Yacuma Ecolodge Jungle Package
4 Days / 3 Nights
$460P/P Double Occupancy
The Ecuadorian Amazon is one of the most easily accessible jungle zones in South America and is a heaven for nature-lovers. Much of the rainforest remains unexplored and is only sparsely populated with indigenous settlements along the tributaries of the great rivers. Yacuma Ecolodge is a comfortable, cozy and the perfect destination for nature lovers!
Day 01 Arrival in Yacuma Lodge (D)
We'll leave Quito early in the morning and travel in the direction of Baeza by public bus 3 hrs(or private transport at extra cost). Our guide-companion will take us to the city of Tena and after lunch, we will continue our journey 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'll have time to settle in the lodge's bungalows (accommodations in twin or double bed rooms). After diner, if weather permits, we will make a silent navigation on the Napo River to observe the beauty of the jungle by night. (D).
Day 02 Jungle hikes (B, L, D)
After breakfast we'll 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'll 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. (B, L, D).
Day 03 Huambuno River (B, D, BB)
In the morning, we'll travel further along the Napo River towards the mouth of Huambuno River. We navigate on this river till we arrive at the small lagoon where we make a short trek to observe Caymans and hoatzins. Our crew will serve a box 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'll return to the lodge late in the afternoon and after dinner we invite you to have a drink at our social evening. (B, LB, D).
Day 04 Departure (B)
After breakfast we'll begin our return navigation along the Napo River to Santa Rosa (or San Pedro) village. From here transport will be provided back to Tena and from Tena to Quito. (B).