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Napo Cultural Center

 

YASUNI SACRED LAND

Considered as the best biodiverse destination in the world, Napo Wildlife Center  offers a new tourist experience, Napo Cultural Center is a unique and innovative project, which presents a high differentiating profile and a strong vocation for international tourism market.

The Napo Wildlife Center & Napo Cultural Center offers high comfort accommodation and quality services, distinctive and personalized, with an integrated complex prepared to fully respond to the guests' needs; this is the main touristic offer in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region, allowing its clients a rare and complete experience, full of privacy and exclusivity.
The project consists in 12 independent cabins, in the form of small eco friendly houses with very nice areas (allows from 2 to 3 guests) with location scattered around the Anangu Kichwa Community; for the 2016 1 Tree Suite room), located in the top of the main Ceibo tree, with a privileged view over the forest; all the building materials invoke nature - wood and vertical gardens. It also has restaurant, bar and terrace; outdoor Jacuzzi.

Environmentally friendly, promotes physical and spiritual experiences, moments of leisure, individually and within groups, both inside and outside the village; a concept that emphasizes the qualities of life and nature, ecology, water, land, leisure, health and well-being.

Perfect for couples, families and groups of friends, for a holiday or short break, Napo Cultural Center offers the single opportunity to enjoy a contact with nature, but near the main cultural attractions of Anangu Kichwa Community. 

Unique and authentic experience totally inside of Yasuni National Park.

INFORMATION GENERAL 

The Napo Cultural Center is located in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the planet with aproximately 980 hectares of Amazon Rainforest. This is one of the main reasons why the Yasuní has became one of the best tourist hotels to visit in the Amazon in Ecuador. It is a perfect place for nature lovers.

Built and designed by the Kichwa Añangu Community, at the Napo Cultural Center you will feel part of the Community everyday life and know more about their Traditions and cosmovision which is a coherent body of myths, rituals, and an inmense value to “mother Earth” and existence.

In your stay at the HOTEL you will be taken apart from urban stress to a World where nature comes to live.

 

SERVICES & FACILITIES

The Napo Cultural Center has 16 cabins in total for a total capacity of this hotel is 48 people. With double and triple exclusive rooms, this exclusive hotel has been specially built and designed to provide visitors with comfort during their stay.

  • Standard Cabins

16 cabins allowing double or triple accomodation for 48 people

  • Alrededores prístinos

Disfrute de la magia de esta cabaña aislada con cientos de especies de mamíferos, insectos, reptiles y más ...

  • Servicios adicionales

Servicio de lavandería y planchado. Wi-Fi satelital. Tienda de recuerdos.

  • Detalles únicos

Los más altos estándares en el medio de la selva.

 

ITINERARIES: 

 

( Water is Life - 3 Days / 2 Nights )


Kichwa mythology reveals situations, characters, thought forms pass a couple, seeking, choose locations to proceed with the founding of towns Knowledge of energy sites is common in communities, its people, children, youth, seniors, the water and the life that inhabits it holds great secrets and for a Kichwa Pure Life.

 

DAY 1

Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park. The journey begins from the town of Coca on comfortable motor-operated canoes, which travel down the river about two hours; during this time refreshments will be provided. You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes. 

Upon arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
In the afternoon, enjoy a short walk down to the Napo riverbank to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and natural islands. Return for dinner and rest.

DAY 2

Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (incuding parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). 

We end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here we offer the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and use of natural resources directly with people from the community.

We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, walk towards the Añangu stream to visit environments including wetland, upland forest and seasonally flooded forest.

Once at Añangu stream you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest.
Return to hotel in motorized canoes, Traditional typical dinner

DAY 3 

(Optional) We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the body listen to the kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca.

INCLUDES:
River transportation Coca - Napo Cultural Center - Coca Entrance fee to parrot clay licks 2 night accommodation All meals Communitary guide  - English speaking guide Visit and excursions  according to the program Entrance fee to Yasuni National Park

NOT INCLUDED:
Air ticket Personal expenses Meals and drinks not described in the itinerary Tips Items not specified. .

( Living Well - 4 Days / 3 Nights )

The good life or Sumak Kausay means "full life" from the indigenous viewpoint, aspire to live well and live "better." This is possible when there is harmony between human beings with their past, their peers, their community, their roots culture, spirituality and nature, with the prospect of membership

 

DAY 1
Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Yasuni National Park. The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore birds species and beautiful landscapes. Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcome with a traditional drink, lunch at the Ecolodge and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands naturally returns for dinner and rest.

DAY 2
Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). We end This Morning With A visit to the Interpretation Center "Kuri Muyu" handled by the women of the community here learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, Traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in the community. We return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel in a motorized canoe, traditional typical dinner.

DAY 3
Breakfast visit around the community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, traditional typical dinner.

DAY 4
We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the body listen, to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca. The program of 5 days or longer offers the opportunity to live a unique experience navigating the Napo River on an eco-catamaran which takes you to see tropical birds such as orioles, caciques, parrots, Several Species of herons, caracaras, doves, anis , terns and other species of primates.You can also practice water sports such as tubing or regatta on the Napo river or simply relax and unwind.

