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Selina Amazon Tena

Selina a Unique Amazon Lodge in Ecuador
Selina Amazon Lodge

A unique Amazon Lodge experience

The Selina Amazon Tena Lodge is truly a unique Amazon Lodge experience in Ecuador. It´s easily accessible and offers distinct activities and a sense of community living not found on any other lodge of its class.

Why visit the Tena Amazon Rainforest?

Anyone looking to dive into the Amazon rainforest should start with this friendly town off the beaten track. Tena is the white-water rafting center of Ecuador. It’s the perfect place to kick off your trek, with three main rivers for kayaking, rafting, hiking and more. Also known as the “cinnamon capital” of Ecuador, this former missionary outpost is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the green landscape of South America.

Selina Tena Location

Selina is located in Misahualli, a small village nearby with a more laidback jungle vibe than Tena. Here, you’ll be surrounded by wildlife, rapids, and the sights and sounds of the jungle on all sides. Your neighbors may be the famous monkeys that live in town! Selina is one of the few places in town that can boast consistent Wifi. Stop by for a drink or healthy snack at the in-house restaurant, stay in one of the community rooms, privates, or suites, and admire the art from local talent gracing the walls of this friendly, comfortable home away from home.

Selina Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Accommodation

The Selina Lodge is a unique Amazon Lodge when it comes to accommodation. The Selina brand always offers plenty of accommodation options for its diverse travelers. You can opt for a private room or suite, or you can take advantage of its community rooms. Community rooms are on a share basis and it’s the perfect way to get to know your fellow travelers.

Private Accommodation

  • Suite – for 2 guests
  • The Micro – for 2 guests
  • The Standard – for 2 guests
  • Suite + – for 2 guests
  • Standard Triple – for 3 guests
  • The Twins – for 2 guests
  • Family Room – for 4 guests

Shared Accommodation – Like a dorm room

  • 4 Bed Community Room
  • 6 Bed Community Room
  • 8 Bed Community Room
  • 10 Bed Community Room

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free WiFi (strong signal and on all day and night)
  • Hot Water
  • CoWorking area
  • Live Music
  • Parking
  • Restaurant (serves healthy meals)
  • Shared Kitchen (you can cook your own meals)
  • Swimming Pool (great place to cool down and relax with a drink)
  • Yoga Deck (perfect to unwind)

Connoisseur Amazon Tip: 

This is the only Amazon lodge that offers unique programs you can enjoy;  a wellness program that focuses on spiritual renewal, a native program where you will get in touch with the indigenous culture and way of life, a soft adventure program for adventure rookies and a hard adventure program for those seeking an adrenaline rush. All in all this newly re-imagined lodge is truly something you have to experience for yourself.

I was able to visit this lodge and you can read about my experience here.

Come one, come all for a truly unique experience in the midst of the Amazon Rainforest!

Selina Lodge Information

Selina Tena Lodge Activities


Beginner Rafting – Class II


The family rafting experience in the Anzu river is perfect for beginners as no experience is needed at all, making it the best introductory contact with white water rivers for people that do not have much practice at swimming or kids that are just learning. The easy rapids and stretches of calm water allow the adventurer to jump off the boat at any time and swim around as much as they want to, the jungle scenery seen throughout the entire trip is beautiful and there is no dangerous wildlife around or inside the river, on the contrary, this river is widely known as one of the best birdwatching spots. Kayaking experts in safety kayaks accompany us in our journey down the Anzu River at all times in case of an emergency. Includes lunch, shuttle, pictures and you can even bring your pet in the boat! The duration is 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Advanced Rafting – Class III


You will have a box lunch on the go. Activity duration (9:00 am – 5:00 pm). The half-day in the Jatun Yaku is the best option if you don’t have much time but still wanna experience rafting and live an adrenaline-fueled adventure in a beautiful river. The Jatun Yacu is a Class III river thus its rapids are safely challenging and a lot of fun, despite being a short trip it will be filled with stunning jungle scenery, birds chirping and a horizon full of mountains that will make of this an unforgettable journey. Includes shuttle and pictures and the duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Visit the Shaman


Get ready for something completely out of the ordinary and an unforgettable experience, you will visit the Shaman for a cleansing! (3:30 – 4:30 pm) Contrary to the common beliefs shaman cleansing rituals are not about having a spiritual guide drive off evil energies. Instead, the shaman is nothing but a mere assistant in our own cleansing, one who acts as a bridge between the person who wants to be cleansed and the spiritual world where the power for cleansing our souls lies. Therefore, the clients are the ones cleansing themselves albeit with the necessary help and guidance of the shaman who makes use of smoke and different plants in order to help us focus on the aspects of oneself that we want to improve.

