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Canoe Ride - La Selva Lodge - Ecuador

 
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4-Day Solstice and Equinox Package   |
 
4-Day Yoga and Massage Package  |
 
5-Day Solstice and Equinox Package  |
 
5-Day Yoga and Massage Package  |


4-Day Solstice and Equinox Package  (Beginning 2013)
 

DAY-1:

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by a representative of La Selva in the national departure area in order to assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30 minute commercial flight to the city of El Coca, our representative from La Selva will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River.  Our representative will take care of your luggage and will provide you with life vests and fresh water bottles. 

An amazing journey of approximately two and a half hours in a motorized canoe will be the beginning of a great experience in the neo-tropics of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  A delicious boxed lunch will also be provided for the ride. 

Once you've reached the end of the canoe ride your guides will assist you with your belongings on a short path through the forest.  Then once more you'll enjoy a short but unforgettable trip across Lake Garzacocha (the Heron's Lagoon), in order to reach La Selva's main dock and lounge area.

The only thing we ask is that you remain responsible of your carry-on and camera equipment. Your other luggage will be transported by our lodge's staff upon arrival.

The resident manager will then greet you with a delicious welcome cocktail.  From there you can continue to relax in the bar area with a fresh tropical fruit snack and a short briefing with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our bilingual naturalist guides.

4:30 MATAPALO TRAIL
This trail was named after the famous Spanish Strangler Fig, one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk.  Your native and naturalist guides will share with you their knowledge of flora and fauna in the neo-tropical forest.

6:40 NIGHT WALK
A flashlight and a camera will be the only items you'll need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest with your guides.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY-2:

5:45 WAKE UP CALL
On the day of the solstice you'll start the day off in the early morning for a short walk. On this short hike you'll be able to witness for yourself the exuberant natural surroundings. By the end of the walk you'll have felt the strong energy of both the jungle and Mother Nature. The objective of this walk is to solely observe the magic of the animals in their own natural habitat and to share their energy. Afterwards, enjoy a 40 minute guided meditation on La Selva's dock by the lake.

7:30 BREAKFAST

8:00 CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL
This trail begins behind the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. During the walk your guides will show you the medical botany that we can find in the rainforest. Many plants have been used by the indigenous groups of the Amazon Basin to cure different ailments; some of them will be spotted along the way. At the end of the walk, we'll head back to the lodge by canoe. If you're lucky, you might see groups of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, inviting you to take amazing photos of the wildlife in action.

12:30 LUNCH

Spa - La Selva LodgE and Spa - Ecuador2:30 TOTAL-BODY MASSAGES (One Hour)
On the second or third day after your excursion of hiking along our Amazon trails, you can schedule a relaxing massage in the hotel reception after the day's activities and ready yourself for more adventure! Our innovative and traditionally crafted treatments were inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon. Provided by our highly certified massage therapist, he'll leave you feeling re-energized and refreshed.

Please Note: Ask reception about the time availabilities for your massage.

4:30 CHARAPA TRAIL
This trail lasts for an hour and a half. It begins at the butterfly farm and ends on the outer skirts of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

6:00 AGNIHOTRA CEREMONY
I
n the evening of the solstice or equinox, you'll be able to participate in a Hindu ritual called "Agnihotra", or fire ceremony on the dock before dinner. This ceremony brings a close to the day's heightened energy and everyone involved is given an opportunity to offer something to the nature of La Selva.

7:30 DINNER
Dinner will be served with a very special lightweight and possible vegetarian menu, out of respect for each of the special, natural and unique species of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, we'll end the night with a toast of prosperity for everyone. 
 

DAY-3:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 PARROT CLAY LICK
Enjoy a visit to the most biologically diverse spot on earth, the Yasuni National Park.  A 20 minute canoe ride, plus a 15 minute walk will take you back to the Napo River.  A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild and natural world.  Hundreds of parrots and parakeets flock to the treetops and come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals they need in order to help digest the fruits and seeds they consume daily.  It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it and a camera to capture it. 

Once you identify the different types of species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about these spectacular birds behavior.  The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of bird watching along the river banks. 

