Activities and Itineraries
A visit to the Mandari Panga community offers the chance to learn about their customs and daily life, including using the blowpipe, making chicha, the production of artisan chocolate and more.
We can also arrange specialized itineraries for birders with a professional birding guide, and can arrange special tours for groups as well.
Itineraries can be for 4, 5, 6 or more days; 3 days is possible but not recommended as you would have very little time to explore the zone. Please note: Departure from the camp on the final day is after breakfast.
SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR MANDARI PANGA
Day 1: Quito - Coca - Mandari Panga
Day 2: Exploration in the Amazon
Day 3: Exploration in the Amazon (Community visit and an observation point)
Day 4 (4 day program): Departure
Day 4 (5 day program): Hike and black water navigation
Day 5 Mandari Panga - Coca
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Minimum 2 passengers for all departures; if you are a single traveler contact us and you can join an existing departure.
|4 DAYS||5 DAYS||6 DAYS|
|TOUR PRICE PER PERSON||$495||$580||$665|
10% discount for groups of 5 or more
If tour is booked 29 days or less prior to departure, full payment is required to confirm your reservation
In the absence of written agreement or payment within these timeframes, we may consider the tour to be cancelled and may apply cancellation fees and retain any deposits paid. We must notify you in writing at least 3 business days prior to cancelling any tour for which a deposit has been received.
We accept payments through PayPal or by bank transfer, or you can pay directly in our offices in cash or by credit card. For payments in cash or by bank transfer, we offer a 4% discount off of published prices.
For cancellations received between 29 days and 7 days prior to departure, we will refund 50% of the total tour price, less any bank fees charged
No refunds will be offered for cancellations 7 days or less prior to tour departure, however we will do our best to offer the tour on a different date (15% change fee may apply for last minute changes in tour dates).
We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance policy with cancellation coverage, such a policy may offer reimbursement for tour charges in case of cancellations due to emergency or family situations.
No refunds will be made if you voluntarily abandon your itinerary for any reason after the itinerary has begun. Refunds will be at our discretion if you are involuntarily forced to leave a trip for any reason
Physical Requirements and Health
Travel insurance and medical precautions are essential and should be put in place by you at the time of booking. We can not give specific advice on insurance matters and individual circumstances differ, therefore you will need to make sure that the travel insurance and medical precautions that you put in place are suitable for this tour and any other Ecuador travel. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE including medical, accident, trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage. Some insurance companies require cancellation coverage to be purchased before a payment is made for the tour.
You will be visiting a traditional and somewhat isolated community with different norms and practices than you may be accustomed to, and will also be within a very pristine ecosystem. During the tour, please practice “leave no trace” policies while at the camp and on hikes, refrain from excessive drinking, minimize unnecessary noise and show respect for the people and traditions of the community.
You are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the itinerary and any pre-departure information and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised therein.
You accept and understand the risks and responsibilities relating to travel into the Amazon region, and accept any and all responsibility for such risks. You understand that, in case of emergency, communication and/or medical infrastructure is limited; and safety infrastructure and first aid skills may also be limited.
If you are prone to recurring illnesses, allergies or have any other disabilities or health problems potentially relevant to your holiday, you are responsible for informing us at the time of booking. The same applies to specific dietary requirements, either for medical or religious reasons, or for any other specific requirements or requests.