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Napo Cultural Center

Discover our Lodge Napo Cultural Center that offers modern accommodation, first-class services and direct contact with the Kichwa Añangu Community. Try our traditional cuisine and share ancestral rites such as the Wayusada Ceremony or the Kichwa Catamaran that emulates our trade routes along the river. It is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Itineraries

Day 1

What an exciting start to the journey! After a brief flight over the Eastern Andean Cordillera and a short drive, you will be greeted at a private dock with refreshments for the trip. Here, you will board a boat that will take you directly to the Napo Cultural Center while your luggage is transferred to the accommodation.

The boat trip along the imposing Napo River will be the beginning of this exciting adventure. Upon arrival at the center, the Kichwa Añangu Community will welcome you with a traditional drink and you will receive information about the hotel services before heading to your comfortable room with views of the jungle.

After some rest time, you will be able to participate in the first activity: a walk to an observation tower elevated 40 meters above the surface. From there, you will have great opportunities to spot a variety of birds, monkeys, toucans, sloth bears, and enjoy a spectacular Amazonian sunset.

Another option is an exciting kayak ride to enjoy the colorful sunset from the waters of the majestic Napo River. After this experience, you will return to the hotel to freshen up, rest in your cabin and prepare for a well-deserved dinner. A day full of adventures in the Amazon jungle!

Day 2

After breakfast, travel by motor canoe to the Saladero de Loros in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, where you can spot parrots and parakeets. After lunch and rest at the lodge, you will enjoy an exciting canoe trip to observe parrots and other animals from the water.

Subsequently, there is a walk along the Sendero de los Pericos to witness the parrot clay lick, where you can see up to 5 species of birds, as well as mammals such as monkeys, tapirs, deer, jaguars and peccaries. We visit the Kury Muyu interpretation center, run by women from the community, to learn about Kichwa culture and support local crafts.

After lunch, take a boat trip along the Añangu stream to observe monkeys, alligators and otters. In the evening, participate in a unique experience on the Napo River on a catamaran to learn about the legends and traditional songs of the community, while sharing grilled sandwiches.

Day 3

The last day offers the option to participate in the wayusada ritual, starting early around 4:30 am. Kichwa families share the wuayusa, transmitting their ancient knowledge to new generations. Traditional songs are heard and, if desired, dreams can be interpreted by a wise mamakuna from the community, a mystical experience.

After the ritual, you return to enjoy breakfast while the staff takes care of your luggage before the transfer back to El Coca. The trip is made in comfortable motor canoes, allowing you to once again appreciate the landscape of the Ecuadorian rainforest on the way back to the port.

Day 1

After a rewarding flight over the Eastern Andean Mountains and a short drive from Coca, you will be greeted at a private dock. There you can rest, use the bathrooms, enjoy a refreshing drink and receive a lunch box for the trip. The trip continues by boat along the imposing Napo River for two hours.

Upon arrival at the Napo Cultural Center, you will get to know the ancestral territory of the Kichwa Añangu Community, you will receive the traditional wayusa drink and you will receive information about the hotel services. Then, you will go to your comfortable room with views of the jungle, rest and prepare for the first activity of the afternoon.

Activities include a hike to an observation tower to spot birds, monkeys, toucans and more, plus the option of an exciting kayak ride to appreciate the sunset on the Napo River. After the activity, you will have time at the hotel to freshen up and rest before dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast, in a motor canoe, we visit the Saladero de Parrots in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve to observe flocks of parrots and parakeets. Then, you walk along the Parakeet Trail, spotting up to 5 species of birds and sometimes mammals such as monkeys, tapirs and jaguars. We visit the Kury Muyu interpretation center, managed by women from the community, to learn about Kichwa culture and support local crafts.

After lunch and rest at the lodge, a boat excursion takes place along the Añangu stream to observe monkeys, alligators and otters. In the evening, participate in a unique activity on the Napo River on an ancient catamaran to learn about the legends and traditional songs of the community, sharing grilled sandwiches with guests.

Day 3

The day begins with a breakfast at dawn followed by a visit to Kichwa community projects. Then, you will walk along trails in the forest to observe the wildlife and endemic species of Yasuní. After lunch, there is a walk to an observation tower to spot birds and primates. The afternoon allows you to relax before a traditional Amazonian dinner with dishes such as maito and chontakuru. Finish with a night walk to spot insects, reptiles and mammals active at night.

