Yaku Kausay – Water is Life

3 Days / 2 Nights

Kichwa mythology reveals situations, characters, thought forms pass a couple, seeking, choose locations to proceed with the founding of towns Knowledge of energy sites is common in communities, its people, children, youth, seniors, the water and the life that inhabits it holds great secrets and for a Kichwa Pure Life water is.

Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park. The journey begins from the town of Coca on comfortable motor-operated canoes, which travel down the river about two hours; during this time refreshments will be provided. You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes.

Upon arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, enjoy a short walk down to the Napo riverbank to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and natural islands. Return for dinner and rest.

Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (incuding parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful).

We end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here we offer the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and use of natural resources directly with people from the community. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, walk towards the Añangu stream to visit environments including wetland, upland forest and seasonally flooded forest.

Once at Añangu stream you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, Traditional typical dinner.

(Optional) We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the body listen to the kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way; then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca.

INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure from Coca on canoe
  • 2 nights accommodation with full board in community
  • Community guide
  • Walks and tours as per itinerary
  • Yasuni National Park entry.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks not included in the itinerary
  • Tips

NOTE: This is a sample itinerary, subject to change due to climate conditions, security and safety dispositions and interests. Changes and additions will be made in order to maximize wildlife sightings, cultural exchange with the community and stay in a biologically rich region such as the Yasuní National Park.

Please contact us to customize your itinerary and address your interests in order to make this an unforgettable experience in Ecuadorian Amazonia.

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