A Paradise in the Amazon Rainforest

Located in a stretegic woofland area, Yarina Ecological Reserve accommodates the largest microhabitat biodiversity in the Lower Napo River Region. This means Yarina Shelters more species of birds, plants, reptiles and insects per hectare than other areas of the Lower Napo region.

Yarina Ecolodge

The miracle of nature in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the most biodiverse site on the planet and explore the pristine lands of Yarina Ecological Reserve! A wildlife-filled universe, where you鈥檒l have the opportunity to explore hundreds of flora and fauna species and learn more about the magical and ancient knowledge of the native Kichwa culture.

A tropical humid forest spanning over 400 hectares, located a one-hour canoe ride from El Coca city, in the zone of influence of Yasun铆 National Park, right in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.

An unforgettable experience

Feel the joy, peace and harmony of Mother Nature

Every little corner in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon is mesmerizing. Spectacular green landscapes, birds singing and a stunning golden twilight will fascinate you during the daytime, and a beautiful starry sky and nocturnal wildlife symphony will delight your senses at night, making you feel as if you were in another world.

Here only the present exists, and it is enjoyed to the fullest!

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Excursions and unique activities

Adventures and new discoveries

A lover of nature and wildlife? At Yarina EcoLodge you will find more than five different species of monkeys, over 380 species of birds, and hundreds of medicinal plants. You will get to know the 鈥淐eibo,鈥 the great tree of the jungle, as well as explore cacao plantations.

Our staff will guide you on a hiking tour along the trails and marshlands of the forest. You will go on canoe trips across rivers and lagoons and will explore beautiful bright-colored species of birds. Our staff will also guide you on a visit to a Kichwa family, and you will have the opportunity to meet the Shaman, bearer of native legacy and wisdom.

Our Programs

Learn about the Ecuadorian Amazon from experts

Yarina Ecological Reserve is a founding member of the Yuturi Preservation Group, a group dedicated to protect and preserve the Ecuadorian Amazon forest as well as its wild fauna and flora. The Yuturi Group works along with other organizations also involved in the preservation of the forest, and part of their projects encompass working directly with the local communities.

Yarina Ecological Reserve was created more than twelve years ago as a program to educate local indigenous populations on the importance of local wildlife preservation as well as of its surroundings. However, the reserve grew and developed new and key ways of working not only with the local people, but with national and foreign visitors as well. So much so that today it is considered one of the best and most important wildlife rescue centers in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are sure you will love discovering the magic and charm of the Amazon, and learning about the best ways to preserve this natural wildlife asset.

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Certifications

Yarina EcoLodge 鈥 founding member of the YUTURI Preservation Group
with over 20 years of a brilliant history

Reviews

What our clients are saying about us

  • star rating  Best Amazon experience – We were thrilled with our Amazon trip at Yarina! The grounds were gorgeous and the surrounding forest was lush and full of unique plants, animals, and birds. Our guide, Eduardo,… read more

    Brittney S
    February 22, 2023

    star rating  Everything was perfect! – We stayed at Yarina lodge for 3 nights.
    Everything was really perfect, the Tours we did, the food we got, the clean room and the sympatic and helfpul staff.… read more

    Andikk96
    August 13, 2021

    star rating  Maravilloso! – Me encant贸 nuestra visita, Patricio nuestro anfitri贸n fue muy profesional y atento, Eduardo, el gu铆a, nos proporcion贸 informaci贸n adecuada y fue muy diligente, la oferta gastron贸mica excelente, disfrutamos cada actividad… read more

    wendysan66
    July 6, 2021
  • star rating  La experiencia en el Logde es perfecta. Las habitaciones estan limpias y cuidadas, con agua caliente y mosquiteras en perfecto estado tanto en las ventanas como en cada cama. A… read more

    littleRm
    September 19, 2014

    star rating  This is the perfect place to visit the Amazone. It is beautifully laid out in the middle of the forest. The staff is very hospitable and the … read more

    TanjaLubbers
    August 28, 2022

    star rating  Excellent stay at rio napo – Our stay at yarina lodge was perfect. The lodge with its cabins is nice and cosy, very well tended to. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the food… read more

    B617MPlisam
    September 30, 2022
  • star rating  muy bueno!! excelente – Super recomendado!!! En la Amazon铆a Ecuatoriana, Parque nacional Yasuni.

    Una experiencia que super贸 mis expectativas! El lugar increible, la comida muy buena. La cocinera tenia mucha experiencia, los platos… read more

    Mercedes P
    January 22, 2015

    star rating  Trip of a lifetime – Great location, hospitality, amenities, overall a wonderful way to experience the Amazon. With Juan Carlos in front of house and Livio guiding us on our adventures, we had the absolute… read more

    Linda B
    November 11, 2022

    star rating  Great guide, awesome athmosphere, tasty food! – We enjoyed everything at our stay at yarina lodge. Eduardo showed us many animals and did as much activities as we want to do. The room has a mosquito net… read more

    travelliz8365
    July 7, 2021
  • star rating  Hermosa experiencia , hermoso lugar. – Muy recomendado si busc谩s mucha aventura ,una cama c贸moda y comidas muy ricas.
    Excelentes excursiones ya sea caminando por senderos a traves de la selva ,como tambi茅n en bote a… read more

    Sebasti谩n C
    June 4, 2015

    star rating  Muy tranquilo  – Siempre estoy aqu铆 y cada vez la atenci贸n es mejor, al principio les costaba, pero ahora son muy serviciales.
    El lugar es lindo y las habitaciones son limpiadas cada d铆a.… read more

    Vanessgabb
    September 6, 2014

    star rating  Aventura en familia – Las diferentes actividades son totalmente fuera de lo com煤n. Si son amantes de la naturaleza y aventura es para ustedes. Los gu铆as brindan tal seguridad que terminamos haciendo… read more

    T2081GLluisc
    August 9, 2021