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Itinerary 5 Days / 4 Nights:

Day 1

Arrival to the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax in our bungalow. Dinner. A very special welcome drink is served while sitting around the open fireplace to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with our crew, plus an introductory speech about the Amazon Jungle by our Lodge’s Administrator.

Day 2

Early in the morning we’ll have breakfast. Afterwards we must prepare our gear: boots, raincoat so we can be ready to begin the adventure! We will board a canoe and start our journey downstream through the enchanted Amazon Jungle along the imposing Napo River. Arrive to Misahualli, where we make a short stop to check our papers with local Marina, so don’t forget your passport!! Continuing our canoe-trip we arrive to ArajunoRiver. Visit to Animal Rescue Centre “AmaZOOnico” which is specialized in the rescue of wild animals for specie conservation and reintegration into the wild. In here we will observe a great variety of species such as: toucans, all kind of colourful parrots, various kinds of monkeys, jaguars, capybaras and much more!

Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the river shore, picnic style. We’ll have the opportunity to swim in the river or just resting peacefully surrounded by a wonderful natural atmosphere.

After concluding this day’s experience, we’ll head back to the Lodge, but first we will visit a trap museum in a Quichua Community, is a very interesting exhibition of how they used to hunt for centuries. We return to the Lodge by canoe. At night, after dinner, we’ll have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day’s experiences.

Day 3

After breakfast, we get ready with our rubber boots and water ponchos for 3 hours walking in a jungle forest. With an experienced native guide, you will be able to learn many interesting subjects about plant uses, insects’ variety, bird watching, and the species that lives in this unique forest. We will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in this natural surrounding. After lunch we come back and arrive to the Lodge to rest. At night, we are going to enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing time by the fireplace while enjoying a tropical cocktail or drink from our bar.

Day 4

After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marvelling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short walk, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return to have lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon we will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millenary culture and traditions such as gold rinse in the river shoreline, traditional pottery making, making of typical drink “chicha” made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian manioc), and the use of the “serbatana” (blowpipe for hunting use). After this amazing encounter with Quichua culture, we return to the Lodge by foot over secondary jungle pads. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, we will have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day’s experiences.

Day 5

After breakfast, we must prepare for our drive back to the city. End of program.

Itinerary 4 Days / 3 Nights:

Day 1 Arrival to the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax in our bungalow. Dinner. A very special welcome drink is served while sitting around the open fireplace to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with our crew, plus an introductory speech about the Amazon Jungle by our Lodge’s Administrator.

Day 2 Early in the morning we’ll have breakfast. Afterwards we must prepare our gear: boots, raincoat so we can be ready to begin the adventure! We will board a canoe and start our journey downstream through the enchanted Amazon Jungle along the imposing NapoRiver. Arrive to Misahualli, where we make a short stop to check our papers with local Marina, so don’t forget your passport!! Continuing our canoe-trip we arrive to ArajunoRiver. Visit to Animal Rescue Centre “AmaZOOnico” which is specialized in the rescue of wild animals for specie conservation and reintegration into the wild. In here we will observe a great variety of species such as: toucans, all kind of colourful parrots, various kinds of monkeys, jaguars, capybaras and much more!

Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the river shore, picnic style. We’ll have the opportunity to swim in the river or just resting peacefully surrounded by a wonderful natural atmosphere.

After concluding this day’s experience, we’ll head back to the Lodge, but first we will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millenary culture and traditions such as gold rinse in the river shoreline, traditional pottery making, making of typical drink “chicha” made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian manioc), and the use of the “serbatana” (blowpipe for hunting use). After this amazing encounter with Quichua culture, we return to the Lodge by foot over secondary jungle pads. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, we’ll have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day’s experiences.

Day 3 After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marvelling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short walk, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return to have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch we put on our “wet gear” (boots & rain coat) to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be fully explained by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, short monkey groups weaving around the giant trees; we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling beautiful notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking, we come back and arrive to the Lodge. At night, a delicious dinner and relax by the fireplace while enjoying an exotic cocktail or drink from our bar.

Day 4 After breakfast, we must prepare for our drive back to the city. End of program.

