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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon
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    Yarina Ecolodge considered to be one of the best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Yarina Ecolodge started 10 years ago as a program to teach the importance of conserving wildlife and the environment with the local community. Year by year has grown and developed important work with the local people, along with national and international tourists. Today, the lodge is considered one of the most important and best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The lodge has 20 huts to accommodate 50 guests in single, double, triple and quadruple accommodations. Each hut with private bathrooms and showers.

  • 24 hour hot water in bathroom and showers
  • Electricity provided through a generator 110v from 18:00-22:00 (6-10pm)
  • Beds equipped with mosquito nets
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Healthy variety of food, including preparation of vegetarian food
  • Security deposit box in office lodge

Activities:

  • Bird watching
  • Piranha fishing
  • Night excursions
  • Blowgun practice
  • Shamanic experience
  • Trekking inside the forest
  • Visit the ARCADIA Rescue Center
  • Races by Manduro and Napo Rivers
  • Nocturnal navigation in search of caimans
  • Cultural activities visiting an indigenous Quichua family
  • and much more

Itinerary

The Yarina Ecolodge operates every day, which means guests get to choose when to come and how long they want to stay.

Monday

Breakfast. After breakfast we will take a small canoe to navigate on the Manduro River until reaching the Sapococha Lagoon. We will walk around the lagoon enjoying the sounds of birds, frogs, monkeys, etc. In addition we will learn about different types of aquatic plants. Return to the lodge to have lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Socali path, characterized for a variety of different jungle lands. This path is used as 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 dinner. Resting time.

Tuesday

After breakfast we will visit the Capibara path, an adventure trail with many swamps. In this trail you will see some palm trees that are impossible to see in other places. Return to the lodge to have lunch.

In the afternoon, without rubber boots and in comfortable dress, (shorts are 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 some piranha fishing. Return to the lodge to have dinner. Resting time.

Wednesday

Breakfast. We will wear our rubber boots and jungle dress and take a canoe up river while watching birds, butterflies, orchids and amphibians until we reach the trail "Dos ramas". We will take a short hike to learn about medicinal plants, birds and animals. Return to the lodge to have lunch.

In the afternoon, we will take the Tucan trail, a path that is characterized by its ease for bird watching. We have recorded over 350 species of birds in this area. Return to the lodge to have dinner and rest Rest time.

Thursday

After breakfast we will take the motorboat 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 to have lunch.

In the afternoon, we will walk through the "Guatusos trail", and a new opportunity to learn from our guides the utility of some plants, about birds, insects and animals. Return to the lodge to have dinner. Resting time.

Friday

After breakfast, we will go deep inside in the jungle until we reach a small river surrounded by stones, sand, clay and other elements. In this place the guides will show us the techniques and instruments to make protractors baskets heavy objects with the resources of the Amazon.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Socali path, characterized for a variety of different jungle lands. This path is used as 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 dinner. Resting time.

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 are impossible to see in other places. Return to the lodge to have lunch.

In the afternoon, we will take the Tucan trail, a path that is characterized by its ease for bird watching. We have recorded over 350 species of birds in this area. Return to the lodge to have dinner and rest time.

Sunday

After breakfast we will take the motorboat to go out of the borders of our reserve and visit an indigenous family of the Quichuas del Oriente community. Our guides will talk you about traditions and costumes of these tribes. Return to the lodge to have lunch.

In the afternoon without rubber boots and in comfortable dress, (shorts are 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 some piranha fishing. Return to the lodge to have dinner. Resting time.

Rates

3D / 2N 4D / 3N 5D / 4N
Standard $370 $460 $550

Single occupancy supplement: 50%
Children under 12 years of age: 30% discount
For groups of 12 or more ask about our discount

Includes

  • River transportation and local Coca Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in multiple huts
  • All meals
  • Purified water, bottled water during meals, in huts and excursions
  • Native guide (Spanish)
  • Bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
  • Excursions as described
  • Rubber boots up to size 43

List of Not Included items for your package:

  • Air transportation from/to Quito and Coca. Fares will be charges according to the airlines current rates (approx. $220 per person)
  • Drinks
  • Extra meals
  • Personal equipment: Flashlight, rain poncho etc.
  • Rubber boots from size 43
  • Any item not specified
  • Gratuities