Our tour begins in Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana), where you'll be met by our staff when you arrive and we begin our journey in private transportation traveling south along a major paved road for about 40 minutes. We then turn onto a dirt road used primarily by oil companies, and we’ll travel along this road for about 50 minutes to the entrance of the Yasuni National Park and the Tiputini river. There, we board a motorized canoe and begin our journey to the camp. At the beginning of our journey in our canoe, the National Park will be on the right bank of the river, while we’ll see a few homes and small farms on the left bank. After about 30 minutes, we’ll pass the Mandari Panga community and enter into the into the untouched rainforest of the Yasuni National Park, and after another 60 minutes we’ll arrive at the Mandari Panga camp. The total travel time is about 3 hours.

Orellana Province Map

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Getting to Coca from Quito:

If your journey starts in Quito, there are two ways to reach the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana).

By air: Latam and offer regular flights, there is only one flight in the morning per day on each way.  Our tours schedule are fit to catch these flight times. The price for a round trip flight is around $200, but varies depending on the airline and existing promotions.

By bus: We recommend Transportes Baños or TransEsmeraldas. Direct buses (via the Loreto road) leave from the Quitumbe terminal in the south of Quito. Ticket prices are about USD 14 each way, and the ride takes 6-7 hours. We recommend purchasing your tickets a few days prior to your departure for Coca, both companies have offices in the Mariscal district of Quito.

We can help purchase your bus or flight tickets, just let us know when you arrange your tour.

On the first day of your tour, we depart Coca for Mandari Panga at about 10 AM. Our staff will pick you up from the bus terminal, airport, or your hotel (if you stayed in Coca overnight). If you arrive earlier, a visit to the archeological museum in Coca is highly recommended,

On the last day of your tour you’ll be back in Coca by 9 AM. If you are taking a flight back to Quito please be sure to book a departure after 11 AM. If you will return to Quito by bus, we’ll drop you off at the bus terminal, there’s usually no problem purchasing your return ticket the same day.

By Sageo – Own work, Public Domain


The Yasuni National Park is Ecuador's largest continental protected area, located within the provinces of Orellana and Pastaza.

Mandari Panga Camp is one of the two tourist facilities actually within the National Park, our location sets us apart from nearly all other Amazon lodges. About an hour by motorized canoe from the center of the Mandari Panga community, our campsite in nearly untouched rainforest along the Tiputini River is totally isolated from other lodges and communities offering peace and tranquility unmatched by any other lodge. Indeed, few humans have ever explored this part of the Amazon.