The Kichwa Añangu people welcome you to take a glance at the ways of life within the Community. Engaging encounters at our Cultural Center will introduce you to our community, ancestral customs, traditional practices, and so much more.
This amazing experience begins with a rewarding 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing, a short 5 minute drive to the port in the Napo River will take you onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we will boat along the Napo for approximately 2 hours. Some birds can be spotted on the way. After arriving at Napo Wildlife Center’s welcoming area, we take a magical and peaceful 2 hour dugout-canoe along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. This is a great chance to spot wildlife, various species of monkeys, and large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. You will arrive at the lodge by late afternoon.read more
After a buffet breakfast, experience the life above the forest floor by visiting the 36-meter canopy tower. This tower is located about 30 minutes from the lodge deep within the forest. Get a good sample of the 567 species recorded so far, with a close look at colorful tanagers, macaws, toucans, flycatchers and even Spider or Howler Monkeys feeding themselves on the nearby trees. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to the guests of the Napo Wildlife Center. Return to the lodge for a typical Ecuadorian lunch. After lunch there are many options to choose from before you start the afternoon activity: climb the central tower for birdwatching, or just relax in your hammock. In the afternoon, hike through a marvelous terra- firme forest to discover the ecology and the role of plants in the complex world of the Tropical Rain-Forest: vines, ancient trees, bromeliads, and orchids stand out in this impressive natural garden. After the hike, explore the surrounding creeks with the possibility of running into a Giant otter family. A delicious dinner awaits you.read more
This morning we will visit the best parrot clay licks in Ecuador! We will start and paddle downstream on the Añangu creek as far as the welcome area. Then, take the motor boat for a 10 minute ride for a wonderful view of thousands of parrots such as the amazon-mealy, blue-headed, orange –cheek, among others landing on the earth to eat some clay. Later, back to the welcome area and a short hike to the parakeets’ clay lick, where hundreds of cobalt-winged parakeets remain on the top of the trees searching for the best time to get minerals form the clay. We will eat lunch at Napo Cultural Center. In the afternoon, we will visit the interpretation area to learn about traditions of the ancestral Kichwa community of Añangu. We'll head back to the lodge late in the afternoon where you’ll be welcomed back with a refreshing fruit drink.read more
This morning we will hike along the Tiputini trail and its terra-firma forests and swamp forests, searching for more wildlife such as Golden-Mantled Tamarins, White-Faced capuchin monkey, two and three toed sloths, pigmy squirrels, carnivores and their tracks on the forest floor. We'll head back to the lodge for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the afternoon, paddle canoes will take you to explore deeper areas in the surrounding creeks with more possibilities of seeing unique wildlife. After dinner you will listen to talk from the Napo Wildlife Center about community.read more
This morning, we will eat an early breakfast, and partake in our last excursion. We'll canoe back to the Napo river, where the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys, hoatzins, blackcapped donacobius, or other birds. The motorized canoe will take you back to Coca, for the flight back to Quito.
Standard Cabins and Suites
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Canoe ride only
Rubber Boots, Rain Coat
We can provide airtickets from Quito to El Coca, with all dispatch assistance.
Private departures, for just you and your friends or family