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4-Day Amazon Yasuni Adventure

4 Days
Ecuador Amazon
From $1,690 p.p.

Tour Summary

This program is designed for adventurous travelers who love to experience nature. Delve into jungle life with our four-day, three-night Yasuni Amazon Adventure. Forest walks, caiman-spotting and the one-of-a-kind Canopy Walk are essentials of the expedition. Enjoy the Sacha Lodge with its 5,000-acre (2,000-hectare) ecological reserve in the Yasuni National Park in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This tour departs every day of the week except for Sunday. 


ACTIVITIES

Note: There is no fixed itinerary for the Amazon Yasuni Adventure tour. You can choose the daily activities that you want to do in consultation with the management of the lodge.

Canopy Walk
Imagine crossing the rainforest across a bridge 94 feet (36 meters) high over the treetops. This 940-foot (275-meter) sturdy walkway is fixed to the ground by three metal towers and offers an astounding opportunity to spot dozens of animals and epiphytes seldom seen from the ground, immersed in the canopy. You might even follow along with troops of monkeys as they forage through the forest. And if you don’t see them, you’ll almost certainly hear them: howler monkeys roaring through the sunset like true kings of the jungle.

Kapok Tower
You’ll feel like you’re on the very top of the world on our 135-foot (43-meter) observation tower, a platform built on the highest branches of a giant kapok tree. From here, magnificent, panoramic views of the forest unfold all around while the 500 species of birds registered in the area, including rainbow-colored toucans and parrots, become easy to spot. Climb onto the crows’ nest for the 360-degree experience, and feel like the captain of the Amazon.

Yasuni Parrot Lick
At a short distance from Sacha Lodge is Ecuador’s most accessible parrot lick, an exposed clay riverbank where multi-colored parrots of several different species gather in the early morning. In ideal conditions (sunny and dry), hundreds of parrots will perch on and eat the exposed clay in a spectacular show of sound and color! The lick is located on the edge of Yasuní National Park, which is accessible from Sacha by a short canoe trip down the Napo River.

Butterfly House
Sacha Lodge is home to one of the largest butterfly farms in Ecuador. Designed as a live exhibition conservatory, the Butterfly House is now successfully breeding nearly 40 local butterfly species. Guests will be shown how these beautiful insects are bred and raised and may roam through “the flying room” where hundreds of colorful butterflies flutter from flower to flower. Transparent glass-wing butterflies, spectacular blue morphs, striking tiger long wings, bright yellow swallowtails, and giant nocturnal owl butterflies are only a few of the species you’ll encounter here, up close and personal.

Forest Walks
Creeping along the jungle paths through the spotlights of sun filtering down through the canopy, and careful not to tread on an army of marching ants, your nature guide will point out plants and insects and the fascinating symbiosis between them. He might take you through the territory of the crested owls or spider monkeys, expertly mimicking the creatures’ call to win their trust and coax them out of hiding. When darkness falls, have your flashlight ready to spot creatures of the night, from tarantulas and boas to stick insects and frogs.

Creek Paddling
Besides being your means of transport between expeditions, creek paddling in dug-out canoes is a fabulous adventure by itself, with the bonus that it requires little physical exertion. Paddling down the streams is like entering into a tunnel leading to a lost world. Birds call in surround sound, and vast families of monkeys leap from branches overhead, a show that sometimes coincides with the setting of the sun.

Caiman Spotting by Night
A night-time expedition to look for caimans on the lake is perhaps the most magical experience of an adventure already filled with wonder. Under the cover of darkness, you will take a canoe out onto the water, and get your way lit by glittering stars. The eyes of the caiman glow ghoulishly red in the torchlight, as the amphibious creatures float along the swampy shallows.

Bird Watching
Of the incredible 1,600 bird species registered in Ecuador, 600 (37 percent) have been seen at Sacha Lodge. That’s almost 7 percent of the species found in the entire world, and you may see some of them in this Amazon Yasuni Adventure tour!

Visit the Providencia Community of Yasuni
This visit takes you to the Shipati Warmi project, an initiative run by and benefiting the women of the Providencia community of Yasuní. Through an unobtrusive dialogue, you will learn about their day-to-day lives: how they dry clothes in the jungle and the challenges of getting to school, before helping to prepare and trying traditional food. It’s an intimate, unique experience, in which we discover both the differences and similarities between our own and another culture. The Shipati Warmi project asks that each guest donate $5.

