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  • Adventure levelMedium/High
  • Deep AmazonYes
  • Access fromCoca
  • Native CommunityQuichua

Highlights of Napo Wildlife Center

  • The Napo Wildlife Centre is a luxury eco-lodge boasting an amazing location inside Yasuni National Park, the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet, and a protected UNESCO biosphere site.
  • In just one Yasuni hectare, one can find more species of organisms than in the entire European continent! The national park is home to a third of all Amazonian mammals, including a staggering 60% of all New World wild cats, 106 reptiles, and 610 species of bird; as well as more than 4000 species of plants.
  • The concept and construction of the lodge are the brainchild of the Anangu Quichua community who now own 100% of the lodge, so all tour proceeds are re-invested into the community. It is universally recognised as a blueprint for community-based tourism projects.
  • The Napo Wildlife Center lodge has been constructed in natural indigenous style, with luxury accommodation, ample social areas, and a 50 foot wildlife viewing tower.
  • It has built up such a good reputation that both the New York Times and the BBC have visited the site to run nature reports / documentaries.

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Itineraries and pricing 2019

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  • Suite $1575Per person
  • Cabaña $1332Per person

Itinerary for 4 days

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge from Coca by motorised canoe, with box lunch and wildlife spotting on route. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 2– Morning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay lick. Afternoon visit to the local Añangu Kichwa community. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 3Visit to canopy observations tower for bird watching. Afternoon forest hike to discover the rainforest ecosystem with your guide.
  • DAY 4Return journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

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  • Suite $1950Per person
  • Cabaña $1632 Per person

Itinerary for 5 days

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge from Coca by motorised canoe, with box lunch and wildlife spotting on route. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 2Visit to canopy observations tower for bird watching. Afternoon forest hike to discover the rainforest ecosystem with your guide.
  • DAY 3Morning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay lick. Afternoon visit to the local Añangu Kichwa community. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 4All day Trek the Tiputini Trail searching for Tamarins, Capuchin & Squirrel monkeys, or other wildlife. OR motor canoe trip into Añangu territory & free afternoon at lodge.
  • DAY 5Return journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

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  • Suite $2299Per person
  • Cabaña $1937 Per person

Itinerary for 6 days

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge from Coca by motorised canoe, with box lunch and wildlife spotting on route. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 2Visit to canopy observations tower for bird watching. Afternoon forest hike to discover the rainforest ecosystem with your guide.
  • DAY 3Morning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay lick. Afternoon visit to the local Añangu Kichwa community. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 4Trek the “guangana trail” for wildlife spotting. Afternoon navigation to Añangucocha.
  • DAY 5All day trek along the Tiputini Trail searching for Tamarins, Capuchin & Squirrel monkeys, or other wildlife. OR motor canoe trip into Añangu territory & free afternoon at lodge.
  • DAY 6AReturn journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

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  • Suite $2661Per person
  • Cabaña $2229 Per person

Itinerary for 7 days

  • DAY 1Journey to lodge from Coca by motorised canoe, with box lunch and wildlife spotting on route. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 2Visit to canopy observations tower for bird watching. Afternoon forest hike to discover the rainforest ecosystem with your guide.
  • DAY 3Morning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay lick. Afternoon visit to the local Añangu Kichwa community. Dinner at lodge.
  • DAY 4Visit to the Kichwa “Añangu” community to interact with local people and learn about their lifestyle. Afternoon walk to the observation tower in “Kury Muyo” close to Napo river.
  • DAY 5Trek the “guangana trail” for wildlife spotting. Afternoon navigation to Añangucocha.
  • DAY 6All day trek along the Tiputini Trail searching for Tamarins, Capuchin & Squirrel monkeys, or other wildlife. OR motor canoe trip into Añangu territory & free afternoon at lodge.
  • DAY 7AReturn journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

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  • Suite $2994Per person
  • Cabaña $2507 Per person

Itinerary for 8 days

    • DAY 1Journey to lodge from Coca by motorised canoe, with box lunch and wildlife spotting on route. Dinner at lodge.
    • DAY 2Visit to canopy observations tower for bird watching. Afternoon forest hike to discover the rainforest ecosystem with your guide.
    • DAY 3Morning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay lick. Afternoon visit to the local Añangu Kichwa community. Dinner at lodge.
    • DAY 4Morning hike the “Samona Trail” to observe local species of flora and fauna. Trek to the lagoon in search of giant otters, the emblematic species of this habitat.
    • DAY 5Visit to the Kichwa “Añangu” community to interact with local people and learn about their lifestyle. Afternoon walk to the observation tower in “Kury Muyo” close to Napo river.
    • DAY 6Trek the “guangana trail” for wildlife spotting. Afternoon navigation to Añangucocha.
    • DAY 7All day trek through the Tiputini Trail searching for Tamarins, Capuchin & Squirrel monkeys, or other wildlife. OR motor canoe trip into Añangu territory. In the afternoon visit the Waorani community of “Guiyero” to learn about the customs and traditions. Late afternoon search for dolphins.
    • DAY 8Return journey to Coca with wildlife spotting opportunities along the way in the dugout canoe.

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Trip itineraries

Standard departure days are from Monday to Saturday; the only day that trips cannot start is on Sundays – please contact our sale staff to check availability for your dates of travel.

Longer trips may also be available – please ask our sales team for details.

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

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.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabinsCabins: single, twin / double accommodations
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water.
  • mosquito netsMosquito nets: netting surrounds each hut
  • electricityElectricity: Yes
  • bootsBoots / Rain ponchos: Yes

Inclusions

  • Accommodation based on twin/double share.
  • River transportation to/from the lodge.
  • All meals.
  • Drinking water.
  • Activities as listed in itinerary.
  • Native guide + bilingual naturalist guide.
  • Use of rain poncho / boots / umbrella.
  • Yasuni Park Entry Fee.

Exclusions

  • Airfare Quito / Coca / Quito (approximate price $256 – subject to change).
  • Single supplement (50%).
  • Drinks from the bar.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.

 

Access – transportation

  • The tour starts with a flight to Coca (30minutes, return flights are included in the price of this tour), where upon arrival you will be met by your local guide.
  • In Coca the lodge is reached via motorized canoe (approx. 2 hours downstream) and then a short paddled canoe ride (motorized canoes are not allowed down the stream where the lodge is located in order to avoid disturbing the wildlife).

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