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Napo Wildlife Center Lodge in Yasuní National Park

The greatest and ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador wich includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles (53,500 acres – over 21,400 hectares) of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador.

Activities:            Jungle hikes, river navigations and wildlife viewing.
Age range:           3 yr – active 60’s.
Trip Style:           Soft to Moderate Adventure.
Package Type:    All-inclusive.
Start Date:          Every day (minimum 2 pax)

DEPARTURE LOCATION Puerto Francisco de Orellan (Coca) in Orellana Province
RETURN LOCATION Puerto Francisco de Orellan (Coca) in Orellana Province
DEPARTURE TIME *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, rain-jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED All meals (Breakfast, lunch , dinner)
Accommodations in Napo Wild Life.
 Tours, Services, Guides.
 Bilingual naturalist guides for all activities.
River transportation from Coca City to Lodge.
All river transportation.
NOT INCLUDED International nor domestic airfares.
 Airport departure taxes or visa fees.
 Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations.
 All other expenses not specified in the tour.
 Insurance of any kind.
Tips & Extras.

More about Napo Wildlife Center.

The central structure, or main hall, of Napo Wildlife Center, where meals are served, also offers several and comfortable social areas, including a full-stocked bar, reading lounge where briefings may also be conducted and a 20-foot high observation tower that provides a 360-degree view of the surrounding wilderness.

There is a short trail that runs behind this building, very popular for evening strolls where busy nocturnal creatures come to life. A combination of the main hall’s location and the traditional openness of Kichwa architecture make it comfortable even during the heat of midday.

Napo Wildlife holds two standard itineraries.

A. 4-Days Premium Tour
B. 5-Days  Extended Stay

NOTE: The following itineraries are sample itineraries. Please make sure to send your inquiry in the “Inquire More” Tab and we shall be sending you more available options for this Jungle Tour.  5 Days Bird Watching Tours and Cultural Adventure Tours are also available. Please ask for more info.



4 Days / 3 Nights - Premium Itinerary

Day 1: Quito – Coca – Lodge

Departing from Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, a 30-minutes flight over the eastern Andes will take you to the jungle town of Coca. There, members of our staff will be waiting for you to give you warm welcome and take you to the Francisco de Orellana Port –which is only 5 minutes away from the airport.

And here is where the real adventure begins! At the port you will get on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River, the major tributary of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers, herons and other and admire the incredible views of the Amazon jungle that opens before your eyes. A trip a box lunch will be provided.

After our two-hours ride along the Napo River, you will arrive at the NWC’s dock entrance where to take a short break to freshen up and use the restrooms. Then, we will continue our way to the lodge on paddle-canoes –motorized canoes are not allowed within the Napo territory. This majestic and peaceful dugout canoe ride a narrow stream will lead us to the Añangu Lake, where the hotel is.

Late in the afternoon, we will arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center where our staff will welcome you with drinks and show your rooms and other areas of the lodge.

Day 2: Kichwa Añangu community

Adventure at the Napo Wildlife Center begins early in the morning! In this second day at the premium Amazon Jungle tour you will presence one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. It will only take us about an hour to get to the first parrot clay lick which is of easy access from the lodge. Once we get there, at about 7:30 or 8:30 am it will take just a few minutes for birds to show up. It is a real spectacle of colors, about 11 species of bird such as parrots, macaws and parakeets visit the clay licks every day to feed with the minerals that are concentrated in the soil.

Later on, we will hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Añangu community to share time with the men, women and children of the community and learning about their every-day-life activities, routines and their ancestral customs and traditions. Then, we will say goodbye to the families and continue our adventure Then, we will go back to the creek and go hiking for 30 minutes throughout a Terra Firme forest until reaching the second parrot clay lick and repeat the experience of seeing a great variety of parrots, parakeets and macaws as you eat a delicious lunch our staff will provide you.

Late in the afternoon we will arrive back to the NWC to rest and enjoy from our lodge social areas and comfortable-luxury rooms.

Day 3: Canopy Observation Tower

A delicious breakfast will be served at the NWC restaurant early in the morning. After that, we will depart to the Canopy Observation Tower, a high platform from which you will get a close up view of the most amazing views of the jungle. The tower is about 30 minutes from the lodge within the terra forme forest.

This wooden platform of 36 meters high was built just next a huge and ancient Kapok tree. To get to the top you have to pass through different levels of the forest. Then, when you are finally there, the immensity and beauty of the Amazon jungle opens just before you. There are not enough words to describe it, you have to live it yourself!

Birds that are just virtually impossible to see from the jungle floor will pass right through you. Flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue-and-yellow macaws and large toucans fly past in the early mornings and afternoons. 

In the afternoon, after have lunch back in the Napo Wildlife Center, we will go deep into a terra firme trail to discover the beautiful and mysterious wildlife that hides in the forest interior. There are great possibilities to see lizards, different species of monkeys such as the endemic Golden Mantle Tamarin monkey, rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! Also, we will take you to explore the black water Añangu Lake and streams that are home of different species of fish and mammals such as the Giant Otter, a unique specie from the Amazon. 

Day 4: Return day from the NWC

Last day, we will depart after an early breakfast to go back to Coca city and repeat the adventure to go out the way you came, a ride on a paddle-canoe to the docking area and then embarking on a motorize canoe to the jungle town.

During this last excursion the creek may reveal new sights of rare bird species and monkeys and a Giant Otter will possibly show up to good-bye you! 


