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Napo Wildlife Center - 4 Day Tour

4 Days FROM USD 1,335

Overview

Our 4 days – 3 nights premium tour includes canoe trips along lakes and rivers, forest excursions and birding tours. Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe or hiking on the forest trails. Get a close up view of the Amazon wildlife in the Yasuní National Park, a sacred land considered one of the most diverse areas in the planet.

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Trip Code: ECTSNWC

Location: Ecuador Jungle

Flights: Internal flights included in itinerary. Ask us to help book your flights to/from South America.

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.

Arrival

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.

Macaw Clay Lick

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.

Clay Licks and Community Visit

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.

Departure

This is a suggested itinerary. All Tailor-Made journeys can be customised to suit. Add in additional highlights, spend more time in areas of particular interest to you, or extend your journey to visit other regions of Latin America or Antarctica.

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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Why not add on a tour to the Galapagos at the end of your South American journey, spending 4 days exploring the beautiful archipelago that abounds with fascinating wildlife? Amidst spectacular volcanic scenery you will see a myriad of birds and animals from lava lizards to blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds and giant tortoises. Find out more

  • Amend you itinerary to include a stay in Quito. Discover the incredible blend of colonial architecture as well as a modern, pulsating Latin city. Visit indigenous markets, some of which are the largest in South America, all at the base of beautiful snow-capped peaks.Find out more.

  • Experience unique Andean lifestyles and Ecuadorian culture on an authentic and historic Hacienda. Hacienda Zuleta has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. Enjoy Ecuadorian cuisine from the Haciendas organic garden, visit a cheese factory, take a horse ride toi an Andean Condor reserve. This offers an intrinsic cultural experience to any Ecuadorian itinerary. Find out more.

WHY TAILOR-MADE?

  • Personalise your itinerary
  • Access to great flight deals
  • Choose your accomodation
  • Tailored travel insurance options
  • Choose your preferred dates
  • Cater to your travel needs

Pricing & date

Napo Wildlife Center - 4 Day Tour from USD 1,335
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Important Information

  • All meals
    Accommodations
    Tours, Services, Guides
    River transportation to Coca city
    All river transportation
    Internal flights as indicated on itinerary 

    Exclusions: 

    International airfare
    Airport taxes
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Beverages
    Travel insurance
    Gratuities for staff/drivers

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

    This is a Tailor-Made itinerary which can be customised to create your own unique journey. Contact us to discuss your travel plans.

  • Season and availability.

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.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

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.

The Napo Wildlife center also plays its part in providing a sustainable Amazon experience. The waste water treatment is some of the most advanced in the Amazon, solar panels and silent generators help generate clean energy and do not disturb the local wildlife. While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore remain 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