Huaysa Yaku Waterfall


The Huaysa Yaku natural pools are a gem in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, freshwater streams are perfect for bathing and relaxing after the hike. These pools are located at the end of the road to El Cando, it includes four natural pools, one more beautiful than the others. As soon as you arrive here, you will be able to see the final pool and waterfall that flows into the great Jatun Yaku river. Here you will have plenty of places to sample local food and buy drinks so you only need to bring your shoes and swimming gear.

Food Tasting Experience


At around 7:00 pm, you will have a local food tasting. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the preparation of the Maito de Tilapia, a dish consisting only of local ingredients. Enjoy our courtesy local tea drink and be brave enough to try our surprise at the end of the class. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience!

Latas Waterfall


This is a recommended trip for all levels of adventure, ideal for the entire family, small kids, teenagers, and adults. The waterfall is located 12km from Tena it is accessible from the road to Misahualli. There are two options, a 15 min walk through the forest that ends in a waterfall with crystal-clear water ideal for refreshing on a sunny day, or, a 30 min walk for adventurers that love hiking in the jungle, similarly, it ends in a beautiful waterfall.

AmaZoonico Visit


Amazoonico Animal Reserve, the reserve has its own guides, at the entrance they have a small retail shop with a lot of local products, by buying these products you can help the operation of the NGO run by volunteers. A guide will take you on a stroll along their reserve while they tell you stories specific to each and every one of the animals that live there, a lot of which are victims of illegal animal trade, a very soul-touching experience. This is not a zoo as some animals roam around freely, only the ones that have to be in cages are.

Mondayacu Grand Canyon


Mondayacu Grand Canyon Visit (2:30 – 6:30 pm).  This trip starts with a 30 min hike along primary forest where guides will tell you all about the insects, animals and medicinal plants found here and their uses, the walk is a little bit taxing so be prepared and bring comfortable shoes. Take a bath in this beautiful pool that flows out of a canyon with water temperatures that go from 15 to 19 degrees Celsius and explore the insides of the cave where the 10-meter water jump flows through, a stunning place for taking pictures and enjoying a healthy lunch. Includes lunch, shuttle, and pictures.

Kuyuri Technique


Kuyuri is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains) and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies needs to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states.

Reiki Technique


Reiki is a Japanese technique by which the patient receives energy through the laying on of hands Rei = universal; Ki = energy the patient does not receive the energy of the therapist but the universal energy to balance the organism. Reiki works at the physical level: it relieves all types of pain, inflammation, injuries, fractures, etc. On a mental or emotional level: depression, insomnia, aggression, etc. On a spiritual level: to find harmony, peace, balance.

Cocoa Presentation


Ever wondered how one of the sweetest pleasures on earth is made? Come to our chocolate making workshop and learn to turn cocoa into the sweet sin we all love

Zumba Class


On holidays but still wanna stay in shape? Selina has just what you need, book a session with our Zumba teacher and burn all those calories. Additionally, you can take a swim in the pool or relax your muscles in our jacuzzi.

Kichwa Language Class


Learn an ancient language spoken by over a million people today and gain a better understanding of the vision of local communities. Kichwa is the most spoken indigenous language in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Selina Lodge itineraries are divided into four categories; Soft adventure, Hard Adventure, Wellness program, and a Native Package. They can all be 2,3, and 4 days long. You get to choose your itinerary and activities when you arrive at the lodge. Below you will find the four 4-day itineraries.

