ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
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Quito – Ecuador

 

 

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Yachana Lodge

Yachana Lodge is an award-winning, Amazon ecotourism destination that inspires thousands of international and Ecuadorian visitors each year.With a visit to the NEW Yachana Lodge, you'll be granted a window into the lives and environment of the people living in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The NEW part refers to the completely rebuilt, upscale eco lodge's cabins with spectacular views of the Napo River located in Yachana's 2500 acre rainforest reserve.

YACHANA`S NON-PROFIT MISSION:

"Yachana" means "a place for learning" in the indigenous Kichwa language. Since 1995, the mission of the Yachana Foundation has been dedicated to finding sustainable solutions in the struggle between the ideals of rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Yachana Lodge was created to be a source of financial support to projects of the Yachana Foundation and 100% of the proceeds from your visit will go to supporting the foundation's non-profit programs. Projects include education, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and entrepreneurialism that benefit local indigenous and mestizo youth from the Amazon region. 

2008 winner of the NatGeo Geotourism Challenge, is the best example of Geotourism with its unique focus on education and community development lode unparalleled in Ecuadorian Amazon.

Your visit to Yachana includes a wide range of services and amenities, including three delicious meals every day, satellite Internet and a gift shop. The lodge is the training facility for the young, Yachana Technical High School students in ecotourism who often assist lodge staff in providing you with the very best service, but also, a very human touch. 

We also serve Yachana Jungle Chocolate in many forms at almost every meal that, needless to say, is a highlight for anybody who loves real chocolate! We can accommodate special dietary requirements if advised ahead of time.

FEATURES:

Yachana Lodge offers first-rate accommodations and a wide range of amenities all in the midst of incredible natural beauty of the rainforest. The lodge's main building offers 18 comfortable rooms or cabins each with its own porch, which is perfect for appreciating the beauty of the Amazon as you relax in your hammock. Our Garden View rooms are nestled amid colorful flowering plants, and our River View rooms boast breathtaking vistas of the Napo River. Each room comes complete with a private bathroom, hot showers, and clean drinking water.

COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES:

  • Unlimited ozonized safe drinking water
  • WiFi around lodge and in cabins
  • Access to cell & conventional phone for emergency contact
  • Laundry – wash and dry only
  • Back-up generator assuring 24-hour electricity service
  • Hot and cold running water in cabins
  • Restaurant/Bar serving 3 meals a day
  • Use of our rain ponchos and boots
  • Transportation from Coca to the lodge
  • Experiences unique and memorable to the area

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT ADDED COST:

  • Specialized birding and naturalist guide
  • Surface transportation via private car from/to main cities in Ecuador
  • Support for groups, conventions, meetings
  • Guide/translator French, German, Italian, other
  • Coordination for voluntary activities
  • Flights Quito to El Coca 

ITINERARY:

RATES:

2022 YACHANA LODGE  PRICES PER PERSON
PROGRAM DOUBLE
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS US$ 280
4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS US$ 420
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS US$ 560

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation double / triple basis
  • Airport transfer in and out at Coca, by private car
  • 3 daily meals; beverages with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • River transport for visits and activities, by motor canoe
  • Guided excursions with bilingual guides
  • Rubber boots, rain ponchos and lifejackets
  • 10% donation to the Yachana Foundation to support its education and conservation programs in the Amazon
  • Complimentary 24 hours Wi-Fi in room
  • Unlimited ozonized water

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Alcoholic / bottled beverages
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance

                                                                                                     

LODGES IN ECUADORIAN AMAZON

LODGES IN YASUNI
An oasis of flora and fauna.
LODGES IN CUYABENO
A wildlife sanctuary
LODGES IN UPPER NAPO
Napo, a natural paradise
CRUISES IN AMAZON
Enter a world few people know.

 

 

OUR CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE
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The hard work done and the commitment that Ecuador Green Travel has with its clients, for changing their lives with adventure trips and their wide range of personalized programs and the great satisfaction of their clients, makes us enormously happy and is reflected in our acknowledgments commitment and work.

TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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