Travel Agency and Tour Operator in Misahualli | Tena | Napo | Ecuador
Misahualli | Tena | Napo | Ecuador
Calle Napo y José Tan dalia - primera planta
Email: selvaverde_sa@yahoo.com
Phone: 0998215710 | 062 890165
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Yasuní National Park The unconquerable route N.4

Yasuní National Park The unconquerable route N.4
4 - 10 days

On this tour we will visit indigenous Waorani communities to learn about their ancient customs. This expedition is flexible and the itinerary can be adapted to suit your interests. For this tour we have well-organized land and motorized river transport, good quality tents, food, logistics and local bilingual guides.


The Yasuní National Park is the largest protected area in Ecuador and is one of the most important in South America. According to documents from the park’s creation and current estimates (2009) from the Ministry of Environment, its surface area is 1,007,738.3 hectares. In 1989, UNESCO designated this area as the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, with a total area of 2,366,182 hectare with the Yasuni National Park at its core.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Departure is at 9 am from our office. We drive for 3 hours until the Nushiño river bridge in Waorani territory. Then we continue by motorized canoe downstream, enjoying beautiful landscapes of primary rainforest. At noon we stop for lunch, then continue to Dayuno where we set up camp.

Day 2: After our breakfast we will walk in the jungle. In the afternoon after our lunch we continue on to Dayuno 2, where we will make another campsite. After our dinner we will go on a nocturnal walk to a lagoon where you can see caymans.

Day 3: After breakfast we will walk in the forest for four hours. On this walk we will learn about all kinds of fauna and flora and also visit a lagoon where you can see turtles and birds. We return to the camp for lunch. Then we continue on to a small community of Woaranis (Tepapary) where we camp overnight.

Day 4: We will explore the jungle accompanied by a Waorani guide who will teach us about medicinal plants, hunting traps and use of the blowdart. After lunch we continue our journey by canoe to the Ishpingo sector where we set up camp.

Day 5: In the morning we walk for another 4 hours to a giant ceiba tree with the possibility of seeing monkeys, toucans, macaws, and prehistoric hoatzin birds. Then we go fishing in a lagoon. We return to camp for lunch and afterwards we move to the area of Morete lagoon where we will spend 2 nights.

Day 6: At 6 am we will hike to the shores of the lagoon where toucans, woodpeckers, parrots, macaws, turkeys etc can be observed. We return to the camp for breakfast. Then you can go fishing for fun or take another hike. After our dinner there will be a night walk to observe species of insects and caymans.

Day 7: We trek to a swamp where there we might find anacondas and howler monkeys. On our return we will have a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we learn fishing technique to catch prehistoric Pachin fish. After dinner there are 2 options- either to take another night walk or go fishing.

Day 8: At 5 in the morning we will hike for 3 hours to a tapir and monkey saltlick. We return to camp to visit a beautiful giant ceiba trees which is over 2000 years old. In the evening after dinner we will go downstream to another place where we set up camp for 2 nights.

Day 9: At 6 am we go along the river by traditional canoe for two hours where monkeys and birds can be observed. Then we return to the camp to eat our breakfast. We walk around a cave where you can see petroglyphs engraved on the rock walls.

Day 10: We will pack up camp and then navigate upstream to the bridge and then continue by land to Misahualli, where the tour ends.

The price includes: Accommodation in tents and all necessary equipment, food, purified water 24 hours a day, land and motorized river transport, rubber boots, a local bilingual guide and the $45 entry fee to the Waorani territory.