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5 Days Private Culture and Wildlife Tour in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Yasuni National Park, Ecuador

Yasuni Wildlife Tour Ecuador

Join Selva Verde in this Yasuni National Park that lets you experience the culture and wildlife of Yasuni National Park. Get the chance to finding different species of monkeys and birds. Visit a tapir and a forbidden saladero, observe species of insects, spiders, spiders, and nocturnal monkeys, and observe five to seven species of parrots. Different activities for bird watching will be available for you to see the scarlet macaws and parakeets owls. You will also get to visit the school of the children in the community and integrate with the Kichuwa women's organization where you can see and participate in a typical dance and know about the ancestral culture and tradition of the Amazon.

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Minimum of 2 and maximum of 20 participants.
  • Children from the age of 3 years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian
  • Starting point and ending point: Coca
  • Spanish, English speaking guide.

Highlights

  • 6 nature walks or treks
  • Explore Yasuni National Park
  • Integrate with the Kichuwa women's organization
  • Bird watching to see scarlet macaw and parakeets owls
  • Find various species of monkeys, birds, spiders, and nocturnal monkeys
  • Full board meals and purified water for drinking
  • Certified bilingual naturalist guide
  • 4 nights' accommodation

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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be accommodated either at tents or cabins at your choice. Tents are for two people with mattresses, sheets, quilts, and pillows. While for those wanting to stay in cabins, there are double, triple, and quadruple rooms available. Beds with mattresses, pillows, musketeers, private bathroom and shower, restaurant, and electric generator will be provided.

Program

Day 1: Coca to Yasuni National Park

The tour starts from the city of Fráncico de Orellana el Coca, responsible person in receiving you is Mr. Luis Zapata administrator of Selva Verde Tours. If you arrive by plane Quito Coca will be picked up at the airport in the city of Coca, if you travel by bus or private vehicle it will be the meeting point in the marina of the port of the city of Coca, or if you stay at a hotel the city of Coca will pick you up at 9 a.m. in the morning after your breakfast. Transfer to the pier of the Napo River jetty where you will be given a talk in general before departure.

Then you will sail in river canoe to travel for 75 kilometers for 3 hours to the station of the Yasuní Park rangers where you will camp for three nights in comfortable tents. After lunch, at 4 p.m. in the afternoon, you will walk two and a half through the primary forest where you will discover all its fauna and flora, dinner and rest.

Day 2: Nature walks in Curí Muyo

At 5 in the morning, you will get up to be served a delicious breakfast. Departure by canoe for 25 minutes to the sector of Curí Muyo where you will walk through the jungle for 45 minutes to the saladero, home of mammals and birds, here is the possibility of finding species of monkeys and birds that come to eat clay full of minerals and proteins to detoxify their stomach. After this visit you continue to the first observation tower of 45 meters high where you can see the great extent of its primary forest and the beautiful landscape of the Napo River, you can also observe birds and monkeys from the top of the tower.

After this visit you will hike in the jungle for 2 to 3 hours where you will discover its fauna. Return to the camp where a delicious lunch awaits you, after a break in the afternoon you will sail in canoe to observe monkeys and birds on the banks of the river Napo. Dinner and short walk to a tapir and forbidden saladero, back to the camp you will observe species of insects, spiders, and nocturnal monkeys.

Day 3: Birdwatching

At 6 in the morning get breakfast. Visit the second saladero where only parrot species arrive. In this saladero, there is the possibility of observing 5 to 7 species of parrots depending on good weather and sunny weather. Then you will walk for an hour through the jungle to the third saladero only of parrots. Scarlet macaw macaws arrive from the months of September to February of each year. To observe parakeets is throughout the year, to observe these species of birds you have to have a lot of patience and persevere and wait within a refuge between 2 to 3 hours depending on the weather.

Returning to the camp you will go through another path visiting a couple of owls. In the afternoon after lunch and a break, you will make a 1-hour walk in the jungle to discover its fauna and flora. At 6 p.m., dinner. At 6:30 p.m., departure to another saladero where tapir and deer arrives, or other nocturnal animal species. Ascent to tower to observe the stars. Return to the camp and rest.

