LOGISTICS

When traveling to Yachana we provide three different options

  1. One way Transfer In + Rafting (Full day)
  2. A door to door service in a Private van.
  3. Quito-Coca-Quito Flights

 

One way Transfer In + Rafting (Full day)

Upper Napo River (Class III – III+)

The ground transportation is a pleasure by itself!. The Upper Rio Napo is also known locally as the Rio Jatunyacu, which means “BIG WATER” in Quichua. “Big” is probably the best word to describe this river – BIG WAVES and BIG FUN!

A great trip for both beginners and experts alike, it has the perfect combination of exciting rapids, calm pools, and fabulous jungle scenery to delight everybody. Being the headwaters of one of the two rivers that form the mighty Amazon River, this is a rafting adventure that should not be passed up! No previous rafting experience is necessary.

We head out into the jungle for about 45 minutes to our put-in site near the village of Cando.

Before setting off we will fit you with a life jacket and helmet, give you a comprehensive safety briefing, introduce you to your guide, and then train your team in the paddling techniques needed to navigate our way down the river. Once ready the boat will push off from shore and within moments you will find yourself being drenched in the first rapids, Pimpilala being one of the biggest. After this first shot of adrenaline the fun continues as you crash through walls of whitewater, explore a hidden canyon, drift silently along sheer river cliffs, and take a swim in the refreshing waters.

During the trip we’ll stop on an expansive beach by the side of the river for a delicious picnic lunch that includes fresh tropical fruits and is served with soft drinks, juice and water. At the end of the trip we celebrate a great day out with a few ice-cold beers or sodas. The drive from the take-out back to Tena takes about ten minutes. Arrival time is approximately 4pm but may be earlier or later depending on the river level.

Season : All year

Includes: Private transportation Quito(*)-Tena-Yachana(**), Breakfats on route, Professional guides, top-of-the-line rafting equipment, safety kayaker, domestic transportation to the river and back, a delicious riverside lunch and unsurpassed safety.

Notes: (*) Pick-Up from Quito’s hotel: 05h00. (**) Arrival at Yachana 18h00. Pax taking this optional will need only One Way Air Ticket OCC/UIO. price list

A door to door service in a private van

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quito-Coca-Quito Flights

Currently there are two airlines that fly between Quito and Coca during the week. Avianca/Aerogal and Tame offer flights to and from Coca Monday through Friday. Flight times are approximately one hour and passengers need to be at the airport about 90 minutes before departure times.

  • Avianca/Aerogal and Tame Airlines depart Mariscal Sucre International Airport(UIO) which is located about 11 miles(18 kilometers) east of Quito, Ecuador. Travels times via taxi between Quito and the airport are between 1 hour and 1.5 hours depending on traffic.
  • Return flights depart Coca from Francisco de Orellana Airport(OCC) which is located approximately 2.5 hours via canoe or 2 hours via private taxi from Yachana Lodge.

Flight days and times can change without notice. For specific arrival and departure times for flights and transportation to and from Yachana Lodge, please contact us and we will gladly assist you with airline tickets for domestic flights and/or transportation to and from Yachana Lodge.

Transportation to/from Quito to Mariscal Sucre International Airport(UIO) can be arranged directly via taxi at respective hotels.

Representative Flights and Times Quito – Coca
Avianca/Aerogal*
[Mon-Fri]
AV1656 UIO/OCC 10H00-10H35
AV1657 OCC/UIO 11H15-11H50
Tame*
[Mon-Fri]
EQ211 UIO/OCC 10H00-10H40
EQ212 OCC/UIO 11H20-12H00
* Typical Times – Subject to Change Without Notice
Representative Flights and Times Quito – Coca
Tame*
[Sat]
EQ211 UIO/OCC 11H35-12H15
EQ212 OCC/UIO 13H00-13H40
Tame*
[Sun]
EQ215 UIO/OCC 13H30-14H10
EQ216 OCC/UIO 15H00-15H40
* Typical Times – Subject to Change Without Notice

 

 

Quito pre-post stay

16 of december of 1534 is the spanish foundation of Quito on the ruins of an Inca´s place were Atahualpa -the last Inca- was born.
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The city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. These include the cathedral, in the Plaza Grande square, and ultra-ornate Compañia de Jesús Jesuit church

Ecuador gets its name from its latitude location. The English word equator is translated “ecuador” in Spanish.

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All formal activities are lead by one of our experienced guides to assure you get the most of your experience.

Activities are subject to change due to weather conditions, desires, logistical limitations and the duration of your stay at the lodge.