How to get there: International flights land at Quito's newly renovated airport, Mariscal Sucre. Try to nab a window seat, as the views during landing are spectacular.
From Quito, La Selva takes care of the remainder of your journey:
Where you stay: The day rate covers most activities and all meals. Activities include canoe rides, hiking trips (day or night) and outings to the parrot licking clay, lookout tower and local villages. Spa treatments cost extra.
The meals are superb.
The private accommodation "huts" are sublime.
Need I say more? This is a splurge well worth-it, if you are in search of some adventure and pampering.
For more information, go to www.laselvajunglelodge.com
More off-the-beaten-track destinations can be found in Dust in My Pack, available at most online book retailers.
Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.