Fixed departure date, every Friday*
*Note: Minimum of two passengers required for a departure date.
Day 1 TENA – YACUNA LODGE (D)
Upon arrival in Tena, our guide-companion will wait for you in Tena and then will transfer you to the indigenous village of Santa Rosa (or San Pedro). From here by canoe, we will travel downstream along the Napo River, arriving at Yacuma Lodge in the late afternoon. You will have time to settle in the lodge’s bungalows (accommodation in twin or double bedded rooms). After dinner, we take a silent navigation on the Napo River to observe the beauty of the jungle by night.
Day 2 YACUNA LODGE (B – L – D)
After breakfast, we will begin a 3-hour trek through the rainforest. Along the way, an indigenous guide will show us the many species of plants and describe their medicinal purposes to us. With a little luck, we will see monkeys and birds such as oropendolas and parrots. After lunch, we will visit the Quechua indigenous community, where you will have the opportunity to learn about local customs and the way of life of the native people of the jungle. Later in the afternoon, you may like to enjoy a refreshing swim in the river or try your hand at fishing.
Day 3 YACUNA LODGE (B – L – D)
In the morning, we will travel further along the Napo River towards the mouth of Huambuno River. We navigate this river until we arrive at the small lagoon where we make a short trek to observe caymans and hoatzins. Our crew will serve a boxed lunch on the way. Later in the afternoon, you will have the rare opportunity to try panning for gold on the shores of Napo River. We will return to the lodge late in the afternoon and after dinner, we invite you to have a drink at our social evening.
Day 4 YACUNA LODGE – TENA (B)
After breakfast, we will begin our return navigation along the Napo River to Santa Rosa (or San Pedro) village. From here, transport back to Tena and from Tena you can take a transport (or fly) to Quito.
End of our services
Food Code = (B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner.
LHEAAMA001 *Please note, prices based on twin share, per person, fixed departure, shared services. Minimum two passengers needed for a departure. Private services available at extra cost. Note: The rate does not include transport from Quito to Tena or San Pedro. Public transport Quito – San Pedro cost A$ 80.00 / Private Transfer Quito to San Pedro cost A$ 210.00 (2 passengers) / Flight from Quito to Tena estimated around A$ 300.00. Optional tours not included and are at extra cost. The itinerary & pricing can change at any time due to availability & of activities. Please check our website for full terms and conditions*
More on Ecuador:
Ecuador – The State of the Andes has its name because of its location on the equator. Ecuador is situated in the northwest of South America and borders in the north with Colombia, in the east and south with Peru and borders in the west upon the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador is a country with everything: Volcanoes, the Amazon Jungle, Galapagos Islands, and Colonial Cities. It’s impossible not to fall in love with the country.
More about the place you will visit:
By heading east from the capital, the traveler will arrive to one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions of the world in no time at all. The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most easily accessible jungle zones in South America and is heaven for nature-lovers. Much of the rainforest remains unexplored and sparsely populated with indigenous settlements along the tributaries of the great rivers. However, there is well-developed tourist infrastructure throughout the jungle, which aims to provide visitors with the comfort and safety that they need, but at the same time consciously preserving the natural habitat.
These tropical lowlands in the east of Ecuador represent 45% of the country’s territory. The dense primary forest is one of earth’s greatest ecosystems and is the home of an incredible diversity of fauna, including howler monkeys, caimans, jaguars, freshwater dolphins and over 700 species of birds and flora such as rare and beautiful orchids and the immense ceiba tree.
Visa Requirements to Ecuador:
Visas are not required for Australians when the maximum stay is 90 days.
When visiting Galapagos you may obtain a Transit Control Card – Fee: USD 10.00 (Ingala Fee)*.
*Note: The fee can change at any time without prior notice. To obyain accurate information double check with your travel agent at the moment of booking.
For more information consult your nearest Ecuadorian embassy/consulate.