Dolphin Lodge

Class: Tourist Superior *** | Departure from: Quito + or - Flying Time: 45 min. | Driving Time: 1.5 hrs. | Canoe Ride: 1 hrs.

About it

The Amazon Dolphin Lodge is located in the Pañacocha protected forest reserve, (56,000 has) and is central to a biological corridor linking Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Refuge. Pañacocha is classified as a Humid Tropical Forest. Wildlife is in abundance everywhere in the reserve. A short list of possible observations includes: Howler, Squirl, Capuchin and night monkeys along with the Black-mantled Tamarin and Pigmy Marmosets, and of course the Amazon Pink River Dolphin.

What can you do there?

  • piranha fishing
  • races by pañayacu and napo river
  • excursions by paddle canoe around the river 
  • night excursions
  • nocturnal navigation looking caimans; 
  • blow gun's practice
  • excursions in the forest: cruise the lagoon to observe the Amazon River Dolphin; cultural activities such as visiting an indigenous Quichua's family


  • 5-day program: Monday to Friday
  • 4-day program: Friday to Monday


Amazon Dolphin Lodge offers 11 multiple huts which are built with typical materials of the zone. These huts can be used as single, double, triple and quadruple huts. All huts provide private bathrooms and showers with daily 24 hours use of water. Each hut is equipped with beds (all beds with mosquito nets), closet, hammock and a lamp. Each bathroom is equipped with sink, shower, toilet, toilet paper, soap and towel.


  • Restaurant 
  • Bar 
  • Place to rest in front of the lagoon 
  • Electricity: Electricity is provided through a 
  • generator from 18H00 to 22H00 (110 V.) 
  • Payment: Cash 
  • Equipment included: Rubber boots (size up to 43) 
  • Equipment not included: Rain poncho