmazon_NapoWildlifeCentre (3)
  • ECU_TheEcuadorianAmazon_NapoWildlifeCentre (1)
0 1 2 3

Community-run lakeside lodge: the most warmly inviting and charming of all the properties in the region. A peaceful haven from which to enjoy the natural world.

Deep in the Ecuadorian jungle, the community-run Napo Wildlife Centre on a lakeside is the most warmly inviting and charming of all the properties in the region. It sits in the Yasuni National Park, a biosphere reserve which shelters an exuberant array of wildlife, especially birds.

Reached by plane and canoe, the lodge is a haven of undisturbed tranquillity from which to make daily excursions into the rainforest, all accompanied by indigenous guides. There is a 40m canopy tower to take you right up into the treetops, and two clay licks visited by parakeets with dazzling plumage as well as mammals such as the delicate red brocket deer. 

The accommodation is particularly attractive: private thatched cabins with electricity and unlimited hot water are decorated in cheerful blues and golds. There’s a library and the dining room gleams with polished teak furnishings. Enjoy the sunset from your private porch; you may spot a watchful black caiman or giant otter. 

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • The journey to the centre is part of the whole experience,along the wide river Napo, and then transferring to the small canoe with your guide for the trip up the creek to the centre. Our guide, Rene knew the area really well and has had a long involvement with the centre. The buildings all use local woods in most creative and attractive ways. Rooms comfortable and the beds have good mosquito nets, but the little blighters still managed to eat us occasionally. Good food and a variety of interesting trips. lots of birds, river otters, anaconda, caiman, tamarind monkeys......  And the visit to the community village. The main building leads up to forest views.

    AG, Manchester
  • “They were well-equipped - with rain ponchos, rubber boots etc. Our guide (Lena) was excellent - a knowledgeable naturalist, and excellent social skills.”

    MC, Worthing
  • An amazing place doing a great thing for nature and Ecuador

    CS, Telford
  • "Totally Awesome. The forest and the guides are the stars. Their knowledge of the forest and their ability to spot the wildlife is second to none. Tithe huts are luxurious and the buffets were tasty. The community partnership and the conservation of the forest are key to the future of this gem. The canopy tower is a true highlight. World class."

    SM, St. Neots
  • "Napo was a total highlight and is worthy of more promotion.”

    RDS, Wantage
  • Absolutely outstanding place, fantastic guide (Remi), amazing wildlife, great food. Really sorry to leave. Very interesting to learn more about the community, although our main interest was seeing the wildlife - birds, monkeys, snakes, sloths. Really memorable experience being there. 

    DL, London
0 1 2 3 4 5

Our expert's view

-

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Bartolome, Galápagos

Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Millie Davies Mono
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Charlotte Daubeney (2)
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

0 1 2 3 4 5