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Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure

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ecuador – upper amazon

STARTING AT:

$2089

/ TRAVELER

Season: year-round
Duration: 6 Days
Group Size: 2
min
Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

ecuador – upper amazon

STARTING AT:

$2089

/ TRAVELER

Group Size: 2
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 6 Days
Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

Expedition Overview

Have you heard of Yasuni National Park?
If so, don’t worry about going deep inside the jungle in order to explore the rich wildlife of this hidden treasure. With La Selva Eco-Lodge, you can enjoy the wonders of the Yasuni right on the verge.

FROM $2089

Itinerary

Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel La Quinta by Wyndham, located in the Business area of Quito City

At the Quito International Airport, you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National Departure area. Where they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

After a 30-minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative takes you to our office located along the Napo River pier in a private vehicle.

The next two and a half hours will be spent in a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the Amazon rainforest. We will provide you a box lunch and extra drinks for this part of the trip.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva’s main dock where the final leg of the trip to the lodge will be completed in a paddle canoe. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.

The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing beverage, snacks and a short briefing about your stay at La Selva.

 

Intro to the Rainforest

After some rest and time to unpack, one of the Naturalist Guides will give you some basic information about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva operates.

 

The idea is to begin your activities armed with general knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.

Matapalo Charapa Trail

This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk.

Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen, and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna seen along the trail with you.

Due to the time of day, there is soft natural light shining through the canopy, and diurnal and nocturnal animals are beginning their daily transitional activities.

Night Canoe Ride

Garza Cocha lagoon is a great place to search for caimans, bats, owls, and night mammals with the help of a spotlight the guides will use. There are also great opportunities for stargazing if the night sky is clear!

Snacks

At the bar, you can find snacks and order cocktails from the bartender. There is also a non-alcoholic beverage station where you can help yourself to limitless tea and coffee!

Dinner

Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.

Wake Up Call

Breakfast

Observation Tower & Mandi Cocha.

After a 15 minutes’ walk, the observation tower comes into sight, soaring an impressive 120 ft above the forest floor. Your Naturalist and Native guides, with the help of a sighting scope, will show to you colorful birds enjoying the canopy and maybe even certain primates. After another 30- minute walk from the tower, we reach Mandi Cocha.

This small lake different vegetation and landscapes displaying the beauty of the flooded forest. With a little bit of luck, our guests might spot the famous giant otters that make their home nearby. This endangered species is difficult to find, but during this visit there’s a chance we might see them!

Lunch

Garza Cocha Lake

This lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is one of several opportunities to spot several different species of monkeys and birds. Sometimes, huge groups of squirrel monkeys join families of capuchin monkeys to look for food.

Howler monkeys also like to spend the late afternoon around the lake.

The hoatzin, a large unique bird found only in pristine Amazon environments, is very easy to spot.

Night Walk

All you need is a flashlight and your camera to see the jungle come alive at night. Amphibians, insects, reptiles, birds, and nocturnal mammals may be seen wherever your guides take you.

Dinner

During your free time in between activities, you can use our kayaks, have a massage, participate in a yoga class, or just relax in your room and have a nap!

Wake Up Call

Breakfast

Parrot Clay Lick and Pilchi Community.

After an early breakfast, you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay lick, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

At the indigenous community of Pilchi you will learn about how the first nations of the Amazon lived dating back thousands of years, including how they dress, what they eat, how they cook, and the many ways they use what the forest provides in their daily lives. A truly unique, fascinating, and fun experience!

Don’t be shy to ask them questions and be brave to try some of the traditional drinks and food! they love to share their ancestral knowledge and spread awareness about their culture and where they live.

Lunch

Coto Trail

This is a fantastic walk that goes from the lodge to the edge of the Garza Cocha Lake. In the afternoon, the soft rays of sunlight make this walk an amazing experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy of the beauty of this amazing forest.

Your guide will point out and explain all the fascinating creatures that you come across, and our native guide will show you some of the medicinal plants that they have for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge will provide you with the opportunity to see Caymans, bats, and other nocturnal wildlife in and around the lake, giving this activity a fantastic ending!

Departure Briefing

Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning and our bartender is going to offer you a delicious farewell cocktail.

