Napo Cultural Center
The Yasuni National Park, considered as the best destination for biodiversity in the world, offers a new tourist experience, a unique and innovative project that presents a high profile differentiator and a strong vocation of community entrepreneurship. The Napo Cultural Center offers accommodation of high comfort, quality services, distinctive and personalized 3 eco-friendly cabins-suites and 12 independent rooms, which are located within the Kichwa Añangu Community; environmentally the whole project promotes respect for nature with a spiritual and physical experience, unforgettable moments of adventure for individual passengers and groups, both inside and outside the community; a concept that emphasizes rescuing and improving the quality of life of our people in the Amazonian communities.
At a glance
||Transfer from your hotel to Quito´s airport for your flight to Coca city. PM: arrival to the lodge, check in and later a short walk to Napo river beaches.|
||AM: Visit to different parrot´s clay licks, the Interpretation´s Center “Kuri Muyu”. PM: paddling canoe trip and hike in the amazon rainforest with climbing to an observation tower of 35 meters high.|
||AM: Visit to different communitarian´s projects and others interpretive trails. PM: Kichwa Indigenous Cosmovision with a traditional dinner. Night walk to see different nocturnal life.|
||AM: Early in the morning, Wayusa ceremony with dream´s interpretation. Back to El Coca city to take the flight to Quito.|
- 4D/3N Amazon experience (full board).
- Certified Naturalist Bilinguals Guide and local kichwa guide.
- Air ticket round trip UIO – Coca – UIO.
What´s not included
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses and tips.
Included3 Star Accomodation4 Star AccomodationAirport TransferBreakfastDinnersFlight ticketsLunchNaturalist local guide
Not Included5 Star AccommodationEntrance feeGallery TicketMules and portersPersonal expensesPersonal GuideRefugeTips
DAY 1 – Quito – El Coca – Napo Cultural Center (BL, D)Transfer to Quito airport for your flight to the city Francisco de Orellana better known as El Coca. Assistance will be provided both at the Quito airport and at El Coca to proceed to the transfer to the port called “La Misión” where the canoes of the Añangu community will be approached for a trip of 2 hours approx. During the trip you will be able to observe several types of birds typical of the shores and islands of Napo river, such as kingfishers, sandpipers and other species; as well as beautiful landscapes. Upon arrival, at Napo cultural center, they will have a refreshing drink and a welcome snack, then a talk and the respective cabins will be given in an environment full of Amazonian wildlife, in one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, Yasuni national park. In the afternoon we will take a short walk to reach the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on its beaches and natural islands. Return to dinner and rest.
DAY 2 – Parrot Clay Licks – Interpretation Center “KURI MUYU” – Paddling Canoe Ride and Hike in the Amazon rainforest (FB)Breakfast and departure to board the canoe that will take you to three incredible “saladeros” or lickers of easy access and spectacular sighting, in these places you can observe about 11 species of parrots, parakeets and in certain seasons scarlet macaws, of course depends on the climatic conditions and luck. (This activity is usually successful). We will end the morning with a visit to the Interpretation Center "Kuri Muyu" run by the women of the community here we will learn more about the Kichwa culture, handicrafts, traditions and ancestral uses of natural resources. In the afternoon, you will visit and paddle in the black water ecosystem called Igapo and travel on the Guangana or Kuri Muyo trail to our possible return sighting of alligators and other wildlife on the banks of the Napo river and canyon. Before the day finishes, you will climb to an observation tower of 35 meters high to enjoy a great sunset. Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
DAY 3 – Community visit – Interpretive walking trails (FB)Tour of the community projects, we will talk about the Kichwa worldview in addition to medicinal plants and walk along the path “Mama Cuna” or “Samona” excellent opportunity to observe more wildlife, centenary ceibos, matapalos, guadua reed, endemic shrubs and endemic lianas from Yasuní. Of course all depends on several factors such as weather, water level, time, silence, luck etc. We will return to Napo Cultural Center where an exquisite typical traditional farewell dinner awaits us.
DAY 4 – AM: Wayusa ceremony, dream´s Interpretation – Flight back to Quito (B)We will get up at 4:30 in the morning to share one of the ancestral customs of the Kichwa culture, the taking of wayusa that serves to purify and energize the body and mind by listening to chants in the Kichwa language, then we will participate in the interpretation of dreams where you ask questions and meditation in a peaceful environment. We will return for breakfast and take our luggage to start our trip back to Coca. Flight back to Quito and end of our services.
- Semiprivate tours depending on the number of clients.
- Food detail: B: breakfast. L: lunch BL: box lunch BB: box breakfast D: dinner FB: Full board
PAYMENT POLICY:A deposit of 30% total invoiced for your trip is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining balance (70%) is required 30 days prior to the departure date. In cases of trips confirmed within 30 days of the departure date, payment in full is required for confirmation. You should receive confirmations with every payment you make.
CANCELATION POLICY:• For cancelations of 30+ days before tour departure date, the full amount minus a cancelation fee of 10% will be refunded to the client. • For cancelations between 21-30 days before tour departure date, a cancelation fee of 50% to the deposit paid will be charged. • For cancelations less than 20 days prior to the tour departure date, full amount of the tour is charged with no refund.
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