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La Selva Jungle Lodge

La Selva Jungle Lodge, Amazon, Ecuador

Our rating: Simple

Perched high on the shores of Lake Garzacocha, La Selva offers guests a remarkably comfortable experience given its remote Amazon location.

The 18 spacious suites have been inspired by local bamboo designs. All feature a private balcony and are cooled by ceiling fans and large windows, some open and screened by insect nets allowing you to wake to the sounds of the jungle. Additional touches such as high quality bed linens, turn down service and indulgent bathroom amenities make a stay at La Selva feel extra special.

Jungle and river excursions are always accompanied by two guides – an English speaking naturalist and a local guide native to the area, whose skills in spotting reptiles, mammals, and birds are often remarkable. There is a canopy observation tower close to the lodge, and yoga and massages can be arranged for a little relaxation in the jungle.

In between excursions, the lodge’s elevated lounge and dining area is a wonderful place to recover, offering prime views of the lake and curious visitors such as the pre-historic looking Hoatzin bird often just meters away.

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