This 3-day/2-night Amazon tour based at the Yasuni Kichwa Eco-lodge, you will find a complete and unique experience, as you can relax, as well as come into contact and learn about the amazing Ecuadorian Amazon directly from its inhabitants. Recreational options on this Amazon adventure include hiking, birdwatching, swimming, and canoeing on lakes and streams.
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Yasuni Kichwa Eco-lodge is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park.
AM: The journey to the lodge begins from the town of Coca in comfortable motor-operated canoes that travel down the river in about two hours. During this time, refreshments will be provided as you sight birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as witness striking riverbank landscapes.
PM: Upon arriving at the Yasuni Kichwa Eco-lodge, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found at one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, enjoy a short walk along the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the bank and natural islands. Return for dinner and rest.
AM: Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick. Easily accessible, this site brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and good luck (though this activity is usually fruitful). We end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here, you will have a chance to learn directly from people of the community, who will introduce you to indigenoud Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and the use of natural resources. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge.
PM: In the afternoon, we will walk to the Añangu creek to visit certain natural environments, including wetlands, an upland forest and a seasonally flooded forest. Once at the Añangu creek, you will board a small canoe and head down river for a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities for witnessing alligators at night and hearing the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel by motorized canoe for a traditional dinner.
You can get up at 4: 30 a.m. (optional) to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture: using wayusa to energize the body while listening to the Kichwa songs. All of this allows one's mind to conceptualize important issues in a peaceful and unique way. Afterwards, we will return to the lodge for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca.
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