Getting to Yachana
Yachana is located in the Amazon Region of Ecuador near the Napo River.
The Napo River is a tributary to the Amazon River that rises in Ecuador on the eastern side of the Andean volcanoes.
The Napo basin covers an area of 27,000 km2.
Ecuador has been know to be part of the Amazon Basin since its discovery by the Spanish Explorer Francisco Orellana, when he departed Quito in 1541.
In what is know today as El Coca, Orellana recorded the confluence the Coca River (runoff from Antisana Volcano) and the Napo River (from the Cotopaxi Volcano runoff).
The Napo River passes through diverse ecologically regions including two biosphere reserves (Sumaco and Yasuni).
In these regions more species of plant and trees can be found in a few hectares than in all of North America.
Yachana is situated on a bluff overlooking the Napo River within our Protected Reserve of 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares)and offers direct access to local experiences of the area.
The property overlooks the Napo River and is upstream from Coca and is accessible by canoe or private transportation.
The GPS coordinates for Yachana Training Center are: ??° ??.??’S, ??° ??.??’ W at an elevation of 365m.