SHIRIPUNO LODGE

SHIRIPUNO LODGE

We have the advantage of being able to offer you exclusive itineraries in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shiripuno Lodge enjoys the privilege of being located in the core of the 16.820 km2 of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Ethnic Reserve). The Yasuni is situated at a unique biographical position, the crossroads of the Andes (Andean foothills), the Western Amazon, and the Equator; where the diversity of amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant species reach their global maximum.

Shiripuno Lodge organize and maintain tourist activities inside their Reserve and through this responsible tourism help sponsor the development of the Community. Shiripuno Lodge is constantly training and creating job opportunities for the Waorani People, as well as supporting them with transportation, medicine and educational materials.

RESTAURANT:
During your stay at Shiripuno Lodge, you will be delighted by our cuisine. Three set menus daily, freshly baked bread, tropical fruit juices and a perfect balance between Ecuadorian and international food that ill make you feel at home. Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be accommodated given prior notice at the time of booking.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Pristine Forest for miles around
Orchid Garden
Wildflower Garden
Forest Clay licks
Forest Swamps
Oxbow Lakes
Moriche palm Swamps
100mt high natural viewpoint
Exclusive Amazon beaches
Remote location, away from oil activities
30 km of well-maintained and managed trails
No other tourist facilities around
No Speed boats or barges

ACTIVITIES:
Natural History Hikes
Birdwatching Walks
Amphibian & Reptile Walks
Mammal Walks
Birdwatching Float
Sunrise Canoe Float
Sunset Canoe Float
Full Moon Canoe Float
Night Walks
Nature Photography
Swimming
Visit to the Waorani community

VISITOR GUIDELINES:
Our plans described below have been designed based on many years of experience in the Yasuni. These order and exact details of the activities may be modified depending on weather and other environmental factors beyond our control. We encourage our visitors to experience and explore the Yasuni Wilderness with a minimal environmental impact, following our guidelines below.

Silence in the forest at all times
No handling of wildlife
Birding Playback is limited to 3 tries per species/location
Music is personal
Stay on the trails
No flash to be used on Birds and Mammals.

PROGRAMS

During Our 4 Days Amazon Nature Tour you will explore the most biodiverse place on Earth: The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve (Yasuni National Park & Waorani Reserve). The Yasuni is where LIFE Itself evolve into millions ways!You would learn about the Natural History and Ecology on many Amazonian Wildlife during our daily activities.Your Amazon Rainforest Trip will start with a short fly from Quito to Coca,  (Check Our Day Trip to Coca) an optional visit to the  Archaeological Museum of Amazonian Cultures. MACCO. Then leave the civilized world behind and enter to a remote location in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Here you will explore in pristine forest, searching for monkeys, toucans, macaws and bizarre creatures at night.

PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Your Amazon Rainforest Trip will start with a short fly from Quito to Coca, (Check Our Day Trip to Coca) an optional visit to the Archaeological Museum of Amazonian Cultures. MACCO. Then leave the civilized world behind and enter to a remote location in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Here you will explore in pristine forest, searching for monkeys, toucans, macaws and bizarre creatures at night.

DAY 1: 
Quito-Coca by plane (Not included), from Coca We will travel 90 km south to the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and the Waorani Ethnic Reserve, in local transportation to the Shiripuno River (2:30 hrs approx.). Box Lunch will be served on site. We will then navigate 65 km down the river with a motorized canoe to reach the Shiripuno Lodge, our canoe trip will take approximately 4 hours depending on the water levels. It will become your first experience with the great diversity of wildlife in the Amazon rainforest. Dinner and accommodation at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 2: 
Breakfast. We’ll navigate to start our morning hike (3-4 hrs.) Into pristine Rainforest along the Mirador Trail; the aim of this trail is to share with you scenic view of the Amazon Basin and show you millions of reason to preserve the Rainforest for future generations.The Waorani and the Naturalist guides will provide you information and explanations about the biodiversity of the Rainforest; and the medicinal plants use by indigenous people.

This hike requires good physical condition. Lunch.In the afternoon catch-and-release Piranha Fishing along the Shiripuno River. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 3: 
After breakfast. We’ll descend the Shiripuno River and listen the Rainforest waking up!!! Birds and mammals getting up!! Breakfast. Then we’ll go to a back-door trail to explore different type of forest and increase our chance to find more animals. Lunch.

