Ecuador Tours and Expeditions Agency



trip type



5 days

Starting at

USD 860

Discover the Napo Cultural Center which offers modern accommodations, first-class services, and direct contact with the Kichwa Community. Try our traditional cuisine and share ancestral rites like the Wayusada Ceremony or the Kichwa Catamaran which emulates our trade routes along the river. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Discover the Napo Cultural Center that offers modern accommodation, first-class services and direct contact with the Kichwa community. Try our traditional cuisine and share ancient rites such as the guayusada ceremony or the night catamaran that emulates our trade routes along the river. This will be an unforgettable experience!

We want to bring you closer to the typical indigenous constructions of the area and at the same time provide you with the necessary comfort to make your stay an unforgettable experience. No luxuries, just pure fun.

DAY 1:

The Yasuní adventure starts in Quito where you will take a flight to Coca. From there you will be transferred to the port La Misión to the Kichwa Añangu community. During this unforgettable trip you some birds will accompany your way: Martin Pescador, beach terns and other species, which stand on the banks and small islands located in the Napo River. On your arrival to the Napo Cultural Center, one of the most diverse places in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, you will be kindly welcomed with tasty refreshing drinks and snacks and a short intro talk about the Kichwa culture. Then, you will be guided to your room where you can relax. Then, by late afternoon you can join a pleasant walk towards the Napo River where we you will probably see a magnificent sunset -depending on the time-. Back to the lodge you will have a delicious dinner and enjoy an outstanding starry sky.
DAY 2:

The day starts with a nice breakfast to then visit the beautiful parrot clay licks, where you will have the opportunity to see more than 11 species of parrots, parakeets, and scarlet macaws. After that, you will visit the Interpretative Centre “Kuri Muyu” where you can enjoy a presentation about the traditions and culture of the community and ancient practices such as hunting and fishing. After the visit, you will be back to the hotel to have a great lunch and a little rest until the next activity. Before sunset, you will have the opportunity to explore the sewer pipes (Igapo) along the Guangara or Kuri Muyo trail where you will probably see alligators resting on the banks of the Rio Napo. Then, back to the hotel, a delicious dinner with the most representative and typical Ecuadorian food awaits you.
DAY 3:

After having an energetic breakfast you will visit the community projects and learn more about the Kichwa worldview and preparation of natural medicines made from plants found in the jungle. After that, you will appreciate the outstanding landscapes and flora along the Mama Cuna (Samona) trail. There you will find ceibo’s centenarians, matapalos, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic Yasuni. After this pleasant excursion, you will go back to the Yasuni Ecolodge and have a nice dinner with local food.
DAY 4:

(Optional) You can choose to get up at 4am to experience a memorable morning of Kichwa traditions. The ritual starts with the Wayusa, a special drink to energize your body and mind. After that, listen to their songs in their native language and then continue with meditation exercises to vitalize the soul and interpretation of your dreams. After this cultural activity, you will have a farewell breakfast and take you baggage, a canoe awaits for you to take you back to Coca city.

River transportation Coca – Napo Cultural Center – Coca
Accommodation at Napo Wildlife Center
Complete meals according to program
Entrance to parrots and parakeets salt lick
Naturalist Bilingual Guide (English / Spanish speaking)
Activities and visits according to the itinerary

325 USD per person: Quito – Coca – Quito. Air ticket with assistance at the Quito airport.
(UIO – COC / EQ211 11h00 – 11h40) (COC – UIO / EQ212 12h20 – 13h00)
Check in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
Additional beverages, tips, internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirement.
All prices are per person, valid during the year 2023 and are quoted in US dollars
Children under 11 years 11 months have a discount of:
30% of the tour rate, if they share the same cabin of the parents;
30% in air ticket, with the presentation of the passport or identity document.
Children under 5 years, free in the same cabin of the parents and 30% discount in the air fare.
Families with children are suggested to hire a private guide.
Please note that air tickets are subject to change without notice.
Departures are any day of the week except Sunday.
Additional night 170 USD (based on single room)
Additional night 131 USD (Based on double or triple room)
These prices are subject to change.
Naturalist Guide – Bilingual US $ 100
Community Guide – Spanish US $ 40
Naturalist Guide in French or German US $ 110
Private motorized canoe US $ 600
Only Ecuadorian passengers and local companies are subject to 12% taxes

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