YARINA LODGE

YARINA LODGE

in the Lower Napo area, this means that there are more species of animals, birds, flora, reptiles and insects per hectare than on other sides of the shores of the Bajo Napo and its surroundings. The YARINA Ecological Reserve is located on the banks of the Napo River, just 60 minutes by motorized canoe ride from the city of El Coca. The Napo River is the largest tributary of the Amazon River, located in the very heart of the Amazon Basin.

ACTIVITIES:
Opportunity to observe medicinal plants, birds, animals, Short walks of 4 hours approx, Visit to the Bird Observation Tower, Observation of techniques and materials used by indigenous people for gold panning. Piranha fishing, Canoe tour through the lagoon.
Practice with the blowpipe or blowgun, Night canoe tour, Opportunity to observe alligators, reptiles and nocturnal birds, Visit to an indigenous Quichua family from the East, We will learn their customs and traditions, Night walk. Observation of the night life of the jungle, Canoeing around the lagoons and rivers of the reserve, Meeting with the SHAMAN (upon request), Night camping in the very heart of the forest (optional)

PROGRAMS

Welcome to the fantastic world of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle "YARINA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE", a true paradise located in the province of Orellana, next to the YASUNI National Park.

The adventure begins with a 30-minute flight from the city of Quito, to the city of El Coca, crossing the majestic Andes, flying over and enjoying the beauty of the Ecuadorian jungle, and then navigating the waters of the Napo River, the main tributary of the river. Amazonas, up to its confluence with the Manduro River.

The journey from the city of El Coca, towards the YARINA Ecological Reserve, for approximately 1 hour, is carried out in comfortable motorized and covered canoes, appreciating the beautiful riverside landscapes, the homes of the Quichua communities, which still maintain their customs and traditions as is the elaboration of chicha de yuca.

PROGRAM 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Yarina Eco Lodge.
All the programs of our visitors begin with their arrival at the Lodge, then lunch - first day - and end after breakfast and transfer to the city of El Coca - last day -.

DAY 1: 
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOREST
At 1 in the afternoon, we take the canoe at the pier in the city of Coca, and we sail along the Napo river - approx. 1 hour - until we reach the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where they await us with a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon we will visit the Socali Trail, characterized by the variety of jungle terrain that it crosses. This trail is used as an introduction route to the primary forest. Return to the lodge; Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 2: 
SWAMP DAY
After breakfast we will go to the Capibara Trail, the same one that will fill us with adventure when crossing its marshy lands characterized by housing a large number of palms that are not observed in any other type of terrain.

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon we will put aside our rubber boots and hiking clothes for shorts and a T-shirt (recommended) take a small canoe and enjoy a pleasant piranha fishing.

In the evening after dinner, we will take a night ride in rowing boats through the lagoon and rivers in search of alligators and nocturnal birds that inhabit the place.

DAY 3: 
BIRDS DAY
breakfast. We will equip ourselves to walk. We will take a canoe and sail upriver into the jungle, delighting ourselves with the observation of butterflies, orchids, amphibians, all this until we reach the Dos Ramas trail where we will take a short walk to learn more about medicinal plants, birds and animals.

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, after lunch, at 2:00 pm, the canoe leaves for the return to the city of Coca.

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PROGRAM 

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Yarina Eco Lodge.
All the programs of our visitors begin with their arrival at the Lodge, then lunch - first day - and end after breakfast and transfer to the city of El Coca - last day -.

DAY 1: 
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOREST
At 1 in the afternoon, we take the canoe at the pier in the city of Coca, and we sail along the Napo river - approx. 1 hour - until we reach the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where they await us with a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon we will visit the Socali Trail, characterized by the variety of jungle terrain that it crosses. This trail is used as an introduction route to the primary forest. Return to the lodge; Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 2: 
SWAMP DAY 
After breakfast we will head towards the Capibara Trail, the same one that will fill us with adventure as we cross its swampy lands characterized by housing a large number of palms that are not observed in any other type of terrain.Return to the Lodge for lunch.In the afternoon we will put aside our rubber boots and hiking clothes for shorts and a T-shirt (recommended) take a small canoe and enjoy a pleasant piranha fishing.In the evening after dinner, we will take a night ride in rowing boats through the lagoon and rivers in search of alligators and nocturnal birds that inhabit the place.

