The lodge has been constructed in natural indigenous style and consists of 12 luxury cabins, a dining hall with well-stocked bar and a 50foot viewing tower.
Rooms are spacious and clean with private porches, hot water showers, electricity, ceiling fans and safe deposit box.
The description below is a sample itinerary only and
is subject to change.
||Departing from Quito, 30 minute flight to Coca where we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 hours, lunch box in route. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we then take a majestic and peaceful 1 hour dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge, welcome drink and tour of facilities. After dinner optional cayman (alligator) observation around the lake.
||An early start to visit the parrot clay licks in Ecuador; a total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. Later, we hike along a forest trail to visit the Quichua community of Añangu and share time with a family during their traditional activities. Return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive to the second parrot clay lick Box lunch at the parrot clay lick observatory. Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.
||Morning visit to the 36m tall canopy tower on the Napo - a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. As you ascend the 12-story 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. Lunch is served at the lodge. Afternoon trekking in the primary forest to discover the forest interior and then a dugout canoe ride with great chance of running into a Giant otter family on the way.
||Return journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.
Additional Day(s): Optional excursions such as hikes through different trails and forest types. Canoe rides exploring deeper areas of surrounding creeks with more wildlife possibilities.
The tour starts with a flight to Coca (30minutes, approx $212) where you will be met by your local guide.
In Coca the lodge is reached via motorised canoe (approx 2 hours downstream) and then a short paddled canoe ride (motorised canoes are not allowed down the stream where the lodge is located in order to avoid disturbing the wildlife).
Past Clients Feedback
"A simply wonderful experience at one with nature! I certainly did not expect to receive such warm service and comfort in the middle of the rainforest – the staff surpassed themselves in making me feel completely at home." (Ann Feek, USA)
"Our time at the Napo Wildlife Center was great, I was stunned how smoothly everything went there. We made some great trips and were quite lucky with the animal spotting." (Sandra Fasnacht)
"The Napo trip was high quality from beginning to end and we were impressed with the variety and quantity of wildlife. The staff and guides were excellent." (Dwight Hawes)
“We had a fantastic time at the Napo Wildlife Centre with the best of guides-Dany & Pantero. The setting, the wildlife, the people, the lodge were are exceptional. I am sure it will be the one of the best memories of our travels.” (Erik Bentzon)