NAPO WILDLIFE PREMIUN TOUR 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Leave city life behind and escape to our eco-community for a life-altering experience you will cherish. Spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush Amazonian rainforest, Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a mesmerizing place unlike any other! Our facility is the only one of its kind located within the vibrant heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on our planet
Premiun Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departing from Quito, 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing, about mid morning, and airport procedures a 5 min transfer in local chiva (hired bus) or local taxi from airport to Port La mision / Francisco de Orellana will drive us to embark onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 hours approx, lunch box in route.
Along the way birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we disembark for restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 1 to 2 hours dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located.
Good possibilities of monkey sights of various species as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge by the overwhelming view of the Añangu lake, welcome drink and facilities.
Early wake up to reach the easier access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge, guests reach there just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. A visit that depends on weather conditions, but usually successful.
Later, hike along forest trail to visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu and sharing time with a family on their 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 where if the weather conditions help will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets and even macaws. Lunch box served at the parrot clay lick observatory.
Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.
After early breakfast, depart from the lodge to the finest experience at a canopy tower on the Napo. A 36m high canopy tower opened to guests in November 2004, a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center (the first is attached to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake).
Premium tour 4 days / 3 nights
The tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor 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.
The metal tower itself was constructed to the highest standards, galvanized, and carefully inspected by engineers. Safety is the priority. The platform at the top of the tree was constructed by tree platform specialists as well. From top to bottom, there is no finer canopy experience in Eastern Ecuador.
Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree, Blue-and yellow Macaws fly past, in nearby trees Spider Monkeys search for fruit, two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy opens before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, oblivious to your presence.
The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center!! Lunch served at the lodge. Afternoon visit to a terra firme trail, hike along primary forest to discover the forest interior, possibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins or the unique and endemic Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks by dugout canoe with great possibilities of running into a Giant otter family on the way…
Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys or many other rare birds. Entry docking area, use of restrooms and embarking on motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after 2 hours boat ride up river, in order to check for Coca – Quito flight, schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.
|Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito with assistance from the airport in Quito on (help with check-in and land transfers in Coca)
River transportation to Coca – Napo Wildlife Center – Coca
Accommodations in Napo Wildlife Center
Entrance to Yasuni National Park and parrot clay licks
Community and naturalist bilingual guide
Impermeable poncho and rubber boots
All excursions and activities like program detail
Tips and other non specified requirements (laundry and internet)
WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR TRIP TO THE AMAZONIA
Binoculars (8×35 mm)
Photographic or video camera. We have electricity 24 hours (120v).
Clothing: Two or three pairs of light pants. Two or three long-sleeved shirts. Two or three
T Shirts. One or two pairs of shorts (basically for use inside the lodge). Sack or light sweater.
Waterproof jacket (NWC offers you water ponchos during all excursions). Three or four pairs
of cotton stockings. A pair of rubber shoes or walking boots. Sandals, for use within the
lodge Cap or hat Glasses.
Small backpack for excursions. Zip-lock covers to protect cameras, Ipods, etc.
Insect repellent (non-aerosol).
Hand or head flashlight.
Photocopy of your passport or identity card.
Extra money for bar or crafts consumption.
Napo Wildlife Center recommend for families with children to take a private guide.
Departures available any day of the week, except Sunday.
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.