5 Days / 4 Nights - Extended Program

Day 1: Quito – Coca – Napo River

After a 30 minutes flight over the Andes mountain, you will get to Coca airport, located in the Amazon Basin. From this jungle town you will be be taken to Napo Wildlife Center private motorized canoes to start a boat ride downstream the Amazon major tributary, the Napo River. And from there on the adventure begins! During the trip our staff members will provide you lunch box and as you enjoy your delicious meal, you will have the chance to see just before you different bird species.

Then, after about a 2 hours trip to along the Napo River, we will get to Napo Wildlife Center welcoming area, where the natives of Kichwa Anangu Community live. From there, we will take a peaceful dugout-canoe along a narrow creek that will lead us to our magical destination, the Napo Wildlife Center, which is located on the banks of the Anangu Lake, a black water lake that is home of different fish species, caimans and the endemic Giant Otters.

Day 2: Canopy Observation Tower

On the second day during your stay at the NWC you will have an early buffet breakfast at the lodge restaurant and then visit the Canopy Tower, an experience just like any other! The tower is about 30 minutes away from the lodge within the forest. This 36 meters wooden platform offers you a 360 degrees view of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. It is just impressive and a great opportunity to get a close look at colorful birds such macaws, toucans, and even some monkey species as the Spider or Howler Monkeys that feed up with the fruits they found on the nearby trees.

After our visit to the Canopy Tower we will return to the lodge to have a delicious lunch at the restaurant, we recommend you to ask for a typical Ecuadorian lunch.

In the afternoon, after having some rest at the social areas or rooms of the lodge, we will go for a hiking activity through a marvelous terra-firme forest. You will be amazed of the beautiful flora you will find on the trail, vines, ancient trees, orchids, bromeliads stand out in this natural garden. Also, we will explore the waters of the sourranding creeks where you will have the chance to run into a Giant otter family.

Day 3: Kichwa Anangu community

Early in the morning we will get up to visit one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. The most accessible parrot clay lick is about an hour from the lodge and ten minutes from the community welcome area. Once you get there, hundreds of parrots such as the Amazon-Mealy and the bleu-headed Parrot; parakeets and macaws shown up just before your eyes to feed with the minerals and salts the soil contains.

After our visit to the licks, we will spend time with local people of the Kichwa Anangu community, learning about their daily life activities, routines and ancestral customs and traditions. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in the welcome area.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Interpretative Centre where women of the community will welcome you with dances and typical rituals and typical drinks as “chicha”. It is a nice and interesting activity in which you will learn much more about indigenous rich culture.

Late in the afternoon, back to the lodge you will be welcomed with some drinks and have a delicious dinner.

Day 4: Yasuni walk tour

On this morning we will explore the forest trails of the Amazon jungle to search for more wildlife species such as monkeys, birds, rare insects, reptiles, mammals, etc. The Yasuní National Park is one of the most diverse areas in the World, so you never know which jungle creature will show up! But what we can assure you is that there is a lot to see!

Then, after a long walk we will go back to the lodge to have lunch and rest in the social areas and rooms. In the afternoon, we will continue the adventure at the Napo sourranding creeks to see some aquatic species such as caimans, turtles, fish or the endemic Giant otters, a unique specie of the Amazon Basin.

Late in the afternoon, back to the lodge our staff members will share with you a video about the Napo Wildlife Center and the Kichwa Añangu Community’s history and beginnings.

On your last day at the lodge our staff members will prepare you and the other guests a special farewell breakfast early in the morning. Then, you will go back

Day 5: Return day from the NWC

Last day, we will depart after an early breakfast to go back to Coca city and repeat the adventure to go out the way you came, a ride on a paddle-canoe to the docking area and then embarking on a motorize canoe to the jungle town.

During this last excursion the creek may reveal new sights of rare bird species and monkeys and a Giant Otter will possibly show up to good-bye you! 

Useful Trip Tips for your Amazon Jungle Tour

What about insects and malaria?

No vaccinations are required to enter the Republic of Ecuador or Sani Lodge. There have not been any cases of tropical diseases (malaria, yellow fever, cholera) reported in or near the lodge. However, we always suggest that our passengers consult their physician to get the most up-to-date information and advice.

The fact that we do not have malaria does not mean that there are no insects in our area! Therefore, it would be better to protect yourself. Not at night, as everybody thinks, since you can walk around during this time with shorts without any problem, but during the day, when it is advisable to put a repellent on or, better, wear a pair of trousers with socks. The insects that bite during the day are not at all dangerous. They are just unpleasant.

What to bring?

Long sleeves, 2 or more

Comfortable pants, 2 or more (no jeans)

Shorts, 2 or more

T-shirts, 2 or more

Socks, one pair per day

Tennis shoes and / or sandals

Thick jacket and sweater

Biodegradable or natural Soap and shampoo


Cotton Underwear (optional)



Small backpack (waterproof)

Mosquito repellent

Bags for equipment, clothes, papers, etc.

Binoculars (optional)

Flashlight with extra batteries


First Aid Box

Hat or cap

Plastic bottle

Notebook and / or book


Original Passport and / or identity card



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.

Are there any vaccination requirement?

There is no legal requirement to entrance Ecuador; however, we do recommend you ask your physician.

How long is the boat ride?

Once we arrive to the Napo river port in Coca, it takes approximately 2.5 hours. Upon entering the Yasuni National Park we disembark and change to paddle canoes for approximately 1.5 hours.


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