Dates: 

From 31 th of July to 03th of August 2019 (4 days / 3 nights)

From 12 th to 16 th of August 2019 (5 days / 4 nights)

Duration : 4 or 5 days

Guide: bilingual naturalist guide

Type of accommodation: Superior Eco-Lodges

Departure city: Quito

Arrival city: Quito

Travel rate: Moderate

Physical difficulties: None

Maximum height: 350m

Group size:  6 to 12 participants

Price includes
· Transfer Hotel-Airport-hotel

· Transportation Lodge- Coca Airport

· The inputs to the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

· Bilingual guide

· Accommodation in a double standard cabin

· Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

 

Price does not include
· International flight.

· Single room supplement (910.00usd / pers)

· Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the text

· The soft drinks and alcoholic beverages for meals.

· Personal expenses.

· Tips.

· Personal insurance.

· Bank charges for payments.

· Flight Quito-Coca-Quito USD256.00


Day 1: Quito – Coca – Napo Wildlife Center

From your hotel, one of our drivers will take you to the national airport of Quito. The flight lasts 45 minutes to Coca, the main Amazon port bordered by the Napo River, one of the most important tributaries of the Amazon. From the banks of it, we will start our true adventure in a motor canoe for 3 hours, down the river. This route will allow us to make our first furtive observations of Vulture, Terns, Herons, Caracaras and others. We realize the importance of these rivers within the ecological dynamics of this very fragile ecosystem. The location of our Lodge is privileged. Managed 100% by the local kichwa community, this reserve allows access to the heart of the Yasuní National Park, classified World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. From the mouth of the Añangu, the transfer to small rowing canoes will allow us to silently go up the blackwater channel as if inside a green tunnel. In the dense riparian vegetation, we will look for Dracaenas, nocturnal monkeys, hummingbird nests, otters and specific birds of this particular biota. After having settled in our spacious cabins facing the lagoon, our guide will give an introductory talk about the history of the community of the lodge and other details of the Yasuni National Park. (Napo Wildlife Center - Link).

Lunch and dinner included

Day 2: The Yasuni Clay Lick

After an early and abundant breakfast, we will return, on board of our canoes to paddle, to the banks of the Napo River. From there we will visit two clay licks. These clayey walls free of vegetation let the water filter and are charged with minerals which, mixed with the clay, help several species of birds and mammals to restore their stomach Ph. Every morning a large number of species of parrots, Amazons and Macaws come here. An unforgettable show full of colours and sounds. After this first clay lick, we will go to the second to observe other smaller species. Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Orange-cheeked Parrot and Scarlet-shouldered parrotlet descend in a colourful dance to a filtration of mineral-laden water to absorb it. We will take the necessary time to get the best pictures possible. The return to the Lodge will be a new opportunity to move silently through the channel of Añangu and try to surprise snakes, kingfisher, primates, turtles or peccaries. After lunch we will take advantage of a moment of rest in front of the peaceful lagoon. In the afternoon we will take a walk along one of the paths to look for species of primates such as the Squirrel Monkey, some of the three species of Callitrichidae present on the southern banks of the Napo. Night at the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Above the canopy

The Napo Wildlife Center now has 4 different observation towers strategically placed to access one of the most impressive vegetative strata of the Amazon gallery forest: the canopy. Amazing things happen above 45 meters. At dawn we will move to one of these towers to access this part of the Amazon biome and witness some of the most interesting phenomena of its ecology. From the platform we can observe the sunrise from a unique panoramic viewpoint. The lights at this time are sublime on the green mantle of the forest. With the telescope, your guide will try to locate different species of monkeys, raptors, macaws, mixed flocks of Tanagers, and specialized canopy birds such as Crested Eagle, the noisy Channel-billed Toucan and the striking Spangled cotinga. This tower is also one of the best places to spot Harpy eagle and Crested Eagles and Great Potoo. During the return to the lodge, we will search the lower substrates for some of the most colourful dendrobatids in the forest. In the afternoon we will skirt the riparian vegetation of the lagoon in canoe in search of the singular Saki monkey and of sloths. We will also stop near the colonies of Caciques and Oropendolas to observe the curious bustle of this bird and also understand its gregarious ethology. Dinner and night at the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: NWC – Coca - Quito

During the last morning transfer through the canals we can silently say goodbye to this diverse and complex nature. When we reach the banks of the Napo River, we will wait for the motorized canoe for our trip up the river to the city of Coca. At the beginning of the afternoon we will have our plane back to the capital. If the weather permits, we can observe during the flight a large part of the Amazon and some of the volcanoes of the Eastern Andean Cordillera. Arrival in Quito in the afternoon. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Quito.