After this wonderful morning, full of parrots, parakeets and other birds, visit an Amazonian Quichua family. They'll receive you in their home and take you to see a part of the Amazonia you don't usually find on maps and the indigenous Amazon people.  Afterwards, relax on the motorized canoe, and then a walk and a paddle canoe ride will lead you back to the lodge. 

12:30 LUNCH

4:00 BUTTERFLY FARM
Learn about the fascinating biology of butterflies and perhaps witness the amazing process of metamorphosis on our farm! We'll show you the different stages of the butterfly along with important information provided by your naturalist guide.  You won't want to leave without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.

Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, the adventure continues with fishing for piranhas in Garzacocha Lake.  Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide.  Depending on the size of the fish, we sometimes put them back in the water or if it is big enough you can give it to our chef and enjoy a delicious fish dinner.  The fish is always tastier when you catch it yourself!

6:00 YOGA RETREAT
Yoga Retreat - La Selva Lodge - Ecuador
The yoga retreat you'll experience is truly one of a kind and ranges from beginner to expert regardless of your age, stamina or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a session of Inbound Yoga. This form of yoga is used to integrate five major practices of yoga that help deepen your comprehensive process through an inner journey towards understanding your true self to live harmoniously with your neighbors, the universe and nature!

7:30 DINNER

8:30 DEPARTURE BRIEFING
Your naturalist guide will provide all the necessary information for your departure to Coca and flight back to Quito, as well as taking a moment to relax and reflect on the multiple days' events. You can kick back with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and take note of the extra details provided by your naturalist guide about interesting and intriguing facts about the nature that surrounds La Selva
 

DAY-4:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST
 

7:00 DEPARTURE FOR COCA
In accordance with your briefing the night before, you'll have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge.
The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage. Ride upstream in our motorized canoe back to Coca, where our representative will take you to the airport and help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

SOLSTICE

EQUINOX

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4-Day Yoga and Massage Package

DAY-1:

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by a representative of La Selva in the national departure area in order to assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30 minute commercial flight to the city of El Coca, our representative from La Selva will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River. Our representative will take care of your luggage and will provide you with life vests and fresh water bottles.

An amazing journey of approximately two and a half hours in a motorized canoe will be the beginning of a great experience in the neo-tropics of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A delicious boxed lunch will also be provided for the ride.

Once you've reached the end of the canoe ride your guides will assist you with your belongings on a short path through the forest. Then once more you'll enjoy a short but unforgettable trip across Lake Garzacocha (the Heron's Lagoon), in order to reach La Selva's main dock and lounge area.

The only thing we ask is that you remain responsible of your carry-on and camera equipment. Your other luggage will be transported by our lodge's staff upon arrival.

The resident manager will then greet you with a delicious welcome cocktail. From there you can continue to relax in the bar area with a fresh tropical fruit snack and a short briefing with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our bilingual naturalist guides.

4:30 MATAPALO TRAIL
This trail was named after the famous Spanish Strangler Fig, one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk. Your native and naturalist guides will share with you their knowledge of flora and fauna in the neo-tropical forest.

6:40 NIGHT WALK
A flashlight and a camera will be the only items you'll need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest with your guides.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY-2:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL
Staff members will politely knock on your door to wake you for the day.

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL
This trail begins behind the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. During the walk your guides will show you the medical botany that we can find in the rainforest. Many plants have been used by the indigenous groups of the Amazon Basin to cure different ailments; some of them will be spotted along the way. At the end of the walk, we'll head back to the lodge by canoe. If you're lucky, you might see groups of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, inviting you to take amazing photos of the wildlife in action.

12:30 LUNCH

Spa - La Selva LodgE and Spa - Ecuador2:30 TOTAL BODY MASSAGES (One Hour)
On the second or third day after your excursion of hiking along our Amazon trails, you can schedule a relaxing massage in the hotel reception after the day's activities and ready yourself for more adventure! Our innovative and traditionally crafted treatments were inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon. Provided by our highly certified massage therapist, he'll leave you feeling re-energized and refreshed.

Please Note:
Ask receptionist about the time availabilities for your massage.

