5 Days Cultural Yasuni Jungle Tour
In Quito, 5 days
1 - 16
9 - 80
Responsible Travel Operadora de Tours Cia. Ltda
You will be traveling to an amazing location inside Yasuni National Park. Yasuni is the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet & recommended by National Geographic as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2023! Your stay at the lodge helps the Anangu people to improve their living standards, with better access to healthcare, education & clean energy sources, and at the same time helps them to protect their environment. The National Park is home to a third of all Amazonian mammals, including a staggering 60% of all New World wild cats, 106 reptiles, and 610 species of bird; as well as more than 4000 species of plants.
HighlightsYasuní National Park
Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the aboriginal territory of
the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a traditional and refreshing ice cold
“wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instructions and immediately will take you to your
comfortable room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores
amidst of one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Kayaking is also available as an optional
activity for around 45 min. to enjoy an overwhelming and colorful sunset in the vastness of Napo River.
Then head back to your cabin, rest a little bit and be prepared for a well-deserved dinner. After dinner sleep
with the relaxing sounds of the amazon.
Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama-Kuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish.
After dinner, prepare your flashlight for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.
Early breakfast and then head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, the parrot clay lick in the riverside of River Napo, bring your binoculars and camera lenses to see flocks of blue-headed, yellow-crowned parrots and even dusky-headed parakeets, from the boat.
Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view of the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets (including parrotlets and macaws), sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir, and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body.
We end this morning with a visit to the intercultural interpretation center "Kuri Muyu" which means golden seed in native language, handled by the women of the community also knows as “mamakuna” learn about the kichwa culture, crafts, customs and traditional use of natural resources directly from the people of the aboriginal community.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the observation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.
Time for dinner followed by a unique activity at Napo river, onboard the ancestral catamaran to know more about their legends and traditional chants, while women grill some delicious snacks in the fire.
Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal, and walk on the Mama Cuna road, an excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines, and shrubs endemic from Yasuní.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters try to
Upon arriving you will have time to settle back and prepare for a traditional typical dinner to taste local flavors of the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adventurous palate try the grilled worms of the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”.
To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 am is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been a way to past their ancient knowledge
to the new generations, here you also share traditional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest
“mamakuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, onboard our comfortable motor boats for the last chance to appreciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.
5-Day/4-Night Program at Yasuni Amazon Lodge
Community and naturalist bilingual guide
Day #1: Lunch - Dinner
Day #2: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day #3: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day #4: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day #5: Breakfast
River transportation to Coca–Lodge – Coca
- Impermeable poncho and rubber boots
Local Flight Quito - El Coca - Quito (With Airport Assistance at Quito Airport)
We recommend that you take out travel cancellation and health insurance.
Please check with your private insurance provider in advance.
- All services not mentioned
- Añangu Community Entrance Fee
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Other non-specified requirements (such as laundry and internet access)
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Under any circumstances, there will be no refund for the promoted tours. The balance will be identified as "Future Tour Credits" to use in the future. Please contact [email protected] or your tour operator to change tour dates and other details.
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