Yachana Lodge

Key Features:

  • Variety of activities in the rainforest
  • Multilingual guides
  • A unique place for learning about the rainforest


Yachana Lodge was built by the Yachana Foundation on more than 405 hectares near the tiny community of Mondaña for the conservation of the Amazon tropical rainforest.  Its name comes from an indigenous word that means “a place for learning,” and their aim is to find sustainable solutions to the problems that are facing the Ecuadorian Amazon region.

The lodge program provides you with a window into the true reality of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon as well as the chance to experience the culture first hand as the majority of staff are local and indigenous people. As well as hiking, bird watching and canoe trips, guests have the opportunity to visit the Yachana Technical High School and observe the practices of local communities.

  • 18 cabins: 1 single, 6 twins, 8 triples, 3 doubles
  • Casa Quest, a special housing option for students with shared and external bathrooms; 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds, 1 room with 2 bunk beds, 1 room with 1 bunk bed.
  • Indigenous naturalist native bilingual guide
  • 3 meals per day
  • Guided excursions into the rainforest
  • Community visits
  • Fluvial transportation along the Napo River
  • Life jacket, rain poncho, rubber boots, walking stick
  • Hot water showers
  • Biodegradable soap and shampoo
  • Triple-purified drinking water
  • LED lighting and ceiling fans
  • Solar energy (12v) during the day and 110v energy from 6pm- 10 pm
  • First aid and medical assistance
  • Safety deposit box
  • Artisan and souvenir gift shop
  • Wine bar
  • Resources and reading library
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Wireless Internet