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Amazon Dolphin Lodge

The Amazon Dolphin Lodge offers different activities that include jungle treks, night explorations and the opportunity to visit a local community. The deep rainforest location is very good for spotting a great diversity of flora and fauna. Regular trips run starting on Mondays or Fridays - other start might also be available throughout the year depending on demand.

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USA & Canada: 1-8_00-269-0216 • UK: 0-800-051-7125

Lodge Background

The Amazon Dolphin Lodge is located in the Pañacocha protected forest reserve, (56,000 has) and is central to a biological corridor linking Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Refuge.

Pañacocha is classified as a Humid Tropical Forest. Wildlife is in abundance everywhere in the reserve. A short list of possible observations includes: Howler, Squirrel, Capuchin and night monkeys along with the Black-mantled Tamarin and Pigmy Marmosets, and of course the Amazon Pink River Dolphin.

Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Accommodation

  • Cabins: twin, double, triple and quadruple accommodations
  • Private bathroom: yes
  • Showers: yes - hot water
  • Mosquito nets: yes
  • Electricity: generator only 18H00 till 22H00
  • Boots / Rain ponchos: Boots up to size 43, Rain ponchos NOT provided

Itineraries

Standard departure days are Friday-Monday (4 days) and Monday-Friday (5 days), but often other starting days will also be available - please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

ITINERARY 5 DAYS MON-FRI
Mon Leave Quito by plane to the small amazon city of Coca. Travel down the Napo River and arrive at the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the Pañacocha protected forest. Lunch will be served during the trip. We arrive at the lodge at around 5:00 PM. Dinner. Night walk along a short trail to observe insect life, night monkeys, reptiles etc. and listen to the fantastic evening concert of the jungle.
Tue Cruise the Pañacocha lagoon by paddle canoe while observing the fantastic variety of birds visible from the waters edge and through the flooded forest. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. Go out in paddle canoes again to reach a trail-head. Along the way we will see the incredible flooded forest vegetation, observe riparian wildlife and tread through the islands created by vegetation to see the colonies of birds and their nests along the rivers edge. Hike along an exclusive trail to view the diversity of vegetation and terrestrial birds. Lunch on the trail. In the evening we will have fun fishing for pirañas. Dinner and relaxation. (During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)
Wed Breakfast. Go out on a jungle trail hiking adventure for three hours, traversing through wild virgin rainforest which is the heart of the Bosque Protector Pañacocha. We will observe a huge number of wild medicinal plants that are utilized by the local indigenous communities. We will also observe Mackaws, Parrots, Parakits, Tucans and many wild animals, insects and reptiles that live in the area. In the afternoon we will come together with the native guides to share their knowledge about the use of the most feared weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon known as the “BODOQUERA O CERBATANA” or otherwise known as the Amazonian Blowgun. Dinner. Night trip in the small rowing canoes (piraguas) in the river Panayacu and Pañacocha lagoon. (During the course of this day as well, there will be plenty of opportunities to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)
Thu Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will take the motor canoe and whind our way down the narrow Panayacu river to the confluence of the great Napo River where we will visit the local native community and observe their customs and way of life. We will, at this time if you choose, also have the chance to support them by buying their beautiful seed jewelry and other crafts. In the afternoon, after lunch, we will have an amazing trip to Wooley Monkey Island. This is an important protected reserve to protect and increase the Wooly monkey populations. Return to the Lodge. Dinner and relaxation.
Fri Cast off from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge in the motor boat first thing in the morning returning to Coca. Catch the return flight back to Quito.
ITINERARY 4 DAYS FRI-MON
Fri Leave Quito by plane to the small amazon city of Coca. Travel down the Napo River and arrive at the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the Bosque Protector Pañacocha. Lunch will be served during the trip. Arrive at the lodge at around 5:00 PM. Dinner. Night walk along a short trail to observe insect life, night monkeys, reptiles etc. and listen to the fantastic evening concert of the jungle.
Sat Cruise the Pañacocha lagoon by paddle canoe while observing the fantastic variety of birds visible from the waters edge and through the flooded forest. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. Go out in paddle canoes again to reach a trail-head. Along the way we will see the incredible flooded forest vegetation, observe riparian wildlife and tread through the islands created by vegetation in order to see colonies of birds and their nests along the rivers edge. Hike along an exclusive trail to view the diversity of vegetation and terrestrial birds. Lunch on the trail. In the evening we will have fun out fishing for pirañas. Dinner and relaxation. (During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)
Sun Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will take the motor canoe and whind our way down the narrow Panayacu river to the confluence of the great Napo River. This is where we will visit the local native community and observe their customs and way of life. We will, at this time if you choose, also have the chance to support them by buying their beautiful seed jewlery and other crafts. In the afternoon, after lunch, we will have an amazing trip to Wooley Monkey Island. This is an important protected reserve to protect and increase the Wooly monkey populations. Return to the Lodge. Dinner and relaxation.
Mon Cast off from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge in the motor boat first thing in the morning returning to Coca. Catch the return flight back to Quito.

* The Lodge reserves the right to modify the itineraries due to weather conditions in the best interest of our clients.

2017 PRICES PER PERSON
4 days $600 Request this Tour
5 days $750 Request this Tour

Inclusions:

  • Lodge accommodation
  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day1 to breakfast on final day)
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary
  • Native naturalist speaking guide- English /Spanish translator guide.
  • Transport to/from Coca and the lodge
  • Drinkable water

Exclusions:

  • Transport between Quito and Coca
  • National Park fee
  • Tips / drinks from bar / other personal expenses
  • Single supplement (50%)
  • Personal jungle equipment such as rain coat, lantern and hiking shoes (from size 44 upwards), rubber boots (size 44 upwards)

Access/Transport

The tour starts and finishes at the town of Coca.  There is a direct flight from Quito to Coca for $195 return fare (subject to change) - we can help with your flight reservation or provide information of which bus to catch.

Please note that the lodge charge a $10 penalty fee for passengers who do not book flights through them.

Past Clients Feedback

"Comfortable lodge in an idyllic location with wildlife right on our cabin door step! The great guide service & good food contributed to an enjoyable time." (Joe Jantsch, USA)

* All lodge information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the lodge owner.