DAY 3: 
BIRDS DAY
breakfast. We will equip ourselves to walk. We will take a canoe and sail upriver into the jungle, delighting ourselves with the observation of butterflies, orchids, amphibians, all this until we reach the Dos Ramas trail where we will take a short walk to learn more about medicinal plants, birds and animals.

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon we will take the Tucán trail that will take us to one of the highest Observation Towers in the Amazon. Upon arrival at the tower we will remain in its viewpoint observing a wide variety of high altitude birds.

In the evening, after dinner, we will take a short night walk into the forest, to learn about the nightlife and night sounds of the forest. A great experience.

DAY 4: 
RETURN
After breakfast, at 09.00 am, the canoe leaves back to the city of Coca, to then move to the airport or the bus station.

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PROGRAM 

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

Every day of the week we offer you a different and authentic itinerary to enjoy at Yarina Eco Lodge.
All the programs of our visitors begin with their arrival at the Lodge, then lunch - first day - and end after breakfast and transfer to the city of El Coca - last day -.

DAY 1: 
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOREST
At 1 in the afternoon, we take the canoe at the pier in the city of Coca, and we sail along the Napo river - approx. 1 hour - until we reach the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where they await us with a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon we will visit the Socali Trail, characterized by the variety of jungle terrain that it crosses. This trail is used as an introduction route to the primary forest. Return to the lodge; Dinner and accommodation.

DAY 2: 
SWAMP DAY
After breakfast we will head towards the Capibara Trail, the same one that will fill us with adventure as we cross its swampy lands characterized by housing a large number of palms that are not observed in any other type of terrain.

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon we will put aside our rubber boots and hiking clothes for shorts and a T-shirt (recommended) take a small canoe and enjoy a pleasant piranha fishing.

In the evening after dinner, we will take a night ride in rowing boats through the lagoon and rivers in search of alligators and nocturnal birds that inhabit the place.

DAY 3: 
BIRDS DAY
Breakfast. We will equip ourselves to walk. We will take a canoe and sail upriver into the jungle, delighting ourselves with the observation of butterflies, orchids, amphibians, all this until we reach the Dos Ramas trail where we will take a short walk to learn more about medicinal plants, birds and animals.

Return to the Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon we will take the Tucán trail that will take us to one of the highest Observation Towers in the Amazon. Upon arrival at the tower we will remain in its viewpoint observing a wide variety of high altitude birds.

In the evening, after dinner, we will take a short night walk into the forest, to learn about the nightlife and night sounds of the forest. A great experience.

DAY 4: 
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF..
After breakfast we will take the motorized canoe and we will go outside the limits of the reserve to visit an indigenous family from the Quichua del Oriente community.

Our guides will instruct the group about the customs, traditions and way of life of this community. We will delight ourselves with a delicious typical lunch, prepared by our hosts - MAITO DE PESCADO - Return to the Lodge.

In the afternoon we will equip ourselves to walk and visit the Guatusos trail, a site where we will have a new opportunity to learn through our guides the use of some plants within the indigenous culture, in addition to being able to delight ourselves with the sounds of birds, insects and animals. Return to the Lodge for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 5: 
RETURN
After breakfast, at 09.00 am, the canoe leaves back to the city of Coca, to then move to the airport or the bus station.

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RATES 2022 

All rates are per person.

ACCOMMODATION DOUBLE StandarD
3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS $440
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS $550
5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS $650
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 INCLUDED 

  • Canoe transportation from Coca to the Lodge
  • Accommodation
  • All meals according to program
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Guided Excursions.
  • Local naturalist guide Spanish
  • 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
  • Rubber boots (size larger than #43).
  • Personal equipment: flashlight, water poncho.
  • Internet, laundry and any other unspecified requirements.

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