Experience Ecuador’s Amazon Culture and Nature
The Yachana 4 Day and 3 Night package has the perfect itinerary for exploring the Ecuadorian rainforest and its cultures. Your time will be spent enjoying the variety of activities that Yachana Lodge and Yachana Training Center are famous for offering.
If you are flying to Yachana, you will be received at the Coca Airport and transferred by private car to our lodge. 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 a snack while you are introduced to the lodge and the work of the foundation.
That afternoon, you will explore our educational center and see the many working exhibits.
Dinner will be served at 7:00pm.
Your day starts 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 and prepare your lunch dessert 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 then dinner will be served at 7:00pm.
After a traditional breakfast, you will go to visit a local farm to see and harvest a variety of local produce and medicinal plants. 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 into 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 rainforest life.
After breakfast you will take private transport for your departure to Coca where you can then take a flight to Quito.
*Please be aware that Lodge activities may vary in order due to weather conditions, but rest assured. Your guide will do everything possible to maintain the established itinerary whenever possible.
*For more options, check out our 5 Days & 4 Nights package.