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This 4-day premium tour at Napo Wildlife Center includes canoe trips along lakes and rivers, forest excursions and birding tours. Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe or hiking on the forest trails. Get an up close view of the Amazon wildlife in the Yasuní National Park, a sacred land considered one of the most diverse areas on the planet.
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  • Climb the Canopy Observation Tower to see jungle from above
  • Visit Añangu Lake in search of the Giant Otter
  • Hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Añangu community
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Activity Level: Easy Active

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Day 1: Arrive at Napo Wildlife Center

Departing from Quito, a 30-minutes flight over the eastern Andes will take you to the jungle town of Coca. There, members of Napo staff will be waiting for you to give you a warm welcome and take you to the Francisco de Orellana Port. At the port you will get on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers and admire the incredible views of the Amazon jungle. 

After a two-hour ride along the Napo River, you will arrive at the Napo Wildlife Center’s dock entrance where to take a short break to freshen up and use the restrooms. Then, you will continue to the lodge on paddle canoes. This majestic and peaceful dugout canoe ride on a narrow stream will lead you to the Añangu Lake, where the hotel is.

Day 2: Parrot Clay Lick | Kichwa Añangu Community

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Adventure at the Napo Wildlife Center begins early in the morning. Experience one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see; the parrot clay licks. After about an hour trip, it only takes a few minutes for the birds to show up. It is a real spectacle of colors, with about 11 species of bird such as parrot, macaws and parakeets who all visit the clay licks every day to feed on the minerals that are concentrated in the soil. 

In the afternoon, hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Añangu community to share time with the men, women and children that live there. Learn about their everday life activities, routines and their ancestral customs and traditions. After saying goodbye, go back to the creek and hike for 30 minutes throughout a Terra Firme forest until reaching the second parrot clay lick and repeat the experience of seeing a great variety of parrots, parakeets and macaws.

Day 3: Observation Tower

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning depart for the canopy observation tower, a high platform from which you will get a close up view of the most amazing views of the jungle. The tower is about 30 minutes from the lodge within the Terra Firme Forest. This wooden platform was built next to an ancient Kapok tree. To get to the top you have to pass through the different levels of the forest. When finally at the top the immensity and beauty of the Amazon jungle lies before you. Look for flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue and yellow macaws, and large toucans in the early mornings and afternoons. 

After lunch back at the Napo Wildlife Center, you will go further into the Terra Firme Forest to discover the beautiful and mysterious wildlife that hides in the forest interior. There are great possiblities to see lizards, different species of monkeys, such as the endemic Golden Mantle Tamarin monkey. Keep an eye out for rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! You will also take some time to explore the black water Añangu Lake and streams that are home to different species of fish and mammals such as the Giant Otter, a unique species from the Amazon.

Day 4: Depart for Quito

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart after an early breakfast to go back to Coca city and repeat the adventure to go out the way you came, a ride on a paddle-canoe to the docking area and then embarking on a motorized canoe to the jungle town.

During this last excursion the creek may reveal new sights of rare bird species, monkeys and a giant otter will possibly show up to say good bye!

*All activities are subject to change due to weather.


Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center
Daily excursions include canoe explorations
The main lodge includes the dining room, bar services and the attached 50-foot viewing tower

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  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
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  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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  • Internal Flights: Quito - Coca - Quito 


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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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