The Amazon

Napo Wildlife Centre


In the heart of the rainforest

The Napo Wildlife Center is a beautiful eco-lodge located in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. The Lodge offers a wide range of experiences for visitors, including guided hikes through the rainforest, visits to local communities, and canoe rides along the Napo River. Participate in birdwatching excursions, visits to clay licks where colourful parrots and macaws gather, and even climb to the treetops via a 36-meter-tall canopy tower that offers stunning views of the forest from above.

The Napo Wildlife Center is one of our favourite Amazonian Lodges. We love this approach to sustainable tourism practises and how they have balanced the expectation of modern-day comfort with a holistic rainforest experience.


At a glance

  • 16 rooms

  • Organic dining

  • Beautiful riverside setting

  • Exceptional wildlife guides

LA Ecuador The Amazon Napo Wildlife Centre Parrots


  • LA Ecuador The Amazon Napo Wildlife Centre Canoe


    Explore this tributary of the Amazon by paddling through the calm waters of the Añangu lake and the tributaries of the Napo River. This is a great opportunity to observe the diverse flora and fauna of the region, including monkeys, parrots, toucans, and macaws. It’s an incredibly peaceful and relaxing experience as you watch life on the riverbank glide by.

  • a local community in Ecuador's Amazon


    The Napo Wildlife Centre is located within the ancestral territory of the Kichwa Añangu people. It’s important to interact with their community while you are here and learn about their traditional way of life. The Interpretative Centre allows you to learn about these customs in a meaningful and authentic environment as you discover their hunting techniques, medicinal plant use, and the creation of artisanal crafts.

  • Hoatzin stood on a branch in the Amazon Rainforest


    With over 600 species of birds in the Yasuni National Park, birdwatching is a must-do activity for everyone visiting the Napo Wildlife Centre. Spot unique species such as the Harpy Eagle, Hoatzin, and Oilbird, among many others. The Napo Wildlife Centre's guides are experienced birdwatchers and will help guests identify the different species.

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