Napo Wildlife Center - Amazon Jungle Ecuador

From Quito, Ecuador
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Ecuador
  • Wildlife and Nature
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Tour Description

Napo Wildlife Center is a premium eco-hotel in the Yasuní National Park of Amazonian Ecuador.

This 4 day Amazon itinerary will see you flying from Quito to Coca, the gateway to Ecuador's Amazon region. From here you'll travel by boat to arrive at this premium eco-lodge, leaving the hustle and bustle behind to relax with nature and enjoy an authentic Amazon experience.

This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 130 square kilometres of the most pristine Amazon Rainforest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. The Napo Wildlife Center is located by a jungle lake, surrounded by stunning Amazon rainforest, perfect for wildlife and nature lovers. Spot clay licks teeming with parrots and macaws, look out for sloths, monkeys, turtles, otters, caiman and more. Take part in our daily forest and canoe excursions, kayaking, birding tours, and feel free to request hiking trails specific to your interests and abilities! The Napo Wildlife Centre is 100% community-based, and the Kichwa Añangu people employ a sustainable eco-tourism model, and all proceeds from the lodge are re-invested into community projects such as renewable energy, education, and health care

The lodge can be visited year round, and combines perfectly with our Signature Galapagos tour so you can experience even more of Ecuador's wonders!

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This premium eco lodge is operated by the community for the community. The Kichwa Añangu people employ a sustainable eco-tourism model. All proceeds are re-invested into community projects such as renewable energy, education, and health care.

Parrot clay licks are a stunning spectacle, these are natural banks containing great amount of minerals that birds and different animals feed up with. This event starts early in the morning when hundreds of vibrantly colored birds visit the licks.

View tropical wildlife including spider monkeys, macaws, giant otters, caimans, and over 610 bird species. Explore by canoe, walk the forest trails, climb a canopy tower for jungle views, and learn about Kichwa Anangu community traditions

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Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Quito Napo Wildlife Center

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the airport where you will board a 30-minute flight over the Andes Mountains to Colca. After landing, you will be transferred from Colca Airport to Port Francisco de Orellana, where you will then embark on a comfortable motorboat. The approximately 2-hour ride along the Napo river will include a lunch box and offers unique scenic and wildlife opportunities such as herons and kingfishers. Upon disembarking the motorboat, you will take a short break and take a peaceful canoe ride to the lake where the Napo Wildlife Centre is located. The canoe ride is a perfect opportunity to spot curios local wildlife including monkeys various bird species including toucans, parrots or macaws. Late afternoon arrival at Napo Wildlife Centre where you will have a welcome drink and be introduced to the facilities. After dinner you may choose to take an optional caiman (alligator) observation around the lake.

*Please note: This local flight has a luggage restriction of one 8kg cabin baggage and one 23kg checked baggage.

Day 2
Napo Wildlife Center; Macaw Clay Lick

Napo Wildlife Centre have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

Early this morning, depart the lodge and make your way to the visually spectacular parrot clay lick. Easily one of the best natural wildlife experiences in Ecuador, you will see an incredible 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws as they sing, dance and cling to ragged clay cliffs. Please note the clay lick is subject to weather conditions. Afterward, hike along the scenic forest trail to the Kichwa community of Anagu. Here you will share you time with local family and community members, taking an authentic dive into the experiences and shared stories of these Amazonian communities.

Day 3
Napo Wildlife Center: Canopy tower and Amazon Trails

Napo Wildlife Centre have a set of activities where you can choose from onsite, allowing you to create your own personalised experience deep in the Amazon. Below are suggested options you may like to choose from through-out your stay.

After breakfast, you will depart for the incredible experience of the canopy tower. Standing 36 metres high the canopy tower, the journey to the top will take you through different levels of the forest, allowing the chance to see unique wildlife before emerging on top of a large Ceiba tree. Flocks of colourful tanagers pass, as spider monkeys cling to trees and macaws fly below.

In the afternoon you may take a hike to a terra firme trail, hiking along the forest floor to discover the deep forest interior. As you hike the trail, you have the possibility of spotting lizards, colourful manakins and the endemic Golden mantel tamarin monkeys. After the hike you may explore the lakes and creeks via dugout canoe, with the incredible possibility of running into a family of giant river otters

Day 4
Napo Wildlife Center Quito

Early departure in the morning where you will make you return via the Napo river. This will give you a last opportunity to see unique wildlife from giant otters, monk Saki monkeys and many other rare birds before boarding your flight back to Quito. Please note flight schedule will vary according to departure details and arrangements.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights accommodation at the Napo Wildlife Centre
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, daily
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Canoe trips along lakes and rivers, forest excursions, and birding tours.
  • Included Copy 20 Professional local guides to help you spot birds and wildlife
  • Included Copy 20 All river transportation
  • Included Copy 20 Return flights from Quito to Coca
  • Included Copy 20 Spend time with the Kichwa Community of Añangu

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  • Included Explore forest trails and immerse yourself in the highest density of biodiversity in the world
  • Included A 36 meter observation tower built next to a huge tree offers you the best view of the Amazon
  • Included Spot different aquatic animals such as fish, caimans, turtles, giant otters as you explore the river
  • Included Bird watchers paradise - There are more than 610 species of birds in Yasuni National Park!
  • Included Learn about the Kichwa Anangu community traditions and culture of your Napo Wildlife Center hosts.
  • Included Spot a huge variety of insects, amphibians and mammals such as monkeys, tapirs, ocelots, and so much
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4 days

Price from

$1,855 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily departures except Sundays