The Napo Wildlife Center Ecolodge has been carefully built and designed by the Añangu indigenous community to offer tourists maximum privacy and comfort. Luxury rooms and commodities, first-class attention, beautiful views of the jungle and the lake, nature within your reach. Energy is generated by solar panels, industrial batteries, and silent generators, which is an efficient system with minimal environmental impact. It is a real paradise for nature lovers, eco-travelers, and adventure seekers. Napo Wildlife Center is considered one of the best eco-hotels in the world.
Rate per person based on double/twin standard accommodation
Day 1: Quito - Coca . Añangu Community
Flight from Quito to Coca city, and then transfer to the Napo Cultural Center. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock you disembark for the restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 2 hours paddle canoe ride surrounded by trees, paddling along an arrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Chances to spot some species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to Napo Wildlife Center with an overwhelming view of the Añangu lake, welcome drink followed by a briefing of the local manager.
INCLUDED: departure transfer, private transportation, fight from Quito, English-speaking guide for the transfer, standard accommodation, boxed lunch, dinner, English-speaking guide, shared excursion, arrival transfer, water poncho
Day 2: Parrot Clay Lick, Añangu Community Visit and Rainforest Hike
Early wake up to reach the easiest 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.
INCLUDED: accommodation, breakfast, dinner, English-speaking guide, shared excursion, lunch, water poncho
Day 3: Observation Tower, Terra Firme Trail, and Añangu Lake
After early breakfast, you leave the lodge to experience an amazing view of the rainforest from a 36m. tall canopy tower, a great way to see the life above the ground of the forest. 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 Firme 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 is served at the lodge. Afternoon visit to a Terra Firme 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.
INCLUDED: accommodation, breakfast, dinner, English speaking guide, shared excursion, lunch, water poncho
Day 4: Canoe Excursion & Return to Quito
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. Transfer to the motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after a 2 hours boat ride in order to check-in for Coca–Quito flight, Schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangement.
** Please note that Amazon itineraries are subject to change without previous notice due to operational purposes, weather conditions, and for the comfort of the guests.
This itinerary is an example and the order of the activities may change.
INCLUDED: breakfast, departure transfer, water poncho
Travel insurance with Covid 19 coverage is recommended for medical assistance if required while traveling on destination.