Galapagos Natural Life
Jungle Tour Yasuní
Be part of a once in a lifetime experience in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. Napo Wildlife Center premium tour offers you the opportunity to join the astonishing Amazon forest and wildlife. Discover the unique and beautiful flora and fauna along the forest trails and rivers, creeks and lakes of the Amazonia jungle.
Departuring from Quito, after a 30 minute flight over the Andes mountain, you arrive to Coca city. The gateway to the Amazon of Ecuador. From there you will be taken to Puerto Francisco de Orellana, where the trip towards the Napo wildlife Center begins.
A 2 hours trip on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River will lead you to the NWC welcoming area. From there on we will embark into a small paddle-canoe through the Napo River creeks that connect to the Anangu Lake, where the lodge is located.
At your arrival to the Napo Wildlife Center the staff members will be waiting for you with welcome drinks an later to take you to your rooms.
Days at the Napo Wildlife Center start early in the morning, the best way to see and feel the marvelous nature. You will have the chance to see more than 10 different species of birds in the parrot clay licks, the major nature spectacles you will ever see!
After that, you will take a hike that will get you to the Kichwa Añangu community. There you will spend some time with the people from the community, share and learn about their traditions and culture.
Early in the morning, after a delicious breakfast, you will be taken to a canopy tower where you will see the forest 36 meters above the floor. It’s a great way to experience the nature and to observe the amazing and colorful birds that fly around completely unaware of your presence you wouldn’t have been able to see from the floor.
Later in the day, you will hike through the forest to its interior. There you might be able to see lizards or the amazing Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. Afterwards, you can look around the lakes in a canoe for a chance to find more marvelous animals.
In this final day, you will have one last canoe ride in the Napo River where you might be able to see rare species of birds, Giant otters and other animals. After that, you will begin your trip back to the city of Coca, from where you can book a flight to Quito.
Almost all the walks will be taken on firm land within the forest. With this, you will be able to feel and enjoy the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador and be amazed with the scents, the sounds, the faun and bright colors the forest offers. The length of the walks will depend on your personal preferences.
During all of the activities, a guide will escort you and will reveal the many properties of the variety of plants you will encounter on your trip and the way to use them. Below you will find details of the extended stay program.
The adventure begins with a short flight from Quito to Coca city through the eastern Andes Mountain. Then, a 5 minutes car drive followed by a trip on a motor boat for a little over 2 hours. During your trip, you will see a lot of rare and beautiful birds that fly over the river.
The staff will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center with complementary drinks and after that, you will take a serene and beautiful canoe ride through a creek for 2 hours until you arrive to the lodge.
You will enjoy of a delicious buffet style breakfast and after that, head to explore the forest from above on a canopy tower. The tower is a few minutes away from the lodge and it’s on a deep part of the forest. There you will have the privilege and pleasure to see more than 500 different kinds of colorful and exotic birds.
On the third day, you will visit the parrot clay licks. You can enjoy a nice little ride down the Añagu creek and after a a few ten minute trip on a boat, you will see the most amazing and rare birds.
At the beginning of the fourth day, you will take a hike through the Tiputini trail. You will explore and look for more of the Amazon’s exotic animals like the White-faced capuchin monkey, carnivores and other wonders.
After another hike along the Tiputini trail in the morning looking at more of the unique wildlife, you will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious lunch and have some time to rest. Later in the day, you will be taken with paddle canoes to deeper places within the forest. And to finish, a nice dinner after which you will be shown a video about the NWC community.
Within the borders of Yasuni National Park in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador you will have the privilege to see its diverse and unique flora and fauna of over 500 different bird species, vascular plants, amazing amphibians and mammals.
This place was built on top of ancestral land by the Añagu Kichwa community and its run by them. A birding tour in the wildlife paradise will be an experience you will surely remember for life. Read and find information about the program.
On the morning of the first day, you will take an approximately 30 minute flight to Coca and it’s there where the adventure begins. You will take a canoe ride that will last about two hours and will take you downstream to the NWC, where the personnel will be waiting to welcome you.
There, you will change to smaller paddles canoes and go through Añangu Creek to arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center’s lodge. During this short trip, you will see a lot of interesting and colorful animals including birds like the Red-bellied Macaw, Tiger-Heron, among many others.
Day two to four
During this time you will have the opportunity to explore western Amazonia and see a lot of the hundreds of bird species that inhabit this place. There are going to be one or two mornings during your stay dedicated to visit the canopy tower, so you can experience the forest 36 meters from the ground and very close to the marvelous birds.
There are a lot of aracaris, euphonias and other bird species that roam around the tower searching for food. You will be able to see these astonishing animals in their habitat as they perform their regular activities.
The trails of the forest provide passage to other bird habitats where you will find woodcreepers, tinamous, among others. There are different clay licks on the Napo Wildlife Center where you’ll be able to see a marvelous spectacle of colorful parakeets and parrots flying all around searching for clay.
There will also be several canoe rides throughout the lake and its creeks. During those rides you will have the pleasure to hear the beautiful songs of the Silvered Antbirds. In the NWC you’ll see many exotic birds, some of which you might have not even heard before.
This last day, after one last breakfast, you’ll go back to Cola where you will be able to purchase a flight to Quito. This will be an experience you will remember for your whole life.
KULTURAL ADVENTURE TOUR
In Napo Wildlife Center, you get to see beautiful an exotic animals and experience the ancestral culture of its locals. It’s a place where each turn takes you to a wonderful place filled with mesmerizing flora and fauna within the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. See what you could do with our details of the program.
After a short 30 minute flight from Quito to Coca city you will take a nice boat road for around 2 hours along the Napo River. And here the fun begins, as you will be able to spot the first of many bird species you’ll see during your trip.
You’ll be offered a warm welcome alongside a delicious drink when you arrive to the location and then you will be escorted to your cabin. Later in the day, you’ll go to the Napo riverbank and be amazed by the sunset.
You’ll have the options to get up very early in the morning and go share with the locals and learn about their beautiful and interesting culture. You will taste their food, listen to their stories and music and see how they develop their daily activities. After, you’ll head back to eat a delicious breakfast.
When you arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center lodge, you will enjoy a typical Ecuadorian dish for lunch. And after, you can choose from a wide range of activities to do, like climbing to see more birds or just spend some peaceful time in your cabin.
On this day you will visit the parrot clay licks to see those beautiful and colorful birds flying all around. You’ll ride a canoe along the Añangu creek to the welcome zone and there take a short boat trip to enjoy the astonishing view of hundreds of different parrot species, like the blue-headed, the Amazon-Mealy, and others.
On day number 4, you’ll hike through the Tiputini trail, where you will see exotic animals like the White-faced capuchin monkey, pigmy squirrels, among other wonders. After that, you’ll go back for lunch and in the afternoon, you will be taken by canoes into deeper zones inside the forest to explore its wildlife.
After an early buffet style breakfast, you will have one last trip to the Napo River, in there you might be able to see amazing Giant otters, as well as black-capped donacobius and other species of birds. You’ll ride a canoe back to Coca to get a flight to Quito.
REMARKS: Departures any day with 4 passengers minimum in any of our itineraries.
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