NAPO CULTURAL CENTER

NAPO CULTURAL CENTER

Napo Cultural Center offers highly comfortable accommodation and quality, distinctive and personalized services, with a
integrated complex prepared to fully respond to the needs of guests; This is the main tourist offer in the Ecuadorian Amazon, which allows its clients a unique and complete experience, full of privacy and exclusivity.

LIFE IS COMFORTABLE AT AMAZON JUNGLE:
The project consists of 16 independent cabins, in the form of small environmentally friendly houses environment with very nice areas (allows up to 3 guests) with scattered locations around the Anangu Kichwa village, with a privileged view over the forest; All the materials of construction invoke nature - wood and vertical gardens. It also has a restaurant, bar and souvenir shop. Environmentally friendly, promotes
physical and spiritual experiences, moments of leisure, individually and within groups, both within like out of town; A concept that emphasizes
qualities of life and nature, ecology, water, land, leisure, health and well-being.
Ideal for couples, families and groups of friends, for a vacation or a short break, the Napo Cultural Center offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a contact with nature, but close to the main attractions cultures of the Kichwa Anangu Community

PROGRAMS

These are sample itineraries, subject to change due to weather conditions and interests and safety or groups.
Changes and additions will be made to maximize wildlife sightings, sharing culture and community with a stay in a biologically rich region such as the Yasuní National Park.
Contact us to customize your itinerary and address to suit your interests. of this an unforgettable experience in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

YAKU KAUSAY PROGRAM 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Kichwa mythology reveals situations, characters, forms of thought that go through a couple, who seek, choose places to proceed to the foundation of towns. The knowledge of the energy sites is common in the communities, their people, the water and the life that inhabit it, it keeps great secrets and for the Kichwa life.

DAY 1: 
Your adventure begins from the city of Coca, in the river port "La Misión", whose name recalls the mission of the Capuchin monks who occupied the area in the last century. In this place, our staff will give you the welcome and will take your luggage to the speedboat, as you meet your guide and fellow travelers to tell you about the area overlooking the "Napo" river.
Then you will board our comfortable speedboats for about two hours to enjoy the crystal clear waters and the incredible views of the jungletropical. The guide will provide you with a reusable bottle to drink water and a hearty lunch with products local and fruits, while listening to some facts interesting. of the area. During navigation, you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and others coastal bird species.

Upon arrival at the Napo Cultural Center, you have the excellent opportunity to enter the aboriginal territory of the Kichwa Añangu community, whose members will receive with a traditional and refreshing "wayusa" ice cream, the local hotel manager will give you quick instructions and it will immediately. We'll take you to your dresser rain forest view room to get ready For the first afternoon activity.
Walk the "Playas" trail to experience life wild Amazon for the first time in the islands of the rivers and shores in the middle of one of the places with the greatest Earth's biological diversity. Kayaking is also available as an optional activity for about 45 minutes. to enjoy a sunset overwhelming and colorful in the immensity of the Napo River. Then head back to your cabin, get some rest and get ready. for a well deserved dinner. After dinner sleep with The relaxing sounds of the Amazon.

DAY 2: 
We begin this morning with a visit to the center of intercultural interpretation "Kuri Muyu", which means golden seed in the Kichwa language, managed by the women of the community, also known as "mamakuna", who learns about the Kichwa culture, crafts, customs and use
traditional use of natural resources directly from the people of the aboriginal community. We return to the community center for lunch in the dining room and take a break in the lodge before to walk an hour to climb the tower of
observation located 35 meters above the surface with high chances of spotting a large variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. In the afternoon, return to Napo Cultural Center aboard his rowing canoe through the Anangu channel to see more of the
spectacular wildlife available.

Upon arrival, you will have time to rest and prepare for a typical traditional dinner to taste the local flavors of the Amazon, such as "maito", which is a grilled fish
wrapped in a "bijao" leaf and, if you have an adventurous palate, try the roasted "chonta" worms known locally as "chontakuru"

Upon arrival, you will have time to rest and prepare for a typical traditional dinner to taste the local flavors of the Amazon, such as "maito", which is a grilled fish wrapped in a "bijao" leaf and, if you have a palate adventurous, try the roasted "chonta" worms known locally as "chontakuru".
After dinner, get your flashlight ready for a night walk around the lodge to see different types of insects, reptiles, and even nocturnal mammals like night monkeys.