4:30 CHARAPA TRAIL
This trail lasts for an hour and a half. It begins at the butterfly farm and ends on the outer skirts of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

6:40 NIGHT-TIME CANOE RIDE
With the help of a spotlight, your guides will take you in a paddle canoe around the lagoon looking for caimans, boas, bats, owls, night mammals and more nocturnal wildlife. If the sky is clear, you might have the chance to do some star gazing.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY-3:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 PARROT CLAY LICK
Enjoy a visit to the most biologically diverse spot on earth, the Yasuni National Park. A 20 minute canoe ride, plus a 15 minute walk will take you back to the Napo River.  A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild and natural world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets flock to the treetops and come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals they need in order to help digest the fruits and seeds they consume daily. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it and a camera to capture it.

Once you identify the different types of species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about these spectacular birds behavior. The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of bird watching along the river banks.

After this wonderful morning, full of parrots, parakeets and other birds, visit an Amazonian Quichua family. They'll receive you in their home and take you to see a part of the Amazonia you don't usually find on maps: the indigenous Amazon people. Afterwards, relax on the motorized canoe, and then a walk and a paddle canoe ride will lead you back to the lodge.

12:30 LUNCH

4:00 BUTTERFLY FARM
Learn about the fascinating biology of butterflies and perhaps witness the amazing process of metamorphosis on our farm! We'll show you the different stages of the butterfly, along with important information provided by your naturalist guide. You won't want to leave without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.

Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, the adventure continues with fishing for piranhas in Garzacocha Lake.  Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide. Depending on the size of the fish, we sometimes put them back in the water or if it is big enough you can give it to our chef and enjoy a delicious fish dinner. The fish is always tastier when you catch it yourself!

6:00 YOGA RETREAT
Yoga Retreat - La Selva Lodge - Ecuador
The yoga retreat you'll experience is truly one of a kind and ranges from beginner to expert regardless of your age, stamina or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a session of Inbound Yoga. This form of yoga is used to integrate five major practices of yoga the help deepen your comprehensive process through an inner journey towards understanding your true self to live harmoniously with your neighbors, the universe and nature!

7:30 DINNER

8:30 DEPARTURE BRIEFING
Your naturalist guide will provide all the necessary information for your departure to Coca and flight back to Quito, as well as taking a moment to relax and reflect on the multiple days' events. You can kick back with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and take note of the extra details provided by your naturalist guide about interesting and intriguing cats about the nature that surrounds La Selva.
 

DAY-4:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 DEPARTURE FOR COCA
In accordance with the night before, you will have an early wake up all, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage. Ride upstream in our motorized canoe back to Coca, where our representative will take you to the airport and help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes. 

| Top |


5-Day Solstice and Equinox Package

DAY-1:

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by a representative of La Selva in the national departure area in order to assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30 minute commercial flight to the city of El Coca, our representative from La Selva will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River. Our representative will take care of your luggage and will provide you with life vests and fresh water bottles.

An amazing journey of approximately two and a half hours in a motorized canoe will be the beginning of a great experience in the neo-tropics of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A delicious boxed lunch will also be provided for the ride.

Once you've reached the end of the canoe ride, your guides will assist you with your belongings on a short path through the forest. Then once more you'll enjoy a short but unforgettable trip across Lake Garzacocha (the Heron's Lagoon), in order to reach La Selva's main dock and lounge area.

The only thing we ask is that you remain responsible of your carry-on and camera equipment. Your other luggage will be transported by our lodge's staff upon arrival.

The resident manager will then greet you with a delicious welcome cocktail. From there you can continue to relax in the bar area with a fresh tropical fruit snack and a short briefing with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our bilingual naturalist guides.
 

4:30 MATAPALO TRAIL
This trail was named after the famous Spanish Strangler Fig, one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk. Your native and naturalist guides will share with you their knowledge of flora and fauna in the neo-tropical forest.
 

6:40 NIGHT WALK
A flashlight and a camera will be the only items you'll need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest with your guides.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY-2:

5:45 WAKE UP CALL
On the day of the solstice you'll start the day off in the early morning on a short walk. On this short hike you'll be able to witness for yourself the exuberant natural surroundings. By the end of the walk you'll have felt the strong energy of both the jungle and Mother Nature. The objective of this walk is to solely observe the magic of the animals in their own natural habitat and to share their energy. Afterwards, enjoy a 40 minute guided meditation on La Selva's dock by the lake.

