Yachana Lodge

Ecuador

Open: Yachana Lodge is open all year.

Location: Yachana Lodge is on the banks of the Napo River in the Amazon rainforest. From Coca there is a 2-3 hour motorboat ride along the Napo River to the lodge.

Rooms: There are 18 guest rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and a balcony with a hammock. 8 of these rooms have a double bed and a single bed or bunk beds, so work well for families. Rooms are brightly furnished and have ceiling fans. There is a limited supply of electricity, so you can charge batteries.

Activities: You will hike in the rainforest with a naturalist guide, go for early morning bird watching walks, paddle a canoe in the Napo River or enjoy a trip in a motorised canoe, stroll in the gardens and go on night hikes to discover nocturnal species. At Yachana, you can visit the local Kichwa community of Mondana, the school and health centre. There is an organic farm nearby that you can visit. This provides much of the food that you will eat here.

Facilities: Meals are served in the thatched, open-sided dining room, overlooking the river. Food is predominantly vegetarian, but is sometimes supplemented by chicken and fish. The bar offers a range of alcoholic and soft drinks and there is a viewing deck. There is a conference room and videos about the Amazon for you to watch. The gift shop sells local handicrafts, T-shirts, caps and various souvenirs. The lodge provides Wellington boots and ponchos for your forest exploration. Electricity is supplied by solar power for guest rooms and communal areas. Water comes from a natural spring and is purified and is safe to drink.

Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome, but there will be age limits on certain activities. Special activities can be arranged for children.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is free high speed internet access.

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