INCLUDES:
Coca river transportation - Napo Cultural Center - Coca 3 nights accommodation in Napo Cultural Center with full food and equipment Entrance to parrot and parrot salons Community guide (o) Spanish - Kichwa Hikes and visits according to the itinerary and physical conditions of the tourists Entrance to the Yasuní National Park

NOT INCLUDED:
Air ticket Personal expenses Meals and drinks not described in the itinerary Tips Items not specified .

( Beautiful House- 5 Days / 4 Nights )

 

Sumak Huasi means “nice house” from the indigenous thinking means to share and disseminate culture further integration perspective.

 

DAY 1
Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest river of the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Yasuni National Park. The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore birds species and beautiful landscapes. Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcome with a traditional drink, lunch at the Ecolodge and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands naturally returns for dinner and rest. An option walks on trails: KARI – MAMA CUNA – RUNA - PLAYAS

DAY 2
Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (including parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful). We end This Morning With A visit to the Interpretation Center "Kuri Muyu" handled by the women of the community here learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, Traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in the community. We return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel in a motorized canoe for dinner and rest.

DAY 3
Breakfast visit around the community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. Once at Añangu stream, you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, traditional typical dinner.

DAY 4
Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel, on this journey you can choose an option to camp, we'll take care of all the equipment, this is another way of perceiving life ancestral of Pacha Mama and forest nature.

DAY 4
We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the body listen, to the Kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to Coca city.

INCLUDES:
River transportation Coca - Napo Cultural Center - Coca Entrance fee to parrot clay licks 4 night accommodation All meals Communitary guide - English speaking guide Visit and excursions according to the program Entrance fee to Yasuni National Park

NOT INCLUDED
Air ticket Personal expenses Meals and drinks not described in the itinerary Tips Items not specified .

 

 

PRICE LIST

 

Price List / Napo Cultural Center
        Program                                            Accommodation                               Hotel Price           
3days/2nights                          Single           $ 744.00
                           Double           $ 603.00
4days/3nights                        Single           $ 868.00
                         Double           $ 730.00
5days/4nights                          Single           $ 1038.00
                           Double           $ 861.00

Additional Night 119 USD (regarding to a double or triple accommodation)

Included:

  • Arrival and departure from Coca canoe to the community
  • 3 or 2 nights accommodation and meals
  • Community Guide
  • Walks and tours as per itinerary
  • Yasuni National Park entrance

Not Included:

  • Air ticket from Quito to Coca and vice versa, priced at around $206.00; (subject to change);
  • Beverages,
  • Tips and other none specified requirements

DAY TRIPS

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Cotopaxi bike & hike

Have you ever been near an active volcano?? Well, in this trip we will bike close to the second highest active volcano in the world! And, if lucky, we will see some of that activity! After a two hour drive to 3800 meters above sea level (12500 ft ASL)

Mindo Cloud forest

Day tours to MIndo and its marvellous cloud forest full of birds and wildlife. Shared tours on Mondays 60 usd. Private tours any day 90 usd

Termas de Papallacta

Hot springs in Papallacta. this beautiful lodge and spa is the perfect place for realx and enjoy the Andes. day in shared basis tour 60 usd. private tour 90 usd

Quito City & Mitad del Mundo

a perfect tour visiting the old town of Quito, the mitad del mundo munument and finally the teleferico. Daily in shared basis tour 40 usd. Any day in private tour 60 usd

Jungle lodges of Yasuni

Napo Wildlife Center
This is the most luxurious lodge in Ecuador's Amazon, consisting of 10 luxury cabañas and a large dining hall with a library and a well-stocked bar. Attached to the bar is a 50-foot viewing tower from which you can see the Andes on a clear day!
Sacha Lodge
Located in the heart of the Amazon, Sacha is strategically situated beside a tranquil oxbow lake, Pilchicocha. The lodge was carefully designed to be comfortable for travellers yet preserve the flavor of the jungle
Sani Lodge
Sani Lodge is truly a one of eco-lodge dedicated to ecotourism, environmental conservation, and community projects in the Amazon rainforest. Sani Lodge is owned and operated by members of the Sani community, meaning that with their extensive knowledge of the Amazon wildlife and biodiversity they can give the guests of Sani Lodge the true experience of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle.
Yarina Lodge
Is trategically located on the Napo River only 60 minutes by covered motorized canoe from Puerto Francisco de Orellana (EL COCA) lays Yarina Lodge. Deep in the wilds of the Amazonian jungle in an area of forest with the highest diversity of micro-habitats in the Napo area, reserved for indigenous Quichuas.
Napo Cultural Center
Napo cultural center formerly yasuni ecolodge this is a perfect option for visiting the yasuni National park
La Selva Lodge
One of the first Amazon rainforest lodges in Ecuador, the award winning La Selva was completely remodeled and reopened in July of 2012 and has since become the premier eco lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. La Selva Jungle Lodge and resort is located in a rainforest paradise bordering Yasuni National Park in one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet.

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