Ecuador Rainforest: 4 Days Cotococha Lodge, Tena

Tour/Activity in Quito, Ecuador

About this activity

The Cotacocha lodge offers adventure on the Rio Napo. The accommodations are without electricity and very cozy.

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Day 1


Early in the morning you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the lodge in Tena.

Arrival to Cotococha

After the long drive you can relax for a while in your beautiful spacious bungalow, built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of native plants and flowers. A delicious candle lit dinner will be served in the lodge's restaurant. Afterwards you will enjoy a special welcome drink.

Day 2

Misahualli and animal rehabilitation in AmaZOOnico

Your journey begins on the canoe, down the river through the mysterious jungle, along the imposing river Napo. After arriving in Misahualli, you will continue on the river Arajuno. There you will visit the animal rescue and rehablitation center "AmaZOOnico", dedicated to saving animals from the black market, illegal pet ownership and poaching. You have the opportunity to observe a great variety of species, such as Toucans, colorful parrots, various monkey species, jaguars, capybaras and many more as they are rehabilitated in preparation for their release back in to their natural habitat.

Visit a Quichua family

After a delicious picnic on the riverbank, visit a Quichua family on the banks of the Rio Napo and learn more about their culture and customs. After this special encounter with the Quichua culture, you will return to the lodge on foot via secret jungle paths that serve as a shortcut. Upon arrival at the lodge, there is a little something to eat.

Day 3

Cascade "Las Latas"

After breakfast, you depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where you begin a fun one hour walk, marvelling at the diverse flora and fauna of the secondary forest. The reward for your hiking is a breathtaking cascade "Las Latas", where you will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it an unforgettable experience. Return to the lodge for lunch.

Walk in the jungle forest

During your 3 hour guided hike through the rainforest, your nature guide shows you the hidden wonders of the rainforest and explains the uses of the forest's native plants. Watch exotic species of birds and insects, and with a bit of luck, you will also see small groups of monkeys. Dinner at the lodge.

Day 4

Departure the Lodge

After breakfast, you will have to prepare for your return trip.

Return to Quito

In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel in Quito.

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