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Napo Cultural Center

Napo Cultural Center

 

The lodge, have the capacity for 40 people to stay in our single, double and triple cabins as well as matrimonial suites.

The lodge provides you the comfort of spacious cabins with private bathrooms and balconies with a relaxing hammock on deck to enjoy the views of our beautiful natural gardens. Every room is equipped with plenty of outlets for recharging batteries, ample hot water, a safe deposit box and ventilation.

Napo Cultural center formerly Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge is located within the Yasuni National Park, in the depths of the Amazon rainforest through which the River Napo runs. Declared to be a Biosphere reserve by UNESCO. After a journey through the Andes one arrives in a town called, Coca, the town from which Francisco Orellana began his search for the mythical city, Dorado.

From here you will embark on the real experience of a life time with the help of Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge

Attractions and Activities

Discover the magical landscapes of the forest and the life that hides within banks of the river Napo. Visit the most accessible clay licks where with a bit of luck you could observe over 11 species of parrot and perroquets.

Walk through the primary forest as your guides reveal the secrets that lurk in Yasuni. Climb a 35 meter observation tower from which you can discover the life that exists within the canopies of the forest. Surrender yourself to a great adventure as you paddle along in a traditional canoe on the black waters of Anangu gazing at the marvellous and exuberant fauna of this special place. Share the ancestral knowledge, customs, legends, dances, and music of the Kichwa.

Enjoy the unique flavours of the traditional food and take part in the drinking of Wayusa, one of the most important ceremonies which takes place at the crack of dawn.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1

Yasuni Kichwa Ecolodge 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 Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge, 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 5

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.

Price List

Price List / Yasuni Kichwa Lodge
Program Accommodation Hotel Prices
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

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
La Selva Lodge
Winner of the Ecotourism Award from the World Congress on Tourism and the Environment, La Selva lodge sits high on the lake of Garzacocha. The cabanas are of native design and are very comfortable and the food is the pride of the lodge.
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

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