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3 Day Wildlife Tour in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Ecuador

Yasuni Pilchi Lodge, Ecuador

Exciting Safari in Ecuador

Join for an excursion into the wilds of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador. There get a chance to spot different species such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, species of birds - oropendolas, parrots, toucans, cormorant, cacique, tapir, peccaries etc. This is a privileged area, full of exuberant flora and fauna species and also home to an indigenous tribe!

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 2
  • Main wildlife to be viewed: Parrots, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys
  • Starting point and ending point: Coca

Highlights

  • Jungle walks
  • Spot wildlife in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve
  • Take a canoe and explore Laguna Mandi Cocha
  • Local guide and rubber boots
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals

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2 activity days
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Accommodation

During this safari, you will be staying in a private cabin with private bathroom at the Yasuni Pilchi Lodge.

Program

DAY 1 Coca to Pilchi Lodge

Leaving the city of Coca at 9 a.m., arriving at Pilchi Lodge at 12 p.m. After a welcome cocktail, you’ll get settled in your cabin. At 1 p.m. you will have lunch. After 3 p.m. get ready to go for a walk in the jungle to an animal reserve inside the Yasuni Reserve Biosphere, where you will feel the intimate contact of the Amazon rainforest and where you will find parrots, toucans, and some species of monkeys. During the trek, you might find with some lucksahinos or tapir. On the way back to the lodge, you will have the opportunity to experience the nocturnal world of rodents, reptiles, amphibians etc. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.

DAY 2 Parrot saladero and the tower

%At 5:30 a.m. the breakfast will be ready after you will visit a parrot saladero located on the banks of Napo river where flocks of parrots come to eat the salty mineral. This activity is usually successful depending on the weather. After a short easy 25-minute walk you will visit a 45 meters high tower, from here you can see some species of birds or monkeys. You will also visit another amazing parrot saladero where, in certain seasons, you can see up to 11 species of parrots. Here you will have the time - and the perfect opportunity - to take as many pictures as you like. After the tower, you will return to the lodge to have lunch. And around 3 p.m. you will go to a beach in Napo River to bathe and enjoy the beautiful Yasuni sunset. At 5:30 p.m you will return to the lodge, dinner, and rest.

DAY 3 Departure

Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., you will visit a Kichwa community to learn about their culture, customs, and traditions (this visit is optional). Finally, you will go back to the city of Coca, arriving at 4 p.m. End of services.

Location

Pilchi community is located 64 kilometers from the city of Coca, about 2.5 to 3 hours of navigation down the Napo river. It limits the Orellana and Sucumbios Province and two protected areas: The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve and the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.

Located right in the buffer zone, just 500 meters from these important reserves, it is a privileged area, full of exuberant flora and fauna. It is also the home to the Kichwas, an indigenous culture.

During the excursion in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, you can run into different species like squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys; birds like the golden oriole, parrots, toucans, cormorants, cacique and more. Sail in the enchanted lagoon of Mandi Cocha and see the black cayman, relieve ancestral legends and experience life.

Nearby places

  • Coca - 64 kilometers

Food

This safari includes all meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On the last day, you can visit the Kichwa community and witness and learn bout their indigenous culture.

What's included

  • Jungle walks in Yasuni Biosphere Reserve
  • Canoe tour of Laguna Mandi Cocha
  • Private river transport
  • Local guide
  • All meals
  • Rubber boots
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Additional drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Purchase of crafts
  • Personal expenses
  • Water ponchos
  • Contribution to the community 20 USD
  • Cultural activity 20 USD per person
  • Specialized guide

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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