Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Welcome to the fantastic world of the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest “AMAZON DOLPHIN LODGE“, a veritable paradise located in the province of Orellana.

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.

The crossing from El Coca toward the Pañacocha Reserve is comfortably done in power-driven canoes, and takes about five hours, 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 “Chicha de Yuca” (a traditional saliva-fermented yuca drink).

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

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Amazon Dolphin Lodge Experiences

Feel the joy, peace and harmony of Mother Nature.

Pañacocha is classified as a Tropical Humid Forest. Its natural wildlife is abundant in each of its corners. A short list of possibilities to observe includes: 5 species of monkeys (howler, capuchin, lion, barizo, spider), marmots, otters, caiman, of course the freshwater pink Amazonian dolphin and many more.

Every little corner in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon is mesmerizing. Spectacular green landscapes, birds singing and a stunning golden twilight will fascinate you during the daytime, and a beautiful starry sky and nocturnal wildlife symphony will delight your senses at night, making you feel as if you were in another world.

Here only the present exists, and it is enjoyed to the fullest!

 

¡Choose the perfect tour for you!

Amazon Dolphin Lodge
PROGRAM
4 Days & 3 Nights
from 1710 USD
Amazon Dolphin Lodge
PROGRAM
5 Days & 4 Nights
from 2085 USD
Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Itinerary 4D/3N

Departure from Quito by plane to the city of Coca. Crossing the Napo River until reaching the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the PAÑACOCHA Protected Forest. During the trip a light lunch will be provided. I arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m. dinner. Night walk along a short path to observe insects, nocturnal rodents, reptiles, etc. and listen to the fantastic nocturnal concert of the Jungle.

Tour of the Pañacocha lagoon in a rowing canoe, during which passengers will be delighted with the fantastic concert that the great variety of birds that exist in the Forest will offer them. Return to the camp for breakfast. Rowing canoe ride through the lagoon and walk along an exclusive path for observing vegetation and waterfowl, islets formed by chontillas and anthuriums, where colonies of birds and their nests are established. Lunch in the Jungle. In the afternoon we will do a fun piranha fishing. Dinner and accommodation.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Departure from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge early in the morning, sailing through the waters of the Pañayacu River to the confluence with the Napo River, to then go to visit the Quichua community of KURIMUYO, where we will learn about their customs and way of life, then we will visit the parrot and parakeet salting place in the YASUNI National Park.
We continue the trip to the Quichua community of EL PILCHE, where we will enjoy a delicious MAITO DE PESCADO – typical food of the local populations.
Then we will continue our trip to the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where we will spend the last night. After dinner we will take a night walk around the forest.

After breakfast, we will take a ride in canoes, rowing and on foot, to the SAPOCOCHA lagoon, where we will enjoy the most varied, unique and spectacular sounds of the birds in the sector, in the comfort offered by the imposing bird observation tower. . We return to Yarina Eco Lodge to have lunch, and at 2:00 p.m., we begin the return to the city of Coca.

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.

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.

Itinerary 5D/4N

Departure from Quito by plane to the city of Coca. Crossing the Napo River until reaching the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the PAÑACOCHA Protected Forest. During the trip a light lunch will be provided. I arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m. Dinner. Night walk along a short path to observe insects, nocturnal rodents, reptiles, etc. and listen to the fantastic nocturnal concert of the Jungle.

Tour of the Pañacocha lagoon in a rowing canoe, during which passengers will be delighted with the fantastic concert that the great variety of birds that exist in the Forest will offer them. Return to the camp for breakfast. Rowing canoe ride through the lagoon and walk along an exclusive path for observing vegetation and waterfowl, islets formed by chontillas and anthuriums, where colonies of birds and their nests are established. Lunch in the Jungle. In the afternoon we will do a fun piranha fishing. Dinner and accommodation.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Breakfast. Departure for an adventure hike for three hours, visiting jungle fields and observing a large number of medicinal plants used by the indigenous people of the sector, the possibility of observing parrots, parakeets, parrots, toucans and all the exciting animals, insects and reptiles that inhabit the area. In the afternoon they will be able to share with the native guides their knowledge about the use of the most outstanding weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the so-called “BODOQUERA OR CERBATANA” Dinner. Night ride in small boats (canoes) through the waters of the Pañacocha River.
(This day we will have several opportunities to observe the freshwater Amazonian pink dolphin)

Departure from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge early in the morning, sailing through the waters of the Pañayacu River to the confluence with the Napo River, to then go to visit the Quichua community of KURIMUYO, where we will learn about their customs and way of life, then we will visit the parrot and parakeet salting place in the YASUNI National Park.
We continue the trip to the Quichua community of EL PILCHE, where we will enjoy a delicious MAITO DE PESCADO – typical food of the local populations.
Then we will continue our trip to the YARINA Ecological Reserve, where we will spend the last night. After dinner we will take a night walk around the forest.

After breakfast, we will take a ride in canoes, rowing and on foot, to the SAPOCOCHA lagoon, where we will enjoy the most varied, unique and spectacular sounds of the birds in the sector, in the comfort offered by the imposing bird observation tower. . We return to Yarina Eco Lodge to have lunch, and at 2:00 p.m., we begin the return to the city of Coca.

Services

At Yarina EcoLodge you will have power 24/7 (110v) as we are equipped with our very own power generator.

Water service is guaranteed. You will have water 24/7 in your bathroom. Our water is collected from a 20-meter deep (roughly 65 ft deep) well.

Our staff will be in charge of cleaning your room to ensure that everything is neat and tidy, so you can enjoy your vacation with the comfort you need.

All huts are equipped with a large sized fan so that you can be comfortable in your room.

All huts are equipped with mosquito nets, placed over the beds to prevent mosquito bites.

 

The restaurant, lounge and accommodation rooms have excellent wi-fi connection, available at an additional cost.

 

We offer rubber boots in your size, so you can take part in hikes and other activities.

 

Our restaurant is equipped with a drinking station, offering complimentary water, coffee and tea anytime.

The programs

• 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 – Amazon Dolphin Lodge – Coca
• Fresh bottled water during excursions and meals

• 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

• Sweater
• Flashlight
• Hat or cap
• ID documents
• Long sleeve t-shirts
• Anti rain plastic protector
• Long and light pants (trousers)
• Sunscreen & Mosquito repellent

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