Yarina Lodge 4 days / 3 nights
Yarina Lodge 4 days / 3 nights
Activity Level Easy
Welcome to the fantastic world of the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest «YARINA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE«, a veritable paradise located in the province of Orellana, in the heart of YASUNÍ National Park.
The adventure starts with a 30-minute flight from Quito to El Coca, traversing the majestic Andes, and flying over the beautiful Ecuadorian forest. Then you will sail through the waters of the Napo River, the main tributary of the Amazonas River, up to its confluence with Rio Maduro.
The crossing from El Coca toward the Yarina Ecological Reserve is comfortably done in power-driven canoes, and takes about one hour, during which time you can enjoy the view of the beautiful riverside landscapes and the homes of Quichua communities, that even today keep their customs and traditions, such as the making of «chica de yuca» (a traditional saliva-fermented yuca drink).
Get ready to enjoy days filled with adventures, learning and new discoveries.
- Personal identification
- Hat or cap
- Sun lotion and mosquito repellent
- Long light pants
- T-shirts with long sleeves – pullover and coat
- Flashlight – rain coat and / or wind breaker
- Rubberboots from size 44 upwards
- Native naturalist guide
- English-speaking guide
- Three meals per day during the tour
- Program- excursions
- Drinking water to all the meals and during the hikes
- Supply of rubber boots up to size 43
- Personal jungle equipment such as rain coat, latern and hiking shoes (from size 44 upwards)
- Expenses for additional drinks and food
- Tips for the staff
Introduction trail at Amazon BASIN
At 13.00 pm, the motor boat canoe will departure from Coca city and navigate by the Napo river for 1 hour aprox, before arrive at Yarina Eco Lodge. Time to lunch.
After lunch we will visit the Socali path, characterized for a variety of different jungle lands. This path is used like an … aand fauna that is possible to find in different types of forest. Return to the lodge to have the dinner and resting time.
After breakfast we will visit the Capibara path. An adventure trail with many swamps. In this trail you will see some palm trees that is possible to see in other places. Return to the lodge to take the lunch.
Late in the afternoon without rubber boots and wearing comfortable dresses (shorts is recommended). The local guides are going to teach us how to use the blowpipe. After this activity we will take a small canoe to enjoy with the piranha fishing. Return to the lodge to take the dinner.
Af night, you will paddle in the lagoon SAPOCOCHA, in order to look for caimans and nocturnal life.
After take our rubber boots and jungle dresses we will take a canoe to navigate up river watching birds, butterflies, orchids, amphibians, all this till reach the trail “Dos ramas”.
We will have a short trekking to learn about medicinal plants, birds and animals. Return to the lodge, lunch.
After lunch we will take the Tucan trail, this trail will take us till one of the tallest birdwatching tower of the ecuadorian jungle. On the canopy we will stay some minutes watching some species of birds of high altitudes. Return to the lodge,
After dinner, a short walk inside the forest will introduce you on the nocturnal life and the nocturnal concert of this universe…
After breakfast, departure back to Coca
The YARINA Ecological Reserve, is an eco lodge, built with high quality standards, using typical materials of the area such as caña guadua, and paja toquilla, maintaining the harmony of the sector, in a symbiosis of architecture, jungle environment and comfort , which will allow tourists and visitors to have a good night’s sleep, and dawn with the bird song concert.
All huts are equipped with bathroom and hot shower, as well as all the services for your relax and comfort, designed and created with biodegradable materials.
They offer accommodation in double, triple, quadruple and family huts
Water is provided 24 hours a day in showers and bathrooms, as well as a permanent station of pure water for drinking.
Energy (24 hours a day), with voltage 110 v.
In the spacious dining room, 3 meals a day are served, and it is a fantastic viewpoint, perfect at dawn, to enjoy bird watching, and in the afternoons – evenings – to be inspired by the magical sunsets worthy of beautiful photographs.
The menu, of typical Ecuadorian and local food, is combined with options for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, or another type of food preference.