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Napo Wildlife Center & Quito

7 Days | From $2,390 per person


Highlights

  • Observe tropical wildlife in the Amazon
  • View the forest from a canopy tower
  • Watch parrots flock at clay licks
  • Explore the charming city of Quito

Explore the Amazon rain forest from the base of a unique and luxurious ecolodge: Napo Wildlife Center in the Ecuador Amazon.

This trip offers excellent birding opportunities. See other birding trips here.

Pricing

  • TRIP LENGTH7 days
  • SUPERIOR PACKAGEFrom $2,390 (4/5-star)
  • INTERNAL AIRFAREIncluded
*Prices based on 2 travelers

Included
  • Private tour with professional Andean Discovery guides
  • Accommodations based on double occupancy
  • All activities, transfers, and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Most meals as per the itinerary
  • Internal round-trip flights as per itinerary, priced out separately above (round-trip Quito to Amazon)
Not Included
  • International round-trip airfare to Quito
  • Fees for passport and travel insurance
  • Gratuities

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This evening arrive in Quito, the second highest capital city in Latin America.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Quito

Take a guided tour of Colonial Quito’s cobbled streets, whitewashed adobe walls, and ornate balconies. Visit sites such as the Church of San Francisco, which was built by the Spaniards in the 16th century, and Independence Plaza. Enjoy a birds-eye view of the city from el Panecillo. After lunch, transfer to the Middle of the World monument; zero degrees latitude, where you can straddle the equator putting one foot in each hemisphere. Enjoy dinner on your own this evening at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Quito (B, L)

This morning a 30-minute flight takes you to Coca, a small town located in the upper Amazon Basin. From there embark on a 2-hour motorized canoe ride along the Napo River. Look for marine birds, including herons and kingfishers, along the way. Next board traditional, dugout canoes for a majestic and peaceful 1- to 2-hour ride surrounded by trees overhead. You will be paddled along a narrow creek that connects to the lagoon where your lodge is located. Keep your eyes out for monkeys, toucans, parrot, and macaws. After arriving at the lodge and enjoying dinner, opt to look for caimans around the lake as you take in the evening sounds of the jungle.

Overnight: Napo Wildlife Center (B, L, D)

A native Anangu guide and a bilingual naturalist guide lead you during today’s excursions, including visits to two parrot clay licks. Back at the lodge you may see a group of giant otters investigating near the dock; a large, black caiman crossing the lake; a capybara looking for rest near the water’s edge; or blue and yellow macaws soaring overhead.

Overnight: Napo Wildlife Center (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast, climb a 120-foot canopy observation tower and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is built into the tree to experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. Flocks of colorful tanagers pass through the tree canopy, Spider Monkeys search for fruit in nearby trees, and toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons. This afternoon hike into the forest interior where you may see lizards, colorful manikins, or the unique and endemic Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. Afterward, explore the lake and creeks by dugout canoe with great possibilities of running into a Giant otter family.

Overnight: Napo Wildlife Center (B, L, D)

This morning board the canoes for a paddle upstream back to Coca for your flight to Quito. There is time on your own this evening for shopping and dinner.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel Quito (B, L)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)



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  • Mercure Hotel Quito

    The Mercure Hotel Quito is located in the heart of the bustling Mariscal district with easy access to shop and restaurants.

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    Located deep in the rainforest, Napo Wildlife Center is the ideal place to view wildlife while still staying in luxurious accommodations.



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Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18