Day 4: Integration with the Kichuwa women community

At 6 in the morning breakfast. Then walk for 2 hours along the path of Asia, the second tower and community, during this walk you can observe many species of birds and monkeys in the open field. Agriculture of the people of this community where they grow coffee, cocoa, bananas, yucca, corn, and fruit trees. Arrival and climb to the second observation tower of birds, monkeys and its beautiful landscape of an expanse of palm trees.

Then you will visit the school of the children in the community, introduction, and general explanation about their project with the eco-tourism inside the Yasuní Park. Integration with the Kichuwa women's organization where you can see and participate in a typical dance and its ancestral culture of the Amazon, here you will hear narrating their stories, legends and stories of the indigenous people who live inside the Yasuní, traditions and more conviviality, additional you can help with purchases of craft souvenirs made by the families of this community.

Rebound to the camp in a canoe where you will serve a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you cross by canoe to the sector of Pilche where you will walk for 2 hours through the primary forest, in this walk you will observe monkeys, birds, giant ceiba tree, arrival to Mandí Cocha lagoon and canoe navigation by river canyon, here you will see beautiful mangrove trees within the canyon, observation of full species of birds. (Stinking Pava - Hoatzin-stinking turkey, Osprey Osprey, Crying Unicorn Anbima Cornuta, Jacana Jacana, Grater Ani, Limpkin Carrao, Red-capped Cardinal, Martine fisherman, Cocoi Heron, Fasciated Tiger-Heron, Neotropical Cormorant, Aninga Anbinga anbinga, carpenters). Manta rays, after this navigation I return by the path to the Napo River. Cross in a canoe to camp dinner and rest.

Day 5: End of tour

At 4:30 in the morning you get up, 5 a.m. breakfast. Then departure by the footpath 1 that takes you between 4 hours in giving the return with a visit to the big saladero of pigs pecarís. And if you do the complete circuit of 5 to 6 hours by jaguar trail 1 and guangana road where it is possible to observe animal species, huge trees, palm trees, lianas, arrival at the camp and lunch, lifted from the camp and canoeing to the Coca where the tour ends from 4 to 5 p.m.

Location

The Yasuní National Park is located in the Republic of Ecuador since its creation on July 26, 1979. It extends over an area of 9820 square kilometers in the provinces of Pastaza and Orellana in the Napo River. Tiputini, Yasuní, Nashiño, Cononaco, and Curaray, are tributaries that join the Napo River and flow into the Amazon. The fundamentally Selvatic park was declared by Unesco in 1989 as a biosphere reserve and is part of the territory where the Waorani Nationality is located and two Wao factions, the Taggaeri and Taromenane are grouped in voluntary isolation, the Yasuní park is one of the Most biodiverse areas of the Earth, the studies speak of 150 species of amphibians, 121 of reptiles, 598 species of birds, 204 of mammals, in flora 2113 species have been identified and it is estimated that there would be around 3100.

Yasuní National Park is the largest protected area in Ecuador and is one of the most important in South America. According to the documents of the creation of the Park and current estimates (2009) of the Ministry of Environment, the surface of the PNY is 1'007.738,3 Ha. In 1989, UNESCO designated this area as the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, with a surface of 2'366.182 Ha. that have as core to the Yasuní National Park.

Food

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

What's included

  • Private motorized river transport
  • Purified water for drinking
  • Lodging in camping tents or cabins
  • Full board meals
  • Payment to all visits
  • Certified bilingual naturalist guide (English, Spanish)
  • Scheduled excursions full activities
  • An electric generator for charging cameras and flashlights
  • Rubber boots (only up to #44)
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Personal equipment
  • Hand torch
  • Rain poncho
  • Binoculars or bird book
  • First-day breakfast or dinner on the last day of the tour
  • Taxes 12%
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Tips or alcoholic beverages
  • Rubber boots (size greater than # 44)
  • Aero or terrestrial transport
  • Quito-Coca-Quito

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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