Day 4
The last day offers the option to participate in the wayusada ritual, a mystical experience where Kichwa families share the sacred wuayusa and traditional songs, and you can receive interpretation of your dreams by a mamakuna. After breakfast, the staff takes care of the luggage before returning to El Coca in comfortable motor canoes, allowing you to once again enjoy the landscape of the Ecuadorian rainforest.

Day 1
After a short flight and a short drive to a private dock, an exciting journey along the Napo River begins. Upon arrival at the Napo Cultural Center, the Kichwa Añangu Community will greet you with a wayusa and provide you with information about the hotel. You can rest before activities like bird watching from a high tower or a sunset kayak ride on the Napo River. Then, there will be time to relax before dinner at the hotel.

Day 2
After an early breakfast, we visit the Saladero de Parrots by canoe, observing several species. Then, we walk along the Pericos Trail to see more birds and mammals. You visit a Kichwa cultural interpretation center, managed by women, to learn about their culture and crafts. After lunch, take an exciting boat ride along the Añangu stream to see monkeys, alligators and otters. At night, on a catamaran, you learn Kichwa legends and songs while sharing snacks.

Day 3
Enjoy the sunrise during breakfast and visit Kichwa community projects. Then, you walk along trails observing wildlife and endemic trees. After lunch, climb a second observation tower to spot birds and monkeys. Back at the hotel, you relax before a traditional Amazonian dinner with dishes such as maito and chontakuru. Finish with a night walk to observe insects, reptiles and nocturnal mammals.

Day 4
The day begins with breakfast and a walk in the mainland forest, exploring the Samona trail with ancient trees and the presence of capuchin and woolly monkeys. Next, explore a stream and marvel at the diversity of flora and fauna, followed by a walk in search of birds on nearby islands. An optional evening walk or time to relax on the premises at the end of the day is offered.

Day 5
The final day includes a morning wayusada ritual with the Kichwa family, where guayusa is shared and ancient traditions are explored. After breakfast, the return to El Coca is prepared in motorized canoes, taking advantage of the final opportunity to admire the landscape. During the day, explore a stream, search for biodiversity on nearby islands, and offer an optional night hike for a unique experience or time to relax in the comfortable facilities.

Day 1
After a short flight and car ride, an exciting two-hour trip along the Napo River begins. Upon arrival at the Napo Cultural Center, you are greeted with wayusa and taken to your room with views of the jungle. The afternoon offers a hike to an observation tower to spot wildlife and a kayak ride to enjoy the sunset on the Napo River. Back at the hotel, you have time to rest before dinner.

Day 2
It begins with a canoe trip to Saladero de Loros, an impressive site in the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve. Different species of parrots are sighted and we reach a clay lick where visitors can see various birds and, sometimes, mammals. Then, a visit to the Kury Muyu center gives an immersion in the Kichwa culture. After lunch, a boat ride along the Añangu Stream offers wildlife sightings. The day ends with legends and traditional songs aboard a catamaran on the Napo River.

Day 3
The day begins with sunrise during breakfast, followed by a visit to Kichwa community projects. A forest trail offers views of wildlife and native trees. After lunch, a walk to an observation tower allows you to spot birds and primates. The day ends with a traditional Amazonian dinner and a night walk to observe insects, reptiles and nocturnal mammals.

Day 4
The day begins with birdsong and a delicious breakfast. Then, a walk along the Samona trail takes you into the forest, surrounded by ancient trees and accompanied by monkeys. You will explore a stream and its diversity of flora and fauna, enjoying refreshing drinks and an exquisite lunch. Later, you can search for birds on nearby islands. At night, there is the option of a night walk or resting in the facilities.

Day 5
The day is dedicated to exploring the Pañacocha lagoon, with the opportunity to spot pink dolphins. You navigate the Napo River, spotting wildlife, and upon arrival you are offered an introduction to the area and lunch. You can swim in the lagoon and explore the Igapó Forest to observe a wide variety of animals and plants. In the afternoon, return to the Napo Cultural Center for a delicious dinner followed by an evening walk in the forest before resting in comfortable cabins.

Day 6
The day begins with the wayusada ritual, where the Kichwa family shares the guayusa, an ancient tradition. Singing and the possibility of interpreting dreams with a wise mamakuna are included. Afterwards, return for breakfast before preparing for the return trip to El Coca in comfortable motor canoes, providing one last opportunity to enjoy the jungle landscape.

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