Selina Amazon Tena Lodge – Soft Adventure – 4 days/3 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge /Huaysa Yaku Waterfall / Food Tasting Experience 


Upon arrival you will enjoy a Welcome Drink and have time to settle in your designated room. After some rest, you will enjoy a delicious lunch and then head to the Huaysa Yaku Waterfall for an afternoon activity. The Huaysa Yaku natural pools are a gem in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, freshwater streams are perfect for bathing and relaxing after the hike. These pools are located at the end of the road to El Cando, it includes four natural pools, one more beautiful than the others. As soon as you arrive here, you will be able to see the final pool and waterfall that flows into the great Jatun Yaku river. Here you will have plenty of places to sample local food and buy drinks so you only need to bring your shoes and swimming gear. At 7:00 pm, you will have a local food tasting. You can sit back, relax and enjoy watching the preparation of the Maito de Tilapia, a dish consisting only of local ingredients. Enjoy our courtesy local tea drink and be brave enough to try our surprise at the end of the class. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience! Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm at the lodge. Meals Included: L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 2: Rafting Adventure / Fish your own dinner 


First thing’s first, breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. After breakfast, you will go on a class II Rafting adventure. Lunch will be served on the go. The family rafting experience in the Anzu river is perfect for beginners as no experience is needed at all, making it the best introductory contact with white water rivers for people that do not have much practice at swimming or kids that are just learning. The easy rapids and stretches of calm water allow the adventurer to jump off the boat at any time and swim around as much as they want to, the jungle scenery seen throughout the entire trip is beautiful and there is no dangerous wildlife around or inside the river, on the contrary, this river is widely known as one of the best birdwatching spots. Kayaking experts in safety kayaks accompany us in our journey down the Anzu River at all times in case of an emergency. Includes lunch, shuttle, pictures and you can even bring your pet in the boat! The duration is 5 hours and 30 minutes. After rafting, you will go fishing (3:30 – 6:00 pm). Go back to basics and get your own dinner! Plenty of fish to go around by our private beach. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Meals Included: B / BL / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 3: Latas Waterfall visit / Animal Reserve


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am. After this tasty breakfast, you will visit the renowned Latas Waterfall and enjoy a box lunch en route.  (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) This is a recommended trip for all levels of adventure, ideal for the entire family, small kids, teenagers, and adults. The waterfall is located 12km from Tena it is accessible from the road to Misahualli. There are two options, a 15 min walk through the forest that ends in a waterfall with crystal-clear water ideal for refreshing in a sunny day, or, a 30 min walk for adventurers that love hiking in the jungle, similarly, it ends in a beautiful waterfall. After this amazing activity, you will visit an Animal Reserve (2:00 – 5:30 pm). A shuttle will pick guests up at Selina and take them for La Punta del Ahuano. At La Punta del Ahuano, a canoe will be ready to take adventurers on a 30 min ride along the Misahualli river, sighting the amazing jungle scenery along the river with tons of wildlife to observe. Your final destination is the Amazoonico Animal Reserve, the reserve has its own guides, at the entrance they have a small retail shop with a lot of local products, by buying these products you can help the operation of the NGO run by volunteers. A guide will take you on a stroll along their reserve while they tell you stories specific to each and every one of the animals that live there, a lot of which are victims of illegal animal trade, a very soul-touching experience. This is not a zoo as some animals roam around freely, only the ones that have to be in cages are. Return to the lodge for dinner (7:00 pm). Meals Included: B / BL / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 4: Mid-morning Jungle Hike / Farewell to Selina Tena Amazon Lodge


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am today, till noon you will take a Jungle Hike. If you are a fan of jungle hikes but don’t wanna go too far from Selina? Don’t you worry we got you covered. Enjoy our free jungle hike in the primary rainforest with our personal local guide who will tell you all about the different wooden and medicinal plants and insects that you will run into during this tour. End of Services. Meals Included: Breakfast
 

Selina Amazon Tena Lodge – Hard Adventure – 4 days/3 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge /Mondayacu Grand Canyon / Food Tasting Experience 


Upon arrival you will enjoy a Welcome Drink and have time to settle in your designated room. Lunch will be served at the lodge and then you will go for a visit to the Mondayacu Grand Canyon (2:30 – 6:30 pm).  This trip starts with a 30 min hike along primary forest where guides will tell you all about the insects, animals and medicinal plants found here and their uses, the walk is a little bit taxing so be prepared and bring comfortable shoes. Take a bath in this beautiful pool that flows out of a canyon with water temperatures that go from 15 to 19 degrees Celsius and explore the insides of the cave where the 10-meter water jump flows through, a stunning place for taking pictures and enjoying a healthy lunch. Includes lunch, shuttle, and pictures. At 7:00 pm, you will have a local food tasting. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the preparation of the Maito de Tilapia, a dish consisting only of local ingredients. Enjoy our courtesy local tea drink and be brave enough to try our surprise at the end of the class. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience! Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm at the lodge. Meals Included: L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 2: Rafting/Kayaking Adventure 


