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Ecuador Amazon Extension | Napo Wildlife Centre

4 Days
From AUD 2,700

STYLE: Extension package

Trip Code: ECTSNWC

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

DestinationDestination

Ecuador, Amazon

DestinationDeparture Date

  Daily except Sundays

TransportAccommodation

Jungle Lodge



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OVERVIEW

This 4 day/3 night add on is located in Yasuní National Park, a 2.5 hour boat ride downstream from Coca, Ecuador's gateway to the Amazon. Napo Wildlife Center is a premium lodge with a program that will showcase the best that the Ecuadorian Amazon has to offer. Optional activities include canoe trips along lakes and rivers, hiking the forest trails, excursions into the rainforest and birding tours. Get a close up view of the Amazon wildlife a sacred land considered one of the most diverse areas in the planet.

You can also check out the Sacha Amazon Lodge Extension for a unique experience. 

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

ITINERARY

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport where you will board a 30-minute flight over the Andes Mountains to Colca. After landing, you will be transferred from Colca Airport to Port Francisco de Orellana, where you will then embark on a comfortable motorboat. The approximately 2-hour ride along the Napo river will include a lunch box and offers unique scenic and wildlife opportunities such as herons and kingfishers. Upon disembarking the motorboat, you will take a short break and take a peaceful canoe ride to the lake where the Napo Wildlife Centre is located. The canoe ride is a perfect opportunity to spot curios local wildlife including monkeys various bird species including toucans, parrots or macaws. Late afternoon arrival at Napo Wildlife Centre where you will have a welcome drink and be introduced to the facilities. After dinner you may choose to take an optional caiman (alligator) observation around the lake.

*Please note: This local flight has a luggage restriction of one 8kg cabin baggage and one 23kg checked baggage.

Napo Wildlife Centre have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

Early this morning, depart the lodge and make your way to the visually spectacular parrot clay lick. Easily one of the best natural wildlife experiences in Ecuador, you will see an incredible 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws as they sing, dance and cling to ragged clay cliffs. Please note the clay lick is subject to weather conditions. Afterward, hike along the scenic forest trail to the Kichwa community of Anagu. Here you will share you time with local family and community members, taking an authentic dive into the experiences and shared stories of these Amazonian communities.

Napo Wildlife Centre have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

After breakfast, you will depart for the incredible experience of the canopy tower. Standing 36 metres high the canopy tower, the journey to the top will take you through different levels of the forest, allowing the chance to see unique wildlife before emerging on top of a large Ceiba tree. Flocks of colourful tanagers pass, as spider monkeys cling to trees and macaws fly below.

In the afternoon you may take a hike to a terra firme trail, hiking along the forest floor to discover the deep forest interior. As you hike the trail, you have the possibility of spotting lizards, colourful manakins and the endemic Golden mantel tamarin monkeys. After the hike you may explore the lakes and creeks via dugout canoe, with the incredible possibility of running into a family of giant river otters.

Early departure in the morning where you will make you return via the Napo river. This will give you a last opportunity to see unique wildlife from giant otters, monk Saki monkeys and many other rare birds before boarding your flight back to Quito. Please note flight schedule will vary according to departure details and arrangements.

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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • The Napo Wildlife center is perfect for animal lovers, intrinsically focusing on the unique wildlife offerings of the Amazon to concentrate a unique experience around wildlife the likes of which you won't see anywhere else in the world. 

  • You will be able to climb the canopy tower an incredible experience that takes you above the canopy and leaves an awe-inspiring impression as the rain forest stretches into the horizon. 

  • This itinerary is perfect for combining a journey to Quito to experience incredible markets, amazing colonial architecture and an urban experience that are not found in the jungle but are still an intrinsic South American experience. 

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Ecuador Amazon Extension | Napo Wildlife Centre from AUD 2,700
  Daily except Sundays

Important Info

  • Inclusions 

    Accommodation with all meals
    Tours, Services, Guides
    Return transfers frm Coca airport to Napo Lodge
    All river transportation
    Internal flights as indicated on itinerary 

    Exclusions 

    International and internal flights not indicated
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel Insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides/drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included
     

  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking.