Experience Wildlife and Ancient Culture in the most biodiverse site on Earth!
The Napo Cultural Center offers comfortable accommodation and quality services, distinctive and personalized, with an integrated complex prepared to fully respond to all your needs, allowing for a rare and unforgettable experience, full of privacy and exclusivity.
The project consists of 16 independent cabins, in the form of spacious eco-friendly houses accommodating up to 3 guests. Located in the Añangu Kichwa village, the lodge has a privileged view of the rainforest; all the building materials invoke nature – wood and vertical gardens. It also features a beautiful restaurant, bar and souvenir shop.
The Napo Cultural Center is environmentally friendly, it promotes physical and spiritual experiences and leisure time. It’s a special concept that emphasizes the qualities of life and nature, ecology, water, land, leisure, health, and well-being.
Perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends, for a holiday or short break, the Napo Cultural Center offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a close and personal encounter with nature, as well as a spiritual experience.
Twenty years ago, the aboriginal Añangu Kichwa community collectively relinquished their right to hunt and fish in order to recover wildlife populations. For this reason, hunting and fishing are not allowed. This no-hunting decision resulted in a plethora of species taking refuge in the Napo Cultural Center’s surroundings.
Immerse yourself in the most biodiverse region on Earth, as you connect with your soul!
There are big chances for you to see a great variety of wildlife such as insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Some typical animals you may spot are; anacondas, spiders, giant armadillos, birds such as hoatzins, macaws, toucans, parakeets, parrots as well as monkeys, tapirs, ocelots, etc.
Canopy Observation Tower
Get a close-up view of the jungle and its diverse flora and fauna. This 36 meters observation tower was built next to a huge tree and it offers you the best view of the Amazon Rainforest. Observe flocks of colorful birds flying and the magnificence of the trees, flowers, and nature the Amazon Rainforest has to offer.
Explore the black waters of the Anangu Lake and the Napo River creeks on board of a motorized or paddle-canoe! In the river, creeks, and lakes of the Amazon Rainforest, you will find hundreds of different aquatic animals such as fish, caimans, turtles, piranhas, and giant otters.
Parrot Clay Licks
Are the most stunning nature encounter in the Amazon Rainforest. These are natural banks containing a great number of minerals that birds and different animals feed upon. This event starts early in the morning when hundreds of vibrantly colored birds visit the licks.
Learn about the Kichwa Anangu community traditions and culture of the Napo Wildlife Center hosts. Women of the community will welcome you with typical dances, rituals, handcrafts food and drinks.
More than 610 bird species can be found in the Yasuni National Park, giving you the best bird watching experience, and an unforgettable adventure in the most biodiverse place on earth.
Añangu kichwa community
Activities at the Yasuní National Park and Añangu are coordinated by members of the local kichwa community and it is important that their rules of conduct and ethics be respected.
Our programs include easy and medium intensity walks and hikes in order to observe the wildlife and nature of the area; more difficult hikes and longer programs can be arranged.
Ancestral kichwa catamaran
At night we will sail along the Napo river in a boat that emulates the ancestral kichwa trade, where we will enjoy magical stories and legends while tasting some delicious roasted snacks heated on the fire.
Enjoy the kichwa ancestral cuisine, taste the delicious flavors of “maito” made with fish, prepared in a leaf of “bijao”, accompanied by fried cacao and exquisite “mayones” or “chontacuros” (palm worms). Refresh yourself with exquisite manioc chicha, a beverage made of manioc fermented with sweet potato and hygienically prepared for the most demanding palates of our visitors.
Swimming is safe when carried out at sites your guide has suggested.
Enjoy a level II kayak activity at the Napo river, from the village for around 45 min. until you reach the observation tower.