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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

  •   We stayed at the Napo Culture Center for 4 days. It was an experience we will never forget. Our naturalist guide was Venancio, he was very knowledgeable of all the birds and wildlife that were in the Ecuador Amazon. The food was 5 star in...More

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    11/25/2018

      As part of the village of the Yasuni community on the edge of the Napo River, one could not ask for a better to stay to explore the surrounding Amazon forest. Parrot licks, canopy towers, canoe rides and trekking through the forest were all outstanding,...More

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    10/29/2018

      Was an incredible experience. Great guides (ask for Sergio). Very knowledgeable. Fantastic customer service. My vegan requirements were also taken care of. Multiple visits into the great Amazon forests with two awesome towers to climb and see from the top of the Canopy.

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    10/14/2018
  •   We loved our trip to the Napo Cultural Center in late July.We experienced all aspects of the rainforest: motorized canoe, paddled canoe, rain, hikes, mud, observation towers, birds, monkeys, and Añangu culture. The parakeet clay licks were a highlight and our guide, Venancio Shiguango was...More

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    10/11/2018

      This is a very eco - friendly centre. The people are all from the aboriginal tribe. The food is absolutely divine. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our guides were terrific. What a wonderful base to explore the Amazon Rain Forest!

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    10/04/2018

      We loved every minute of our time at Napo Cultural Center! Our guide, Juan, was amazing, and we saw SO MANY species of birds, mammals, other critters. Juan was raised in the jungle and knew it intimately, and he also spoke Spanish and English, so...More

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    9/19/2018
  •   It was great to stay at Napo Cultural Center. They offered several excursions which were great to get to now the rain forest. They gave us the feeling that they offer tourism from the heart and not mass tourism. I forgot my wallet (credit card,...More

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    9/03/2018

      If you are searching for a life time experience, this is the place you are looking for! It’s all in one package. You will experience, - An organized trip (from the airport, to the shuttle, with the boat until the Lodge. I have to say...More

    thumb Sabrina R
    8/21/2018

      If you are searching for a life time experience, this is the place you are looking for! It’s all in one package. You will experience, - An organized trip (from the airport, to the shuttle, with the boat until the Lodge. I have to say...More

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    8/21/2018