Waterways thread through the rainforest
Exploring by canoe is a great way to approach the bird and animal life along the water’s edge, and the local guides are experts on life in the rainforest.
Photo by Markham Johnson
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||3 or 4 nights at lodge, 2 night in Quito hotel|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Wildlife & Natural History, Walking, Cultural Adventures|
Wildlife watching, canoeing, nature walks
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Ecuador. A tourist card will be issued to you on the flight to Quito.
Our Trips using this Extension
Galapagos Private Journey
Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at Napo Wildlife Center for the best experience of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Explore by dugout canoe on blackwater lakes, hike trails through the emerald forest, visit the nearby clay lick where hundreds of parrots and macaws gather, get a birds-eye view from the canopy tower (207 steps!), with its unobstructed 360-degree view of undisturbed forest. NWC is owned by the native Yasuni people, who have lived in this area for centuries. They have a profound respect for maintaining the natural integrity of the ecosystem and are knowledgable and passionate guides who enhance your experience. Guest cabins are very comfortable and the buffet-style meals in the dining room provide tasty, fresh, and plentiful meals with a good variety to choose from. Our extension has three nights at Napo Wildlife Center, but you have the option to add additional nights.
Please note: No Amazon flights operate on Sundays.
This extension can be arranged before or after your Galapagos cruise and originates in Quito. We suggest booking international flights into Quito and out of Guayaquil to accommodate a pre-trip extension, or into Guayqauil and out of Quito to accommodate a post-trip extension. We can book your internal flights to Galapagos to and from either city. Please contact us to discuss your extension options.
Coca / Napo Wildlife Center
Transfer to the airport for a 30-minute flight to Coca, where you are met and transported by boat to the Napo Wildlife Center. Enjoy nature walks and exploration at the Napo Wildlife Center, a community-based ecotourism project in a vast private reserve inside Yasuní National Park, where more than 550 species of birds have been identified along with 11 species of monkey. One of the lodge’s features is a clay lick (the most accessible parrot and macaw clay lick in Ecuador) where on a sunny day, hundreds of parrots and macaws gather. Napo also has a canopy tower, a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. As you ascend the 12-story tower, you pass through different levels of the forest (there is also a smaller canopy tower near the dining hall with great views of the lake)...BLD each day
Coca / Quito
Transfer to the Quito airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands or your homeward-bound flight...B
Prices are for 2014
$1325 per person, based on double occupancy
Solo traveler: $2095
Additional night at Napo Wildlife Center: from $200
Internal airfare: $210 (subject to change)
Child discount (11 and under): $250 off, airfare 50% off
All costs subject to change more on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:Accommodations, transfers, meals as indicated, and naturalist guide for excursions
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Airfare, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet etc, optional gratuities to hotel and lodge staff, transfer agents, drivers, and guides.
Hotels in Quito
Day 1 (1 night),
Day 5 (1 night), Quito, Ecuador
In Quito, we stay at one of the following properties:
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights), Amazon, Ecuador
Nestled in an 82-square-mile private reserve within Yasuni National Park, Napo offers 10 cabanas with private bathrooms, ceiling fans, screened ...
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Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.