4 Day Itinerary
Upon arrival in Coca (bus terminal or airport), you will be picked up by your local guide who will take you to "Maitos del Yasuní", a typical restaurant created by the association Challuwa Mikuna to benefit indigenous women, where you can enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast (notincluded).
You’ll then begin your journey of about an hour 45 minutes in land
transport and another hour and a half in a motorized canoe along
the Tiputini river. You will arrive at the camp, where you will have time to get to know the facilities and settle into your tent. Enjoy a welcome drink, then a delicious lunch will be served in the main house.
In the afternoon, we’ll cross to the other side of the Yitsu Yacu River for a walk of approximately 2 hours. You will end the afternoon enjoying the sunset on board our motorized canoe, and when you return a delicious dinner served by candlelight will be ready for you.
After an early breakfast (06h30), you will cross to the other side of the Tiputini river on a traditional canoe to start your walk along a loop trail of approximately 4 hours passing through spectacular virgin jungle. You will arrive at the lagoon of the anacondas where, with
luck, you will be able to see this reptile so characteristic of the area.
You’ll return to camp for lunch and have time to relax in your hammock or tent, walk around the campsite and even cool down with a swim in a tranquil tributary of the Tiputini river.
In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a pleasant traditional canoe trip in the Pishña lagoon (giant otter oxbow lagoon) for about 2 hours. This is a very interesting ecosystem, a blackwater lake where unique species live. We’ll enjoy the sunset and then return to the campsite for dinner.
Early in the morning, we’ll begin a trip along the Tiputini River in a traditional wooden canoe, and have breakfast during the trip while we enjoy the sunrise. communities and a Waorani community where, from the water, you’ll see a typical Waorani home; you’ll be back at the camp around 11H30.
OPTIONAL: Instead of the tour above, if the entire group agrees, we can visit the parrot clay lick instead. We’ll depart early for about a 40 minute trip in canoe to a small river called Rumiyacu, which we’ll follow to the clay lick. Typically many species of birds can be observed during the trip, and when we arrive at the clay lick, with luck we’ll see a few species of parrots.
When you return, you’ll be served a refreshing drink and a delicious lunch. Time for a short rest or a swim, then around 15:30 we’ll depart in our motorized canoe for the Casa de la Abuela (Grandmother’s House), a traditional home where the founding grandmother of the community still lives. We’ll learn about how traditional chocolate is made, which we’ll serve with our dinner this evening. Time to enjoy amazing views of the sunset from this hilltop home, then we’ll return to camp for a delicious dinner.
After dinner, you can take a night walk along a short trail known as the Tucán trail near the camp, this walk is about an hour.
Breakfast will be served early in the morning depending on the time that your transportation leaves Coca for your return to Quito. The return trip will begin with your departure from the campsite in motorized canoe, lasting about one hour and a half, where you can say goodbye to the beauty if the Amazon rainforest.