Dinner

During your free time in between activities, you can use our kayaks, have a massage, participate in a yoga class, or just relax in your room and have a nap!

 

Wake Up Call

Breakfast

Departure to Coca according to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast, and departure from the lodge.

The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage, and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the La Selva office to use the restrooms there.

After a short break, they will take you to the airport and help you with your boarding passes and checked luggage.

All excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

What to Expect

Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
Location: ecuador – upper amazon
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: Quito Airport
Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
Activity: Hiking, Birdwatching, Walking

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private Transportation

  • English Speaking Guide

  • All meals during the 4 days - 3 nights stay

  • Transfers

  • 2 nights accommodation in Quito
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips, drinks and extras

  • Air ticker Quito - Coca - Quito USD 250pp
  • (Subject to change)


  • Native Community entrance fee USD 10 pp
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    Have you heard of Yasuni National Park?
    If so, don’t worry about going deep inside the jungle in order to explore the rich wildlife of this hidden treasure. With La Selva Eco-Lodge, you can enjoy the wonders of the Yasuni right on the verge.

    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Quito Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Hiking, Birdwatching, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Private Transportation
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All meals during the 4 days - 3 nights stay
  • Transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation in Quito
  • 🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips, drinks and extras
  • Air ticker Quito - Coca - Quito USD 250pp
  • (Subject to change)

  • Native Community entrance fee USD 10 pp
  • What to bring?

    What is the minimum age to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service

    Have you heard of Yasuni National Park?
    If so, don’t worry about going deep inside the jungle in order to explore the rich wildlife of this hidden treasure. With La Selva Eco-Lodge, you can enjoy the wonders of the Yasuni right on the verge.

    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Quito Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Hiking, Birdwatching, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Private Transportation

    English Speaking Guide

    All meals during the 4 days - 3 nights stay

    Transfers

    2 nights accommodation in Quito

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Tips, drinks and extras

    Air ticker Quito - Coca - Quito USD 250pp

    (Subject to change)

    Native Community entrance fee USD 10 pp

    What to bring?

    What is the minimum age to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service

    Have you heard of Yasuni National Park?
    If so, don’t worry about going deep inside the jungle in order to explore the rich wildlife of this hidden treasure. With La Selva Eco-Lodge, you can enjoy the wonders of the Yasuni right on the verge.

    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Quito Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Hiking, Birdwatching, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Private Transportation

    English Speaking Guide

    All meals during the 4 days - 3 nights stay

    Transfers

    2 nights accommodation in Quito

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Tips, drinks and extras

    Air ticker Quito - Coca - Quito USD 250pp

    (Subject to change)

    Native Community entrance fee USD 10 pp

    What to bring?

    What is the minimum age to travel with us?

    Our younger travelers are not under 8 years old. This was thought for the comfort of our customers and guides and for the safety of younger kids since some trips could be too risky for small children and toddlers.

    What's the currency here?

    We use US American Dollars as currency in Ecuador.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    We recommend World Nomads Insurance since it has a coverage of USD $200 000

    What’s the weather like?

    Seasons in Ecuador have nothing to do with temperature – instead there is a dry season and a wet season. In Ecuador, the winter season is hot and wet, and the summer is dry and cold. Ecuador’s dry, summer season falls between May and December. January to April is Ecuador’s wet wintertime. There is not much of a transition between the seasons.

    Most of Ecuador has mild temperatures year-round. In the highlands of the Andes, the temperatures are usually cooler and depend of the altitude mainly, the higher the colder, The average temperature in Quito is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (17 – 18 degrees Celsius). But the average temperature by the snow-cover volcanos can be mid-50s Fahrenheit (10 – 13 degrees Celsius).

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in Ecuador is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven’t been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two. There will also be water in the transportation.

    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person:

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service

    Have you heard of Yasuni National Park?
    If so, don’t worry about going deep inside the jungle in order to explore the rich wildlife of this hidden treasure. With La Selva Eco-Lodge, you can enjoy the wonders of the Yasuni right on the verge.

    Upon your arrival to the airport, you will be transferred to the Hotel La Quinta by Wyndham, located in the Business area of Quito City

    At the Quito International Airport, you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National Departure area. Where they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey.

    After a 30-minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative takes you to our office located along the Napo River pier in a private vehicle.

