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Experience The Amazon

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Stay In The Rainforest

Located on over 1,000 hectare (2,500 acres) of rainforest reserve, at our lodge you can explore the unique landscape of the Amazon Basin and see incredible wildlife. We are located near the Napo River where you will find tranquility and beauty everywhere you look.


Yachana Lodge has ten spacious rooms, each with beds for up to 4 people and a private bathroom to provide a comfortable stay. Enjoy safe filtered drinking water, a warm shower, electricity and Wifi. Your wrap around porch offers views of the lush jungle all around you.


Each package we offer is all inclusive allowing you to enjoy your time here as much as possible. The activities are unique, diverse in adventure, and fun for every age. Participate in the activities below as well as explore the surrounding jungle, learn about permaculture practices and the sustainable alternative energy machines we use.

Choose one of our options below or contact us for a custom itinerary or group rates.


If you are a worldschooling family and interested in a longer stay, click           .

An exceptional place

"Everything about our stay at Yachana was wonderful: the food, our guide, the rooms, the site, the animals, the plants, the family atmosphere. We learnt so much from Douglas and his team, who are all kind, welcoming and accommodating. The place inspired and astonished me. If you’re considering a visit, don’t hesitate."

Excursion Packages


Tour Foundation Operations of Sustainable Methods and Projects

Jungle Hiking Excursion

Bird and Wildlife Watching

Activity on the Napo River

Hike to a Waterfall

Visit Sustainable Farm

Cooking Class

Make Chocolate

Night Hike Adventure

Add another night for $150/person

Participate in the activities from our original package but choose to stay one more night- more free time to relax and enjoy! 

Here are the details:

What do our packages include?

  • Private Room. Each room has beds for up to 4 people and private bath

  • 3 daily meals, locally sourced and freshly prepared (excludes alcohol)

  • Transportation for visits and activities

  • Guided excursions with bilingual guides

  • Rubber boots and lifejackets as needed

  • Donation to the Yachana Foundation to support its education and conservation programs in the Amazon

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at dining hall and reception

  • Unlimited ozonized water (that's safe drinking water at the Yachana!)

  • Admissions and Entrance Fees

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received 121 days in advance, full refund.

  • Cancellations received from 120 to 31 days in advance, will be charged 25%.

  • Cancellations received from 30 to 15 days in advance, will be charged 50%.

  • No refund for cancellations received 0 to 14 days before your scheduled stay.

What is our policy for children?

  • Ages 0 – 3 years old: FREE

  • Ages 4 to 12 years old: 50% DISCOUNT


NOTE: Children are to share a room with parents. Age is based at time of arrival.


What is our reservation policy?

  • 50% deposit to be received within 7 days of our confirmation.

  • Balance must be paid 15 days prior to beginning of services.


What is not included?

  • Alcoholic / bottled beverages

  • Tips

  • Laundry

  • Travel Insurance

  • Airport Transfer in and out. (This can be arranged with a trusted driver and private car, if you desire to/from either Quito or Coca)

How to Get Here

By car from Quito, approximate travel time from Quito is 5.5 hours without stops. You also have the option of flying into Coca during the week. Private car from Coca to the Yachana is approximately a two hour drive.















Traveling to Yachana is a great way to experience the Sierra and the Oriente. During your journey to Yachana, you will experience the differences in landscapes and vegetation driving from Quito 9350 feet (2850 meters) elevation through the central valley to the east and crossing the highest point along the route at the Papallacta Pass and the Tomb de La Virgen at 13,779 feet (4200 meters).

Papallacta is about 2 hours from Quito and a perfect place to stop and enjoy the thermal baths, stretch your legs and see hummingbirds. From here the road continues to descend as you pass beautiful waterfalls and views of the volcano Antisana as you approach the town of Baeza. There are a few restaurants along the way that we can recommend- ask your driver if you are getting hungry and he can help. 

From Baeza to Yachana Lodge the route enters the region of the Oriente. Fun fact: This same route was taken by the Spanish conquer Francisco de Orellana in 1542, in his quest across the Amazon basin! 

As you get closer, you will come to a dirt road and the green of the rainforest will surround you. This is the Amazon jungle and where you will find the Yachana Lodge.



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