SPECIAL SERVICES

When not directly participating in daily tours please explore our beautiful gardens that surround the Center or relax and absorb the sounds, smells and environment of the area.

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.

Kichwa Cultural Immersion

canoeingThis is considered an extreme activity to visit an indigenous community.

This program takes 1.5 days and is not included in your regular package tour.

It starts by floating down a small river (it is too small for motors) for around 3 to 4 hours to an isolated indigenous village.

You will spend time visiting their forest, farms and homes.

You will camp in tents and wake up early for a traditional guayusa tea ceremony.

This activity requires guest to have the ability to walk through the forest for 1.5 to 2 hours to get to a road to be picked up to return to Yachana.

(Max. 14 pax per group) price list

 

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


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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