Napo Cultural Center

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The Lodge

Discover the Napo Cultural Center which offers modern accommodations, first-class services, and direct contact with the Kichwa Community. Try our traditional cuisine and share ancestral rites like the Wayusada Ceremony or the Kichwa Catamaran which emulates our trade routes along the river. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

About us

Local immersion in a pristine ecosystem.

LOCATION

ECUADOR

Amazon Rainforest

Napo Cultural Center is located within Yasuní National Park, one of the richest places on Earth. We are in the depths of the Amazon jungle on the banks of the Napo River, an area declared as an official UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

FACILITIES

First Class

Jungle Lodge

This environmentally friendly lodge offers the comfort of spacious cabins with a bathroom and private balcony, as well as comfortable common areas that will make your stay in the Amazon jungle a pleasant experience.

SUSTAINABILITY

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180 members

Kichwa Community

The Indigenous Añangu people have been able to improve their own way of life by gaining access to modern healthcare, education, and eco-friendly energy sources, all while continuing to protect their ancestral lands and the precious environment.
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Parrot and Parakeet Clay Licks

the most accesible in the Amazon

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"Wayusada" Ritual

Discover a new culture

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Canopy Towers

a panoramic view out of this world

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Kayak and Canoeing

Adventure and adrenaline

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Wildlife Observation

unbelievable diversity

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Our Programs

Authentic experiences in the heart of the rainforest

3 Days / 2 Nights

Mother Nature’s pulse is visceral here in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Numerous places are known to the local indigenous peoples as being imbued with special energies. The water, and the rich array of life that it supports, holds secrets to be discovered by adventurous spirits.

4 Days / 3 Nights

Our ancestral customs are grounded in environmental stewardship, encompassing the spirituality of living in sustainable harmony with our natural surroundings. From our Indigenous perspective, to live a fulfilling and happy life is “Sumak Kausay”. Come share in our knowledge of the fascinating beauty of Amazonia.

5 Days / 4 Nights

“Sumak Huasi” means “beautiful home” in the Kichwa language. This is the manifestation of our cosmovision, that of living in harmony with our natural environment. Come make authentic connections with both nature and culture.

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Testimonials

  •   The accommodations were beautiful and the service very friendly. The food was actually excellent. There were lots of chances to see birds and animals. Highlight was the jungle paddle where we saw giant river otters.

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    3/18/2019

      The napo cultural center is an amazing place where you can find with yourself, the rooms are big with a beautiful decoration, very delicious traditional food, our guide was very gentile and he had a lot of knowledge about the Amazon forest plant and animal,...More

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    3/12/2019

      No puede llegar a la reserva y no me cambiaron ni la fecha, ni me dieron un Boucher sin una penalidad. I couldn’t make to the reservation and they didn’t rebook me or give a discount or give the money back

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    3/12/2019
  •   Our stay at Napo Cultural Center was just amazing, lots of birds, monkeys and some other wildlife. We had a very good guide his name was Venz, the food was nice and the rooms was clean and nice. We enjoydid our stay very much.

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    3/11/2019

      Excellence in the service, punctuality, kindness plus your spent got invested in the development of the community, perfect tourism. Yasuni, impressive place, the most bio diverse point in the world. The best way to visit.

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    3/11/2019

      I cannot say enough good things about our stay at the Napo Cultural Center. We visited as part of a group and were there for 3 nights. Our rooms were lovely, all the meals were excellent. The local guide, Abel, was amazing at spotting wildlife...More

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    3/07/2019
  •   Our family of six included three small children under 8 years old and our 18 year old niece. We had a wonderful time at the Napo Cultural Center, despite two of us suffering illness incurred while in Quito. We have travelled to the Amazon before...More

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    2/09/2019

      The manager at napo is very nice even though he can’t speak English so is the staff that works in the restaurant and all people of the community. The food in the restaurant is not very tasty though. The rooms are nice enough but we...More

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    2/04/2019

      We had wonderful almost 5 days at Napo Cultural Center and we loved this place!!!Amazing service, so many dedicated people serving us 24 hours, excellent food and all the great trips we had a chance to experience together with our wonderful guide Sergio. Thank you...More

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    1/26/2019