Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center, Ecolodge, Yasuni National Park, Amazon, Rainforest, Jungle, Trips,  weddings, Honeymoon, Birdwatching, Canopy tower. The most luxury Amazon Ecolodge offering an outstanding jungle experience!

The Napo Wildlife Center is the most luxurious lodge in the Yasuni National Park. It consists of a central structure, the main hall, where meals are served and which includes several comfortable social areas like a fully-stocked bar, a reading lounge and a 20 foot high observation tower which provides a 360 degree view of the surrounding wilderness.

Behind this building is also a short trail which is popular for evening strolls. Besides the main hall, the lodge itself offers 16 luxury cabanas, with spacious rooms (over 450 sqft.) that are equipped with a king-sized bed and one twin-sized bed as well as a safety deposit box.

The private bathrooms feature on-demand hot water showers and the private porches with lake view enable you to enjoy the beautiful setting. Apart from that, the cabanas offer 24 hour electricity and ceiling fans as well as secure screens which help to enjoy a bug-free ventilation. The lodge offers several additional services like internet, shopping for handicraft and laundry service.

Itinerary 3 nights 4 days

Day1:

Departing from Quito, 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing, about mid morning, and airport procedures a 5 min transfer in local chiva (hired bus) or local taxi from airport to Port Francisco de Orellana will drive us to embark into a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 hours approx, lunch box in route. Along the way birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we disembark for restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 1 to 2 hours dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Good possibilities of monkey sights of various species as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge by the overwhelming view of the Añangu lake, welcome drink and facilities.

Day 2:

Early wake up to reach the best and easy access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge, guests reach there just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. A visit that depends on weather conditions, but usually successful. Later, hike along forest trail to visit to the Kichwa community of Añangu and sharing time with a family on their activities. Return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firm Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive to the second parrot clay lick where if the weather conditions help will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets and even macaws. Lunch box served at the parrot clay lick observatory. Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.

Day 3:

After early breakfast, depart from the lodge to the finest experience at a canopy tower on the Napo. A 36m high canopy tower opened to guests in November 2004, a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. This is the second tower at the Napo Wildlife Center (the first is attached to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake). The tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firm forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is actually built into the tree and experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. The metal tower itself was constructed to the highest standards, galvanized, and carefully inspected by engineers. Safety is the priority. The platform at the top of the tree was constructed by tree platform specialists as well. From top to bottom, there is no finer canopy experience in Eastern Ecuador. Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree, Blue-and yellow Macaws fly past, in nearby trees Spider Monkeys search for fruit, two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy opens before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center!! Lunch served at the lodge.

Afternoon visit to a terra firm trail, hike along primary forest to discover the forest interior, possibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins or the unique and endemic Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks by dugout canoe with great possibilities of running into a Giant otter family on the way.

Day 4:

Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys or many other rare birds. Entry docking area, use of restrooms and embarking on motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after 2 hours boat ride up river, in order to check for Coca – Quito flight, schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.

Itinerary 4 nights 5 days

Day 1:

A rewarding 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range is the beginning of this amazing experience. After landing, a short 5 minute drive to the port in the Napo River will take you onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a boat ride along the Napo for approximately 2 hours. Some aquatic birds can be spotted on the way. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s welcoming area, we take a magical and peaceful 2 hour dugout-canoe along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Great chances to spot wildlife, various species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival at the lodge.

Day 2:

After a buffet breakfast, experience the life above the forest floor visiting the 36- meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the forest. Get a very good sample of the 567 species recorded so far, with a close look at colorful tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers and even Spider or Howler Monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to the guests of the Napo Wildlife Center. Return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch there are many options to choose from before you start the afternoon activity: climb the dining room tree tower for more birds, or just relax in your hammock. In the afternoon, hike through a marvelous terra- firm forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest: vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding creeks with possibilities of running into a Giant otter family. Dinner at 7:30pm.

Day 3:

This morning we visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador!!! Early start and paddle downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, take the motor boat for a 10 minute ride for a wonderful view of thousands of parrots such as Amazon-Mealy, blue-headed, orange – cheek, among others, landing on the earth to eat the clay. Later, back to the welcome area and a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick, where hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain on the top of the trees searching for the best time to eat the salts, chemicals and minerals contained in the organic matter. Lunch in the welcome area. In the afternoon, visit the interpretation area to see the traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu. Back to the lodge late in the afternoon where you’ll be welcomed back with a refreshing fresh juice. Dinner at 7:30pm.

Day 4:

This morning we hike along the Tiputini trail and its terra-firma forests and swamp forests, searching for more wildlife such as Golden-Mantled Tamarins, White-Faced capuchin monkey, two and three toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor. Back to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon paddle canoes will take you to explore deeper areas in the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife. After dinner a video about the community and Napo Wildlife Center will be shared with you.

Day 5:

Early breakfast, and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys, hoatzins, black capped donacobius or other birds.

The motorized canoe will return you back to Coca, for the flight back to Quito.

TourStandard Double or Triple Suit Double or TripleSingle standard roomSingle suit
4 days1312USD1533USD2021USD 2351 USD
 5 days1585USD1874USD2430 USD2862 USD

INCLUDED:

Accommodations, all meals, pure ware, river transportation, local Coca airport transfers, all excursions including Añangu Kichwa Community, and

visits to the exclusive NWC ́s parrot-macaw clay licks. It is also included the service of a native guide and naturalist bilingual guide. The entrance fee to the

Yasuni National Park, rain poncho and rubber boots provided when needed for excursions.

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito from 280 USD, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, bus Quito – Coca – Quito 30 USD, any other item not specified.

Baggage allowance

Passengers in flights Quito – Coca are allowed to check in a maximum of 20 Kg per person plus a carry on – hand luggage with reading material, camera, binoculars and personal documents. Additional or excess baggage is charged directly by the airline by pound.

FLIGHTS QUITO – COCA – QUITO LATAM

DAYROUTEFLIGHTDEPARTUREARRIVALRATE
MONDAYQUITO – COCAXL13977:48 UIO8:30 OCC$250
THURSDAYCOCA – QUITOXL139611:20 OCC11:55UIO

 

 

FRIDAYCOCA – QUITOXL139617:20 OCC17:55UIO

 

FLIGHTS QUITO – COCA – QUITO AVIANCA

DAYROUTEFLIGHTDEPARTUREARRIVALRATE
FRIDAYQUITO – COCAAV165608:20 UIO9:04 OCC$250
MONDAYCOCA – QUITOAV16579:55 OCC10:35 UIO

 

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