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Unique Amazon Sustaintable Comunities Encounter in Ecuador

Unique experience to get to have a feeling of Ecuador Amazonia!

IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the times we are living these days, this experience can be customized as per your interest and can also be provided in private service for an extra cost. If you are interested in doing this experience privately, please let us know and we will quote.

per adult from

$2,062

AUD

Duration

5 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • ¨Professional Tour Guide
    • Transfers
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival to Quito International Airport Mariscal Sucre

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    Airport meet and greet. Transfer to your accommodation at Garden Hotel San Jose de Puembo. (Suite category)
    Depending on your tiarrival me- This day we could organize a lunch and cooking class: “You have to taste a culture, in order to understand it” – Deborah Cater. Ready to learn how to prepare one of those delicious dishes that you will learn to love along your journey? Take a cooking class with a local chef. This is a culinary tour dedicated for those food lovers, with no previous cooking experience. Take home the knowledge of an unforgettable experience in flavors, colors and products that Ecuador has to offer, so you can share back at home with your loved ones. Begin with a visit of a local food market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for today’s menu according to the Chefs buying list. Then go back to restaurant kitchen where the chef will give you some tips and history before, he shows you how to prepare those local and savors dishes.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Garden Hotel San Jose de Puembo. (Suite category)

    Day 2: Quito – Coca (Rainforest)

    Stop At: Francisco de Orellana, Francisco de Orellana, Loreto Region
    Meet at the Lobby and transfer to the airport to take your flight to the Amazon Basin. The journey to the jungle Lodge begins in Quito, Ecuador's capital city. From here, a 35-minute flight takes you over the Andes Mountains and snow-covered peaks to soaring over 8500 feet (2600 meters) into the Amazon Region. The flight destination is the port town of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, locally known as Coca, where you will be met by a bilingual guide and taken to a private dock. Here we will pause to use the restrooms before boarding a covered motorized canoe for a 2-hour, 50-mile (80-kilometer) trip down the sediment-rich waters of the Napo, the largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia. During the ride, it is easy to spot handsome shorebirds such as herons, kingfishers, spoonbills and ospreys between the scattered native huts as you travel steadily away from civilization. Home base for an exciting jungle experience
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Napo Lodge

    Day 3: Yasuni Biosphere Reserve

    Stop At: Yasuni National Park, Yasuni National Park
    Head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni biosphere Reserve. Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view to the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets, sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body. We end this morning with a visit to the intercultural interpretation center "Kuri Muyu", handled by the women of the community also knows as “mamakuna” learn about the kichwa culture, crafts, customs and traditional use of natural resources. We return to the center of the community, before hiking one hour in order to climb up the observation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface.
    Duration: 8 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Napo Lodge

    Day 4: Mama Cuna Road

    Stop At: Yasuni National Park, Yasuni National Park
    Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish. Upon arriving you will have time to settle back and prepare for a traditional typical dinner to taste local flavors of the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adventurous palate try the grilled worms of the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”. After dinner, prepare your flashlight for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.
    (B/L/D) Overnight at Napo Lodge
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Napo Lodge

    Day 5: Departure from the Amazon and flight back to Quito

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 am is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been a way to past their ancient knowledge to the new generations, here you also share traditional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mamakuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed. Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, onboard our comfortable motorboats for the last chance to appreciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port. Arrive in Coca and be escorted to the airport to board the plane. Scheduled arrival at Quito´s airport 15h10 (may change)(B.-)
    Depending on your international flight, you will have a private transfer to the airport.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • In addition to the security measures taken by the company we encourage passengers to take note of the symptoms caused by COVID-19 and to always be conscious of sanitization and prevention (please ask for further assistance).
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Signature Tours

Activity ID: V-11143P192

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