5-Day Rainforest Experience: Yasuní

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 the lush Amazonian rainforest, Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The Kichwa Añangu people employ a sustainable eco-tourism model. All proceeds are re-invested into community projects such as renewable energy, education, and health care.

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    Domestic Flights
    English Speaking Guides
    Services as described
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    Personal expenses
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    Tips
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Day 1: Hello Yasuní

  A rewarding 30 minute flight to Coca from Quito 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 you start a boat ride along the Napo for approximately 2 hours. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s welcoming area, you 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. Meals included: Dinner Hotel: Napo Wildlife Center - subject to availability Type of service: Shared  
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Day 2: Canopy Tower

  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. 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 central tower for birdwatching, 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel: Napo Wildlife Center - subject to availability Type of service: Shared  
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Day 3: Clay Licks & Añangu Community

  This morning you will 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 the amazon-mealy, blue-headed, orange –cheek, among others landing on the earth to eat some 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 get minerals from the clay. In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to learn about traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel: Napo Wildlife Center - subject to availability Type of service: Shared  
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Day 4: Exploring The Forest

  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, pygmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor. 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 you will share a talk about the community and Napo Wildlife Center. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel: Napo Wildlife Center - subject to availability Type of service: Shared  
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Day 5: Farewell

  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. Meals included: Breakfast Type of service: Shared  

From USD 1370