Napo Wildlife Centre, Yasuni National Park

Reaching Napo Wildlife Centre is a thrilling experience. From Coca you travel for two hours by motorboat down the Napo River. Then it’s another two hours on a dugout canoe to an ecolodge that’s far from the everyday. 

Constructed and partially owned by the Anangu Quichua community, Napo Wildlife Centre blends into its surroundings. It’s one of South America’s best eco lodges. 

11 different monkeys patrol the surroundings, caimans can be seen on nocturnal canoe rides, while jaguar encounters are not too rare. Wander a canopy, canoe the creeks, and discover the Amazon, then listen to the monkeys call all night.