simply heading east, the traveller can arrive in one of the most
beautiful and unspoilt regions of Ecuador in no time at all. The
Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most easily accessible jungle zones
in South America and is a haven for nature-lovers. Much of the
rainforest remains unexplored and is only sparsely populated with
indigenous settlements along the tributaries of the great rivers.
is, however, also a well-developed tourist infrastructure, which
aims to provide visitors with the comfort and safety that they need,
while at the same time consciously preserving the natural habitat.
These tropical lowlands in the east of Ecuador represent 45% of the
country�s territory. The dense primary forest is one of the earth�s
greatest ecosystems and is the home of a and incredible diversity of
fauna, including howler monkeys, caimans, jaguars, freshwater
dolphins and over 700 species of birds and flora such as rare and
beautiful orchids and the immense ceiba tree.
the 3-hour drive from Quito to the town of Tena you will experience a
dramatic change in climate, terrain and scenery. From Tena, we will head
(2 hours more) for the indigenous village of San Pedro, where our canoe
will be waiting to take us on a 30-minute journey down the Napo River to
Yacuma Lodge. Located on the riverbank in a wonderful spot of the
Ecuadorian rainforest, Yacuma Lodge is simple, yet cosy and the perfect
destination for nature lovers.
1: We�ll leave
Quito early in the morning and travel in the direction of Baeza by
public bus (or private bus at extra cost). Our guide-companion will
take us to the city of Tena and after lunch, we will continue our
journey to the indigenous village of San Pedro. From here, by canoe we
will travel downstream along the Napo River, arriving at Yacuma Lodge in
the late afternoon. You�ll have time to settle in the lodge�s
bungalows, where sleep two people. After dinner, if weather permits,
will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding forest by night (a
torch is a must). (D).
Day 2: After
breakfast we�ll begin a 3 hour trek through the rainforest. Along the
indigenous guide will show us the many species of plants and describe
their medicinal purposes to us. With a little luck we will see monkeys and birds such as
oropendolas and parrots. After lunch we�ll visit the Quechua indigenous community, where you will
have the opportunity
to learn about local customs and the way of life of the native people of
the jungle. Later in
the afternoon, you may like to enjoy a refreshing swim in the river or
try your hand at fishing. (B,L,D).
In the morning, we�ll travel further along the Napo River towards
the mouth of
Huambuno River. We navigate o this river till we arrive to the small
lagoon where we make a
short trek to observe Caymans and hoatzins. Our crew will serve a box
lunch on the way.
Later in the afternoon, you will have the rare opportunity to try
panning for gold on the shores
of Napo River. We�ll return to the lodge late in the afternoon and after
dinner we invite you to have
a drink at our social evening. (B,L,D).
4: After breakfast we�ll begin our return journey along the Napo River to Santa Rosa.
From here transport will be provided back to Tena and from Tena to Quito. (B).
End of your Amazon adventure tour
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This Amazon Adventure Tour
guide, English speaking tour companion, all entrance fees, noted meals -
full board in the lodge ,
accommodation in the lodge, public bus transportation (Quito-Tena-Santa
Rose or San Pedro). in-out canoe transfers (San Pedro - Yacuma Lodge- San Pedro)