Dates: 

From 1st to 4th of August 2019 (4 days / 3 nights)

From 10th to 14th of August 2019 (5 days / 4 nights)

Duration: 5 days

Guide: Bilingual naturalist guide

Type of accommodation: Eco-Lodge

Departure city: Quito

Arrival city: Quito

Travel rate: Moderate

Physical difficulties: None

Maximum height: 350m

Group size:  6 to 12 participants divided into 2 groups

Rate includes
· Transportation Coca-Coca-Sani Lodge

· The entrances to the reserve Yasuni

· Bilingual guide

· Accommodation in a double standard cabin

· Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

Rate does not include
· International flight.

· Single room supplement (200.00usd / pers)

· Lunch and dinner are not mentioned in the text

· The softs and alcoholic beverages for meals.

· Personal expenses.

· Tips.

· Personal insurance.

· Bank charges for payments.

· Transfer Hotel-Airport-hotel

· Flight Quito-Coca-Quito USD 255.00

· Private bus Quito-Coca-Quito USD 55.00


Day 1: Quito - Coca - Sani Lodge

The flight to the Amazon from Quito airport overflies a large part of the Cordillera Andina Oriental before reaching the Amazonian oil port of Coca. Your local guide will give you a quick introductory talk before heading towards the banks of the Napo river, the most important Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon River. We will embark on board of our motorized canoe for 3h00 of navigation downstream, during which you will be able to begin your observations of Herons, Vultures, Turtles, Monkeys, ... Arriving at the Quichua community of Sani Isla, we will walk 20 minutes to reach the black water channels where a new short navigation in a rowing canoe, will allow us to reach the lodge of Sani. The location of this lodge in the middle of the jungle which will allow us to discover this incredible ecosystem from the first day. After installing ourselves, we will be able to walk around the black water lagoon to make our first observations of primates, snakes, aquatic birds, bats and with a bit of luck giant otter. Night in lodge all comfort.

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Local guide and transportation.

Day 2: The Yasuni clay licks (or “saladeros”)

After an early breakfast, we will return to the edges of the Napo River where we will observe a large number of parrot species on the clay walls of the clay licks such as the Blue-headed Parrot and the Dark-headed Perioc. A spectacle full of colours and sounds. Depending on the activity we will have the option of visiting a second clay lick, we will observe other different species of parakeets and parrots, inside the Yasuni National Park, one of the most emblematic biodiversity hotspots on the planet. After this photo session we will return to the lodge making a stop at Challuacocha Lagoon to explore its raparian vegetation in search of bromeliads, orchids, caimans, anacondas and many waterfowl. In the afternoon we will walk looking for primate species such as the Squirrel Monkey, the Black Saki and the Titi monkeys. After dinner we can go out to look for boas, other nocturnal snakes and amphibians. Overnight at the lodge.

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included and Local Guide

Day 3: Observation tower

Early breakfast. After a trip on the lagoon of Challuacocha and a short walk, we will arrive at the foot of an imposing Ceibo where an impressive tower of observation was constructed. From the canopy of this emblematic tree at almost 38m high, we will have a captivating view of the high plant stratum of the Amazonian tropical rainforest. From there a new perspective of observation will allow us to observe with the telescope, many species of macaws, toucans, cotingas, birds of prey and tanagers. When the weather is sunny, groups of howler or woolly monkeys are common. We will also be able to see mixed flocks of Tangaras, very colourful birds along with woodpeckers and oropendolas, as well as different species of lizards and epiphytes. Our native guide will help us better understand the functioning of this complex and diversified ecosystem. In the afternoon we will take our boat for a walk, in search of the singular Saki monkey. Night at the lodge

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included and Local Guide

Day 4: Terra firme and Varzea

New morning breakfast to take advantage of the best light and the best observations in the different biota of this medium. We will explore Terra Firme and Varzea, the two most important Amazonian ecosystems in the country. Depending on the season and rainfall, the clayey and oligogenic soils near the rivers are flooded in different ways according to their topography. The acidity of the soil has generated a very different vegetation cover between them. Within each vegetation a unique and endemic fauna was adopted that will surprise us with its versatility.  All these lands near the Lodge belong to a Quichua Canelos community who integrated a great deal of knowledge about Pacha Mama (Mother Nature) where they try to continue living together with the utmost respect.  Night in the Lodge.

Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included and Local Guide

Day 5: Sani - Coca Quito

We will get up early to take advantage of the last morning around the lodge. We will then leave the lodge for a canoe ride across the lagoon to the banks of the Napo River, where our motor boat will be waiting for us for a 3-hour trip to the city of Coca. We will arrive at Coca at noon and catch our plane back to the capital. If the weather allows it, we will be able to observe during the flight a great part of the Amazon and some of the volcanoes of the Eastern Andean Cordillera. Arrival in Quito in the afternoon.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner not included

Itineraries Tarifs

Itinerary Duration Simple Price Double Price Triple Price Bivoic Price
5 $1 295.00 $1 095.00 $ $