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Ecuador Amazon Extension | Napo Wildlife Centre

4 Days FROM CAD 2,430

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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. 

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Trip Code: ECTSNWC

Travel Style: Extension package

Location: Ecuador, Amazon

Flights: Ask us about booking your Internal flights with your International flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'. Contact us for more information. 

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. 

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

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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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Complete your Ecuadorian adventure with a visit to The Galapagos Islands. We have dozens of small ship itineraries we can offer as to help make your Galapagos visit tailored to your expectations. Contact us to create an ultimate Ecuadorian experience.

  • No trip to Ecuador is complete without spending time in the capital. Our Signature Quito Extension package has been crafted to showcase the incredible blend of colonial architecture with the rich history and culture of one of Latin America's facinating cities. Visit markets, the equator line and spectacular vistas of at the surrounding volcanoes and snow-capped peaks that surround this facinating city.

  • Take a flight south to Ecuador's neighbouring country, the former Incan empire of Peru with our 9 day Signature Peru Package. This carefully designed itinerary will showcase Peru's gastronomy scene in Lima, introduce you to Incan culture and history with a visit to the Sacred Valley before the highlight of any visit to South America; Machu Picchu. Finish with three days in Cusco, one of South America's greatest cities.

  • After visiting the world's largest rainforest, mix things up with a visit to the misty and luxurious Mashpi Lodge. Nestled in a spectacular setting, reward yourself with views and different experience to that of the Amazon with one of South America's famous lodges. Mashpi lodge can easily be accessed from Quito.

Pricing per person & date

Ecuador Amazon Extension | Napo Wildlife Centre from CAD 0
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Important Information

  • 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.

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.

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Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your Latin American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first-hand experience, our consultants will piece together one of our Signature Packages and can customise your travel plans by adding Extension Packages.

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

 

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