Yasuni Jungle Tour

4 days / 5 days

The Yasuni National Park is the most biodiverse place on Earth, spanning nearly 2.5 million acres of lush rainforest. The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to more than 600 bird species. The splendors of the Amazon are unforgettable. The Kichwa Añangu people employ a sustainable eco-tourism model. All proceeds are re-invested into community projects such as renewable energy, education, and health care. Venture into the dense rainforest and feel like an ancient expeditioner discovering a new world, where the horizon is the only limit.

The luxurious lodge is nestled on a small ridge at the edge of a great jungle lake surrounded by the beautiful Amazon rainforest. It was designed for nature lovers who want to experience the Amazon’s unique landscapes and observe breathtaking wildlife. This lodge is a good example of eco-tourism projects. The community has invested in an environmental friendly and unique system, probably the best and most advanced of the Amazonia. All waste water is processed to maintain clean swamps. Also, the energy is generated by solar panels, industrial batteries and silent generators, which is an efficient system with minimal environmental impacts.


Day 1: Departing from Quito, a 30 minute flight to Coca will bring you over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing during the mid-morning, a 5 min transfer will take you to “La Mision” Port, where you will embark on a comfortable covered motor-boat. Here we will ride along the Napo River for about 2 hours while enjoying a box lunch and coffee, which is provided en route. Along the way, you will have opportunities to spot birds like herons, kingfishers, and others. After arriving at the lodge’s entry dock, we disembark for a short break and to visit the restroom. Next, we take you on a majestic and peaceful 2 hour paddle canoe ride surrounded by trees and wildlife, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. There will be chances to see some species of monkeys as well as large birds like toucans, parrots, or even macaws. A late afternoon arrival to the lodge with an overwhelming view of the Añangu Lake will be accompanied by a welcome drink followed by a briefing from the local manager.

Day 2: Wake up for an early breakfast and an early start to reach the most accessible parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge. Guests reach this destination just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30am to ensure the best viewing experience. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets, and macaws can be seen on a daily basis. Many other animals also visit on a less frequent basis. Later, hike along a forest trail to visit the Kichwa Community of Añangu and share time with a family on one of their many activities. Enjoy lunch at the cultural center, where you share with people of the Kichwa community. Then return to the creek and hike through a Terra Firme Forest for about 30 minutes until we arrive at the second parrot clay lick. If the weather conditions permit, we will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets, and even macaws. When you arrive back at the lodge during the late afternoon or early evening, a delicious dinner will be awaiting you.

Day 3: After another early breakfast, we leave the lodge to experience an amazing view of the rainforest from a 36 meter tall canopy tower, a great way to see the hustle and bustle of life above ground-level. This is the second tower at the lodge, located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the Terra Firme forest. As you ascend the 12-floor tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge at the top of a huge Ceiba tree. Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree. Blue-and-yellow macaws fly past while, in nearby trees, adorable spider monkeys search for fruit. Two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy is laid out before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, usually oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the Napo Wildlife Center! Lunch is served at the lodge. Your afternoon can include discovering another Terra Firme trail, where we hike along primary forest to see the forest interior, possibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins, or the unique and endemic Golden-mantled tamarin monkey. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks in a dugout canoe and enjoy a likely chance meeting with our local Giant otter family on the way.

Day 4: Your last day will entail an early departure and final 2 hour excursion canoeing back to the Napo River. The creek may reveal new sights of giant otters, monk saki monkeys, and rare birds along the way. Once we have reached the river, you will transfer to the motorized canoe to return the way you came. You will arrive in Coca after an approximately 2 hour boat ride in order to check-in for your Coca – Quito flight. Precise schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.

In the 5 day/3 nights program, the following day will be added to the program: This morning we will hike along the Tiputini trail. Enjoy the mixture of Terra-Firma and swamp forests while searching for more wildlife such as golden-mantled tamarins, white-faced capuchin monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, and maybe even a carnivore’s tracks on the forest floor. We return to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon, paddle canoes will take you deeper into areas of the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife like the hoatzin. After dinner, we can all discuss and share our experiences of the community and Napo Wildlife Center.

Note: The lodge reserves the right to change the itinerary at any time due to weather, events out without our control and operational decisions where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers. In this program the exact activities and its order can change depending your guide, the weather, the season and your day of arrival.


Prices 2023

Program 4D/3N:

Price per person in double room Price per person in single room
Standard room $1425 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito) $2260 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito)
Suite $1685 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito) $2648 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito)

Program 5D/4N

Price per person in double room Price per person in single room
Standard room $1746 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito) $2741 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito)
Suite $2087 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito) $3249 + $256 (flights Quito – Coca – Quito)


  • Accommodation in a private room with private bathroom
  • Meals from (box) lunch on the first day until breakfast on the last day
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Transport between Coca – Jungle Lodge – Coca
  • Life jackets, rain poncho and rubber boots
  • Water, coffee and tea

Not included

  • Flights Quito – Coca – Quito ($256 p.p.)
  • WiFi (available for an additional cost)
  • Other drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Travel style

This is a Shared Tour / Group Tour. This means that there will be other people on this tour besides yourself (or your travel party).


This tour can start and end on any day of the week, except on Sundays.

Meeting point

Coca Airport (National flight arrival area)

Your journey starts with a 35 minute flight from Quito to Coca, where the staff will pick you up and transfer you to the lodge.

What to bring?

  • Passport
  • Raincoat
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or lightweight scarf
  • Long-sleeve shirts and long pants (quick-drying)
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sandals and sneakers
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight
  • Insect repellent
  • Plastic (zip-lock) bags for you camera etc.

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