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Napo Wildlife Center

Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure

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ecuador – upper amazon

STARTING AT:

$1525

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Group Size: 2
min
Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

ecuador – upper amazon

STARTING AT:

$1525

/ PERSON

Group Size: 2
min
Season: year-round
Duration: 4 Days
Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge

Expedition Overview

Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe on a tranquil stream, or hike on one of the 16 forest trails. Get a close- up view of the spectacular wildlife living in Yasuní National Park, a sacred land known as one of the most diverse regions on the planet.

4 FROM $1525

Itinerary

Departing from Quito, a 30-minute flight to Coca will bring you over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing during the mid-morning, a 5-minute transfer will take you to “La Mision” Port, where you will embark on a comfortable covered motor-boat. Here, we will ride along the Napo River for about 2 hours while
enjoying a box lunch and coffee, which is provided en route.
Along the way, you will have opportunities to spot birds like herons, kingfishers, and others. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s entry dock, we disembarked for a short break and to visit the restroom. Next, we take you on a majestic and peaceful 2-hour paddle canoe ride surrounded by trees and wildlife, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located.
There will be chances to see some species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, or even macaws. A late afternoon arrival to Napo Wildlife Center with an overwhelming view of the Añangu Lake will be accompanied by a welcome drink followed by a briefing from the local manager.

Standard Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Wake up for an early breakfast and an early start to reach the most accessible parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge.

Guests reach this destination just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30am to ensure the best viewing experience. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets, and macaws can be seen on a daily basis. Many other animals also visit on a less frequent basis.

Later, hike along a forest trail to visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu and share time with a family on one of their many activities. Enjoy lunch at Napo Cultural Center, where you share with people of the Kichwa community.

Then return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the second parrot clay lick. If the weather conditions permit, we will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets, and even macaws.

When you arrive back at the lodge during the late afternoon or early evening, a delicious dinner will be awaiting you.

Standard Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

After another early breakfast, we leave the lodge to experience an amazing view of the rainforest from a 36-meter tall canopy tower, a great way to see the hustle and bustle of life above ground- level. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center, located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the Terra Firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge at the top of a huge Ceiba tree.
Flocks of colourful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree. Blue-and-yellow macaws fly past while, in nearby trees, adorable spider monkeys search for fruit. Two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy is laid out before you. Birds that are virtually
impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, usually oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center!
Lunch is served at the lodge. Your afternoon can include discovering another Terra Firme trail, where we hike along the primary forest to see the forest interior, and possibilities of finding lizards, colourful manakins, or the unique and endemic Golden-mantled tamarin monkey. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks in a dugout canoe and enjoy a likely chance meeting with our local Giant otter family on the way.

Standard Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Your last day will entail an early departure and final 2 hours excursion canoeing back to the Napo River. The creek may reveal new sights of giant otters, monk saki monkeys, and rare birds along the way. Once we have reached the river, you will transfer to the motorized canoe to return the way you came. You will arrive in Coca after an approximately 2-hour boat ride in order to check-in for your Coca – Quito flight. Precise schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.

Meals included: Breakfast

What to Expect

Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
Location: ecuador – upper amazon
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: El Coca's Airport
Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
Activity: Wildlife, Walking

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • River transportation to Coca-Napo Wildlife Center-Coca

  • Accommodations
  • Based in double occupancy: Napo Wildlife Center (Standard Cabin)


  • Meals
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 3 dinners


  • Entrances
  • Yasuní National Park and parrot clay lick


  • Gear
  • Impermeable poncho and rubber boots

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Insurance
  • Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)


  • Meals
  • Not described in the itinerary


  • Tips
  • For local guides, IE trip leaders & staff


  • Flight Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Not mentioned services

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    Service Level: First Class
    Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe on a tranquil stream, or hike on one of the 16 forest trails. Get a close- up view of the spectacular wildlife living in Yasuní National Park, a sacred land known as one of the most diverse regions on the planet.
    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: El Coca's Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Wildlife, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • River transportation to Coca-Napo Wildlife Center-Coca
  • Accommodations
  • Based in double occupancy: Napo Wildlife Center (Standard Cabin)

  • Meals
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 3 dinners

  • Entrances
  • Yasuní National Park and parrot clay lick

  • Gear
  • Impermeable poncho and rubber boots

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Insurance
  • Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)

  • Meals
  • Not described in the itinerary

  • Tips
  • For local guides, IE trip leaders & staff

  • Flight Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Not mentioned services

    What to bring?

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    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

    Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe on a tranquil stream, or hike on one of the 16 forest trails. Get a close- up view of the spectacular wildlife living in Yasuní National Park, a sacred land known as one of the most diverse regions on the planet.
    Accommodation: Amazon Ecolodge
    Location: ecuador – upper amazon
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: El Coca's Airport
    Trip Type: Land Tours, Adventure
    Activity: Wildlife, Walking
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    River transportation to Coca-Napo Wildlife Center-Coca

    Accommodations

    Based in double occupancy: Napo Wildlife Center (Standard Cabin)

    Meals

    3 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 3 dinners

    Entrances

    Yasuní National Park and parrot clay lick

    Gear

    Impermeable poncho and rubber boots

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Insurance

    Travel & Health insurance (mandatory)

    Meals

    Not described in the itinerary

    Tips

    For local guides, IE trip leaders & staff

    Flight Quito-Coca-Quito

    Not mentioned services

    What to bring?

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For Ecuador Highlands, Covid vaccination is required.

    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

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