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Experience an unforgettable time in the Ecuadorian Amazon​

AMAZON DOLPHIN LODGE A MAGICAL NATURE GATEAWAY

Welcome to the fantastic world of the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest “AMAZON DOLPHIN LODGE“, a veritable paradise located in the province of Orellana.

The adventure starts with a 30-minute flight from Quito to El Coca, traversing the majestic Andes, and flying over the beautiful Ecuadorian forest. Then you will sail through the waters of the Napo River, the main tributary of the Amazonas River.

The crossing from El Coca toward the Pañacocha Reserve is comfortably done in power-driven canoes, and takes about five hours, during which time you can enjoy the view of the beautiful riverside landscapes and the homes of Quichua communities, that even today keep their customs and traditions, such as the making of “Chicha de Yuca” (a traditional saliva-fermented yuca drink).

Get ready to enjoy days filled with adventures, learning and new discoveries.

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Adventure, wildlife, cultural exchange and much more

4 days & 3 nights

From Friday to Monday

ITINERARY

Departure from Quito by plane to the city of Coca. Crossing the Napo River until reaching the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the PAÑACOCHA Protected Forest. During the trip a light lunch will be provided. I arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m. dinner. Night walk along a short path to observe insects, nocturnal rodents, reptiles, etc. and listen to the fantastic nocturnal concert of the Jungle.

Tour of the Pañacocha lagoon in a rowing canoe, during which passengers will be delighted with the fantastic concert that the great variety of birds that exist in the Forest will offer them. Return to the camp for breakfast. Rowing canoe ride through the lagoon and walk along an exclusive path for observing vegetation and waterfowl, islets formed by chontillas and anthuriums, where colonies of birds and their nests are established. Lunch in the Jungle. In the afternoon we will do a fun piranha fishing. Dinner and accommodation.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Departure from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge early in the morning, sailing through the waters of the Pañayacu River to the confluence with the Napo River, to then go to visit the Quichua community of KURIMUYO, where we will learn about their customs and way of life, then we will visit the parrot and parakeet salting place in the YASUNI National Park.
We continue the trip to the Quichua community of EL PILCHE, where we will enjoy a delicious MAITO DE PESCADO – typical food of the local populations.
Then we will continue our trip to the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where we will spend the last night. After dinner we will take a night walk around the forest.

After breakfast, we will take a ride in canoes, rowing and on foot, to the SAPOCOCHA lagoon, where we will enjoy the most varied, unique and spectacular sounds of the birds in the sector, in the comfort offered by the imposing bird observation tower. . We return to Yarina Eco Lodge to have lunch, and at 2:00 p.m., we begin the return to the city of Coca.

5 days & 4 nights

From Monday to Friday

ITINERARY

Departure from Quito by plane to the city of Coca. Crossing the Napo River until reaching the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the PAÑACOCHA Protected Forest. During the trip a light lunch will be provided. I arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m. Dinner. Night walk along a short path to observe insects, nocturnal rodents, reptiles, etc. and listen to the fantastic nocturnal concert of the Jungle.

Tour of the Pañacocha lagoon in a rowing canoe, during which passengers will be delighted with the fantastic concert that the great variety of birds that exist in the Forest will offer them. Return to the camp for breakfast. Rowing canoe ride through the lagoon and walk along an exclusive path for observing vegetation and waterfowl, islets formed by chontillas and anthuriums, where colonies of birds and their nests are established. Lunch in the Jungle. In the afternoon we will do a fun piranha fishing. Dinner and accommodation.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Breakfast. Departure for an adventure hike for three hours, visiting jungle fields and observing a large number of medicinal plants used by the indigenous people of the sector, the possibility of observing parrots, parakeets, parrots, toucans and all the exciting animals, insects and reptiles that inhabit the area. In the afternoon they will be able to share with the native guides their knowledge about the use of the most outstanding weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the so-called “BODOQUERA OR CERBATANA” Dinner. Night ride in small boats (canoes) through the waters of the Pañacocha River.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Departure from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge early in the morning, sailing through the waters of the Pañayacu River to the confluence with the Napo River, to then go to visit the Quichua community of KURIMUYO, where we will learn about their customs and way of life, then we will visit the parrot and parakeet salting place in the YASUNI National Park.
We continue the trip to the Quichua community of EL PILCHE, where we will enjoy a delicious MAITO DE PESCADO – typical food of the local populations.
Then we will continue our trip to the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where we will spend the last night. After dinner we will take a night walk around the forest.

After breakfast, we will take a ride in canoes, rowing and on foot, to the SAPOCOCHA lagoon, where we will enjoy the most varied, unique and spectacular sounds of the birds in the sector, in the comfort offered by the imposing bird observation tower. . We return to Yarina Eco Lodge to have lunch, and at 2:00 p.m., we begin the return to the city of Coca.

OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE

• A full board meal plan

• Scheduled excursions

• Local Spanish-speaking tour guide

• Bilingual English-speaking tour guide

• Housing in multiple-occupancy huts

• Rubber boots (up to  size 43)

• Fluvial transportation Coca–Amazon Dolphin Lodge–Coca

• Fresh bottled water during excursions and meals

OUR PROGRAMS DO NOT INCLUDE

• Single suplement 50%

• Tips and snack bar expenses

• Extra meals and drinks

• Transportation Quito–Coca– Quito

• Rubber boots larger than  size 43

• Personal items: flashlight, raincoat

All of our programs start with the arrival of the visitors at the Lodge. On the first day, lunch is served right after arrival. We finish on the final day with breakfast and transfer back to El Coca city.

IMPORTANT

All programs are subject to change by reason of force majeure to ensure visitors’ safety, as well as by reason of other unforeseen circumstances, negligence by any third party, weather conditions or interest of visitors.

OUR TRIPS ARE 100% CUSTOMIZABLE

We help you fulfill your dreams. Our customized trips offer you the freedom for you to come up with your own adventures. Build your itinerary with us. Please contact our staff.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

• Children younger than 12 get a 30% discount.
• Our pricing is based on double-occupancy.
• 50% extra for single acommodation.
• Our pricing includes participation in the guided group tours. If you need an individual guide for private excursions, an additional fee applies–please contact us.
• Our programs include a translator (Spanish–English). If you need a translator for another language, please contact us.