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Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center Exploration

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Be prepared to discover the beautiful biodiversity the Amazon Rainforest hides in its forests and creeks. Most of the excursions will take place in the terra firme forest. You will experience the forest floor by yourself and the assembly of colors, sounds, and scents that are found there. During the hikes and excursions, a native and bilingual guide will always be with the group to show you the secrets of the jungle.
Nearby Parrot salt licks are a center of activity View an abundance of wildlife during your stay in the AmazonDaily excursions include canoe explorationsLocated on the shores of the Anangu Lake, explore the Yasuni National Park from your lodgeNapo Wildlife Centerembarkation lounge in NapoNapo Wildlife Center
  • Visit the Interpretative Centre and be welcomed by a dance
  • Search for monkeys, birds, reptiles and mammals
  • Explore Napo's surrounding creeks in search of giant otters
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Day 1: Arrive at Napo Wildlife Center

Departing from Quito, a 30-minute 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 about a 2 hour trip along the Napo River, you will get to the Napo Wildlife Center welcoming area, where the natives of Kichwa Anangu Community live. From there take a dug-out canoe along a narrow creek that will lead you to Napo. 

Day 2: Canopy Tower

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After an early breakfast visit the Canopy Tower, located 30 minutes away from the lodge. It is a 36 meter wooden platform that offers a 360 degree view of the Amazon Rainforest. It allows you to get a close look at colorful birds such as macaws, toucans and even some monkey species such as the spider or howler monkeys that feed on the fruits of the trees. 

In the afternoon, go for a hike through a marvelous Terra Firme Forest. You will be amazed at the beautiful flora you will find on the trail. Vines, ancient trees, orchids and bromeliads stand out in this natural garden. You will also explore the waters of the surrounding creeks and have the chance to run into a giant otter family. 

Day 3: Parrot Clay Lick | Kichwa Anangu Community

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early in the morning head out to visit one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. Once there, you will see hundreds of parrots such as the Amazon-mealy, the bleu-headed parrot, parakeets, and macaws show up to feed on the minerals and salts the soil contains.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Interpratative Centre where women of the community will welcome you with dances, typical rituals and typical drinks such as chicha. It is an pleasant and interesting activity in which you will learn more about indigenous rich culture. Spend time with the local people of the Kichwa Anangu community, learning about their daily life activities, routines, and ancestral traditions. 

Day 4: Yasuni National Park Hike

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the forest trails of the Amazon jungle to search for more wildlife species such as monkeys, birds, rare insects, reptiles, mammals, etc. The Yasuni National Park is one of the most diverse areas in the world, so you never know which jungle creature will show up. Continue the adventure at the Napo surrounding creeks to see some aquatic species such as caimans, turtles, fish or the endemic giant otters. 

After dinner the staff will share a video with you about the Napo Wildlife Center and the Kichwa Anangu community's history and beginnings. 

Day 5: 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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