Combining Wildlife and Kichwa Culture

The best of both worlds. Aboriginal tourism and 1000+ species!


Napo Cultural Center is located within the Yasuni National Park, in the depths of the Amazon rainforest through which the River Napo runs.

What is Yasuni?

Yasuní, which means “sacred land” is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, in the heart of the ecuadorian amazon

Yasuni means ‘sacred land’ and symbolizes the abundance of life on Earth. In the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet, with one millon hectares of land, Yasuni represents a miracle of the world that might never be fully discovered, for within only one hectare one can find more species of organisms than in the entire European continent.

The protected tract of land is home to a third of all Amazonian mammals, including a staggering 60% of all New World wild cats, 106 reptiles, and 610 species of bird; as well as more than 4000 species of plants. Through a deep understanding of the fact that we are an integral part of a greater whole, Yasuní represents the need to protect and the solidarity one can have with nature.

The Lodge

After a 30 min flight journey through the Andes to Coca, the town from which Francisco Orellana began his search for the mythical city, “Dorado”, you will embark a motor boat in Napo River, for arround 2 hours to reach Napo Cultural Center.

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Live the true Amazon experience
in the most biodiverse spot of the planet.