DAY 3: 
To close with a flourish, participate in the optional "wayusada" ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 am is the moment in which the Kichwa family shares the sacred "wayusa" and has been a way to overcome their ancient knowledge for the new generations, here they also share the traditional songs and have the opportunity to
"interpret dreams" with the wisest "mamakuna" in the community, a mystical experience.
Then, return for breakfast, while our staff collects your luggage for your return to the city of Coca, aboard our comfortable motor boats for the last opportunity to appreciate the landscape of the Ecuadorian tropical jungle, until arriving at the river port "La Misión".

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SUMAK KAUSAY PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

The good life or Sumak Kausay means "full life" from the indigenous point of view, they aspire to live well and to live "better". This is possible when there is harmony between human beings with their past, their peers, their community, their culture of roots. Spirituality and nature, with members of the Kichwa community.

DAY 1: 
Arriving at the Napo Cultural Center, you have the excellent opportunity to enter the aboriginal territory of the Kichwa Añangu community, whose members will greet you with a traditional and refreshing ice cream "wayusa", the local hotel manager will give you quick instructions and immediately make it. We will take you to your comfortable room with views of the rainforest to prepare for the first activity of the afternoon. Walk the "Playas" trail to experience life wild Amazon for the first time on the islands of the rivers and shores in the middle of one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

Kayaking is also available as an optional activity for about 45 minutes. to enjoy a sunset overwhelming and colorful in the immensity of the Napo River. Later Go back to your cabin, get some rest and get ready for a
well deserved dinner After dinner sleep with relaxers sounds of the Amazon

DAY 2: 
Early breakfast and then head out on the motor boat to one of the highlights of the Reserva de la Yasuní Biosphere, the parrot lake on the banks of the Napo River, bring your binoculars and camera lenses to see
flocks of blue-headed, yellow-crowned parrots. Dusky-headed Parakeets, from the boat. Then walk around 30 minutes, through the “pericos” trail to reach the blind people in the forest with a direct view of the amazing parakeet clay mix, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parakeets. parrots and parakeets (including parakeets and macaws) Sometimes even mammals such as howler monkeys, tapirs and peccaries come to this place to drink water and obtain vital minerals for their body.
We end this morning with a visit to the "Kuri Muyu" intercultural interpretation center, which means golden seed in the native language, managed by the women of the community that is also known as "mamakuna", which learns about the Kichwa culture, the crafts, the customs and the traditional use of Natural Resources directly from the people of the aboriginal community. We return to the community center to have lunch in the dining room and take a break at the lodge before walking an hour to climb the observation tower that reaches 35 meters above the surface with high chances of spotting a wide variety of birds. howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

DAY 3: 
Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the Kichwa worldview in addition to medicine and walk along the mamakunas trail, an excellent opportunity to see more wild animals, ceiba trees, bamboo canes, endemic vines and shrubs of Yasuní.
In the afternoon, after a delicious local lunch, circle the “Añangu” channel, a black water ecosystem where you can see monkeys jumping from tree to tree, alligators and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish. . Upon arrival, you will have time to rest and prepare for a typical traditional dinner to taste the local flavors of the amazon, such as the "maito", which is a grilled fish wrapped in a "bijao" leaf and, if you have an adventurous palate, try the roasted worms of the "chonta" “ Known locally as "chontakuru".

After dinner, get your flashlight ready for a night walk around the lodge to see different types of insects, reptiles, and even nocturnal mammals like night monkeys.

DAY 4: 
To close with a flourish, participate in the optional "wayusada" ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 am is the moment in which the Kichwa family shares the sacred "wayusa" and has been a way to overcome their ancient knowledge for new generations, here they also share traditional songs and have the opportunity to "interpret dreams" with the wisest "mamakuna" in the community, a mystical experience.
Then return for breakfast, while our staff collect your luggage for your return to the city of Coca, aboard our comfortable motor boats for the last opportunity to appreciate the landscape of the Ecuadorian tropical forest, until arriving at the river port "La Misión".

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SUMAK HUASI PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Sumak Huasi means "beautiful house" of indigenous thought means sharing and spreading culture Additional integration perspective.