    The next two and a half hours will be spent in a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the Amazon rainforest. We will provide you a box lunch and extra drinks for this part of the trip.

    At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva’s main dock where the final leg of the trip to the lodge will be completed in a paddle canoe. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.

    The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing beverage, snacks and a short briefing about your stay at La Selva.

     

    Intro to the Rainforest

    After some rest and time to unpack, one of the Naturalist Guides will give you some basic information about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva operates.

     

    The idea is to begin your activities armed with general knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.

    Matapalo Charapa Trail

    This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk.

    Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen, and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna seen along the trail with you.

    Due to the time of day, there is soft natural light shining through the canopy, and diurnal and nocturnal animals are beginning their daily transitional activities.

    Night Canoe Ride

    Garza Cocha lagoon is a great place to search for caimans, bats, owls, and night mammals with the help of a spotlight the guides will use. There are also great opportunities for stargazing if the night sky is clear!

    Snacks

    At the bar, you can find snacks and order cocktails from the bartender. There is also a non-alcoholic beverage station where you can help yourself to limitless tea and coffee!

    Dinner

    Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.

    Wake Up Call

    Breakfast

    Observation Tower & Mandi Cocha.

    After a 15 minutes’ walk, the observation tower comes into sight, soaring an impressive 120 ft above the forest floor. Your Naturalist and Native guides, with the help of a sighting scope, will show to you colorful birds enjoying the canopy and maybe even certain primates. After another 30- minute walk from the tower, we reach Mandi Cocha.

    This small lake different vegetation and landscapes displaying the beauty of the flooded forest. With a little bit of luck, our guests might spot the famous giant otters that make their home nearby. This endangered species is difficult to find, but during this visit there’s a chance we might see them!

    Lunch

    Garza Cocha Lake

    This lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is one of several opportunities to spot several different species of monkeys and birds. Sometimes, huge groups of squirrel monkeys join families of capuchin monkeys to look for food.

    Howler monkeys also like to spend the late afternoon around the lake.

    The hoatzin, a large unique bird found only in pristine Amazon environments, is very easy to spot.

    Night Walk

    All you need is a flashlight and your camera to see the jungle come alive at night. Amphibians, insects, reptiles, birds, and nocturnal mammals may be seen wherever your guides take you.

    Dinner

    During your free time in between activities, you can use our kayaks, have a massage, participate in a yoga class, or just relax in your room and have a nap!

    Wake Up Call

    Breakfast

    Parrot Clay Lick and Pilchi Community.

    After an early breakfast, you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay lick, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

    At the indigenous community of Pilchi you will learn about how the first nations of the Amazon lived dating back thousands of years, including how they dress, what they eat, how they cook, and the many ways they use what the forest provides in their daily lives. A truly unique, fascinating, and fun experience!

    Don’t be shy to ask them questions and be brave to try some of the traditional drinks and food! they love to share their ancestral knowledge and spread awareness about their culture and where they live.

    Lunch

    Coto Trail

    This is a fantastic walk that goes from the lodge to the edge of the Garza Cocha Lake. In the afternoon, the soft rays of sunlight make this walk an amazing experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy of the beauty of this amazing forest.

    Your guide will point out and explain all the fascinating creatures that you come across, and our native guide will show you some of the medicinal plants that they have for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge will provide you with the opportunity to see Caymans, bats, and other nocturnal wildlife in and around the lake, giving this activity a fantastic ending!

    Departure Briefing

    Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning and our bartender is going to offer you a delicious farewell cocktail.

    Dinner

    During your free time in between activities, you can use our kayaks, have a massage, participate in a yoga class, or just relax in your room and have a nap!

     

    Wake Up Call

    Breakfast

    Departure to Coca according to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast, and departure from the lodge.

    The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage, and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the La Selva office to use the restrooms there.

    After a short break, they will take you to the airport and help you with your boarding passes and checked luggage.

    All excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Quito Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Hiking, Birdwatching, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Private Transportation

    English Speaking Guide

    All meals during the 4 days - 3 nights stay

    Transfers

    2 nights accommodation in Quito

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Tips, drinks and extras

    Air ticker Quito - Coca - Quito USD 250pp

    (Subject to change)

    Native Community entrance fee USD 10 pp

    What to bring?

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