Today breakfast will be served at 8:00 am. After breakfast, you will go on a Class III/ IV rafting/kayaking adventure. You will have a box lunch on the go. (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) The half-day in the Jatun Yaku is the best option if you don’t have much time but still wanna experience rafting and live an adrenaline-fueled adventure in a beautiful river. The Jatun Yacu is a Class III river thus its rapids are safely challenging and a lot of fun, despite being a short trip it will be filled with stunning jungle scenery, birds chirping and a horizon full of mountains that will make of this an unforgettable journey. Includes shuttle and pictures and the duration is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Meals Included: B / BL / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 3: Latas Waterfall visit / Animal Reserve


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am. After breakfast you will go on Class I/II Kayaking adventure with lunch on the go. (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) This tour is designed for people that don’t have experience in river kayaking, the induction and river practice are focused on safety and improvement of kayaking techniques, the equipment used is specialized and of the best quality. It is a 15km trip along with a rapid-filled Class I and II river, perfect for the first contact with whitewater, the rivers we will cruise are inside the Amazon jungle thus there will be plenty of beautiful scenery and crystal clear water. Perfect trip for dropping the routine and giving in to the fun. Includes lunch, shuttle, and pictures. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Meals Included: B / BL / D Accommodation: (Based on the package price)

Day 4: Mid-morning Jungle Hike / Farewell to Selina Tena Amazon Lodge


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am today, till noon you will take a Jungle Hike. If you are a fan of jungle hikes but don’t wanna go too far from Selina? Don’t you worry we got you covered. Enjoy our free jungle hike in the primary rainforest with our personal local guide who will tell you all about the different wooden and medicinal plants and insects that you will run into during this tour. End of Services. Meals Included: Breakfast

Selina Amazon Tena Lodge – Wellness Program – 4 days/3 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge /Visit the Shaman / Food Tasting Experience 


Upon arrival you will enjoy a Welcome Drink and have time to settle in your designated room. Lunch will be served (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm) After lunch you get to experience something completely out of the ordinary and an unforgettable experience, you will visit the Shaman for a cleansing! (3:30 – 4:30 pm) Contrary to the common beliefs shaman cleansing rituals are not about having a spiritual guide drive off evil energies. Instead, the shaman is nothing but a mere assistant in our own cleansing, one who acts as a bridge between the person who wants to be cleansed and the spiritual world where the power for cleansing our souls lies. Therefore, the clients are the ones cleansing themselves albeit with the necessary help and guidance of the shaman who makes use of smoke and different plants in order to help us focus on the aspects of oneself that we want to improve. After this amazing visit, you will experience Kuyuri which is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains), and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies need to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states. At 7:00 pm, you will have a local food tasting. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the preparation of the Maito de Tilapia, a dish consisting only of local ingredients. Enjoy our courtesy local tea drink and be brave enough to try our surprise at the end of the class. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience! Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm at the lodge. Meals Included: L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 2: Kuyuri / Reiki / Cocoa Presentation / Zumba Class


Today you will wake up to partake in Kuyuri (7:00 – 8:00 am). Kuyuri is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains) and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies needs to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states. Breakfast is later served at 8:00 am. After breakfast, you will participate in Reiki (10:00 – 11:00 am). Reiki is a Japanese technique by which the patient receives energy through the laying on of hands Rei = universal; Ki = energy the patient does not receive the energy of the therapist but the universal energy to balance the organism. Reiki works at the physical level: it relieves all types of pain, inflammation, injuries, fractures, etc. On a mental or emotional level: depression, insomnia, aggression, etc. On a spiritual level: to find harmony, peace, balance. After this calming activity, you will have lunch at the lodge (1:30 – 2:30 pm).  In the afternoon you will experience a Cocoa Presentation (3:00 – 4:00 pm). Ever wondered how one of the sweetest pleasures on earth is made? Come to our chocolate making workshop and learn to turn cocoa into the sweet sin we all love. After this workshop you will do Zumba in the open air (5:00 – 6:00 pm), On holidays but still wanna stay in shape? Selina has just what you need, book a session with our Zumba teacher and burn all those calories. Additionally, you can take a swim in the pool or relax your muscles in our jacuzzi. Dinner is served at 8:00 pm. Meals Included: B / L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 3Kuyuri / Reiki / Huaysa Yaku Waterfall Visit / 


