Deep Amazon Kayak Tour
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This tour is a truly unique way to get immersed in the Ecuadorian rainforest - from sleeping in tents in the jungle, to working your way slowly deeper into the forest by kayaking down river, and being able to visit a Kichwa community - this trip is perfect for those looking for an off the beaten path jungle experience!
This is a very active and adventurous trip under the guidance of both a licensed tour guide as well as local guides to lead you along the trails looking for wildlife and learning about the plants and their different uses. It is often possible to spot more wildlife from the kayaks as you cruise silently downstream than what you would usually see trekking.
- DEEP AMAZON EXPLORATION WILDLIFE AT YOUR FINGER TIPS
- KAYAKING RIVERS AND LAGOONS IN YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
- HIKING INTO UNTOUCHED PRIMARY FOREST ENCOUNTER WITH LOCAL SHAMANS
- AMAZON LOCAL LIVING
- DISCOVER MEDICINAL PLANTS
- FOLLOW THE TRACKS OF JAGUARS
- ENJOY KAYAKING WITH GIANT OTTERS AND PINK DOLPHINS
- PARROTS CLAY LICK
Note: accommodations on this tour are basic in tents, and conditions are rustic – this is part of the charm of the tour. Campsites may have no toilets and no electricity, and some nights may be sleeping in hammocks.
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Note: This tour starts and finishes in the city of Coca
|DEEP AMAZON KAYAK ITINERARY|
|1||FLIGHT TO COCA AND ENTER THE YASUNI PARK - Today we catch a morning flight to Coca town and begin our adventure. We take a scenic drive to the Indillama River at the entrance of the YASUNI National park and while the guides prepare our gear, we enjoy a riverside picnic. Our first kayaking expedition will be paddling down this fantastic river surrounded by nature and wildlife. On the way, we will have opportunities to spot river turtles, monkeys, caimans and many species of birds like Oropendola birds, caciques, king fishers, macaws, toucans, parrots and more. We spend the night at our campsite.||LD|
|2||AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE WHILE KAYAKING - After a healthy breakfast, we continue our kayaking exploration, heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure: the more we paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. We will also take hikes to learn more about local plants and their medicinal properties. In the late afternoon, we arrive at our camp site, located on the Indillama River banks. Our chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for us tonight.||BLD|
|3||KAYAKING IN ANACONDA LAGOON - After breakfast we start navigating by canoe down the Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun-cocha (Anaconda lagoon in native tongue), this is located in the most pristine forest of teh area and with luck we may see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. We can also enjoy the breath-taking landscape with incredible dark and clear waters in this area of flooded forest. Here we can also discover the mythical piranha fish, caiman alligators and boa constrictors. Later we canoe back to camp and after a nice break in the hammocks we will go on a night exploration to view insects, frogs and hopefully some snakes.||BLD|
|4||EDUCATIONAL HIKE AND VISIT TO A NATIVE COMMUNITY - In the morning we will take a hike in the pristine forest to learn about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch, we will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to learn about their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions. We will also see how they make the traditional drink called chicha. In the late afternoon we will go fishing and swimming in the Pañacocha Lagoon. Camping overnight in Yasuní National Park.||BLD|
|5||VISIT TO THE CLAY LICK – BACK TO QUITO - This is an early morning because we want to get to the clay lick the earliest possible. It is one of our best adventures in the jungle, visiting the Lamederos or Saladeros (parrot clay lick) where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots and macaws, and few predators surrounding the area. They come to feed on the clay from the mineral enriched ground, which helps them digest and detoxify from the poisons of their main diet. Such places are unique in the Amazon rainforest, because they offer a great chance to see a wide range of Amazon wildlife species. Later we will return to Coca by canoe and take the flight back to Quito.||BL|
IMPORTANT NOTES- River water levels and weather conditions may lead to variations in the itinerary. When you enter Yasuni National Park you may be asked to show proof of vaccinations (Yellow fever, Hepatitis B and Tetanus) as well as Malarial medications.
* A pre-tour briefing is held with your guide the night before the trip in a Quito hotel. Your sales person will provide details of this.
Past Clients Feedback
“We were looking for a completely different and original rainforest experience away from hordes of other tourists so that my wife and I could really appreciate the beauty of the deep jungle and enjoy a more personal experience … this kayak trip surpassed even our wildest expectations! The whole trip from start to finish felt authentic, with nothing special laid on for tourists – we saw the forest, wildlife and small communities exactly as they really are. I would highly recommend this trip to any active person looking for a genuine adventure!” (Tom Holden, UK)
AVAILABILITY: This tour is available throughout the year - ask our sales team for group departure dates.
GROUP SIZE: Minimum = 2, Maximum = 8, Average = 4.
MINIMUM AGE: 12 years.
Prices (per person)
|$1295 per person||Request this Tour|
This price is for a GROUP tour. Note: Minimum group of 2 passengers.
Private tours are also available at the higher rate of $1850 per person (minimum 2 people).
Activities: Kayaking on the Tiputini River and the flooded forest of Amarun – cocha Lagoon, Visiting the Yasuni National Park, Animals clay lick (Saladero), Hiking, Visiting the native Kichwa communities, Piranha fishing, Wildlife spotting, night hikes.
Accommodations based in double occupancy: 4 nights in comfortable camping in Yasuni National Park
Transportation: Comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe, dugout canoe, kayak.
Meals Included: 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners
Gear: Expedition and inflatable kayaks, paddles, dry bags, life jackets, dugout canoe with outboard motor, rubber boots, Eureka and Coleman tents, air mattresses, blankets.
Trip Leader: Certified expert leaders and local guides.
- Airfare Quito-Coca round trip (approx $200)
- My Own Room & Tent supplement International flights
- Airport transfers to/from Quito airport,
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Required immunizations (mandatory) Malaria, Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B
- Meals not described in the itinerary,
- Personal expenses & Tip