It was 2012 when we began our trips to the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador
The sector of Ahuano in the Province of Napo was not a common place for travelers due to the lack of roads, or the easy connectivity that we find today. At the very beginning it was an adventure to reach our Ecolodge, spend hours on foot, regardless the copious rain and thunder added to the huge vegetation covering the road. While exploring these wonders we discovered a charming and magical place inhabited by wildlife : monkeys jumping from tree to tree, tropical birds forraging and lots of amphibians and reptiles surrounding this beautiful land called GAIA. Adittionaly, like a divine gift , an unparallel view of the Napo River, the largest and most important tributary of the Amazon River.
We discovered that life is born here, a place to meditate and connect with the essential ‘Nature’, a true sanctuary for those who want to experience what Mother Nature offers: relaxation, harmony and adventure in a unique and natural settlement. Once on the spot many ideas came up, what about if we share this with all people around the world?. Another key point was how to show a different way to know the Amazon Rainforest, its people and culture? This was the time when Gaia Eco Lodge was born. A place that has merged with its surroundings, a low impact place, unique and cozy design, simple and elegant, in total harmony with the environment.
After 7 years everything has changed: roads, connectivity and communications are easier, a key point that allowed us to host hundreds of guests looking for what Gaia can offer
Our team includes young professionals in areas like conservation, engineering, marketing, wildlife expertise, among others. We have created a big impact in the local communities providing a way of living while preserving the forest, more tan 50% of our staff belongs to the Kichwa culture, all of them bilingual in their native language and Spanish. Important to mention is the work of volunteers that allows us to continue generating important ties working in close collaboration with the local community of Ahuano.
We are nature lovers like you, we love the atmosphere of simple things that accumulates experiences every day, empowering us to provide quality service in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
We want you to experience the Amazon with the same eyes as we did the very first time we arrived to this place, when we got amazed with the flora and fauna and lush nature. We must protect this forest that still nowadays astonish us, your visit is important to support the well being of the indigenous people and the Tropical Rainforest. Looking forward to see you soon! The GAIA team.
Nature is Wise and has endowed us with certain mechanisms, instincts and impulses destined for us to survive and be happier. After all, for us this is the ultimate goal of all human beings and everything, absolutely everything we do, is aimed at achieving happiness.
We promote intercultural experiences
Respect for the culture and wisdom of its indigenous peoples
If you are looking for a Unique Place to contemplate Nature in the Ecuadorian Amazon, we will gladly advise you and help you plan your next adventure. Ask us, and look for us in our social networks.
Your trip starts here… Gaia Amazon EcoLodge – Nature & Comfort