Today you will wake up to partake in Kuyuri (7:00 – 8:00 am). Kuyuri is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains) and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies needs to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states. Breakfast is later served at 8:00 am. After breakfast, you will participate in Reiki (10:00 – 11:00 am). Reiki is a Japanese technique by which the patient receives energy through the laying on of hands Rei = universal; Ki = energy the patient does not receive the energy of the therapist but the universal energy to balance the organism. Reiki works at the physical level: it relieves all types of pain, inflammation, injuries, fractures, etc. On a mental or emotional level: depression, insomnia, aggression, etc. On a spiritual level: to find harmony, peace, balance. After this calming activity, you will have lunch at the lodge (1:30 – 2:30 pm). After lunch, you will visit the Huaysa Yaku Waterfall (2:30 – 6:00 pm). Huaysa Yaku natural pools are a gem in the middle of the jungle, freshwater streams are perfect for bathing and relaxing after a hike. They are located at the end of the road to El Cando, it is a system of 4 natural pools one more stunningly beautiful than the other, as soon as you get to the place you will be able to see the final pool and waterfall that flows into the great Jatun Yaku river without even taking a hike, plenty of places to eat local food and buy drinks so you literally only need to bring your shoes and swimming gear. Return to the lodge for dinner (8:00 pm). Meals Included: B / L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 4: Kuyuri / Mid-morning Jungle Hike / Farewell to Selina Tena Amazon Lodge


Today you will wake up to partake in Kuyuri (7:00 – 8:00 am). Kuyuri is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains) and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies needs to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states. Breakfast is later served at 8:00 am. After breakfast, till noon you will take a Jungle Hike. If you are a fan of jungle hikes but don’t wanna go too far from Selina? Don’t you worry we got you covered. Enjoy our free jungle hike in the primary rainforest with our personal local guide who will tell you all about the different wooden and medicinal plants and insects that you will run into during this tour. End of Services. Meals Included: Breakfast

Selina Amazon Tena Lodge – Native Package – 4 days/3 nights


Day 1: Arrival to Lodge /Kuyuri Activity / Food Tasting Experience 


Upon arrival you will enjoy a Welcome Drink and have time to settle in your designated room. Lunch will be served (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm) After lunch you get to experience something completely out of the ordinary and an unforgettable experience, you will visit the Shaman for a cleansing! (3:30 – 4:30 pm) Contrary to the common beliefs shaman cleansing rituals are not about having a spiritual guide drive off evil energies. Instead, the shaman is nothing but a mere assistant in our own cleansing, one who acts as a bridge between the person who wants to be cleansed and the spiritual world where the power for cleansing our souls lies. Therefore, the clients are the ones cleansing themselves albeit with the necessary help and guidance of the shaman who makes use of smoke and different plants in order to help us focus on the aspects of oneself that we want to improve. After this amazing visit, you will experience Kuyuri which is an ancestral technique that belongs to the Andean Culture (peoples of the Andes Mountains), and its the base of vitality for them. It was built on the principle that energy within our bodies need to be in a constant flow, if the water is stagnant it will get polluted, thus, through a set of movements energy from the sun, air, water, and earth is taken within the body and released achieving improved physical and spiritual states. At 7:00 pm, you will have a local food tasting. You can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the preparation of the Maito de Tilapia, a dish consisting only of local ingredients. Enjoy our courtesy local tea drink and be brave enough to try our surprise at the end of the class. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience! Dinner will be served at 8:00 pm at the lodge. Meals Included: L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package chosen)

