4 Days from$1332 p/p in USD
Yasuní National Park is considered the most biodiverse and richest protected areas in Ecuadorian Amazon Basin, home to a huge range of birds and wildlife. It symbolizes the abundance of life on Earth, it speaks of a world that shall never be discovered in its entirety, a miracle that will never be completely understood. In practical terms, it is the most bio-diverse ecosystem on earth.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Yasuni National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Macaws, Toucans, Parrots, Monk Saki Monkey, Giant Otter
Activities:Hiking, Canoe, Nature Walk, Birding , Canopy Walk/Tower
Getting around:Motor Boat, Domestic Flight, Canoe
Start/end:Start in El Coca city, end in El Coca city
Rates – Per Person USD
From USD 1,575 per person
- Transfer from/to Coca
- Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast; L= Lunch/Box Lunch; D= Dinner)
- Water, coffee, tea
- Canoe rides
- Native guide and English speaking nature guide
- Excursions as mentioned including visit of a community and parrot lick
- Yasuni National Park entrance fee
- International flights
- Domestic flights
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Tips and personal expenses
- Everything that has not been included in the programe
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Day by Day Overview
Arrive to El Coca city. After landing, transfer to ‘La Mision’ Port, where you embark onto a comfortable covered motor boat and ride along the Napo River for about 2 hours, a box lunch and coffee is provided in route. Along the way, birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted.
After arriving at lodge’s entry dock we start a majestic and peaceful paddle canoe trip (2 hours) surrounded by trees, paddling along a narrow creek observing species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival at Napo Wildlife Center with an overwhelming view of the Añangu Lake, welcome drink followed by a briefing of the local manager.
Early wake up to reach the easiest access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge. Guests reach there just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 and 8:30 am. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen.
Later hike along forest trail to visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu and share time with a family on their activities. During the walk we learn more about the rain forest ecosystems. In the afternoon after lunch you will be paddled back to the lodge where you arrive at late afternoon with a delicious dinner awaiting for you.
After early breakfast, we leave the lodge to experience an amazing view of the rainforest from a 36 meters tall canopy tower, a great way to see life above the ground of the forest. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center (the first is attached to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake).
This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is actually built into the tree and experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. From top to bottom, there is no finer canopy experience in Eastern Ecuador. Later return to the lodge.
Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo River, the creek may reveal new sights of giant otters, monk saki monkeys or many other rare birds. Transfer to the motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after a 2 hours boat ride.