Amazon Kayak Tour
5 day kayak tour at $1030 per person
Maximum 5 persons per group
The Tiputini river crosses from west to east the national park on its north side. This intricate river is perfect for exploring the deepness of the jungle. Kayaking might be the best way to see wildlife inside the national park as we do not make noise when going downriver. Some groups have been lucky to see pink river dolphins, giant otters, and tapirs crossing the river while kayaking. This amazon kayak tour will blow your mind.
Day 1: Along the Tiputini
We’ll stop along the river for a lunch, then continue to a small basic campsite nestled in the jungle along the river where we’ll have a chance to relax a bit, then we’ll have a delicious welcome dinner in the home of a local kichwa family.
Day 2: Parrot Clay Lick
After this spectacle, we’ll continue our journey in kayaks along the Rumi Yacu river to the Tiputini, and continue deeper into the jungle with the opportunity to observe many distinct species of animals such as species of monkey, capybaras, and other mammals, plus a great variety of birds such as herons, flycatchers, woodpeckers, wild turkeys, and falcons.
We’ll enjoy a lunch along the way, arriving at the Mandari Panga camp along the banks of the Tiputini and Yutzo rivers in the afternoon, when we’ll settle in to our comfortable tents. Our chef will prepare a delicious dinner, and afterwards we’ll finish the day with a marvelous night walk of about an hour to enjoy the immense variety of creatures that are active at night, possibly including snakes.
Day 3: Exploring the Anaconda Lagoon
Day 4: Huangana trail and Casa de la Abuela
Day 5: Departure
Included in the amazon tour:
- Transportation Coca – Mandari Panga – Coca
- Bilingual guide
- Accommodation in tents complete with mattress and bedding
- Kayaks and gear
- 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 by bus
- 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)
- Personal Expenses
- Travel insurance
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