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Napo Wildlife Center

Napo Wildlife Center

It is a place unlike any other, located in the heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park is rich with extraordinary wildlife and vibrant local culture. Spanning nearly 2.5 millon acres of Amazonian rain forest. This is truly a gem to be cherished. And the Napo Wildlife Center the only lodge with in Yasuní National Park boundaries can take you ther.

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!

To get to Napo Wildlife Center (NWC), guests fly by jet from Quito to the town of Coca (officially known as Francisco de Orellana) on the Napo River. After a short drive from the airport to the dock, we board a large, motorized, covered canoe for a scenic two-hour trip down the Napo River.

Upon arrival at the entrance to the NWC Reserve, we switch to smaller, dugout canoes and paddle up the Blackwater creek to the lake and lodge (motorized transport is not allowed on the creek or lake to avoid disturbing the wildlife).

 

Features

The lodge itself is beautiful with its local architecture, hardwood floors and well considered amenities. Nearby blinds built at parrot clay licks bring the action to you, a 120-foot canopy tower deep in the forest allows you to experience life above the forest floor and the natural attractions are simply unmatched in Amazonian Ecuador.

Amidst utter tranquility guests become familiar with Monkeys, Parrots and Giant Otters during the day and enjoy the comfort of a hot shower and an array of culinary delights in the evening. What better way to see the rainforest than with a luxury experience that holds appeal for all the senses?

The rooms are huge, scrupulously clean, and include:

  • One king-sized bed and one twin-sized bed (up to 3 people)
  • Private bathrooms with on-demand hot water showers
  • Private porches with lake views
  • 24-hour electricity with plenty of lights and plenty of 120v outlets
  • Ceiling fans and secure screens for plenty of bug-free ventilation

SAMPLE ITINERARY
4 Days – 3 Nights

Our 4 days – 3 nights premium tour includes canoe trips along lakes and rivers, forest excursions and birding tours. Experience an incredible adventure paddling a small canoe or hiking on the forest trails. Get a close up view of the Amazon wildlife in the Yasuní National Park, a sacred land considered one of the most diverse areas in the planet.
 
For more details read the information below.
DAY 1 Amazon birds
Departing from Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, a 30-minutes flight over the eastern Andes will take you to the jungle town of Coca. There, members of our staff will be waiting for you to give you warm welcome and take you to the Francisco de Orellana Port –which is only 5 minutes away from the airport. And here is where the real adventure begins! At the port you will get on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River, the major tributary of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers, herons and other and admire the incredible views of the Amazon jungle that opens before your eyes. A trip a box lunch will be provided.
After our two-hours ride along the Napo River, you will arrive at the NWC’s dock entrance where to take a short break to freshen up and use the restrooms. Then, we will continue our way to the lodge on paddle-canoes –motorized canoes are not allowed within the Napo territory. This majestic and peaceful dugout canoe ride a narrow stream will lead us to the Añangu Lake, where the hotel is.
Late in the afternoon, we will arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center where our staff will welcome you with drinks and show your rooms and other areas of the lodge.
 
DAY 2 Parrot clay licks in Ecuador
Adventure at the Napo Wildlife Center begins early in the morning! In this second day at the premium Amazon Jungle tour you will presence one of the most incredible nature spectacles you will ever see: the parrot clay licks. It will only take us about an hour to get to the first parrot clay lick which is of easy access from the lodge. Once we get there, at about 7:30 or 8:30 am it will take just a few minutes for birds to show up. It is a real spectacle of colors, about 11 species of bird such as parrots, macaws and parakeets visit the clay licks every day to feed with the minerals that are concentrated in the soil.
Later on, we will hike along the forest trail to visit the Kichwa Añangu community to share time with the men, women and children of the community and learning about their every-day-life activities, routines and their ancestral customs and traditions. Then, we will say goodbye to the families and continue our adventure Then, we will go back to the creek and go hiking for 30 minutes throughout a Terra Firme forest until reaching the second parrot clay lick and repeat the experience of seeing a great variety of parrots, parakeets and macaws as you eat a delicious lunch our staff will provide you.
Late in the afternoon we will arrive back to the NWC to rest and enjoy from our lodge social areas and comfortable-luxury rooms.
 
DAY 3 Amazon Canopy Tower
A delicious breakfast will be served at the NWC restaurant early in the morning. After that, we will depart to the Canopy Observation Tower, a high platform from which you will get a close up view of the most amazing views of the jungle. The tower is about 30 minutes from the lodge within the terra forme forest.
This wooden platform of 36 meters high was built just next a huge and ancient Kapok tree. To get to the top you have to pass through different levels of the forest. Then, when you are finally there, the immensity and beauty of the Amazon jungle opens just before you. There are not enough words to describe it, you have to live it yourself!
Birds that are just virtually impossible to see from the jungle floor will pass right through you. Flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue-and-yellow macaws and large toucans fly past in the early mornings and afternoons. 
In the afternoon, after have lunch back in the Napo Wildlife Center, we will go deep into a terra firme trail to discover the beautiful and mysterious wildlife that hides in the forest interior. There are great possibilities to see lizards, different species of monkeys such as the endemic Golden Mantle Tamarin monkey, rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! Also, we will take you to explore the black water Añangu Lake and streams that are home of different species of fish and mammals such as the Giant Otter, a unique specie from the Amazon. 
 

DAY 4 Amazon Giant otter
Last day, we will depart after an early breakfast to go back to Coca city and repeat the adventure to go out the way you came, a ride on a paddle-canoe to the docking area and then embarking on a motorize canoe to the jungle town.
During this last excursion the creek may reveal new sights of rare bird species and monkeys and a Giant Otter will possibly show up to good-bye you!

STANDARD Cabins

Price List 2017 / Napo Wildlife Center
Program 

Hotel Prices

Accommodation (Double, Triple)

Hotel Prices

Accommodation (Single room)

4days/3nights $ 1390,00 $ 2090.00
5days/4nights $ 1590.00 $ 2350.00
6days/5nights $ 1900.00 $ 2850.00
7days/6nights $ 2100.00 $ 3200.00
8days/7nights $ 2485.00 $ 3750.00

SUITES

Price List 2017 / Napo Widlife Center
Program

Hotel Prices

Accommodation (Double, Triple)

Hotel Prices

Accommodation (Single room)

4days/3nights $ 1610.00 $ 2400.00
5days/4nights $ 1950.00 $ 2920.00
6days/5nights $ 2250.00 $ 3400.00
7days/6nights $ 2600.00 $ 3890.00
8days/7nights $ 2800.00 $ 3990.00

Included

  • Air Ticket Quito - Coca - Quito
  • Accommodation
  • All the foods
  • Pure water
  • Free transportation river
  • All excursions
  • Native guide and naturalist bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the Yasuni National Park
  • Rain poncho and rubber boots

Not included

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Another requirement unspecified

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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