 

Itinerary 3 Days / 2 Nights:

Day 1 Arrival to the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax for a while in our beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards we will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. We’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle.

Day 2 After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marvelling ourselvs with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short hike, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “La Cascada de Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which, mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch we put on our “wet gear” (rubber boots & rain poncho) to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though we will need some luck to observe them, we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling enchanted notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking we come back and arrive to the Lodge. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace. It’s time for a good and peaceful rest delighted by the nightly sounds of the jungle.

Day 3 After breakfast, we will have to prepare our return trip. End of program.

 

What’s Included Option 1 Standard:

All meals & Excursions with English speaking translator included

Includes:

  • Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
  • Visits and excursions
  • English speaking guide at the lodge
  • Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
  • Taxes
  • Price
  • 3 days / 2 nights: US$ 335
  • 4 days / 3 nights: US$ 485
  • 5 days / 4 nights: US$ 655

minimum 4 people

What’s Included Option 2 Bronze:

Transfer Hotel – Bus station – Tena – Lodge, Public transport Quito – Cotococha Lodge – Quito or Baños included, all meals & Excursions with English-speaking translator at the lodge (only during the excursions)

Includes:

  • Transfers from the Hotel to the bus station in Quito and Tena to the Lodge by private car
  • Ticket by public bus from Quito – Tena – Quito (or Baños)
  • Transfer Tena – Cotococha Lodge by private car
  • Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
  • Visits and excursions
  • English speaking guide at the lodge
  • Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
  • Taxes
  • 3 days / 2 nights: US$ 335
  • 4 days / 3 nights: US$ 485
  • 5 days / 4 nights: US$ 655

minimum 4 people

What’s Included Option 3 Gold:

Private transport by 4×4 or mini-van Quito – Cotococha Lodge – Quito or Baños accompanied by English-speaking translator the whole package. All meals & Excursions included.

Includes:

  • Private transportation during the whole program with Spanish speaking guide
  • Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
  • Visits and excursions
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
  • Taxes
  • 3 days / 2 nights: US$ 545
  • 4 days / 3 nights: US$ 695
  • 5 days / 4 nights: US$ 870

minimum 4 people

What’s Included Option 4 Adventure:

Adventurous excursions during the program, Transfer Hotel – Bus station – Tena – Lodge, Public transport Quito – Cotococha Lodge – Quito or Baños included, all meals & Excursions with English-speaking translator at the lodge (only during the excursions).

Includes:

  • Visits and Adventurous Excursions (Rafting, Pimpilala and Cayman spotting).
  • Private transportation from your hotel in Quito to the bus station and from the bus station in Tena to the lodge for both legs of the round trip.
  • Public transport Quito – Tena – Quito (or Baños)
  • Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
  • Taxes.
  • 3 days / 2 nights: US$ 445
  • 4 days / 3 nights: US$ 590
  • 5 days / 4 nights: US$ 785

minimum 4 people

What’s Not Included:

  • Drinks (should be paid by cash at the lodge)
  • Tips
  • Extras
  • Any other service not specified in the program
  • Note that 8 passengers minimum are required to offer you the AmaZoonico Animal rescue center excursion.
  • Please note that all itineraries are subject to change and availability without any prior notice.

What to bring:

Cotococha Lodge is situated in the Amazon Rainforest so the weather is usually nice and warm but you have to be prepared for light to heavy rains. So bring mainly light clothes and just a few warmer ones for the evenings or when it starts raining. We recommend you to pack following on your trip to Cotococha:

  • Passport (always take a copy as well)
  • Camera Film with flash (high speed films are recommended (200-400 ASA))
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream (a high factor is recommended)
  • Lip balm (a high factor is recommended)
  • Light cotton pants
  • Long-sleeved light cotton shirts
  • Shorts
  • Bathing Suit
  • Comfortable shoes and/or sandals for at the lodge
  • Extra pairs of socks
  • Hat or Cap for sun protection
  • Small daypack
  • Plastic bags to protect cameras or films from rain and humidity
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars (if possible)
Cotococha Amazon Lodge provides:
  • Rubber boots (up to size 46 (European size))
  • Rain coats
  • Life jackets for canoe, balsa and tubing trips on the river