Itinerary 5 days/ 4 nights
Day 1: You will fly from Quito to the city of Coca. From there you will take a private car that will take you to Yachana. When you arrive at Yachana Lodge, you will receive a warm welcome from our staff who will serve you a refreshing juice and snack while you are introduced to the Lodge facilities and the work of the Yachana Foundation. Dinner is served at 7:00 pm
Day 02: Your day starts early with bird watching in our open safari excursion truck. Breakfast will be served afterwards. You will then explore the work of the Yachana Foundation in sustainable development. These examples are part of our educational program for high school students from throughout the Amazon region.
After lunch you will take a motorized canoe to cross the Napo River to visit a traditional Kichwa family for a healing ceremony. You will learn and participate in many of their customs from making and drinking chicha to practicing with a blowgun and spear. Return to the Lodge to relax and have dinner at 7:00. After dinner you will help make chocolate from the cacao beans to experience pure chocolate over bananas.
Day 03: After a traditional breakfast youwill go to visit a local farm to see and harvest a variety of local produce. You will then return to the Lodge and actually be involved in cooking your lunch. This is a continuation of our National Geographic Conservation Trust project to involve our visitors in the Lost Foods of the Amazon.
In the afternoon you will go for a hike in our 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) rainforest. Eighty percent of the forest is primary rainforest. After dinner you will take a night walk to discover a different rainforest life.
Day 04: After breakfast you will have the opportunity to participate in an artisan activity of making sugarcane syrup over a wood fire. You will be involved in the harvesting, cleaning, pressing and cooking of the juice to make syrup (trying samples during the process).
After lunch you will spend time floating on the Napo River in inner tubes and stop along the way to pan for gold.
Day 05: After an early breakfast you will start your journey back, you will take a private transport to Coca where you can take a flight to Quito.
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.
River view – 4 days $ 915.00
River view – 5 days $ 1152.00
Jungle view – 4 days $ 759.00
Jungle view – 5 days $ 1001.00
per person / in american dollars
Yachana Lodge is the only Ecuadorian Amazon lodge that hires virtually all local staff and indigenous naturalist guides. Our personnel receive extensive and continuous training and have years of experience providing a true eco-tourism experience and award-winning service. All of our guides are from the Amazon region, which means they have an intrinsic understanding of the rainforest. Additionally, they are fluent in English, Spanish, Kichua and other indigenous languages.
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