Monday to Friday
Monday.- once you arrive in Coca city, travel down the Napo River and arrive at the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the PAÑACOCHA protected forest. - a boxlunch will be served during this trip.
Arrive at the lodge at around 6:00 PM. Dinner. Night walk along a short trail to observe insect life, night monkeys, reptiles etc. and listen to the fantastic evening concert of the jungle.
Tuesday.- cruise the Pañacocha lagoon by paddle canoe while observing the fantastic variety of birds visible from the waters edge and through the flooded forest. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. Go out in paddle canoes again to reach a trail-head. Along the way we will see the incredible flooded forest vegetation, observe riparian wildlife and tread through the islands created by vegetation to see the colonies of birds and their nests along the rivers edge.
Hike along an exclusive trail to view the diversity of vegetation and terrestrial birds. Lunch on the trail. In the evening we will have fun fishing for pirañas. Dinner and relaxation.
(During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin).
Wednesday.- Breakfast. Go out on a jungle trail hiking adventure for three hours, traversing through wild virgin rainforest which is the heart of the Bosque Protector Pañacocha. We will observe a huge number of wild medicinal plants that are utilized by the local indigenous communities. We will also observe Mackaws, Parrots, Parakits, Tucans and many wild animals, insects and reptiles that live in the area.
In the afternoon we will come together with the native guides to share their knowledge about the use of the most feared weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon known as the “BODOQUERA O CERBATANA” or otherwise known as the Amazonian Blowgun. Dinner. Night trip in the small rowing canoes (piraguas) in the river Panayacu and Pañacocha lagoon. (During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin)
Thrusday.- breakfast. Check out with all our luggage to visit the Yasuni National Park, napo´s clay-licks, napo´s canopy tower. Continue the trip by the Napo River to reach YARINA Ecological Reserve. Lunch will be served on the PILCHE COMUNITY. Our guides will talk to you about traditions and costumes of these tribes, and taste the MAITO DE PESCADO.
Dinner at Yarina Eco Lodge and nocturnal activity on the forest.
Friday.- after breakfast we will take a small canoe to navigate on the Manduro river till the Sapococha Lagoon. We will walk around the lagoon enjoying a concert of sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys, etc; in addition we will learn about different types of aquatic plants. Return to the lodge and lunch. Back to Coca at 14.00 pm
IMPORTANT: The Amazon Dolphin Lodge, reserves the right to modify the itineraries due to weather conditions in the best interest of our clients. The present is a Sample Itinerary.
Amazon Dolphin Lodge is a member of the YUTURI Conservation Group.
The YUTURI Conservation Group is a group of Ecuadorian companies, whose purpose is to promote sustainable development in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region together with the local indigenous communities in search of developing alternative activities that allow care, conservation and protection of biodiversity and flora local for future genrations.
Our Institutional philosophy is to guide the management of natural resources in a responsible, comprehensive and holistic manner, so that they contribute to maintaining cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and the systems that sustain life.
Amazon Dolphin Lodge and its cabins have the following services and facilities: