Photography Tour (TBA)

Amazon Intro Tour

5 day tour at $TBA USD per person

Maximum 5 persons per guide


The Amazon Rainforest is a magical place, and freezing the wildlife and landscape on a photography is an experience that photographers should live. There is a great variety of photography that you can do around Mandari Panga, if you want to photograph frogs, lizards, spiders and similar please bring your macro lens, if you are interested in birds, monkeys and another mammals, a 400mm – 600mm would be really helpful. Sunset and sunrises are as well amazing. We have specialized guides for this tour.

Day 1: Arrival in Coca

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 (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 wel 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. We’ll finish the afternoon enjoying the sunset on board our motorized canoe, and when we return to camp a delicious dinner served by candlelight will be ready for you.

Day 2: Hiking "Peccari Trail"

After an early breakfast (6:30), 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: Tiputini River and 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 journey while we enjoy the sunrise. During our trip, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to observe birds and wildlife, from monkeys and other mammals to river otters and freshwater dolphins (with luck); we’ll be back at the camp around 11:30.
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.
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Day 4: Return to Coca

Breakfast will be served early in the morning (depending on the time of the group's 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 travel to your next destination.

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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