Stay in a luxury eco-lodge to explore the beautiful Amazonian rainforest.

Ecuador’s section of this huge jungle is biologically rich in flora as well as fauna, with an astounding 25,000 species of plant found here, including hundreds of orchids. As you travel down the many waterways that wind between the trees, you are likely to spot caiman basking on the riverbank and flocks of colourful macaws flying overhead. If you are very lucky you may come across the peculiar pink river dolphin, which is perfectly adapted to hunt for fish in the murky waters, or the apex predator of the region; the jaguar. This area is a remarkably bio diverse habitat, with literally hundreds of species of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles and insects all clamouring to claim their space in this huge forest. As far as wildlife watching opportunities go, the Ecuadorian Amazon is second only to the Galapagos, and many people choose to combine the two to maximise their experiences within nature. In some areas of the forest, it is also possible to visit remote indigenous communities who still call the Amazon home, and observe their unique customs and culture. Staying in this extreme environment in the past could be uncomfortable, however, with some truly fabulous small luxury cruises and outstanding eco-lodges now an option, a luxury holiday to the Amazon is possible.


Our favourite luxury hotels

Napo Lodge Amazon Ecuador

Napo Wildlife Centre

Carefully built and designed by the Anangu Indigenous community, this charming lodge is a paradise for any traveller wishing to explore the Amazon jungle. Situated in the heart of an important UNESCO biosphere reserve, Napo is considered one of the best eco-lodges in the world and is recognised for its hard work in preserving the flora and fauna of the region. Fantastic facilities make a stay here comfortable and guests can enjoy several social areas, a fully stocked bar, library, short nature trails behind the lodge, internet access and a 20ft high observation tower allowing 360° views of the forest.

Sacha Lodge Amazon Ecuador

Sacha Lodge

Sacha Lodge has been carefully designed to offer comfort whilst also preserving the environment and rainforest ambience. This remote jungle lodge offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, and a real rainforest experience. The main lodge caters to all guests meal requirements with international flavours, and boasts a raised lookout offering scenic views of the Pilchicocha Lake and the resident birdlife. Guests can enjoy canopy walks, night safaris, canoe trips, clay lick visits and views from the canopy tower to spot unique and rare birds, insects, reptiles and mammals.

Anakonda River Cruise

The MV Anakonda is the only luxury boat in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest where you can experience the Amazon in the most unique and luxurious way. Visit the remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, and interact with the region’s 15 local communities, while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel on board with us in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon. The boat is equipped with 18 spacious suites complete with ensuite bathrooms, 24-hour electricity and hot running water. The décor is simple and elegant in natural browns and creams. Large windows allow you to look out at the scenery as you pass along the majestic river.

La Selva Jungle Lodge, Ecuadorian Amazon, Ecuador

La Selva Eco Lodge

The award winning La Selva Lodge was one of the first amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador, and is now the premier eco lodge of the region. Located within the Yasuni National Park, it is the perfect base for exploring this unique habitat. The lodge itself overlooks the pristine waters of Lake Garzacocha, meaning that guests can enjoy fine dining or cocktails in the fully stocked bar whilst watching birds and other wildlife from afar. This is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet and staying here is a fabulous experience of one of South Americas wilderness highlights. The stylish cabanas are airy and inspired by native bamboo designs, a space where guests can enjoy rainforest showers and stunning views.

Manatee Amazon Luxury Cruise, Ecuador

Manatee Amazon Explorer

The huge expanse the Ecuadorian Amazon basin can be explored in style on the Manatee Amazon Explorer where comfort and luxury combine for an unforgettable holiday. Working with professional guides and local partners, this cruise sets sail from Coca, in the heart of the rainforest. From here, guests on board can enjoy visiting pristine wilderness locations such as Yasuní National Park, Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and Limoncocha Biological Reserve. The boat itself has the capacity to accommodate up to 30 passengers in 14 charming standard cabins or 4 deluxe suite cabins.