5 Day Itinerary

5 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’ll cross to the other side of the Tiputini river in a traditional canoe to 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 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) of 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 camp 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 should be able to observe a wide variety of wildlife from our canoe, from diverse bird species to monkeys, river otters, river dolphins and much more; you’ll be back at the camp around 11H30.
After our visit we’ll have a delicious lunch, and have the chance to share with the staff of Mandari Panga who will offer you some of their handmade crafts. 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 matriarch 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 can take an optional night walk along a short trail called the Tucán Trail near the camp, about an hour in duration.

Day 4 · Visit the Parrot Clay Lick

After breakfast, we'll travel by canoe to a small river named Rumiyacu and guided to a parrot clay lick. Normally many birds can be seen during the trip, and at the clay lick there are typically various colorful species of parrots we can observe.

We’ll return to the camp around noon to have
 lunch, and then have some time to rest and relax or take a swim in the river. Around 15:30, we’ll travel down the Tiputini river and try some fishing, looking for typical freshwater species such as pirañas and catfish.

We’ll return to our camp and learn about the traditional use and construction of blowpipes. Dinner will then be served, including fresh fish caught during our fishing trip.

Day 5 · 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 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

$620 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.