4 Day Itinerary

4 Day Itinerary

Day 1 · Arrival at Mandari Panga

When you arrive in Coca (bus terminal or airport), your local guide will meet you and take you to "Maitos del Yasuní", a typical restaurant operated by the association Challuwa Mikuna to benefit indigenous women, where you can enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast (optional, not included).

We'll then begin a journey of about an hour 45 minutes in land transport and another hour and a half in a motorized canoe along the Tiputini river. When we arrive at the camp, 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.

Day 2 · Hiking the "Pecary Trail"

After an early breakfast (06h30), we will cross to the other side of the Tiputini river in a traditional canoe and start a walk of approximately 4 hours along a loop trail passing through spectacular virgin jungle. We'll arrive at the lagoon of the anacondas where, with luck, you will be able to see this reptile so characteristic of the area.

We’ll return to camp for lunch and you'll 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, we'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.

Day 3 · Rio Tiputini and the Casa de la Abuela

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.
 During our trip we'll have plenty of opportunity to observe birds and wildlife, from monkeys and other mammals to river otters and fresh water dolphins (with luck); we'll be back at the camp around 11:30.

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 trail 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 we 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, we'll take a night walk along a short trail known as the Tucán trail near the camp, this walk is about an hour.

Day 4 · Return to Coca

Breakfast will be served early in the morning
 (depending on the time of the groups flight departures). We'll begin our trip in our motorized canoe for about an hour and a half, during the relaxing trip you can say goodbye to the beauty of the Amazon rainforest. We'll then be met at the shores of the river, and travel overland for about an hour and a half back to Coca where you'll be dropped off at the airport or bus terminal for your return to Quito or your next destination.

Prices

$530 USD per person for 2 or more guests.

Single travelers can join an existing group without additional cost; 70% supplement applies if no other guests are booked on the same dates.

25% discount for children under 12 (one discount per adult), 15% discount for groups of 6 or more traveling together.