In the afternoon we will take the motor canoe and make an excursion into one of the small oxbow lake where it is possible to see different kinds of plants and animals such as; the bizarre bird Hoatzins. We will explore the Rainforest at night searching for nocturnal fauna. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 4: 
After breakfast, navigate upstream to the Waorani Community; early canoe rides are great to surprises animals crossing the river such as Capybaras, Tapir or resting Caimans; birds such as Macaws and Toucans also can be seen from the canoe.

At the Waorani Community you will see the effects of cultural expose by which are living all the different indigenous groups in the Amazon. The Waorani still keep most of their traditions such as: hunting with blowguns and poisoned darts, their unique language Wao Terero, the knowledge of the Rainforest and oral traditions.

Responsible tourism brings revenues to all the families at different levels by selling handicrafts, canoe drivers, native guides, housekeeping, kitchen assistants and others activities. Lunch. We’ll continue the navigation upstream to the bridge where we are going to take the bus back to Coca (arrival at 16:30 approx.).

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PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Your Amazon Rainforest Trip will start with a short fly from Quito to Coca, (Check Our Day Trip to Coca) an optional visit to the Archaeological Museum of Amazonian Cultures. MACCO. Then leave the civilized world behind and enter to a remote location in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Here you will explore in pristine forest, searching for monkeys, toucans, macaws and bizarre creatures at night.

DAY 1: 
Quito-Coca by airplane (Not included), from Coca We’ll travel 90 km south into the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve and Waorani Ethnic Reserve, by small bus “Chiva” to the Shiripuno Bridge (approx. 2:30 hrs). Box Lunch would be served on the site.Afterwards we’ll navigate 65 km downstream with a motorized canoe to reach the Shiripuno Lodge, the canoe journey will take approximately 4 hours depending on water levels. It will turn into your first experience with the wide diversity of wildlife of the Amazonian Rainforest. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 2:

Breakfast. We’ll navigate to start our morning hike (3-4 hrs.) into pristine Rainforest along the Mirador Trail; the aim of this trail is to share with you scenic view of the Amazon Basin and show you millions of reason to preserve the Rainforest for future generations.

The Waorani and the Naturalist guides will provide you information and explanations about the biodiversity of the Rainforest; and the medicinal plants use by indigenous people. This hike requires good physical condition.

Lunch.In the afternoon catch-and-release Piranha Fishing along the Shiripuno River. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 3: 
After breakfast. We’ll descend the Shiripuno River and listen the Rainforest waking up!!! Birds and mammals getting up!! Breakfast. Then we’ll go to a back-door trail to explore different type of forest and increase our chance to find more animals. Lunch.

In the afternoon we will take the motor canoe and make an excursion into one of the small oxbow lake where it is possible to see different kinds of plants and animals such as; the bizarre bird Hoatzins. We will explore the Rainforest at night searching for nocturnal fauna. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 4: 
Breakfast. We are going to spend an entire day in the Rainforest. We’ll hike on the el Saladero Trail; at the end of this trail there is a Forest Clay Lick, it is a location where mammals and birds with vegetable diet-base come to lick minerals all year round. We’ll have lunch in the middle of Rainforest. Dinner and lodging at the Shiripuno Lodge.

DAY 5: 

After breakfast, navigate upstream to the Waorani Community; early canoe rides are great to surprises animals crossing the river such as Capybaras, Tapir or resting Caimans; birds such as Macaws and Toucans also can be seen from the canoe. 
At the Waorani Community you will see the effects of cultural expose by which are living all the different indigenous groups in the Amazon.The Waorani People still keep most of their traditions alive such as: hunting with blowguns and poisoned darts, their unique language Wao Terero, the knowledge of the Rainforest and oral traditions. Responsible tourism brings revenues to all the families at different levels by selling handcrafts, canoe drivers, native guides, housekeeping, kitchen assistants and others activities. Lunch.
We’ll continue the navigation upstream to the bridge where we are going to take the bus back to Coca (arrival at 16:30 approx.).

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE StandarD
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $640
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $800
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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.
  • Rubber boots (only up to # 43)

 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.
  • Rubber boots (size larger than #43).
  • Personal equipment: flashlight, water poncho.
  • Ticket price $20

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