7 DAY YASUNI AMAZON KAYAK DISCOVERY
With the Amazon Kayak Discovery you will experience the real Amazon. It is the perfect adventure for nature lovers, jungle explorers and wildlife watchers. During this tour you will discover Ecuador’s Amazon in the Yasuni National Park which is famous for its extraordinary biodiversity and its authentic indigenous cultures. While kayaking down the river you will have a feeling like the animals are following you. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to see parrots, toucans, macaws, king fishers, herons flying across the river and giant otters who will approach the canoe to have a look. Also, you will see different types of monkeys jumping from one tree to another and there will be chances of seeing jaguars. Besides, the Kichwa tribe will share their history and you will learn more about their rich connection with Mother Nature.
B = Breakfast Included
L = Lunch Included
D = Dinner Included
Day 1 (B):
ARRIVAL TO QUITO
Depending on your arrival time, you can spend your day exploring the town of Quito and the surrounding area. We can help you to organize a day trip. In the evening, one of the trip leaders will meet you at the hotel for a welcome briefing and there will be plenty of time to discuss details and answer any questions you may have regarding the adventure. Your first day is an informational and acclimation day. Accommodation at Mercure Hotel or similar.
Day 2 (B, L, D):
FLIGHT TO COCA & YASUNI PARK
Today you will catch a morning flight to Coca town and you will begin your adventure. You will take a scenic drive to the Tiputini River at the entrance of the Yasuni National park and while the guides prepare your gear, you will enjoy a riverside picnic. Your first kayaking expedition will be paddling down this fantastic river surrounded by nature and wildlife. On the way, you will have opportunities to spot river turtles, monkeys, caimans and many species of birds like Oropendola birds, caciques, king fishers, macaws, toucans, parrots and more. Accommodation at Yasuni Campsite.
Day 3 (B, L, D):
KAYAKING YASUNI PARK
After breakfast, you will continue your kayaking exploration, heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure because the more you paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. You will also take hikes to learn more about local plants and their medicinal properties. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at the camp site, located on the Tiputini River side. Your chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for you that night. Accommodation at Yasuni Campsite.
Day 4 (B, L, D):
ANACONDA LAGOON EXPLORATION
After breakfast you will start kayaking down the Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun – Cocha that means Anaconda Lagoon in the native language, this is located in the most pristine forest of the area and with luck you may see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes with incredible dark and clear waters in a flooded forest. Over here you will discover the mythic piranhas, caimans, boas and more. Later you will canoe back to the camp site and after a nice break at the hammocks, you will go on a night exploration to view insects, frogs and with luck some snakes.
Accommodation at Yasuni Campsite.
Day 5 (B, L, D):
EDUCATIONAL HIKE & VISIT TO A NATIVE COMMUNITY
In the morning you will take a hike in the pristine forest to learn about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch, you will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to learn about their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions. You will also see how they make the traditional drink called chicha. In the afternoon you will go fishing. Accommodation at Yasuní Campsite.
Day 6 (B, L):
VISIT TO CLAY LICK & BACK TO QUITO
This is an early morning because you will have to get to the clay lick the earliest possible. It is one of our best adventures in the jungle, visiting the Lamederos or Saladeros (parrot clay lick) where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots and macaws, and few predators surrounding the area. They come to feed on the clay from the mineral enriched ground, which helps them digest and detoxify from the poisons of their main diet. Such places are unique in the Amazon rainforest, because they offer a great chance to see a wide range of Amazon wildlife species. Later you will return to Coca and take the flight back to Quito. Accommodation at Mercure Hotel or similar.
Day 7 (B):
QUITO & END TOUR
Today your trip will end and you will have your International departures. Take with you your memories and photos and leave a piece of your heart, as you will want to return to Ecuador soon to experience more of this enchanted land. We wish you a “buen viaje”!
Transportation: private and comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe, dugout canoe and kayak.
Accommodation based on double occupancy: 2 nights in first class hotel in Quito, 4 nights in comfortable camping in Yasuni National Park.
Meals Included: 7 breakfast, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.
Activities: kayaking on Tiputini river, Anaconda lagoon, visiting the Yasuni National Park, animals clay lick (Saladero), hiking, visiting the native Kichwa communities, Piranha fishing, wildlife spotting and night hikes.
Gear: Expedition and inflatable kayaks, paddles, dry bags, life jackets, dugout canoe with outboard motor, rubber boots, Eureka tents, air mattresses, bathroom tent, portable toilet, social kitchen.
Trip leader: Certified EPL expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader and local guides.
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Flights Quito – Coca – Quito.
Own Room & Tent supplement $310.
Airport transfers to/from Quito airport.
Travel insurance (mandatory).
Required immunizations (mandatory) – Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B.
Additional food and beverages.
Tips for guide.
$ 1.330 p.p. with 6 or more guests
$ 1.372 p.p. with 3 – 5 guests
$ 1.414 p.p. with 2 guests
*It is also possible to take this tour without the first and last night in Quito but with the start and end in Coca.
For more detailed information about this tour please visit this link.
This is a “fixed group tour” if you choose one of the open departures and a “private tour” with the same guide during your whole tour if you are going on another date.
ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL
- Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
- The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
- Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
- Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
- 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
- Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).
When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions: https://www.rebeccaadventuretravel.com/conditions/
* The minimum age of this tour is 14 years
* Please bring your own rain poncho or buy it here in Ecuador and take it with you for the activities, the weather could change suddenly in the rainforest and you might get very wet.
* Please take with you some plastic bags, to protect your Camera, and important documents passports and ID from the rain.
* 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.
* Please note that these dates are the dates of the welcome meeting that takes place the day before the start of the tour in Quito. Day one of this itinerary is the day after the welcome meeting day.