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Day 1: Quito – Coca – Napo Wildlife Center

From your hotel, one of our drivers will take you to the national airport of Quito. The flight lasts 45 minutes to Coca, the main Amazon port bordered by the Napo River, one of the most important tributaries of the Amazon. From the banks of it, we will start our true adventure in a motor canoe for 3 hours, down the river. This route will allow us to make our first furtive observations of Vulture, Terns, Herons, Caracaras and others. We realize the importance of these rivers within the ecological dynamics of this very fragile ecosystem. The location of our Lodge is privileged. Managed 100% by the local kichwa community, this reserve allows access to the heart of the Yasuní National Park, classified World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. From the mouth of the Añangu, the transfer to small rowing canoes will allow us to silently go up the blackwater channel as if inside a green tunnel. In the dense riparian vegetation, we will look for Dracaenas, nocturnal monkeys, hummingbird nests, otters and specific birds of this particular biota. After having settled in our spacious cabins facing the lagoon, our guide will give an introductory talk about the history of the community of the lodge and other details of the Yasuni National Park. (Napo Wildlife Center - Link).

Lunch and dinner included

Day 2: The Yasuni Clay Lick

After an early and abundant breakfast, we will return, on board of our canoes to paddle, to the banks of the Napo River. From there we will visit two clay licks. These clayey walls free of vegetation let the water filter and are charged with minerals which, mixed with the clay, help several species of birds and mammals to restore their stomach Ph. Every morning a large number of species of parrots, Amazons and Macaws come here. An unforgettable show full of colours and sounds. After this first clay lick, we will go to the second to observe other smaller species. Cobalt-winged Parakeet, Orange-cheeked Parrot and Scarlet-shouldered parrotlet descend in a colourful dance to a filtration of mineral-laden water to absorb it. We will take the necessary time to get the best pictures possible. The return to the Lodge will be a new opportunity to move silently through the channel of Añangu and try to surprise snakes, kingfisher, primates, turtles or peccaries. After lunch we will take advantage of a moment of rest in front of the peaceful lagoon. In the afternoon we will take a walk along one of the paths to look for species of primates such as the Squirrel Monkey, some of the three species of Callitrichidae present on the southern banks of the Napo. Night at the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Above the canopy

The Napo Wildlife Center now has 4 different observation towers strategically placed to access one of the most impressive vegetative strata of the Amazon gallery forest: the canopy. Amazing things happen above 45 meters. At dawn we will move to one of these towers to access this part of the Amazon biome and witness some of the most interesting phenomena of its ecology. From the platform we can observe the sunrise from a unique panoramic viewpoint. The lights at this time are sublime on the green mantle of the forest. With the telescope, your guide will try to locate different species of monkeys, raptors, macaws, mixed flocks of Tanagers, and specialized canopy birds such as Crested Eagle, the noisy Channel-billed Toucan and the striking Spangled cotinga. This tower is also one of the best places to spot Harpy eagle and Crested Eagles and Great Potoo. During the return to the lodge, we will search the lower substrates for some of the most colourful dendrobatids in the forest. In the afternoon we will skirt the riparian vegetation of the lagoon in canoe in search of the singular Saki monkey and of sloths. We will also stop near the colonies of Caciques and Oropendolas to observe the curious bustle of this bird and also understand its gregarious ethology. Dinner and night at the lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Terra firme and Añangu channel

After breakfast, we will go for a walk in Terra Firme areas accompanied by our guides who will help us to better understand the functioning of this complex ecosystem. The density of these forests in gallery can be disconcerting, but with the sharp and trained looks of our Guides they will help us not to miss anything of this so complex biodiversity. Here many species interact with others, each one its strategy, each one its mimicry, each one its ecology. We will also address more ethnological issues. The knowledge, customs and uses of the native Amazonian peoples are infinite. Our native guide will teach us some properties of medicinal plants and ancestral knowledge and beliefs. In the afternoon the rowboats will take us to the meandering waters where otters, American Pygmy Kingfisher and Zigzag Heron share this biota. We will return at dusk to the lodge observing spiders, night monkeys, frogs and other nocturnal animals. Dinner and night in the same lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5: NWC – Coca - Quito

During the last morning transfer through the canals we can silently say goodbye to this diverse and complex nature. When we reach the banks of the Napo River, we will wait for the motorized canoe for our trip up the river to the city of Coca. At the beginning of the afternoon we will have our plane back to the capital. If the weather permits, we can observe during the flight a large part of the Amazon and some of the volcanoes of the Eastern Andean Cordillera. Arrival in Quito in the afternoon. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Quito.

END OF OUR SERVICES

Itineraries Tarifs

Itinerary Duration Simple Price Double Price Triple Price Bivoic Price
4D/3N $2 205,00 $1 390,00 $ $
5D/4N $2 475,00 $1 650,00 $ $