7:30 BREAKFAST

8:00 CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL
This trail begins behind the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. During the walk your guides will show you the medical botany that we can find in the rainforest. Many plants have been used by the indigenous groups of the Amazon Basin to cure different ailments; some of them will be spotted along the way. At the end of the walk, we'll head back to the lodge by canoe. If you're lucky, you might see groups of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, inviting you to take amazing photos of the wildlife in action.

12:30 LUNCH

Spa - La Selva LodgE and Spa - Ecuador2:30 TOTAL BODY MASSAGES (One Hour)
On the second or third day after your excursion of hiking along our Amazon trails, you can schedule a relaxing massage in the hotel reception after the day's activities and ready yourself for more adventure! Our innovative and traditionally crafted treatments were inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon. Provided by our highly certified massage therapist, he'll leave you feeling re-energized and refreshed.

Please Note: Ask reception about the time availabilities for your massage.

4:30 CHARAPA TRAIL
This trail lasts for an hour and a half. It begins at the butterfly farm and ends on the outer skirts of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

6:00 AGNIHOTRA CEREMONY
In the evening of the solstice or equinox, you'll be able to participate in a Hindu ritual called "Agnihotra", or fire ceremony on the dock before dinner. This ceremony brings a close to the day's heightened energy and everyone involved is given an opportunity to offer something to the nature of La Selva.

7:30 DINNER
Dinner will be served with a very special lightweight and possible vegetarian menu, out of respect for each of the special, natural and unique species of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, we'll end the night with a toast of prosperity for everyone.
 

DAY-3:

5:30 WAKE UP CALL

6:00 YOGA RETREAT
Yoga Retreat - La Selva Lodge and Spa - Ecuador
The yoga retreat you'll experience is truly one of a kind and ranges from beginner to expert regardless of your age, stamina or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a session of Inbound Yoga. This form of yoga is used to integrate five major practices of yoga that help deepen your comprehensive process through an inner journey towards understanding your true self to live harmoniously with your neighbors, the universe and nature!

7:00 BREAKFAST

7:30 PARROT CLAY LICK
Enjoy a visit to the most biologically diverse spot on earth, the Yasuni National Park.  A 20 minute canoe ride, plus a 15 minute walk will take you back to the Napo River. A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild and natural world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets flock to the treetops and come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals they need in order to help digest the fruits and seeds they consume daily. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it and a camera to capture it.

Once you identify the different types of species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about these spectacular birds behavior. The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of bird watching along the river banks.

After this wonderful morning, full of parrots, parakeets and other birds, visit an Amazonian Quichua family. They'll receive you in their home and take you to see a part of the Amazonia you don't usually find on maps and the indigenous Amazon people. Afterwards, relax on the motorized canoe, and then a walk and a paddle canoe ride will lead you back to the lodge.

12:30 LUNCH

Spa - La Selva LodgE and Spa - Ecuador2:30 TOTAL-BODY MASSAGES (One Hour)
On the second or third day after your excursion of hiking along our Amazon trails, you can schedule a relaxing massage in the hotel reception after the day's activities and ready yourself for more adventure! Our innovative and traditionally crafted treatments were inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon.  Provided by our highly certified massage therapist, he'll leave you feeling re-energized and refreshed.

Please Note: Ask reception about the times available for your massage. 

4:00 BUTTERFLY FARM
Learn about the fascinating biology of butterflies and perhaps witness the amazing process of metamorphosis on our farm! We'll show you the different stages of the butterfly, along with important information provided by your naturalist guide. You won't want to leave without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.
Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, the adventure continues with fishing for piranhas in Garzacocha Lake.  Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide. Depending on the size of the fish, we sometimes put them back in the water or if it is big enough you can give it to our chef and enjoy a delicious fish dinner. The fish is always tastier when you catch it yourself!

6:30 LECTURE
Relax with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and take note of the extra details provided by your naturalist guide about interesting and intriguing facts about the nature that surrounds La Selva.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY-4:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 MANDIÑAN AND COTO TRAIL
We do a combined route of these two excellent trails.  The Coto trail, like the Charapa, begins next to the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lagoon. With luck we will have mammal and bird sightings close to the lake, these trails usually last three to four hours depending on the animal sightings that happen along the way. Your guide will be also be stopping along the way to observe the flora and fauna typical of the neo-tropical rainforest.

