Ecuador Rainforest: 4 Days Napo Cultural Center, Yasuní

Tour/Activity in Quito, Ecuador

About this activity

Experience the Amazon from a unique perspective! Including overnight stay and excursions

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Day 1

Transfer - Arrival at Napo Cultural Center

The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, and a packed lunch will be provided.

During the journey, you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore birds species in the beautiful Amazonian landscape. Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors will receive a warm welcome with a traditional drink, then enjoy lunch at the Center. After that, you will time to settle in to your cabin.

Sunset walk at the Napo River

Afternoon: Take a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River, to enjoy a beautiful view and the sunset. Return for dinner and rest at the Napo Cultural Center.

Day 2

Visit parrot-lick and Interpretation Center "Kuri Muyu"

Morning: After breakfast, the canoe takes you to a unique sight - parrot clay lick. About 11 species of birds, including parrots, macaws and parakeets, visit this place every day to eat clay rich in minerals.

During a visit to the Interpretation Center Kuri Muyu, you can learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, traditions and the traditional use of natural resources directly from the people of the community.

Return to the lodge for lunch and take a break.

Observation tower at Yasuní national park

Afternoon: A new and breathtaking world opens up before your eyes after an hour hike to the 35m high observation tower, which rises above the tree tops. Birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths can be seen from up there. Afterwards you return to the lodge with a canoe, where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 3

Experience the knowledge of the Añangu community

Morning: After breakfast, you drive along the "Mama Cuna" road, through the village of Añangu. In doing so, you can learn a lot about the community projects, the use of plant seeds and medicinal plants of the jungle. Return to the lodge for lunch.

Canoe tour

Afternoon: Explore the surrounding area, including the wetland and highlands of the Amazon. Once in Añangu, board a small canoe for a spectacular forest adventure as the night falls, offering a special atmosphere on the river. Some nocturnal species can be seen during this tme and the sounds of the jungle are more clearly heard.

In the evening you return to the lodge in motorised canoes, where you can expect a traditional dinner.

Day 4

Optional: Customs of the Kichwa culture

Morning:(Optional) Be prepared to rise and shine at 4.30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture. During a ceremony, you will drink the traditional tea "Wayusa"and listen to Kishwa songs to stimulate your mind in a quiet and unique manner. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast.

Transfer to Quito

You leave the lodge in a motorised canoe to the port of Francisco de Orellana. From there, you will be taken to Coca airport to take the flight to Quito

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