Experience an unforgettable time in the Ecuadorian Amazon

YARINA ECO LODGE

A magical nature getaway

Welcome to the fantastic world of the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest “YARINA ECOLOGICAL RESERVE“, a veritable paradise located in the province of Orellana, in the heart of YASUNÍ National Park.

The adventure starts with a 30-minute flight from Quito to El Coca, traversing the majestic Andes, and flying over the beautiful Ecuadorian forest. Then you will sail through the waters of the Napo River, the main tributary of the Amazonas River, up to its confluence with Rio Maduro.

The crossing from El Coca toward the Yarina Ecological Reserve is comfortably done in power-driven canoes, and takes about one hour, during which time you can enjoy the view of the beautiful riverside landscapes and the homes of Quichua communities, that even today keep their customs and traditions, such as the making of “chica de yuca” (a traditional saliva-fermented yuca drink).

Get ready to enjoy days filled with adventures, learning and new discoveries.

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Adventure, wildlife, cultural exchange and much more

Our programs include

* A full board meal plan

* Scheduled excursions

* Local Spanish-speaking tour guide

* Bilingual English-speaking tour guide

* Housing in multiple-occupancy cabins

* Rubber boots (up to Ecuador size 43/USA size 10)

* Fluvial transportation Coca–Yarina–Coca

* Fresh bottled water during excursions and meals

Our programs do not include

* Tips and snack bar expenses

* Extra meals and drinks

* Transportation Quito–Coca– Quito

* Rubber boots larger than Ecuador size 43 (USA size 10)

* Personal items: flashlight, raincoat

Example of our program activities

Every day of the week we offer a different and unique itinerary at Yarina EcoLodge

All of our programs start with the arrival of the visitors at the Lodge. On the first day, lunch is served right after arrival. We finish on the final day with breakfast and transfer back to El Coca city.

MONDAY

Breakfast. After breakfast we will take a small canoe to navigate on the Manduro river till the Sapococha Lagoon. We will walk around the lagoon enjoying a concert of sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys, etc; in addition we will learn about different types of aquatic plants. Return to the lodge and lunch.
After lunch we will visit the Socali path, characterized for a variety of different jungle lands. This path is used like an introduction trail to learn about the flora and fauna that is possible to find in different types of forest. Return to the lodge to have the dinner and resting time

TUESDAY OR SATURDAY

After breakfast we will visit the Capibara path. An adventure trail with many swamps. In this trail you will see some palm trees that is possible to see in other places. Return to the lodge to take the lunch. Late in the afternoon with out rubber boots and wearing comfortable dresses (shorts is recommended).

The local guides are going to teach us how to use the blowpipe. After this activity we will take a small canoe to enjoy with the piranha fishing. Return to the lodge to take the dinner. Resting time.

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast. After take our rubber boots and jungle dresses we will take a canoe to navigate up river watching birds, butterflies, orchids, amphibians, all this till reach the trail “Dos ramas”. We will have a short trekking to learn about medicinal plants, birds and animals. Return to the lodge, lunch.

After lunch we will take the Tucan trail, this trail will take us till one of the tallest birdwatching tower of the ecuadorian jungle. On the canopy we will stay some minutes watching some species of birds of high altitudes. Return to the lodge, dinner and resting time.

THURSDAY OR SUNDAY

After breakfast we will take the motor boat to go out of the borders of our reserve and visit an indigenous family of the Quichuas del Oriente community. Our guides will talk to you about traditions and costumes of these tribes. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon we will walk through the “Guatusos trail”. A new opportunity to learn from our guides the utility of some plants, about birds, insects and animals. Return to the lodge, dinner and resting time.

IMPORTANT

The described program has activities subject to changes from day to day.

All programs are subject to change by reason of force majeure to ensure visitors’ safety, as well as by reason of other unforeseen circumstances, negligence by any third party, weather conditions or interest of visitors.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Children younger than 12 get a 30% discount.

Our pricing is based on double-occupancy or shared cabins. If you wish to be lodged in an individual cabin, there is an additional cost of 50%.

Our pricing includes participation in the guided group tours. If you need an individual guide for private excursions, an additional fee applies–please contact us.

Our programs include a translator (Spanish–English). If you need a translator for another language, please contact us.

FRIDAY

Breakfast. After breakfast we will take a small canoe to navigate on the Manduro river till the Sapococha Lagoon. We will walk around the lagoon enjoying a concert of sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys, etc; in addition we will learn about different types of aquatic plants. Return to the lodge and lunch.

After lunch we will visit the Socali path, characterized for a variety of different jungle lands, This path is use like an introduction trail to learn about the flora and fauna that is possible to find in different types of forest. Return to the lodge to have the dinner and resting time.

We customize your trip

Our trips are 100% customizable

We help you fulfill your dreams. Our customized trips offer you the freedom for you to come up with your own adventures. Build your itinerary with us. Please contact our staff.