- ITINERARIES -
5 days and 4 nights
– ACTIVITIES –
Day 1: After breakfast, the tour begins at 09:00 a.m. starting at the pier (malecón) on the Napo River. After a short explication and general recommendations, we will board the private canoe for 2, 5 hours approximately (77km) and go downriver to the Kichwa community of Añangu where we will spend 3 nights at their community-owned Eco Lodge.
In the afternoon we have a walk in the jungle to discover its abundant wildlife, the tour guide explains about the plants and the centenary tree (ceibo) and we can spot monkeys.
Day 2: At 05:00 a.m. we head out to a saltlick that is visited by mammals and birds; we climb up a 45m-observation tower to watch birds and monkeys. In the following walk in the jungle, with the explications of the tour guide we can discover the variety of plants and insects, the centenary tree etc. Later we row on the lagoon Cañon de Mandicocha where we can observe many bird species and appreciate the beauty of the landscape.
Day 3: At 06:00 a.m. we navigate on the Napo River to spot different monkey species and also, with some luck, a sloth. We will get to the first parrot salt lick where we can find up to 7 kinds of parrots and parakeets, after that we walk to a second parakeet salt lick where it is possible to see flocks of parakeets and even the Scarlet Macaw. The women of the Kichwa community shows us their typical dances and explain their costumes and ancient traditions and we climb up the second observation tower to discover more birds and monkeys.
Day 4: Around 08:00 a.m. we head by motorized canoe to Pompeya where we can watch the harpy Eagle (Águila Harpía) with its baby in the nest in its natural habitat. We enter the Scientific Station at Limoncocha, a bird refuge and habitat of the black caiman. By boat we cross the lagoon to Supay Cocha Eco Lodge where we will spend the night. After dinner we have a nocturnal boat trip to spot caimans and different types of frogs.
Day 5: At 05:30 a.m. we set out for discovering howler monkeys and birds like the Stinky Turkey (Hoatzin), Osprey (Águila pescadora), Horned Screamer (Anhima Cortuna), Wattled Jacana (Jacana Jacana), Greater Ani (Garrapatero mayor), Limpkin (Carrao), Red Capped Cardinal, Kingfisher (Martin Pescador), Cocoi Heron, Fasciated Tiger Heron, Neotropical Cormorant, darters o snake birds (Aninga Anbinga), woodpeckers etc.
We get back to the Scientific Station and from there we go back to Coca by private vehicle where the tour ends about 01:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION
The Eco-Lodge is on the riverbank of the Napo River in a natural and cozy environment. You can choose between queens, double, triple o quad rooms with mosquito nets and good mattresses, there are general bathrooms and showers, electricity, cell phone and internet signals and a private parking lot.
You have beautiful views over the Napo River, there is a private white sand beach with space to swim, you can walk in the ornamental garden and there are different paths to watch birds.
The other option is to spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Puerto de Misahualli where the rooms have private bathrooms with hot water, air condition, TV, free Wi-Fi and swimming pool.