The Napo Wildlife Center, part of the Tropical Nature conservation system, is a community-based ecotourism project that has turned the surrounding 82 square miles of prime rainforest into a private reserve within Yasuni National Park. It is a beautiful Amazon Rainforest lodge located in an area where more than 550 species of birds have been identified, as well as 11 species of monkeys. Ecuador's two most accessible parrot clay licks are located on Napo Wildlife Center land, and Giant Otters inhabit the lake in front of the lodge.
Blinds have been constructed at two of the clay licks of the Napo Wildlife Center Reserve Area – the most accessible parrot and macaw clay licks in Ecuador. Visiting these clay licks helps to support an 82-square-mile private reserve and also supports Yasuni National Park, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. On a good day (dry and sunny), hundreds of parrots and macaws will gather at these clay licks for hours making for a spectacular show.
The 120-ft. (36m) high galvanized metal canopy tower is a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center (the first is adjacent to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake). The canopy tower is located about 20 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firme forest. As you ascend the 12-story tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here a wooden platform is built into the crown of the tree and you can experience a view formerly reserved only for the birds and monkeys. From the top of the tower one can easily see toucans, parrots, macaws, king vultures and many other types of birds and monkeys.
The Napo Wildlife Center features 10 private cabins with very large rooms (over 450 sq. ft.). All rooms in this amazon rainforest lodge preserve that unique rainforest ambiance that makes the lodge so special.
Each cabin offers one king-sized bed and one twin-sized bed (for up to 3 guests), private bathrooms with on-demand hot water showers, private porches with lake views, and electricity 24-hours. Each cabin has ceiling fans for a fresh flow of clean air and secure screens for plenty of bug-free ventilation.
Napo Wildlife Center also features a large dining hall with a library and a well stocked bar. Next to the bar is a 50-foot watch tower from which you can have a full view of the lake and endless rain forest.
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Mon - Fri: 9am - 6:30pm PST