The Spirit of the Nature in Napo Wildlife Center

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5 Days - 4 Nights
Availability : Oct 17´- Dec 18´
Quito
Napo
Tour Details

Leaving the city life to the jungle eco-community and its inhabitants is a mesmerising experience. 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 Yasuní National Park boundaries can take you ther.

Departure & Return Location

Quito . Ecuador (Google Map)

Departure Time

Always in the morning.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • All meals while on board. (B)= Breakfast; (L)=Lunch; (D)= Dinner
  • Arrival transfer from Quito´s airport to the hotel

Price Excludes

  • Airfare Quito - Coca (USD 190.- per person)
  • Transfer from Quito´s airport to the hotel
  • Alcoholic and non - alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Internet Wi - Fi
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned herein
What to Expect

Designed for nature lovers, you will be able to experience Wildlife and Amazon unique landscapes. We have many activities you can do while staying with us, such as canoe riding, meeting and sharing time with our community, and much more!

  • The tour recommended hotel is in Napo Wild Life Center 5*
Itinerary

Day 1QUITO – AMAZON RAINFOREST

This day you will travel to the Amazon rainforest. You will flight to Coca about 30 minutes. After landing, a short 5 minute drive to the port in the Napo River will take you onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a boat ride along the Napo river for approximately 2 hours. Some aquatic birds can be spotted on the way.
Here you will have great chances to spot wildlife, various species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late in the afternoon arrival at the lodge.

Accomodation: Napo Wild Life Center Lodge (-/ L/D)

Day 2CANOPY TOWER

After breakfast, you will have an unforgettable experience above the forest floor visiting the 36- meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the forest. Get a very good sample of the 567 species recorded so far, with a close look at colorful tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers and even Spider or Howler Monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees.

Then return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch there are many options to choose from before you start the afternoon activity: climb the dining room tree tower for more birds, or just relax in your hammock.

In the afternoon, hike through a marvelous terra- firme forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest: vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding creeks with possibilities of running into a Giant otter family. Dinner at 7:30pm.

Accomodation: Napo Wild Life Center Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 3VISIT TO THE PARROT CLAY

This morning we will visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador. Early start and paddle downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, take the motor boat for a 10 minute ride for a wonderful view of thousands of parrots such as Amazon-Mealy, blue-headed, orange –cheek, among others, landing on the earth to eat the clay. Later, back to the welcome area and a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick, where hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain on the top of the trees searching for the best time to eat the salts, chemicals and minerals contained in the organic matter.
Lunch in the welcome area. In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to see the traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu. Back to the lodge.

Accomodation: Napo Wild Life Center Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 4TIPUTINI TRAIL

Breakfast. You will hike along the Tiputini trail and its terra-firma forests and swamp forests, searching for more wildlife such as Golden-Mantled Tamarins, White-Faced capuchin monkey, two and three toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor.

Back to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon paddle canoes will take you to explore deeper areas in the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife. After dinner a video about the community and Napo Wildlife Center will be shared with you.

Accomodation: Napo Wild Life Center Lodge (B/L /D)

Day 5NAPO RIVER & BACK TO QUITO

Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Monk Saki monkeys or many other rare birds.

Entry docking area, use of restrooms and embarking on motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after 2 hours boat ride up river, in order to check for Coca – Quito flight, schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.” (B/- /-)

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