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Cotococha Lodge

Highlights / General details

Cotococha Amazon Lodge is located 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Quito, and can be reached in an amazing 5 hour drive from Ecuador's capital or a 4 hour drive from the town of Baños. The surrounding area forms part of the Upper Amazon Basin, known as one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and characterized by small Quichua communities and abundant vegetation. The location is also very well suited to make the famous loop Quito - Cotococha Amazon Lodge - Baños (or reverse). A huge advantage for travelers who want to continue southwards through Ecuador as you will not have to return to Quito.

Inclusion

Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and hot water, Visits and excursions details in Spanish, native guide, Power supply (from the dinner of the first day till breakfast of the last day), Taxation law and hotel.

Exclusion

Activities not described in the itinerary; Alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic; Tips, expenses of personal nature; Air tickets from Quito; Transportation from Quito; Check communities - Manatee, Anaconda; Bottled Water - Kapawi.

Hours of operation

Available Daily.

Duration

4 days/ 3 nights - Level: Easy.

Inclusion

Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom and hot water, Visits and excursions details in Spanish, native guide, Power supply (from the dinner of the first day till breakfast of the last day), Taxation law and hotel.

Exclusion

Activities not described in the itinerary; Alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic; Tips, expenses of personal nature; Air tickets from Quito; Transportation from Quito; Check communities - Manatee, Anaconda; Bottled Water - Kapawi.

Hours of operation

Available Daily.

Duration

4 days/ 3 nights - Level: Easy.

Location

Tour departs from the following hotels in Quito: Hotel Sheraton, Hotel Dann Carlton, Hotel Swissotel, Hotel JW Marriot, Hotel Hilton Colon.

Hours of operation

Available Daily.

Duration

4 days/ 3 nights - Level: Easy.

Location

Tour departs from the following hotels in Quito: Hotel Sheraton, Hotel Dann Carlton, Hotel Swissotel, Hotel JW Marriot, Hotel Hilton Colon.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at the lodge in the afternoon. After the long journey we have time to rest and relax in the cabins. Dinner. Drink of welcome and meeting at the campfire to coordinate the activities of the next day, in addition to receiving an explanatory talk on the jungle by the administrator of the cabins.

Day 2

Early in the morning we will have breakfast. Then we will prepare our equipment such as boots and water ponchos to begin our adventure. We take the canoe of the cabins and headed downstream, crossing the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the majestic Rio Napo. We will arrive to Misahualli, where we will stop 30 minutes to perform the respective check-up in the Marina. Don't forget your Passport! We continue our tour of the Napo, until you reach the Arajuno River. Here we visit the Amazon animal rescue Center. This is a center specialized in the rescue of wild animals for their preservation and reintegration in their natural habitat. Here we will see a variety of species such as toucans, parrots, parrots, monkeys of various kinds, Jaguars, Capybaras, and many more. After this visit, we will have a lunch at the River, picnic-style. Here we will also have the opportunity to swim in the river or simply enjoy the beauty of the place. We will start our return towards the cabins. We will stop in one of the indigenous communities that are on the banks of the river Napo. Here we will visit a family Quichua, which we show their ancient ancestral customs about how you wash gold on the banks of the River, the development of its traditional ceramics, the preparation of your typical chicha of yucca (traditional drink) and the use of the Blowgun hunting techniques. After this interesting moment in the Quichua culture, we return to the Lodge enjoying a short tour of the secondary forest. In the evening after dinner, we have the meeting of all in the area of fire.

Day 3

In the morning after breakfast, we leave by canoe up the river. After about 10 minutes of travel arrived at one of the banks of the Napo River, where we descend to start entertaining hike of about 1 hour, observing the flora and fauna of secondary forest. Arriving at the end of our tour we have a beautiful waterfall, called the cans. Here you can enjoy a refreshing swim in its waters and relax enjoying the beauty of the surroundings, which mixes the sounds of the forest, with the force of the water fall, making the place a spectacular site. We return to lunch in the cabins In the afternoon we ready for a walk in the forest of this area. In this walk through the forest you will find several species of medicinal plants and insects of all kinds. With a little luck we can observe monkeys by trees and lots of birds, which will be detailed by our native guide. In the afternoon we return to the lodge.

Day 4

We will have breakfast. After this we will prepare us for the trip back.

Participant restrictions

Children of all ages are able to participate under parents supervision and responsibility.

Policies

Minimum 2 Passengers.

Guest is required to call at least 72 hours ahead of the tour date to confirm the reservation and to provide height information.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Tours may be cancelled if the weather makes for dangerous riding conditions. If we are unable to reschedule the tour, we will issue a full credit or refund.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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