Discover the magic myths and mystery of Ecuadorian Amazon

We offer very rich and varied activities for all tastes and interests, which combine spectacular natural scenes and wildlife with enriching cultural moments. Our excursions offer visitors the possibility of observing more than 380 species of birds, more than 96 species of mammals, and an entire universe of ancient trees and plants such as LOS CEIBOS, over 500 years old. Walking along fruit-bearing trails, navigating dreamy rivers and lagoons. You will also be able to share with native indigenous communities in the area and learn about their authentic way of life. ¡Enjoy a few days full of adventure and new discoveries!


Visit to native family

After breakfast, we will leave the Lodge towards the Napo River where we will visit a Kichwa family. We will get to know his farm, his crops, fruits and his authentic way of life.
We will share an enriching day with them, in which we will prepare a typical regional lunch together. Our hosts will offer us and serve us a delicious “fish maito” according to the local tradition.


Piranha fishing

¡Test your fishing prowess with us! In this activity we will navigate the Manduro River in small rowing boats with our local guides, who will teach us the traditional way of fishing. We will carry out a sport fishing for piranhas, if luck is with us we will be able to see this interesting fish in close-up.


Visit to the Bird Observation Tower

In this wonderful activity we will delight ourselves with bird watching, with their songs and unique sounds, as well as their colorful colors. We will enter the forest along a path for approximately 45 minutes, until we reach our bird observation tower, a privileged tower 30 meters high.


Excursions through various trails inside the forest

We will enter the tropical forest along a path called “Dos ramas”, in which we will identify many species of plants. The knowledge of our guides about the forest will allow us to discover trees with more than 500 years of age. We will observe the symbiosis of the jungle with each of its inhabitants; We will discover its secrets, its magic and the charm of the Amazon rainforest.


Night walk

In this activity we will enter the nocturnal life of the jungle. After dinner, equipped with a flashlight, we will enjoy the wonderful life of the forest at night. We will enjoy a true symphony of sounds, full of the voices and songs of the fauna and insects of the forest, which will take us to another dimension.


Observation of alligators, reptiles, fireflies and their charm

Every night we offer our visitors a rowing tour through the waters of the Sapococha lagoon, where the concert of fireflies and their light shows will offer you an authentic night show. The stealthy alligators will also be the main stars of the evening while we enjoy the symphony offered by the song of nocturnal birds.


Visit to the plantation cocoa

Cocoa is undoubtedly one of the most precious treasures of Ecuador, it is one of the first export products of the country. In our plantation we will not only get to know this wonderful plant, but we will also learn how to prepare a delicious fine chocolate with a pure aroma that we will later taste together.


Observation of medicinal plants and animals

Native inhabitants of the jungle, they will share their ancestral knowledge with our guests. Allowing us to know the medicinal plants of the jungle and their proper use for each ailment. Along the way we will meet a wide variety of birds and mammals.


Canoeing in lagoons and rivers of the Reserve

The Reserve is the name given to the entire area surrounding the lagoon, we will sail in its waters to learn about the animals that inhabit the area. It is not difficult to find deer, tapirs or guantas, we can also observe a large number of birds that inhabit the lagoon and the surroundings of the area.


Practice with the blowgun or bodoquera

We will get to know the ancestral weapon of all the peoples that inhabit the Amazon basin and we will learn to use it in an entertaining activity. The natives of the jungle used the blowgun to hunt their prey and also as a weapon of war. All this ancestral knowledge will be shared with you.


Visit to the Shaman

Upon request, you can request a visit to the Shaman of the area, authority of the jungle, bearer of the legacy and indigenous wisdom. On this visit you will be able to meet this extraordinary character and enjoy his knowledge of the tropical forest, you will also be able to learn about natural medicine in its most authentic expression.

– Optional with extra cost – check details with our specialists


Visit to the salting

We will walk along a path until we reach a strategic hideout in the forest, with a direct view of an amazing wall of parrots, which allows visitors to observe up to 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws up close. On certain occasions you can even see mammals such as howler monkeys, tapirs and peccaries, who come to this place to drink water and obtain vital minerals.

– Optional with extra cost – check details with our specialists



Herpetology is the branch of zoology that studies reptiles and amphibians; includes the biology, ecology, ethology, taxonomy, genetics and management of these organisms.
The YARINA Ecological Reserve has developed #herpetoaventuras, nocturnal activities that will allow us to meet nocturnal beings that will amaze us with their colors, designs, sounds, and shapes, that will transport us to magical settings, witnessing a wonderful symbiosis between the forest and the night life.

And many more surprises for you

We have qualified guides and we are at your disposal to make your visit a unique, unrepeatable and unforgettable experience.

The magic of nature, its charm, its biodiversity, its origins, its people, its sounds accompanied by the comfort you need, will be the elements that accompany your experience.

We are waiting for you to discover the magic, myths and mysteries of the Ecuadorian Amazon together!