NAPO WILDLIFE EXTENDED STAY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
The incredible location of the Napo Wildlife Center will take your breath away. It’s a bit difficult to get to but that makes it more worthwhile. As it is run by the local community, they are also contributing directly to the local economy. The food is fantastic, the staff is really friendly.
Extended Stay 5 Days / 4 Nights
A rewarding 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range is the beginning of this amazing experience. After landing, a short 5 minute drive to the port in the Napo River will take you onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a boat ride along the Napo for approximately 2 hours. Some aquatic birds can be spotted on the way. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s welcoming area, we take a magical and peaceful 2 hour dugout-canoe along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Great chances to spot wildlife, various species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival at the lodge.
After a buffet breakfast, experience the life above the forest floor visiting the 36-meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the forest. Get a very good sample of the 567 species recorded so far, with a close look at colorful tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers and even Spider or Howler Monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to the guests of the Napo Wildlife Center.
Return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch there are many options to choose from before you start the afternoon activity: climb the dining room tree tower for more birds, or just relax in your hammock. In the afternoon, hike through a marvelous terra- firme forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest: vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding creeks with possibilities of running into a Giant otter family. Dinner at 7:30pm.
This morning we visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador!!! Early start and paddle downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, take the motor boat for a 10 minute ride for a wonderful view of thousands of parrots such as Amazon-Mealy, blue-headed, orange –cheek, among others, landing on the earth to eat the clay.
Later, back to the welcome area and a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick, where hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain on the top of the trees searching for the best time to eat the salts, chemicals and minerals contained in the organic matter. Lunch in the welcome area. In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to learn about traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu.
Back to the lodge late in the afternoon where you’ll be welcomed back with a refreshing fresh juice. Dinner at 7:30pm.
This morning we hike along the Tiputini trail and its terra-firma forests and swamp forests, searching for more wildlife such as Golden-Mantled Tamarins, White-Faced capuchin monkey, two and three toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor.
Back to the lodge for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the afternoon paddle canoes will take you to explore deeper areas in the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife. After dinner a video about the community and Napo Wildlife Center will be shared with you.
Early breakfast, and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys, hoatzins, blackcapped donacobius or other birds. The motorized canoe will take you back to Coca, for the flight back to Quito.
All excursions including Añangu Kichwa Community
The entrance to the Yasuni National Park, rain poncho
Rubber boots provided when needed
Visits to the exclusive NWC´s parrot-macaw clay licks. It is
Also included the service of a native guide and naturalist
|International or domestic airfares
Airport departure taxes or visa fees
Excess baggage charges
Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
¿ What to bring ?
The Napo Wildlife Center provides rubber boots (up to US men’s size 13) and nylon rain ponchos free of charge to those guests who request them.
You may choose to use your own boots or sneakers for forest hikes depending upon the conditions. Likewise, you may bring your own raingear. Of course soap, shampoo, towels, and other such items are provided just as they are at any luxury hotel.
There is a 44-pound (20kg) per person baggage limit on the flights from Quito to Coca, and overweight will be charged directly by the airline. This limit should not pose a problem to most Napo Wildlife Center travelers; also most hotels in Quito will store your dress clothes and heavy jackets for you while you are with us.
Suggested Packing List
Binoculars for wildlife viewing (an absolute necessity).
Lightweight long pants.
Long-sleeved lightweight shirts.
One or two pairs of shorts (mostly for around the lodge).
Lightweight sweater or jacket.
Raingear (if you prefer not to use the rain ponchos provided).
Sandals (Teva type or similar for around the lodge).
Three or four pairs of absorbent socks.
Small day pack for excursions.
Ziplock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear.
Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration).
Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
A hat for sun protection Sunglasses.
Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF rating.
Don’t smoke in forest or near wildlife
Do not wear perfume or perfumed sprays as the sweet scent can attract insects.
Don’t throw or drop anything along the trails, even biodegradable food.
Avoid bright colored shirts while in the forest, as they may scare the animals.
Are children allowed in the lodge?
We recommend that children be at least 5 years old and suggest to hire a private guide.
Terms & Conditions
Reservations and Cancelation Policies
Availability should be requested by e-mail. Availability request does not
represent a confirmation.
Bookings confirmation should be done by e-mail. Napo Wildlife Center
issues a quotation confirming the reservation.
The passenger´s personal information form should be sent with the
confirmation by e-mail.
Napo Wildlife Center is not responsible for special requirements if the
information is not clearly specified on confirmation request.
Vouchers are not required, though agencies can provide clients a
voucher with their confirmation.
Payment and Cancelations
300 USD non-refundable deposit per person, at the time of booking.
Full payment 30 days prior trip departure.
Cancellation within 60 to 31 days 50% penalty of the full rate; within 30 up
to 1 day prior departure 100% penalty of the net rate.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTIFY US ONCE PAYMENT IS COMPLETED. FOR BANK TRANSFERS, SEND A COPY OF THE COMPLETED TRANSACTION BY EMAIL.