4 Days & 3 Nights Itinerary

The Yachana 4Days & 3 Nights Itinerary is a perfect way to explore the Ecuadorian rainforest and its cultures.

Day 1:


You can travel to Yachana via road or air to the city of Coca. If you come by road, it is about a six hour drive including time for lunch plan visiting a hummingbird garden and a beautiful waterfall. If you fly, you will be received at the Coca Airport and transferred by private car to Yachana. The drive will take about two hours, but be on the lookout for monkeys and a beautiful display of wildlife as you venture further into the Amazon landscape. When you arrive to Yachana, you will receive a warm welcome from our staff who will serve you a refreshing beverage and snack while you are introduced to Yachana and the work of the foundation.

That afternoon you will explore our educational center and see the many working exhibits.

Dinner is served at 7:00 pm.

Day 2

Cacao beans

Your day stars early with bird watching in our open safari excursion truck.

Breakfast will be served afterwards.

You will then help make chocolate, starting with the cacao beans. Then prepare your lunch desert using the chocolate. Lunch will be served at 12:30pm

After lunch you take a motorized canoe to cross the Napo River to visit a local family and a traditional healer for a healing ceremony. You will learn and participate in many of their customs from making and drinking chicha to practicing with a blowgun and spear. Return to the Lodge to relax and have dinner at 7:00 pm



Day 3:

After a traditional breakfast you will go to visit a local farm to see and harvest a variety of local produce and medicinal plans. You will then return to the Lodge and actually be involved in cooking your lunch. This is a continuation of our National Geographic Conservation Trust project to involve our visitors in the Lost Foods of the Amazon.

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to hike in our rainforest. The Foundation owns 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of which 80% is primary rainforest.


After dinner you will take a night walk to discover a different side of the rain forest life.

Day 4:

Breakfast and then your departure via road or air.


*Lodge activities may vary due to weather conditions.

*Optional 5 Days & 4 Nights package.

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