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Amazon Lodges: 3 and 4 Night Galapagos Extensions: Experience the Amazon from a Top Ecolodge

Days: 4-5 | From: $1,575/person

Explore the Amazon from a top-quality jungle lodge, taking fascinating excursions into the rainforest to see the area's diverse animal and plant life.

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  • Amazon Jungle
    3-4 nights: stay in a premier ecotourism lodge

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1

Fly Over the Andes to the Amazon Jungle

Fly from Quito over the towering Andes and land in the jungle town of Coca, in the Amazon basin. Travel upriver in a motorized canoe, then take a short hike into the jungle before boarding a dugout canoe to paddle across a jungle lake. Your lodge is the only lodge in the Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and sits at the edge of Añangu Lake, a tranquil lagoon filled with piranha and surrounded by the sounds of howler monkeys and birdsong.

Accommodations: Napo Wildlife Center

Located in Ecuador's Amazon Basin, the Napo Wildlife Center is the only lodge in the Yasuní National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The lodge complex sits on the shore of Añangu Lake, within the ancestral territory of the Añangu Quichua Community. Each of the 16 individual cabañas are screened against insects, and each offers a private terrace with lake and rainforest views, private bathroom, electricity, and ceiling fan. The central structure of the complex, where meals are served, also offers several comfortable social areas, including a bar and reading lounge. Excursions are co-lead by experienced bilingual Ecuadorian guides and Añangu native guides, and include hiking, night walks, birding, canoeing, and climbing the two observation towers to look out over the jungle.

Access
Reaching the remote Napo Wildlife Center is an adventure. From the Quito airport, fly over the spectacular Andes Mountains to the jungle city of Coca. You will be transferred to the dock, where a motorized canoe waits to take you approximately 2 hours down the Napo River. Upon arrival at the Napo Wildlife Center landing dock, you will walk into the jungle toward the beautiful Añangu Lake for another 2 hour ride, this time in a dugout paddle canoe (motorized transport is not allowed within the Añangu Reserve) to reach the lodge.

*Includes: Dinner

Alternative lodging options: La Selva Ecolodge, Sacha Jungle Lodge, Kapawi Ecolodge
Days 2-3

Explore the Amazon Jungle in Search of Unique Plant and Animal Life

Explore the Amazon Jungle and learn about the life it supports.

Excursions vary depending on the weather and the time of year, but usually include visiting local oxbow lakes, taking night walks, and learning to scout for elusive animal and bird life in the vastness of the jungle. This is one of the most biodiverse places on the entire planet, and the sheer variety of plant and animal species is truly awesome. If you are doing a 5 day program, you would add one more day to explore additional sites in the area.

Accommodations: Napo Wildlife Center

*Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Return to Quito / Depart for Home or Your Next Destination

Quito

Paddle back across the lake and head downriver to Coca, where you will fly out over the Andes back to Quito for your flight home or to your next destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

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Reviews From This Trip

5 stars

  • Our guides at Napo were very memorable and personable. It meant a lot to us that they actually grew up in the rain forest.
    Irene McDermott
  • The entire Napo wildlife lodge staff is amazing. They all go out of their way to make their guests comfortable.
    Shetah Shah
  • Everything was planned so well and we were able to really relax and enjoy. The recommendation especially to the Napo Wildlife Center was a great one!
    Kari Simonian

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