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Yachana Lodge
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I have stayed in a lot of lodges in the Amazon. By far and away Yachana is the most comfortable. Light breezes from its location on a hill overlooking the Napo River moderate the climate and eliminate the need for air conditioning. Nice. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Don't miss the side trips to the farm and the shaman. Birding is excellent: toucans, potoo, chachalacas, oropendolas...

Room Tip: We stayed in the beautiful rooms with the Napo River views. (wake to oropendolas in the AM)
Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

Two friends and I traveled to Yachana Lodge for Semana Santa/Easter Week. The first-class welcome prepped us for a meandering trek to our spacious cabins, which were spaced in little clusters with ample forest between areas. Our cabins had decks that overlooked the Napo River, and the next morning the local Oropendulas provided our wake-up call! The meals were wonderful, the various tours of interest - even to one who has lived in Ecuador's bosques for years! The culinary tour was a great joy, traipsing through authentic rural areas where old grapefruit trees provided bountiful and handy snacks while we walked from coffee to cacao to yucca and learned about many unique plants and trees. Seeing new birds was a great treat, and the Chacalacas provided a lovely and raucous last-morning farewell! The only problem? There were not enough hours in each day, and time zoomed by too fast!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Our trip to the Amazon was the part of our Ecuador journey I was least looking forward to - as I am not so much into bugs and hot, humid climate.

But it ended up to be an highlight!

We were picked up at Coca airport and taken by taxi (2 hours drive, partly dirt road) to Yachana Lodge. The lodge is up on a hill overlooking Rio Napo which makes for an amazing view and surprisingly few (almost none) mosquitos. On arrival we were greeted by Alfonso who would be our guide for our entire stay and then taken to our room - a beautiful, clean and roomy cabin with a large deck complete with two hammocks and views. There is no glass in the windows, but they are very well screened with nets keeping out most of the wildlife.

On top of the cabin and the lodge itself exceeding expectations, we were also very taken by the provided meals. Hector, the chef, definitely knows what he is doing and he prepared amazing local food with fresh ingredients (breakfast, 3-course lunch, 3-course dinner every day) that kept us very happy.

We had booked the three night, four day itinerary and the activities were amazing! Although we did not see any of the big animals (like caimans or anacondas), we enjoyed a couple of jungle walks and learned about plants and smaller animals (monkeys, birds, toads, insects) we would see on the way. We also spend a day with a local family, attending a cleansing ceremony and learning how to hunt with blowgun and spear. Our highlight was tubing on Rio Napa complete with Tarzan-like jumps off a vine into the river. So much fun! We also learned how to cook a local meal (after we had collected the ingredients at a farm) and got insights into the work of Yachana foundation.

So - if you are looking for a Amazon experience, go to Yachana. People are very passionate about their work and their home and on top of it - the lodge is funding the education projects of Yachana foundation. I cannot recommend enough.

Big thanks to Alfonso, Christian and Hector for taking such good care of us! We had an amazing time!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about Yachana. Their mission to educate the local population and support their community is inspiring and heart warming. One of our favorite activities was making then eating chocolate. While we are not enthusiastic birders, the love of birding by our guide Alfonzo was infectious and exciting. And the accommodations themselves were comfortable and inviting. We spent a lot of our free time in the hammocks on our deck enjoying the incredible view of the Rio Napo. If you are wavering between lodges, go here.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We first visited Yachana Lodge in Feb 1998 with two toddlers when we were living in Ecuador. We returned Dec 2016 with two young adults. We were disappointed that we could drive in - it wasn't as remote as it had previously been. But the stay was still wonderful. We had the place to ourselves and the staff were delightful. The new location was nice and well-done, however I did miss the frogs croaking (the new location is higher on the ridge, so not as much water around the lodge).

Room Tip: I think that there was wifi and internet, however we turned off all our devices so that we could enjoy the visit to its fullest.
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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