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Napo Wildlife Reserve

Duration
4-5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,978

Leave city life behind and escape to our eco-community for a life-altering experience you will cherish! Spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush Amazonian rainforest, Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a mesmerizing place unlike any other! The Napo Wildlife Center is the only facility of its kind located within the vibrant heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet.


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Duration
4-5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,978

Itinerary

Day 1

Quito to Coca

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport (Not included in the trip price) for the 30-minutes flight over the eastern Andes that will take you to the jungle town of Coca. There, you will be met and transferred to you to the Francisco de Orellana Port - which is only 5 minutes away from the airport. From here the real adventure begins!

At the port you board a motorized canoe and head downstream on the Napo River, the major tributary of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers, herons and other and admire the incredible views of the Amazon jungle that are there, right before your eyes. A box lunch is provided.

After the two-hour ride along the Napo River, you arrive at the lodges' dock entrance where you take a short break to freshen up and use the restrooms. Then, continue to the lodge in paddled-canoes (motorized canoes are not allowed within the Napo territory) don't worry, others will paddle unless of course you wish to! This majestic and peaceful dugout canoe ride on a narrow stream will lead you to the Anangu Lake, where the lodge is located. The staff will welcome you with drinks and show you to your rooms and other areas of the lodge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Napo Wildlife Centre Ecolodge

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    Napo Wildlife Centre Ecolodge


    It is a place unlike any other, located in the heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is rich with extraordinary wildlife and vibrant local culture. Spanning nearly 2.5 millon acres of Amazonian rain forest. This is ...

    It is a place unlike any other, located in the heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Ecuador's Yasuni National Park is rich with extraordinary wildlife and vibrant local culture. Spanning nearly 2.5 millon acres of Amazonian rain forest. This is truly a gem to be cherished. And the Napo Wildlife Center the only lodge with in Yasuni National Park boundaries can take you there.

    Facilities

    • Boutique(s)
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry Service
    • Library
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Napo Wildlife Center

Adventure at the Napo Wildlife Center begins early in the morning! On this second day in the Amazon you are given the opportunity to witness one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. It will only take about an hour to get to the first parrot clay lick which is in easy access from the lodge.

It is a real spectacle of colors, about 11 species of bird such as parrots, macaws and parakeets visit the clay licks every day to feed from the mineral deposits that are concentrated in the soil. After, hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Anangu community to share time with the men, women and children of the community and learn about their everyday-life activities, routines and their ancestral customs and traditions.

Head back via the creek and a 30-minute hike through Terra Firme forest until reaching the second parrot clay lick and repeat the experience of seeing a great variety of parrots, parakeets and macaws as you enjoy a delicious lunch. Late in the afternoon you will arrive back at the lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Napo Wildlife Center

A delicious breakfast depart to the Canopy Observation Tower, a high platform from which you will get a close up view of the some amazing views of the jungle canopy.

The tower is about 30 minutes from the lodge. This wooden platform was built just next a huge and ancient Kapok tree. To get to the top, you have to pass through different levels of the forest. Then, when you are finally at the summit, the immensity and beauty of the Amazon jungle opens up before you.

There are not enough words to describe it, you have to witness it yourself! Birds that are just virtually impossible to see from the jungle floor will pass right above you. Flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue-and-yellow macaws and large toucans fly past in the early mornings and afternoons. After lunch back in the Napo Wildlife Center, go deep into the forest to discover the beautiful and mysterious wildlife that hides in the forest interior.

There are possibilities to see lizards, different species of monkeys such as the endemic Golden Mantle Tamarin monkey, rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! Also, explore the black water Anangu Lake and streams that are home of different species of fish and mammals such as the Giant Otter, a unique specie from the Amazon.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Coca to Quito

Last day, you depart after an early breakfast back to Coca and then your flight back to Quito.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Monday-Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 4-5 nights accommodation
  • Flights to and and from Coca
  • All river transfers
  • All tours as listed
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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3 Dec 2018
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