DAY 1: 
Upon arrival at the Napo Cultural Center, you have the excellent opportunity to enter the aboriginal territory of the Kichwa Añangu community, whose members will receive you with a traditional and refreshing ice cream "wayusa", the lodge manager will give you quick instructions and will immediately arrange for you. We will take you to your comfortable room with views of the rainforest to prepare for the first activity of the afternoon.
Hike the "Playas" trail to experience Amazon wildlife for the first time on river and shore islands in the midst of one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. Kayaking is also available as an optional activity for about 45 minutes. to enjoy an overwhelming and colorful sunset in the immensity of the Napo River. Then head back to your cabin, get some rest, and get ready for a well-deserved dinner. After dinner sleep with the relaxing sounds of the amazon.

DAY 2: 
Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the Kichwa worldview as well as medicine and walk along the Mama-Kuna trail, an excellent opportunity to see more wild animals, ceiba trees, bamboo canes, vines and bushes endemic to the Yasuni.
In the afternoon, after a delicious local lunch, circle the “Añangu” creek, a black water ecosystem where you can see monkeys jumping from tree to tree, alligators and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish. After dinner, get your flashlight ready for a night walk through the lodge to see different types of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals such as night monkeys.

DAY 3: 
Early breakfast and then go on the motor boat to one of the most outstanding areas of the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, the parrot salting grounds on the banks of the Napo River, bring your binoculars and camera lenses to see the flocks of parrots of blue-headed and yellow-crowned parakeets dark, from the boat.
Then walk around 30 minutes, through the “pericos” trail to get to the salt licks for a direct view of the amazing parakeet clay mix, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets ( including parakeets and macaws) sometimes even mammals such as howler monkeys, tapirs, and peccaries They come to this place to drink water and obtain vital minerals for their body.

We finish this morning with a visit to the "Kuri Muyu" intercultural interpretation center, which means golden seed in the native language, organized by the women of the community that is also known as "mamakuna", where they learn about the Kichwa culture, handicrafts, customs and traditional use of natural resources directly from the Kichwa people.
We return to the community center to have lunch at the
diner and take a break at the lodge before walk an hour to climb the observation tower that reaches 40 meters above the surface with high possibilities to spot a wide variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Time for dinner followed by a unique activity on the river Napo, aboard the ancestral catamaran to learn more
about their legends and traditional songs, while the women cook delicious snacks on the fire.

DAY 4: 
Wake up to the song of the Amazonian birds and enjoy our local and organic breakfast buffet. After this, put on your rubber boots to start walking through the mainland forest on the "Samona" trail, where you can feel like "Indiana Jones" amidst the century-old kapok trees, spotted capuchin, woolly and saki monkeys. under the leaves to spot strange insects and tune up your eyes and ears for birds, monkeys and reptiles among the dense forest. Return to the ecolodge for a refreshing drink and prepare for an exquisite lunch, including local specialties.
In the afternoon, after a delicious local lunch, visit our second canopy observation tower to view more than 600 species of birds with specialized telescopes for wildlife viewing.
Upon arrival, you will have time to rest and prepare for a typical traditional dinner to taste the local flavors of the Amazon, such as "maito", which is a grilled fish wrapped in a "bijao" leaf and, if you have a palate adventurous, try the roasted "chonta" worms known locally as "chontakuru".

DAY 5: 
To close with a flourish, participate in the ritual optional "wayusada", in which at dawn around 4:30 am is the time when the Kichwa family shares the sacred "wayusa" and has been a way to overcome their ancient knowledge for the new generations, here too they share traditional songs and have the opportunity to "interpret dreams" with the wisest "mamakuna" in the community, a mystical experience.
Then, you return for breakfast, while our staff collects your luggage for your return to the city of Coca, aboard our comfortable motor boats for the last opportunity to appreciate the landscape of the Ecuadorian rainforest, until you reach the river port. "The mission".

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE StandarD SINGLE STANDARD DOUBLE SUITE SINGLE SUITE
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $699 $849 $789 $969
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $829 $999 $959 $1159
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $989 $1169 $1119 $1369
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 INCLUDED 

  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Entrance Fee to the Visit the Parrot Clay Licks
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Guided Excursions.
  • Entrance to the Yasuní National Park

 NOT INCLUDED 

  • Airfare Quito–Coca–Quito
  • Check-in and transfer in & out in the city of Coca.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • tips and personal expenses
  • Internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements.

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Address in Quito: Ulpiano Paez N21-74 y Robles, building "Valladolid", Office No. 104 
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