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Activities
  • 3 days wildlife safari
Accommodation
  • 3 nights eco-lodge
Meals
  • 3 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Breakfasts

4 Days$1999USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: NPO

Trip highlights


  • Experience the tropical Amazon rainforest within the Yasunì National Park
  • Learn about the culture and traditions of the Kichwa community of Anangu
  • Marvel at the spectacular and awe-inspiring biodiversity of flora and fauna
  • Undertake jungle walks and canoe trips to spot wildlife and birds
  • Stay at the award winning Napo Wildlife Center and eco-lodge

Why Book With Us

  • Stay at the beautifully located luxury class Eco-Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest
  • Flights from Quito to Coca return and national park fees included in trip cost
  • Enjoy three hearty meals and daily excursions during your stay at Napo Lodge
  • Professional naturalist guides on all walks and daily excursions
  • Learn about the fascinating indigenous culture

You'll never forget this experience at the award winning Napo Wildlife Center and eco-lodge. Set in Yasuni National Park in Amazonian Ecuador, this conservation and community development initiative is managed by the local Kichwa community of Anangu. This important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the largest tract of tropical rainforest in Ecuador and is home to a plethora of fauna and flora. Each day we take to either the water, in dug out canoes, to the trails, to the parrot clay licks, or to the canopy platforms, to discover the various species of monkeys, reptiles, frogs, insects, arachnids as well as the families of Giant Otters and the caiman (a cousin to the alligator). Not to mention the stunning examples of flora throughout the park! Your guide will show you different species of plants and will explain their use in ancestral medicine. You will leave with a deep insight into one of the world's great wildernesses.


Pickup from Quito hotel for transfer to airport for 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range. Short drive to Port Francisco de Orellana from where we join our covered motor boat for a 2 hour river journey (lunch box provided along the way) spotting birds like herons and kingfishers. Arrive at Napo Wildlife Centre's entry dock for a majestic and peaceful 1-2 hour dugout canoe ride, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Good possibilities of monkey sightings of various species as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge with an overwhelming view of the Añangu lake. After dinner there is an optional cayman (alligator) observation around the lake and natural sounds at night tour.

Meals:  L,D

Early wake up to reach the best and easy access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge. We reach the clay lick just before the parrot activity kicks off between 7:30 - 8:30am. Many varieties of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen, dependent on weather conditions. Later, we hike along a forest trail to visit to the Kichwa community of Añangu, sharing time with a family on their daily activities. Return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the second parrot clay lick, where we may be able to observe different species of parrots, parakeets and macaws. Lunch box served at the parrot clay lick observatory. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, you’ll visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu. Here you’ll be able to spend some time with the local people and learn about their culture and way of life. Then walk along the path next to the Napo River where your guide will show you different species of plants and will explain their use in ancestral medicine, plus you may have the chance to spot various species, including the pigmy marmoset. At the Community, you’ll visit the local school and the communal areas learning how they have developed during the past years, improving education and health. You’ll also have the chance to visit an Añangu family in their home. After lunch (brought from the hotel), you’ll walk on a new trail starting at the Community that leads to the Añangu lagoon. During this walk you’ll get to know more about the flora of the zone, which is not only used for medicine but also for daily living. Arrive at the hotel late in the afternoon, for a well deserved rest and dinner.

Meals:  B,L,D

Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river. The creek may reveal new sightings of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys or many other rare birds. We embark on motorized canoe to return back to Coca (approx 2 hrs). Return flight to Quito, where trip concludes.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • airport transfer in Quito on day one (pick up from central Quito hotels)
  • flights Quito/Coca return valued at US$260
  • transfers in Coca including river transportation
  • eco-lodge accommodation
  • naturalist guides
  • guided hikes and other excursions
  • national park fees

  • Meals, transfers and other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses – laundry, telephones, tipping
  • Visa costs
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)

Departure dates

Departs every day except Sunday and Thursday year round

Notes

Note:
Surcharges apply during Easter, Christmas and New Year.

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Total Priceper person from

$1999USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Internal flight valued at USD$170
Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Napo Lodge Experience trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Why travel with us

Award Winning Adventures

Enhancing your journey with authentic experiences, genuine cultural exchange and real exploration are the focal points on all of our adventures. In 2019, we were crowned by our peers as the best in adventure travel at The Travel Awards in Sydney.

Thoughtful Travel

Responsible travel is at the heart of every program we offer as a fundamental and long held philosophy. When you book one of our 100% carbon offset adventures you’re supporting true sustainability in the protection of local communities, natural environments and wildlife.

Ultimate Value

 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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