YASUNI NATIONAL PARK | AMAZON DESTINATION ECUADOR
5 Days 4 Nights
Price Per Person: $680 USD | Minimum 2 People
* No vaccinations are required to enter the Republic of Ecuador or Amazon Trip. There have not been any cases of tropical diseases (malaria, yellow fever, cholera) reported. However, we always suggest that our passengers consult their physician to get the most up-to-date information and advice.
Combine Tour From Limoncocha Reserve To Yasuni National Park
Exploring the jungle by day is only half the fun as the adventures continue past sundown. The groups embark on skiffs once again as they make their way back from the daytime expedition. The first thing you will notice are the sounds. The sound of the jungle at night is intense, and unlike anything you have ever experienced. Look up to the sky and you´ll find another marvel, as the star patterns are so visible and dense, it´s like peering through a window into outer space. The groups are led by our expert guides who will direct your attention to creatures which often go unseen. This is your chance to spot the black caimans, bats, frogs, and other nocturnal creatures. The night safaris are a very unique experience and one you won’t forget.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Yasuni is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Yasuni National Park. The trip starts from the town of Cocain comfortable ecological roof canoes, out board motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about six hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers on Pañacocha. On the way we can see a lot of wildlife like: monkeys, birds, oatzin, parrots, toucans, etc
Day 2 - Whitewater Rafting
After breakfast, we will go to Jatun Yaku River to prepare for our 25 km Whitewater Rafting adventure (approx. 4 hours). This activity includes: training, all equipment, and River Buffet lunch box. Return to the lodge. Dinner at 7pm in the Amazon Lodge.
*This activity can be substituted for another Suchipakari activity.
Day 3 - Sumak Allpa Biodiversity Center
Early Breakfast and transfer to “El Coca City” (approx 4 hours). Where we navigate on the Napo River to the “Sumak Allpa Environmental Education and Biodiversity Management Center”.
- Introducing environmental information.
- Walk in the forest to encounter the different primate species of the island.
- Cultural activities (spear, blowpipe…).
- Night walk
Day 4 - Limoncocha Biological Reserve
After the traditional Guayusa-tea ceremony & Breakfast we continue our trip on the Napo River for 1 hour to Pompeya and to the “Limoncocha Biological Reserve”.
- By boat we explore the shore of the lagoon, and its flora and fauna.
- 2-3 hours hike in the forest where we pass one of the most amazing and giant Kapok trees of the Amazon region.
- In the afternoon navigation and bird watching on the lagoon, where you will enjoy an incredible sunset on the beaches of natural islands
- At night caiman spotting on the lagoon.
Day 5 - Yasuni National Park
Very early departure back to the Napo River and by canoe 1.5 hours to the “Yasuní National Park”.
- Visit of the clay licks of parakeets and parrots.
- Cultural activities of the kichwa community of Añangu.
- Walk in the “Yasuní National Park”.
- Visit of the Interpretation Center “Yaku Kawsay”.
- Return and End of the Tour in Coca City (3 hours boat drive).
Optional: Flight to Quito
What to bring?
To reach your destination in the Ecuadorian Amazon you will use a variety of transport including an airplane, buses and canoes. It is imperative that you pack light and limit your luggage to the basic minimum listed below for a 7 day trip). Store any unnecessary luggage at your hotel in Quito or back home. It is better to use a backpack. Make sure your suitcase or backpack is working properly, that everything fits and that it is easy to transport. Remember to put everything you take inside dry bags or good plastic bags, to protect them from rain and the river.
When staying at a jungle lodge or taking an Amazon cruise, you will need to take a torch (flashlight), insect repellent, protection against the sun and a rain poncho. Rubber boots are usually provided, but very large sizes may not be available so make sure you ask in advance.