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Selina Lodge

Selina is located in Misahualli, a small village nearby with a more laidback jungle vibe than Tena. Here, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife, rapids, and the sights and sounds of the jungle on all sides. Your neighbors may be the famous monkeys that live in town! Selina is one of the few places in town that can boast consistent Wifi. Stop by for a drink or healthy snack at our in-house restaurant, stay in one of our community rooms, privates, or suites, and admire the art from local talent gracing the walls of our friendly, comfortable home.

Selina Lodge tour is the most easily and quickly accessible rainforest option from Quito and therefore perfect for a quick get-away or gentle introduction to the rainforest. The lodge itself has been popular with our past clients for it’s romantic style and superb food / service, and the activities are the best on offer in the Tena area.

The Cotococha Amazon tour is best suited to travellers who are too limited for time to visit areas deeper within the rainforest (such as Cuyabeno or Coca), or who seek a little more comfort in their rainforest experience.

Lodge Background

The Cotococha lodge offers 17 beautiful and spacious bungalows built to traditional architecture in harmony with the surrounding forest. All bungalows are equipped with private bathroom, hot showers and private veranda with hammock or reclining chair. At night the lodge becomes very romantic with candlelight, a cosy fireplace, open-air restaurant, and the night sounds of the jungle.

Itinerary 3 days

Day 1

Arrival at the lodge in the afternoon (optional arrival time). Free time to relax at the beautiful lodge and enjoy the surrounding garden full of jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards you can enjoy a special welcome drink whilst relaxing around the elegant fireplace and experience the night sounds of the Amazon jungle.

Day 2

After breakfast we depart by canoe upstream for a jungle walk exploring the secondary forest’s diverse flora and fauna. The hike takes us to the breathtaking Las Latas waterfall where we have time for a refreshing swim in the clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views. River tubing back to the lodge where lunch awaits. An exciting walk in the primary forest to find secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle. Your native guide will help you to understand more about the rainforest ecosystem and medicinal properties of the plants that we discover.

Day 3

After breakfast we prepare for our return trip. End of program.

Tourdouble/ tripple roomSingle suplement
2 nights 3 days206USD252 USD
1 night 2 days140 USD 166USD

Accommodation

  • Cabins: single, twin, double, triple
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Showers: yes – hot water
  • Mosquito nets: yes – on windows only
  • Electricity: Only in central area, not in cabins
  • Boots / Rain ponchos: provided by lodge staff
  • Itineraries are flexible to start on any day of the week.

Included:

  • Lodge accommodation
  • 3 meals per day (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on final day)
  • All excusrions as listed in itinerary
  • Local guide (spanish-speaking)
  • 1 bottle of drinking water per person each day

Not included:

  • Transport from Quito to lodge or from Tena
  • English-speaking guide ($72 per group per day, must be requested in advance)
  • Tips, purified water, drinks from bar, other personal expenses
  • Single supplement (30% extra)

Cotococha Amazon Lodge by public bus (approx. 5 hours)

Several public transportation companies operate the stretch Quito – Tena departing from Quito’s main terminal. The journey takes approximately 5 hours, travelling over partially paved and unpaved roads. Cotococha Amazon Lodge can arrange a pick up at the Tena bus terminal by one of Cotococha´s staff members to take you to the Lodge with another public bus. This will take another 45 minutes. Cotococha Amazon Lodge can also provide you with a private transfer from Tena to our lodge at an additional cost.