Highlights

  • checkCanopy WalkSpot dozens of animals while you cross a bridge 94 feet (36 meters) high over the treetops.
  • checkKapok TowerEnjoy magnificent panoramic views of the forest from an observation tower, a platform built on the highest branches of a giant kapok tree.
  • checkYasuni Parrot LickVisit the parrot lick where hundreds of parrots will perch on and eat the exposed clay in a spectacular show of sound and color.
  • checkButterfly HouseDiscover the “flying room” where hundreds of colorful butterflies flutter from flower to flower.
  • checkForest WalksExplore the Amazon rainforest and learn about the rich biodiversity of animals and plants of the region.
  • checkCreek PaddlingBesides being your means of transport between expeditions, creek paddling in dug-out canoes will be a fabulous activity.
  • checkCaiman Spotting by NightGo on a night-time expedition to look for caimans on the lake.
  • checkBird WatchingOf the incredible 1,600 bird species registered in Ecuador, 600 have been seen at Sacha Lodge.
  • checkCommunity VisitVisit the Providencia Community of Yasuni and learn about their day-to-day lives.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 QUITO – COCA – YASUNI RESERVE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni

    Depart Quito’s Airport at 11:00 AM (subject to change). A 30-minute flight over the Andes Mountains leads you to a bustling oil town called Coca, located in the Amazon Basin. You will have a quick lunch, and then it’s off to the town docks where you will board private canoes for the 2-hour journey down the river to Sacha’s Lodges property. A 30-minute hike through the rainforest leads you to Lake Pilchicocha. Here, you are met by native workers who will paddle you across the lake to your final destination. You will arrive at Sacha Lodge around 15:30 or 16:00 PM. After arriving, you can swim in Lake Pilchicocha. After dinner, you will have a night walk.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring. Hiking. Swimming.
    • TransportTransport:Car. Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Selva Lodge.
  • DAY 2 EXPLORING YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Parrots

    Early in the morning, you will start your first activity which will begin between 06:00 and 07:00 AM The early morning hours are the best for birdwatching in the Amazon.

    After the first activity, you will have a buffet breakfast in La Balsa, the restaurant of Sacha Lodge. After this, you will have some time to relax at the lake. You will have lunch at La Balsa around 01:00 PM

    The afternoon activity that you can choose for yourself will start at 04:00 PM. After this activity, you will have dinner in the restaurant where you can choose your food a la carte.

    Finally, there will be a night activity to experience the animals that live at night.

    * You can check some of the activities you can do in the additional information section.

    • ActivityActivity:Today, you choose your activities.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Selva Lodge.
  • DAY 3 EXPLORING YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Turtle

    You might begin the day paddling dugout canoes along tannin-rich black-water creeks and lakes, where luxuriant lianas, orchids, bromeliads, and palm trees thrive, always with the possibility of spotting animals, from the tiny pygmy marmoset to the feared ocelot or puma.

    Then, you could board the motorized canoe for a short ride along the Napo River to visit the Providencia Community of Yasuní, learning about their jungle way of life and testing out their cooking techniques, stopping to watch the parrot clay lick along the way.

    An afternoon excursion might see you trekking through pristine Terra Firme forest, where 150-foot kapok trees tower above and roots form huge buttresses to give trees support, your guide pointing out the crest owl territory and calling to the howler monkeys. You could then climb 94 feet (30 meters) up to the Canopy Walk, a 940-foot (275-meter) bridge across the treetops from where you can spot dozens of animals and birds.

    * You can check some of the activities you can do in the information section.

    • ActivityActivity:Today, you choose your activities.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:La Selva Lodge.
  • DAY 4 TRANSFER OUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Yasuni

    This is the last day of your Amazon Yasuni Adventure. You will have an early breakfast and departure from the lodge at 7:30 AM for an easy walk on the boardwalk to watch Monkeys one last time before your final departure. You will arrive in Coca and be escorted to the Coca Airport. Scheduled arrival at Quito’s Airport is at 12:30 PM.

    • ActivityActivity:Transfer out.
    • TransportTransport:Canoe. Car.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast,

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4 Day Amazon Yasuni Adventure Map

4 Day Amazon Yasuni Adventure Map

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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest$ 2,197 p.p.
2 or more guests$ 1,690 p.p.
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation Accommodation in a single, double or triple room.
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Water, coffee and tea in all meals.
  • Bus Transport Transfers from the Coca Airport to Sacha Lodge and viceversa.
  • Bus Transport Aquatic transportation.
  • Tour Guide Activities with native and bilingual guides: Treetop walk, Kapok Tower, Forest walks, Night time caiman spotting, Piranha fishing, Butterfly house, Lake Pool.
  • Activities Local taxes.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flight tickets Quito-Coca-Quito (approx. $270 p.p.)
    + Soft drinks, except the ones detailed above.
    + Alcoholic drinks.
    + Tips for guides.
    + Visit to Providencia Community of Yasuní.
    + Gift shop purchases.
    + WiFi: $5 per device per day.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2025 are subject to change.
  • For children under the age of 12, there is a 30% discount.
  • This tour departs every day of the week except for Sunday.
  • Flight tickets are $270 p.p. For children under the age of 12, flight tickets are $144 p.p.
  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect your Camera and important documents passports and ID from the rain.
  • Some activities in the Amazon depend on weather conditions, such as caiman searching.
  • If you like to enjoy watching animals, please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

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