The Amazon Basin Hotels


ExplorNapo Lodge

At a Glance


  • wildlife
  • in the jungle


  • very rustic
  • pricey

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ExplorNapo Lodge Review

This remote lodge is at the edge of the CONAPAC Sucusari Biological Reserve, a vast protected forest on the Napo River, 1½ hours by boat from the Explorama Lodge. It has a 1,500-foot-long, 120-foot-high canopy walkway at the nearby Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies (ACTS) and an informative medicinal plant garden. This is the best Explorama lodge for seeing wildlife on guided walks, canoe trips, or from the lodge itself. ExplorNapo's facilities are extremely rustic: picture kerosene-lit, thatched-roofed, open-air guest rooms with cold showers and dry latrines in separate buildings. There's a screened dining room and bar where guests can use Wi-Fi and charge batteries at night. You can also spend a night at the nearby ACTS lodge or the remote ExplorTambos Camp (a three-hour hike away), where you sleep on a platform under mosquito netting. The minimum stay is two nights, combined with two nights at the Explorama Lodge and/or Ceiba Tops.

    Hotel Details

  • 30 rooms with shared bath
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 11-21-2012

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    ExplorNapo and ACTS Review

    Explornapo is primitive, it's humid (of course), it's got bats flying about...and I love it. I've been there twice already, and can't wait to be able to fit it into my schedule again. I find the rooms to be quite comfortable, and the food is good if unspectacular. Best of all is the whole atmosphere (including those cute little bats.) Wonderful place to recharge and do some serious back-to-the-land time.

    by Amy, 11/30/09

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