4 – 5 DAYS YASUNI NATIONAL PARK ECOLODGE

The lodge in this program is located on the banks of the Napo River. Visitors will board motorized canoes that navigate two hours downstream to our destination, the Añangu community and the lodging quarters of Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge.

Travelers at Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge would have a chance to meet community members and visit them, but the experience is truly centered on creating an environment secluded from the human realm and immersed in the spectacular natural setting that thrives at Yasuni National Park. The community at Añangu developed the idea of creating an opportunity for tourists to stay at the community and share and participate in Amazonian life and culture.

DAY 1:  The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to you. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shorebirds species and beautiful landscapes. Arriving at Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge, you are warmly welcomed with a traditional drink and lunch at the Ecolodge. After, you will be taken to your cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, there is a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands. Once returned at the lodge, you will have dinner and have a rest for the rest of the evening.

DAY 2:  Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune We end this morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “Kuri Muyu” handled by the women of the community. Here, we learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in the community. We return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb the observation tower of 35 meters to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. After, we will return to the hotel in a motorized canoe for a traditional dinner.

DAY 3:  The day starts with a breakfast visit around the community projects, a talk about the worldview Kichwa addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Crib road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, cane bamboo, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes for a traditional dinner.

DAY 4:  We get up at 4:30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making way to energize the body, listen to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way. Then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca.

DAY 1:  The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operate. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to you. During the navigation, you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shorebirds species and beautiful landscapes. Arriving at Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge, you are warmly welcomed with a traditional drink and lunch at the Ecolodge. After, you will be taken to your cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, there is a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands. Once returned at the lodge, you will have dinner and have a rest for the rest of the evening.

DAY 2:  Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune We end this morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “Kuri Muyu” handled by the women of the community. Here, we learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, Traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in the community. We return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb the observation tower of 35 meters to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots, and sloths. After, we will return to the hotel in a motorized canoe for a traditional dinner.

DAY 3:  The day starts with a breakfast visit around the community projects and a talk about the worldview of the Kichwa. Additional to medicine and walk in the Mama Crib road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, cane bamboo, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, for a traditional dinner.

DAY 4:  The morning starts with a walk of one hour to climb the observation tower of 35 meters to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots, and sloths. Return to the hotel. On this journey, you can choose an optional camp. We’ll take care of all the equipment; this is another way of perceiving ancestral life of Pacha Mama and forest nature.

DAY 5:  We get up at 4:30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making way to energize the body, listen to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way. Then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca city.

Transportation Coca (airport) – Lodge and community – Coca (with canoe)

Bilingual Community Guide

All the activities and excursions

All meals described in the itinerary

Yasuni National Park entrance

Waterproof ponchos and rubber boots

Transport from / to Coca (with bus / airfare)

Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary

Tips

4 Days – 3 Nights – $ 730 pp double – US $ 868 pp single

5 Days – 4 Nights – $ 861 pp double – US $ 1038 pp single

Transportation

Flight Quito – Coca – Quito $ 256 pp