The Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador is blessed with a wonderful variety of wildlife, spectacular scenery and lodge options. The Ecuador Amazon Rainforest is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Ecuador, especially if you love nature and adventure. This list features a selection of the best lodges in the Ecuadorian Rainforest in diverse locations and with a variety of styles.

WAITA LODGE

They offer the most authentic and private exploration of the Amazon rainforest. The Lodge is located on the banks of the Cuyabeno River in the lower part of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, with 10 cabins built in the traditional style of the jungle.

Each cabin is divided into 2 rooms, with availability for single, double and triple accommodation. All rooms have private bathrooms, as well as a small porch outfitted with a hammock. Purified drinking water and a hot beverage 

At Waita Lodge, they are working really closely with the communities. It is the only community-based travel initiative in Cuyabeno Reserve. 44 members of the local community work with and for the Lodge: in maintenance, housekeeping, guiding, providing arts and crafts for sale…

This lodge also offers a wide range of different programs. You can even discover the Amazon of Ecuador with their paddleboard program! This active trip takes you further into the jungle and will allow you to spot the most unique animals of the jungle in only a few days.


Here are the different programs of the Waita Lodge:

Paddle Board 4 Days

Paddle Board 5 Days

Cuyabeno tour 4 Days

Cuyabeno tour 5 Days

Zancudococha 6 Days

Lagartococha 7 Days

NICKY LODGE:

Nicky Amazon Lodge has a really good location in the Cuyabeno. It is ranked number 1 in TripAdvisor. The lodge is situated exactly on the lower part of the Aguarico River. Nicky Lodge has a unique location that is further away from the National Park Entrance. Therefore, it is less likely to run into other Amazon tourists during the excursions.

The lodge has 7 cabins built in the traditional Indian style of the jungle. Each cabin has an area where you will be able to relax in the hammocks or sit to observe different species of birds and monkeys. This is perfect to listen to the nocturnal and early morning songs of the Amazon.

 They offer several day tours so that their guests can get the experience of a lifetime. Nicky Lodge strives towards providing excellent service and tours that their guests will never forget!

Here are the different programs of the NickyLodge:

Laguna Grande 4-5 Days

Zancudo Cocha 6 Days

Lagartococha 7 Days

DOLPHIN LODGE:

Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge is set at the heart of Cuyabeno Reserve. The lodge is located right next to the banks of the Cuyabeno River and is just a 20-minute motor canoe ride away from the Cuyabeno lake area. The location guarantees free navigation and access all year round!


Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge offers several Cuyabeno tours, with overnight stays in their eco-lodges.  They offer 3, 4, and 5-day tours. They strive to give you the experience of a lifetime.  

Cuyabeno 3 Days

Cuyabeno 4 Days

Cuyabeno 5 Days


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Now that you know all the best lodges, what are you waiting for to explore the Ecuadorian jungle?

You can contact Ecuatraveling for more informations about the lodges.

Written by Clémence Aubry