Napo Lodge Experience
You'll never forget this experience at the award winning Napo Wildlife Center and eco-lodge. Set in Yasuni National Park in Amazonian Ecuador, this conservation and community development initiative is managed by the local Kichwa community of Anangu. This important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the largest tract of tropical rainforest in Ecuador and is home to a plethora of fauna and flora. Each day we take to either the water, in dug out canoes, to the trails, to the parrot clay licks, or to the canopy platforms, to discover the various species of monkeys, reptiles, frogs, insects, arachnids as well as the families of Giant Otters and the caiman (a cousin to the alligator). Not to mention the stunning examples of flora throughout the park! Your guide will show you different species of plants and will explain their use in ancestral medicine. You will leave with a deep insight into one of the world's great wildernesses.
|DAY 1||Pickup from Quito hotel for transfer to airport for flight to Coca (official name is San Francisco de Orellana), short drive to the Napo river dock from where we join our covered motor boat for a 2 hour river journey (lunch box provided along the way) spotting birds like herons and kingfishers. Arrive at Napo Wildlife Centre's entry dock for a majestic and peaceful 1-2 hour dugout canoe ride, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Optional evening Cayman observation around the lake and natural sounds at night tour|
|DAY 2||Visit the two parrot clay licks and enjoy a hike along forest trail to visit the Kichwa community of Aņangu|
|DAY 3||Another visit to the community of Aņangu to learn about their culture and way of life and visit the school and communal areas. More opportunities to spot flora and fauna|
|DAY 4||Last excursion canoeing on the Napo river to sight families of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys and rare birds. Embark on our canoe journey back to Coca and flight back to Quito where trip concludes|