Perched on the banks of the Rio Napo, a tributary of the Amazon River, Minga Lodge & Reserve takes guests on a journey of adventure to discover the spectacular natural surroundings and culture of this fascinating region. Situated on over 700 acres of rainforest, we offer exclusive, immersive experiences that unite culture, community, conservation, and wellness. Explore the reserve’s unique biodiversity, revitalize with a forest canopy walk, and nourish your well-being with delicious superfoods grown on-site. At the end of the day, retreat to your own canopy sanctuary: modern, climate-controlled luxury cabins with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that frame the beauty of the forest.
The accommodation at Minga Lodge & Reserve is designed for optimum comfort and style. Clean, contemporary lines and soothing monochromatic colors invite guests to relax while taking in the lively world outside. An outdoor verandah with swinging hammock provides another unique vantage point from which to unwind and reflect. Each room features whitewashed Nordic ceramic flooring and four-poster canopy beds hand-built from Amazonian wood, with crisp, white cotton linens. A split bathroom features a double sink vanity and oversized mirror wall, with a separate ensuite bathroom complete with a rainfall showerhead for a spa-like experience.
Dining at Minga Lodge & Reserve is an unforgettable experience, as much for its stunning location overlooking the Rio Napo as for the delicious farm-to-table meals. These are thoughtfully prepared by our professional chef who leverages the Amazon’s bounty while sourcing premium, specialty ingredients across the country to create fresh, healthy epicurean feasts. Family-style meals feature both Western favorites and Ecuadorian specialties.
Protecting over 700 acres of primary and secondary-growth rainforest, Minga Lodge & Reserve is situated between two of the most bio-diverse areas in Ecuador: Yasuní National Park and Sumaco National Park as declared by UNESCO. An indicator of our successful conservation efforts is the presence of a great diversity of endangered species. The Reserve is home to half of the area’s species of monkeys. Trees more than 150 feet tall and about five feet in diameter have been recorded. We partner with universities to conduct ongoing research to track this extraordinary biodiversity.
The Minga Agriculture Learning Center (MALC) is the heart of our conservation and community engagement efforts and where much of the food at Minga Lodge is grown, including superfoods like cacao, plantain, and coffee. It is also home to the Melipona Bee Rescue Center and Sanctuary. These small, stingless bees are critical to the area’s biodiversity. Currently, there are 21 hives housing 13 distinct species. These also produce the delicious honey that graces the tables at Minga Lodge and is available for purchase. The MALC is also an important training center for local farmers in the area, and for college and university students who come to do their research and internships.
. At Minga Lodge & Reserve, we harness the Amazon’s unique powers to infuse wellness throughout our guest experience. Activities such as forest bathing and meditative walks plus fresh, farm-to-table meals made with superfoods including Indigenous grains, high antioxidant fruits and vegetables serve to nurture their well-being.
OUR OPT-IN WELLNESS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
• Fitness center, scenic hikes and mindfulness yoga.
• Therapeutic sessions that promote balance, reconnection, and clarity.
• Pampering facials and body treatments using cacao and mud rich in antioxidants.