12:30 LUNCH

4:30 GARZACOCHA LAKE
Enjoy a 2 hour canoe ride around Lake Garzacocha, waiting for the chance to spot herons, flycatchers, birds of prey, the famous Hoatzin, troops of squirrel monkeys or red howler monkeys perched on the top of the highest trees, among other interesting fauna you might see during your lake trip. Don't forget your binoculars and your camera.

7:30 DINNER

8:30 DEPARTURE BRIEFING
Your naturalist guide will provide all the necessary information for your departure to Coca and flight back to Quito.
 

DAY 5:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 DEPARTURE FOR COCA
In accordance with the night before, you will have an early wake up all, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage. Ride upstream in our motorized canoe back to Coca, where our representative will take you to the airport and help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

SOLSTICE

EQUINOX

Call, FAX, or Email for current Dates  |

| Top |


5-Day Yoga and Massage Package

DAY-1:

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by a representative of La Selva in the national departure area in order to assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30 minute commercial flight to the city of El Coca, our representative from La Selva will transfer you by private transportation to the city's main dock on the Napo River. Our representative will take care of your luggage and will provide you with life vests and fresh water bottles.

An amazing journey of approximately two and a half hours in a motorized canoe will be the beginning of a great experience in the neo-tropics of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A delicious boxed lunch will also be provided for the ride.

Once you've reached the end of the canoe ride, your guides will assist you with your belongings on a short path through the forest. Then once more you'll enjoy a short but unforgettable trip across Lake Garzacocha (the Heron's Lagoon) in order to reach La Selva's main dock and lounge area.

The only thing we ask is that you remain responsible of your carry-on and camera equipment. Your other luggage will be transported by our lodge's staff upon arrival.

The resident manager will then greet you with a delicious welcome cocktail. From there you can continue to relax in the bar area with a fresh tropical fruit snack and a short briefing with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our bilingual naturalist guides.

4:30 MATAPALO TRAIL
This trail was named after the famous Spanish Strangler Fig, one of many remarkable trees that you will find during this short introductory walk. Your native and naturalist guides will share with you their knowledge of flora and fauna in the neo-tropical forest.

6:40 NIGHT WALK
A flashlight and a camera will be the only items you'll need to enjoy all of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that you might see during an hour walk in the darkness of the forest with your guides.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY 2:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL
Staff members will politely knock on your door to wake you for the day.
 

6:30 BREAKFAST
 

7:00 CHAGUAMANGO TRAIL
This trail begins behind the lodge and finishes at the edge of the lake. During the walk your guides will show you the medical botany that we can find in the rainforest. Many plants have been used by the indigenous groups of the Amazon Basin to cure different ailments; some of them will be spotted along the way. At the end of the walk, we'll head back to the lodge by canoe. If you're lucky, you might see groups of squirrel monkeys approaching the water, inviting you to take amazing photos of the wildlife in action.

12:30 LUNCH

2:30 CHARAPA
This trail lasts for an hour and a half. It begins at the butterfly farm and ends on the outer skirts of the lake. It's a wonderful loop that begins with a walk, returning to the lodge by canoe. Along the way we will try to sight different groups of mammals, monkeys and birds that in the afternoon hours get close to the lakeshore to look for food. Apart from a clear afternoon, you can also enjoy a beautiful sunset from the canoe.

6:00 YOGA RETREAT
Yoga Retreat - La Selva Lodge and Spa - Ecuador
The yoga retreat you'll experience is truly one of a kind and ranges from beginner to expert regardless of your age, stamina or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a session of Inbound Yoga. This form of yoga is used to integrate five major practices of yoga that help deepen your comprehensive process through an inner journey towards understanding your true self to live harmoniously with your neighbors, the universe and nature!

7:00 NIGHT-TIME CANOE RIDE
With the help of a spotlight, your guides will take you in a paddle canoe around the lagoon looking for caimans, boas, bats, owls, night mammals and more nocturnal wildlife. If the sky is clear, you might have the chance to do some star gazing.

