Our last five days in Ecuador were spent in the Amazon basin at an eco-lodge called the Napo Wildlife Centre (NWC). The lodge is owned and operated by a local community, so all the profits directly benefit the community and its people. We were impressed with the lodge – the accommodations were great; we had a huge room with a king sized bed (covered of course with a mosquito net), and a large bathroom with hot water. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and always helpful and our guides (one local and one naturalist guide) were both very good and quite knowledgeable. Another plus for this lodge was that they treat their wastewater in an ecologically friendly way (using reed beds), which for me was an important factor in selecting the lodge.