napo cultral center

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Discover the Napo Cultural Center which offers modern accommodations, first-class services, and direct contact with the Kichwa Community. Try our traditional cuisine and share ancestral rites like the Wayusada Ceremony or the Kichwa Catamaran which emulates our trade routes along the river. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience! 

ACCOMMODATION
Life is comfortable in the Amazon Rainforest with 12 ample and comfortable cabins; the lodge accommodates a total of 36 people, distributed insuites, doubles and triple rooms. Our fully equipped cabins feature electricity, security box, ventilation water and a private bathroom, with a balcony and hammock surrounded by beautifullygroomed natural gardens. The restaurant, serving local, national and international food, has amaximum capacity of 50 people. At Napo Cultural Center, we place all our efforts at granting you an unforgettable jungle experience, far from the troubles of modern-day life, where you will be sure to find solace andrelaxation amidst singing birds, while experiencing the ageless customs, traditions and legends ofthe Kichwa culture.

ACTIVITIES

Añangu Kichwa Community

Hiking

Rowing

Kayaking

Canopy Tower

WAYUSADA ANCESTRAL RITUAL

ANCESTRAL CATAMARAN

CANOE ROWING

PARROT AND PARAKEET CLAYLICKS

JUNGLE TRIPS​

Itinerary 5 days/ 4 nights
 
Day 1

SumakHuasi means “nice house” from the indigenous thinking, means to share and disseminate culture further integration perspective. Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon and theYasuni National Park. The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore birds species and beautiful landscapes.
Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcome with a traditional drink, lunch at the Ecolodge andimmediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
In the afternoon, a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands naturally returns for dinner and rest. An option walks on trails: KARI – MAMA CUNA – RUNA – PLAYAS. D

Day 2
Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). You will finish this morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “KuriMuyu” handled by the women of the community, here learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in thecommunity. You will return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel-monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel in a motorized canoe for dinner and rest. B/L/D

Day 3
After breakfast visit around the community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. You will return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, traditional typical dinner. B/L/D

Day 4
Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel-monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

Return to the hotel, on this journey you can choose an option to camp, we’ll take care of all the equipment, this is another way of perceiving life ancestral of Pacha Mama and forest nature. B/L/D

Day 5 
Early this morning you will wake up to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the bodylisten, to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then you get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca city. B/

 

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

Itinerary 4 days / 3 nights

 

Day 1
The good life or SumakKausay means “full life” from the indigenous viewpoint, aspire to live well and live “better.” This is possible when there is harmony between human beings with their past, their peers, their community, their roots culture, spirituality and nature, with the prospect of membership. Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Yasuni National Park. The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore birds species and beautiful landscapes. Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcome with a traditional drink, lunch at the Ecolodge and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and natural islands, then return for dinner and rest. D

Day 2
After breakfast you will go in an early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitorsface to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons,weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). You will finish this morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center “KuriMuyu” handled by the women of the community, here learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, Traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in thecommunity. You will return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel in a motorized canoe, traditional typical dinner. B/L/D

Day 3
After breakfast, visit around the community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, traditional typical dinner. B/L/D

Day 4
Early this morning you will wake up to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the bodylisten, to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then you get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca. B/

 

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

Itinerary 3 days / 2 nights
 

Day 1
Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park. The journey begins from the town of Coca on comfortable motor-operated canoes, which travel down the river about two hours; during this time refreshments will be provided. You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes. Upon arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and Immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, enjoy a short walk down to the Napo riverbank to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and natural islands. Return for dinner and rest. D

Day 2
Lunch and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (incuding parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). You will end this morning with a visit to the “KuriMuyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here we offer the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and use of natural resources directly with people from the community. You will return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, walk towards the Añangu stream to visit environments including wetland, upland forest and seasonally flooded forest. Once at Añangu stream you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, Traditional typical dinner. B/L/D

Day 3
We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize thebody listen to the kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca. B/

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

STANDAR ROOMS OCCUPANCY:

TOUR

Double room

Single room

3 days / 2 noches

US$  603

US$  744

4 days / 3 noches

US$  730

US$  868

5 days / 4 noches

US$ 861

US$ 1038

 

SUITES OCCUPANCY:

TOUR

Double room

Single rooom

3 days / 2 noches

US$  687

US$  849

4 days / 3 noches

US$  833

US$  989

5 days / 4 noches

US$ 981

US$ 1183

Transfers from/to Coca, including transfers by river boat to the Añangu kichwa community; All excursions and activities include in the trip; Accommodation; All meals (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Drinking water; Community and naturalist bilingual Guide; Poncho, rubber boots are provided if needed for an excursion

Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito (the cost is $ 256 at the moment);  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic, Laundry, Internet , Tips or Anything not specified in the itinerary

Important information

  • Private guide in French or German (contact us for availability and price)
  • The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
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