YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
Your visit to Yasuni National Park will be a trip that you can’t forget. From your arrival, an Amazonian Kichwa community will give you a warm welcome with one of its typical dances; you can take canoe trips through its rivers looking the exuberant flora and fauna that surround the area. You will also participate in rituals of energy cleaning and preparation of ancestral drinks as well as the people of this community will share their culinary skills and you will learn how to make a typical Amazonian dish, handmade chocolate and taste “Amazonian snacks”. Finally, you can swim surrounded by pink dolphins, a mythical species that keeps this majestic National Park and spend one night camping in the jungle.
Day 1: El Coca – Yasuni National Park (Kichwa Community’s Welcome)
At 07h00 a.m. all passengers will be received at the bus terminal of Francisco de Orellana (El Coca) or will be picked at their hotels for having a delicious breakfast. Then, you will go to the river dock of Francisco de Orellana to sail to your accommodation site in Yasuni National Park. After 4 hours of navigation by fast boat you will be arriving at your lodge, being 12 noon. After lunch, you will enter the flora and fauna of the Yasuni by taking a short walk in order to visit one of the largest and longest trees in the National Park. At night, after dinner you can observe a Kichwa dance as a welcome act. (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 2: Yasuni National Park (Jatuncocha and camping)
In the morning, we will take the river transportation to navigate through the Yasuni River until we reach the entrance of the Tambocha River. On the way, it will be possible to closely look hundreds of birds such as black turkeys, parrots, camungos, papagallos, Aguja ducks, hawks etc., as several species of monkeys until we reach the control of surveillance of Yasuni’s flora and fauna (the guard of the reserve of Sacha Ñampi, Alta Florencia), where we will do trekking for 30 minutes to visit the salt lickers. After lunch, you will visit one of the most beautiful lagoons of Yasuni “Jatun Cocha”, where we will do sport fishing. At night, you have an observation of black and white alligators. Once the activities are finished we prepare to rest in camping near the lagoon. (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 3: Yasuni National Park (Interaction with pink dolphins – Maito de pescado)
In the morning we will visit to the famous pink dolphins, to look their spectacle in the waters, you can bathe with them as well as feed them with fish. At noon, you will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to learn making the “fish maito”, favorite dish by all national and international diners who visit the Ecuadorian Amazon. For dinner, you will make handmade chocolate pasta that accompanied with a yucca bread will be the perfect dish to taste while listening to the tales, myths about the Yasuni’s dolphin, anaconda, and the jaguar. (Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Day 4: Yasuni National Park (Santa Teresita Indigenous Community Project – Ayahuasca’s Ritual)
After breakfast you will visit the community project of Santa Teresita where you look activities of Native Kichwa Survival, use and techniques of hunting and fishing with ancestral kichwa weapons at the same time you can acquire at convenient prices the mayons’ brochette (Chontaduros) and buy handmade crafts with fiber and seeds collected in the area. After lunch, the tourist will participate in the elaboration of Ayahuasca’s juice, a preparation that will be used by the shaman in the spiritual rite of healing to be performed at night, the shaman will clean all the bad energies that the human body possesses inside.
Day 5: Yasuni National Park – El Coca
After breakfast you will prepare for returning to Francisco de Orellana. Your arrival at the dock port will be approximately at noon. (Meals included: Breakfast)
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Important for considering:
In cases of force majeure and / or fortuitous event, the Operator reserves the right to make the respective modifications in the itinerary, trying to change as little as possible the travel proposal initially presented. Cases of force majeure are those unforeseen situations external to the nature of the tour, such as: natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fires, floods, damages caused by landslides or earthquakes, pandemics or epidemics, popular demonstrations, road closures and / or factors of risk before which a state authority prohibits the entrance to a certain zone, etc.
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In case of cancellation, the penalty is 30% of the total value if it’s made 20 days before the start of the tour and 100% if it’s made 5 days before the tour.
Our tourist packages are adjustable to requirements of tourist.
What to bring:
Thermal and waterproof jacket, light clothes, long-sleeved trousers and t-shirts, a thin sweater, a cap and glasses with a bra (for river navigation), a small comfortable bag to carry during jungle treks, insect repellent, flashlight. Rechargeable battery, canteen or “take everything” to refill (drinking water is supplied all the time), sunscreen, camera, binoculars, passport or identity card, swimsuit.
Rates valid for the Year 2019, apply for holidays.
Rates in Shared Tour. We have departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For groups of minimum 10 people, we have departures every day.
To reserve the following information is necessary: copy of passport, email, food restrictions and allergies.
The 50% of the total tour value must be paid at the time of reservation, and 100% of the value 20 days before the start of the tour
If the payment is made with a credit card, you must pay an additional 10% to the total value, for the transaction made.