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YASUNI, 5D/4N NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER - 5 Days

Located in the heart of the Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO a Biosphere Reserve, the Napo Wildlife Center provides visitors with great opportunities to explore the treasures hidden in the sacred lands of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
One of the particularities of this hotel is that it is 100% managed by the Kichwa Añangu community, making it the greatest example of a community-based project that benefits the local community and preserves the diverse flora and fauna of the area.

Note: For the 4 days trip please require more information.
Ask for single supplement cost or for our special prices for groups.

Located in the heart of the Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO a Biosphere Reserve, the Napo Wildlife Center provides visitors with great opportunities to explore the treasures hidden in the sacred lands of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador.
One of the particularities of this hotel is that it is 100% managed by the Kichwa Añangu community, making it the greatest example of a community-based project that benefits the local community and preserves the diverse flora and fauna of the area.

Almost all the walks will be taken on firm land within the forest. With this, you will be able to feel and enjoy the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador and be amazed with the scents, the sounds, the faun and bright colors the forest offers. The length of the walks will depend on your personal preferences. During all of the activities, a guide will escort you and will reveal the many properties of the variety of plants you will encounter on your trip and the way to use them.

Notes:
For the 4 days trip please require more information.
Ask for single supplement cost or for our special prices for groups
The following are examples of the activities to do at the lodge
The programs will be confirm by the Lodge Manager and Naturalist Guide together with your requests at the lodge.

Day 1
Quito - amazon Rain Forest, Napo Wildlife Center

Flight to Coca city. The adventure begins with a short flight (approx. 30 minutes) through the eastern Andes Mountain. Then, a 5 minutes car drive followed by a trip on a motor boat for a little over 2 hours. During your trip, you will see a lot of rare and beautiful birds that fly over the river.

Along the way, birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we disembark for restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 2 hours paddle canoe ride surrounded by trees, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake

where the lodge is located.

Chances to spot some species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to Napo Wildlife Center with an overwhelming view of the Añangu Lake, welcome drink followed by a briefing of the local manager.

Day 2
Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni N.P.

After a buffet breakfast, experience the life above the forest floor visiting the 36-meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the forest. Get a very good sample of the 567 species recorded so far, with a close look at colorful

tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers and even Spider or Howler Monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to the guests of the Napo Wildlife Center.

Return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch there are many options to choose from before you start the afternoon activity: climb the central tower for birdwatching, or just relax in your hammock.

In the afternoon, hike through a marvelous terra- firme forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest: vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding creeks with possibilities of running into a Giant otter family. A delicious dinner awaits for you at 7:30pm.

Day 3
Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni N.P.

This morning we visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador!!! Early start and paddle downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, take the motor boat for a 10 minute ride for a wonderful view of thousands of parrots such as the amazon-mealy, blue-headed, orange –cheek, among others landing on the earth to eat some clay.

Later, back to the welcome area and a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick, where hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain on the top of the trees searching for the best time to get minerals form the clay, Lunch at Napo Cultural Center.

In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to learn about traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu. Back to the lodge, late in the afternoon where you’ll be welcomed back with a refreshing fruit drink. Dinner at 7:30pm.

Day 4
Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni N.P.

This morning we hike along the Tiputini trail and its terra-firma forests and swamp forests, searching for more wildlife such as Golden-Mantled Tamarins, White-Faced capuchin monkey, two and three toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor.

Back to the lodge for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the afternoon paddle canoes will take you to explore deeper areas in the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife. After dinner you will share a talk about the community and Napo Wildlife Center.

Day 5
Amazon Rainforest - Quito

Early breakfast, and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys,

hoatzins, blackcapped donacobius or other birds.

The motorized canoe will take you back to Coca, for the flight back to Quito.

End of the trip

The Trip Cost Include

  • Air tickets Quito - Coca - Quito
  • Assistance at the airport in Quito and Coca city
  • Transportation in Coca city and to the Lodge
  • All accommodation and meals during the tour
  • Certified bilingual guide and local guide
  • Activities offered by the Lodge
  • Entrance to the National Park
  • Robber boots (very big sizes may not be available) and rain ponchos

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Transfers in and out from Quito Airport to hotel in Quito
  • Accommodation in Quito
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips gratuities and personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • WiFi

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult are activities on this trip?

All the activities are from easy to moderate and difficult. All is according to the client´s physical capabilities, weather conditions and more.

How are the guides?

The guides are Professional Naturalist and Local Guides with extensive experience in the Amazon Rainforest. They They speak English and have knowledge on flora, fauna, ecology and cultures of the area.

What kind of outfit do I need for this trip?

Weather in the Amazon is hot and humid. Light weighed and dry quick clothes will be good for this part of the trip. Long plants of the afternoon activities and shorts to be around the lodge is our recommendation. Comfortable shoes or sandals will be OK to bring with you to move around the lodge in your free time. During the activities you will provide robber boots (almost all sizes are available. Please check you shoe size with your travel agent). Please do not forget to bring long socks for wearing the boots. Rain Ponchos will also be provided.
Take with you mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

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Trip Facts

  • Yasuni National Park
  • 2 to 08
  • Approx. 280 m (900 ft)
  • Motorized canoe ride
  • All Meals in the Amazon Lodge
  • First Class Lodge
  • Flight Quito - Coca - Quito

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