Amazon Extended Adventure

Amazon Extended Adventure Tour

7 day tour at $1150 per person

Maximum 5 person per guide

*itinerary with 8 or 9 days are available

DESCRIPTION:

This itinerary covers more experiences in the jungle; if you are looking for a complete amazon adventure, this is for you. This tour combines the Nature and Culture tour with three days kayaking and with two nights camping in the deep jungle: one night deep into the forest and the other on a river beach. Even though there are no facilities those nights, you will have the comfort of tents, mattresses, pillow, a cook, and a private canoe with a driver during these days. This is a tour like no other, with more chances to see wildlife and to feel the amazon.     

Day 1: Arrival in Coca

Upon arrival in Coca, you will be picked up by your local guide who will take you to "Maitos del Yasuní", a typical restaurant created by an indigenous women association, where you can have breakfast (not included).
The journey begins with about 90 minutes in land transport and another 90 minutes 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. 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: Tiputini River and Venado Trail

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.
When you return, you’ll be served a refreshing drink and a delicious lunch.
At about 15:30, we’ll begin a walk of about 2 hours along the “Venado” trail, passing through a unique virgin forest behind the camp. We’ll return for dinner, and then time to rest and relax.
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amazon claylick

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: Deep Amazon Kayaking Adventure

After an early jungle breakfast, we’ll take a morning hike for about two and a half hours. This hike will be through Waorani territory, and we’ll have a local guide from the Waorani tribe with us for the hike. We’ll then continue down the Tiputini river for a few hours with a stop for lunch, and will continue to a different campsite deep in the jungle. On the way we’ll have a chance to explore some small tributaries of the Tiputini River in our kayaks as well. We should have a very good chance to see plenty wildlife during our journey. We’ll set up our camp, and then have a delicious dinner.

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amazon jungle camp

Day 6: Deep Amazon Kayaking Adventure, return to Mandari Panga

After an early jungle breakfast we’ll have a chance to kayak further down the Tiputini river for about 2.5-3 hours, and we’ll have a stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll return to the Mandari Panga camp (in motorized canoe) arriving at about 5 pm. After a nice shower to help you to relax, at about 7 pm a delicious Amazonian dinner will be ready for you.

Day 7: Return to Coca

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.
You’ll then take land transportation back to Coca with a duration of approx. one hour and a half.

Included in the amazon tour:

  • Transportation Coca – Mandari Panga – Coca
  • Bilingual and native guide
  • Accommodation in tents complete with mattress and bedding
  • Use of rubber boots for hikes, life jacket for canoe travel
  • Three meals a day (starting with lunch on the first day through breakfast on the final day)
  • Purified water

Not included in the amazon tour: 

  • Transportation Quito – Coca – Quito
  • Additional beverages and snacks; extra meals in Coca before and after the tour
  • Rain ponchos (can be purchased in Coca before the tour if needed; highly recommended for adequate protection from heavy Amazon rains)
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
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