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AMAZON TOURS

Rebecca Adventure Travel has selected several amazing Amazon tours, to make your journey to this diverse country complete. You can try to spot animals and make incredible hikes in several parts of the Oriente. Here you can find all the different Amazon tours.


3/4/5 DAYS AMAZON NAPO ADVENTURE (13NAC)

Napo is an Ecuadorian province, located at the eastern side of the country. Its capital is Tena. The province contains the majestic Napo River, which is one of the main affluents of the Amazonas. The thick rainforest is home to many natives that remain isolated by preference: descendants of those who avoid the Spanish invasion in the Andes and the Inca’s years before. Tena, the capital, is known as the Cinnamon capital of Ecuador, originally founded by missionary explorers and is located at 420m above sea level with a temperature between 25˚C and 32˚C  (77˚F – 89˚F). Tena is famous for the rainforest and the rivers that surround it. It has some of the best rafting and kayaking activities in Ecuador. The lodge of this program in located 20 minutes away by public or private transportation from Tena city, making it very easy to access and it is on the banks of the huge Napo river.

Amazon Napo Adventure, Amazon Sunset

Napo River, Ecuador


ITINERARY

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included
D = Dinner included

DAY 1 (D):
ARRIVAL AT THE LODGE
A beautiful drive through the stunning Andean Mountains brings you to Cotococha Amazon Lodge, where you are welcomed by the friendly staff. After settling in your cozy cabin, built in a traditional design, you have the opportunity to enjoy the Jacuzzi and outdoor pool. Since the lodge is surrounded by tropical rainforest and located at the banks of the Napo River, you immediately feel connected with nature. At night a delicious, candlelit dinner is served in the charming restaurant. Afterwards, you can relax and enjoy a tropical cocktail or another drink around the fireplace, while the crew tells you about the adventures to come. You spend the night in your comfortable cabin with the peaceful sounds of the jungle in the background.
Accommodation in Cotococha Amazon Lodge or similar. 

DAY 2 (B, L, D):
CANOE TRIP- AMAZOONICO CENTER- ANACONDA ISLAND
Your first day in the Amazon Rainforest starts with a fresh breakfast in the open restaurant. Next, you embark the canoe to travel across the Napo River. Keep your eyes open, because birds, and maybe even monkeys, are always hiding in the trees. Prior to arrival in the village of Misahualli, local authorities conduct a routine control for which you need to bring your passport. After a short walk through the village, the group continues to the AmaZOOnico Rescue Center, a foundation dedicated to the rescue and recovery of animals that were victims of illegal trafficking. During this visit, you learn about the foundation´s work and observe Amazon species, such as toucans, sloths, monkeys, and wild cats. Today’s lunch is a delightful picnic on the riverbank, after which you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the river. By canoe you search for caimans around Anaconda Island, to subsequently desembark and explore the small island by foot. Back at the lodge, you have the opportunity to make artisanal chocolate during a workshop. This wonderful day ends with a nice dinner and relaxing around the fireplace or at the bar.
Accommodation in Cotococha Amazon Lodge or similar. 

Napo Waterfall

DAY 3 (B):
SWIMMING IN THE WATERFALL- AMAZONE HIKE – NOCTURNAL HIKE 
After a delicious breakfast and a short canoe trip, you start a one-hour hike to the waterfall. Your professional guide leads you through the secondary rainforest where you have the opportunity to see tropical birds and monkeys playing in the treetops. Upon arrival at the waterfall ‘La Cascada de Latas’, you can bath in the crystal clear water while enjoying the serene environment and jungle sounds. This is an amazing experience in the middle of nature! You can return to the lodge by foot, canoe, or even by tube if you feel adventurous. In the afternoon you learn about the local flora and fauna and how the Amazon people use particular plants for medicinal purposes, during a hike through the primary rainforest. After about three hours, the group returns to the lodge, where a wonderful dinner and the cozy fireplace awaits you. Tonight you have the opportunity to explore the mysterious rainforest during an evening walk.
Accommodation in Cotococha Amazon Lodge or similar. 

* DAY 4 ADDITIONAL DAY ACTIVITY (B, L, D):
LOCAL COMMUNITY – PAYTAWE LAGOON 
Today you visit an Amazon community to learn about the local lifestyle and traditions. Women of the village show you around and tell you about the crops they grow, such as yucca (cassava), banana, and cocoa. Also, you witness how these Quechua women produce pottery and share other traditional domestic skills. They offer you the typical drink of the jungle,´Chicha de Yuca´, a fermented beverage that is very important in social events. Subsequently, members of the community show you the traditional methods of searching for gold and fishing on the shores of the Napo River. This excursion is not just about listening and watching; you are part of these local activities! In the afternoon you visit the Paytawe Lagoon, a lake with a very high diversity of birds. During this one-hour canoe trip, you have the opportunity to spot different bird species, such as the pre-historic hoatzins, woodpeckers, and Gallinula purpura. With some luck, you might also see monkeys, sloths, armadillos, or other animals. Afterwards, you return to the lodge to enjoy the facilities and the beautiful surroundings.
Accommodation in Cotococha Amazon Lodge or similar. 

*DAY 5 (B):
DEPARTURE FROM LODGE
The last morning of this Amazon adventure has already arrived. After breakfast, you prepare for the departure of Cotococha Amazon Lodge and the continuation of your journey.

Important Note: Accommodation and itinerary might change due to Lodge availability

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Amazon Lodge, Tena, Ecuador


INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation in bungalows with double bed and private bathroom.
  • Spanish speaking local guide.
  • Luxe Napo Tours: English speaking guide.
  • Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Activities and excursions as described in the itinerary.
  • Rubber boots and life jackets.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English, and Spanish.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation: Quito – Tena – Quito.
  • Standard Napo tours: don’t include English speaking guide.
  • Personal equipment, flashlight, mosquito repellent, sun block, waterproof clothing.
  • Extra food and beverages.
  • Optional tips for the guide.

PRICES – STANDARD

2 Nights
$ 205 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
$ 280 p.p. based on 1 guest

3 Nights
$ 325 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
$ 400 p.p. based on 1 guest

4 Nights
$ 430 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
$ 585 p.p. based on 1 guest

PRICES – LUXE

* Same itinerary but including semi-private transportation from and to Quito & English speaking guide

2 Nights
$ 590 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
$ 665 p.p based on 1 guest

3 Nights
$ 750 p.p. based on 2 or more guests
$ 825 p.p. based on 1 guest


TRAVEL STYLE

This Amazon Napo Adventure tour is Fixed Group TourThis means you have the same group and tour leader during your whole tour. Click here if you want more information about our different travel styles.

 

Toucan

Jungle Toucan


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect your Camera and important documents passports and ID from the rain. Also, a headlight, since it can get very dark during the night.
  • If you like to enjoy watching animals please get some binoculars.
  • It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Some activities in the Amazon depend on weather conditions, such as caiman searching.
  • Please bring your own rain poncho. In the Amazon, the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get wet.
  • If you like to enjoy watching Animals in the Amazon, please get some binoculars (10×40 are much better).
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the guests so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • Team: the enthusiastic international travel agents have lots of travel experience themselves;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and her team;
  • 24/7 assistance: the team can be contacted 24/7 by phone (including Whatsapp) in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch);
  • Insurances: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all mandatory insurances for tour operators.

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