Day 2: Community Visit / Cocoa Presentation / Kichwa Language Class


Today, you will have breakfast at 8:00 am. After breakfast, you will go on a Community Tour (9:00 – 11:00 am). A local Kichwa community welcomes you into their culture, learn about their way of life, customs, and values, take a canoe ride departing from our pier and to the Tiyuyaku Community. At the beginning of the tour, you will be shown how the community extracts gold from the river for sale by using panning techniques, following, you will be taken to their ceremony center where the indigenous women will demonstrate different customs such as the making of ceramic plates, chicha drink, and guayusa tea. Have a try with the blowpipe, hunting instrument used by the indigenous people. Want to take a souvenir home? Shop at their souvenir store for the most unique gifts. Return to the lodge for lunch (1:30 – 2:30 pm) and a Cocoa Presentation (3:00 – 4:00 pm). Ever wondered how one of the sweetest pleasures on earth is made? Come to our chocolate making workshop and learn to turn cocoa into the sweet sin we all love. After the choco, workshop goes for a Kichwa Language Class (4:00 – 5:00 pm) and get more local. Learn an ancient language spoken by over a million people today and gain a better understanding of the vision of local communities. Kichwa is the most spoken indigenous language in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. After getting local you will have dinner (7:00 pm). Meals Included: B / L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package price)

Day 3: Latas Waterfall visit / Native Crafting Class


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am.  After breakfast, you will visit the Latas Waterfall (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). This is a recommended trip for all levels of adventure, ideal for the entire family, small kids, teenagers, and adults. Located 12km from Tena it is accessible from the road to Misahualli. There are two options, a 15 min walk through the forest that ends in a waterfall with crystal-clear water ideal for refreshing on a sunny day, or, a 30 min walk for adventurers that love hiking in the jungle, similarly, it ends in a beautiful waterfall. Lunch will follow (1:30 – 2:30 pm), and then a  Native Crafting Class (4:00 – 5:00 pm). Take a souvenir homemade by your own hands with the help of our expert artisan. Our local craft-making expert will teach you to make different kinds of handicrafts such as necklaces, bracelets, and such with organic products. Dinner will be served at (7:00 pm) Meals Included: B / L / D Accommodation: (Based on the package price)

Day 4: Mid-morning Jungle Hike / Native Crafting Class / Farewell to Selina Tena Amazon Lodge


Breakfast is served at 8:00 am today, till noon you will take a Jungle Hike. If you are a fan of jungle hikes but don’t wanna go too far from Selina? Don’t you worry we got you covered. Enjoy our free jungle hike in the primary rainforest with our personal local guide who will tell you all about the different wooden and medicinal plants and insects that you will run into during this tour. After this, you can partake in another Native Crafting Class (12:00 – 1:00 pm) Take a souvenir home, made by your own hands with the help of our expert artisan. Our local craft-making expert will teach you to make different kinds of handicrafts such as necklaces, bracelets, and such with organic products. End of Services. Meals Included: Breakfast

Selina Lodge Rates 2020


Selina Lodge rates are unique as the lodge itself is. Rates at Selina properties vary with time and how close you are to your stay. Please contact us to get the best rates with the Selina Lodge in Tena. We will have to contact the lodge directly and use our Platinum rates to get you the best deal and up to date availability.  

Access to Selina Lodge


From another Selina


If you are coming from Quito take the third exit at Jumandy Indian roundabout and keep going for 10 minutes until you reach Puerto Napo. Here, take a left after crossing the small bridge and keep going for 10 more minutes until you see the Selina sign. If you are using a taxi, you can ask to be taken to Via al Ahuano. This is a 20min ride from the center of Tena, keep going until you see the Selina sign.


By bus


One block away from the Main Bus Terminal in Tena you’ll find the Centinela Bus Terminal. From there, take the bus to Ahuano.


From the airport


The closest airport to Selina Tena is Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador (UIO / SEQM). From Quito, you are 5-6 hrs from Tena by bus, or 3 hrs 30 min by car. Taxis are available outside the airport at all times. It should cost around 12 – 15USD to catch a ride to the Quitos Quitumbe bus terminal. Take a bus to Terminal Terrestre de Tena, then take a taxi to Selina Tena.

Packing List for Selina Lodge


  • Passport
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp / Flashlight and batteries
  • Insect repellent (if possible not chemical)
  • Sun protection (sun cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
  • Water bottle
  • Lightweight long pants and long-sleeved shirts for walks
  • Shorts, short sleeve shirts and bathing suit for the lodge
  • Comfortable shoes and sandals, socks
  • Small day pack
  • Camera, film, and flash
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, film, etc… from rain
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