7:30 DINNER
 

DAY 3:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

7:00 BREAKFAST

7:30 PARROT CLAY LICK
Enjoy a visit to the most biologically diverse spot on earth, the Yasuni National Park.  A 20 minute canoe ride, plus a 15 minute walk will take you back to the Napo River.  A motorized canoe ride lasting 10 minutes will let you enjoy one of the most amazing displays of the wild and natural world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets flock to the treetops and come down to a clay bank to eat the soil rich in minerals they need in order to help digest the fruits and seeds they consume daily. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it and a camera to capture it.

Once you identify the different types of species of parrots and parakeets, your naturalist guide will provide a lot of interesting information about these spectacular birds behavior. The motorized canoe ride will continue for approximately 30 more minutes of bird watching along the river banks.

After this wonderful morning, full of parrots, parakeets and other birds, visit an Amazonian Quichua family. They'll receive you in their home and take you to see a part of the Amazonia you don't usually find on maps and the indigenous Amazon people.  Afterwards, relax on the motorized canoe, and then a walk and a paddle canoe ride will lead you back to the lodge.

12:30 LUNCH

Spa - La Selva LodgE and Spa - Ecuador2:30 TOTAL BODY MASSAGES (One Hour)
On the second or third day after your excursion of hiking along our Amazon trails, you can schedule a relaxing massage in the hotel reception after the day's activities and ready yourself for more adventure! Our innovative and traditionally crafted treatments were inspired by the natural beauty and essence of the Amazon. Provided by our highly certified massage therapist, he'll leave you feeling re-energized and refreshed.

Please Note: Ask reception about the time availabilities for your massage.

4:00 BUTTERFLY FARM
Learn about the fascinating biology of butterflies and perhaps witness the amazing process of metamorphosis on our farm! We'll show you the different stages of the butterfly, along with important information provided by your naturalist guide. You won't want to leave without taking your best photos of our colorful butterflies.

Now that you have enchanting photos for your album, the adventure continues with fishing for piranhas in Garzacocha Lake.  Fishing lines will be provided by your native guide. Depending on the size of the fish, we sometimes put them back in the water or if it is big enough you can give it to our chef and enjoy a delicious fish dinner. The fish is always tastier when you catch it yourself!

6:30 LECTURE
Relax with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and take note of the extra details provid3ed by your naturalist guide about interesting and intriguing facts about the nature that surrounds La Selva.

7:30 DINNER|
 

DAY 4:

5:30 WAKE UP CALL

6:00 YOGA RETREAT
Yoga Retreat - La Selva Lodge - Ecuador
The yoga retreat you'll experience is truly one of a kind and ranges from beginner to expert regardless of your age, stamina or fitness level. Our experienced yoga instructor will guide you through a session of Inbound Yoga. This form of yoga is used to integrate five major practices of yoga that help deepen your comprehensive process through an inner journey towards understanding your true self to live harmoniously with your neighbors, the universe and nature!

7:00 BREAKFAST

7:30 MANDIÑAN AND COTO TRAIL
We do a combined route of these two excellent trails.  The Coto trail, like the Charapa, begins next to the butterfly farm and ends on the edge of the lagoon. With luck we will have mammal and bird sightings close to the lake, these trails usually last three to four hours, depending on the animal sightings that happen along the way. Your guide will be also be stopping along the way to observe the flora and fauna typical of the neo-tropical rainforest.

12:30 LUNCH

4:30 GARZACOCHA LAKE
Enjoy a 2 hour canoe ride around Lake Garzacocha, waiting for the chance to spot herons, flycatchers, birds of prey, the famous Hoatzin, troops of squirrel monkeys or red howler monkeys perched on the top of the highest trees, among other interesting fauna you might see during your lake trip. Don't forget your binoculars and your camera.

7:30 DINNER

8:30 DEPARTURE BRIEFING
Your naturalist guide will provide all the necessary information for your departure to Coca and flight back to Quito.
 

DAY 5:

6:00 WAKE UP CALL

6:30 BREAKFAST

7:00 DEPARTURE FOR COCA
In accordance with the night before, you will have an early wake up all, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage. Ride upstream in our motorized canoe back to Coca, where our representative will take you to the airport and help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.
 

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