views of the napo wildlife center
orange monkey on the jungle
drum in kuri muyu interpretation center
girls looking at the river through the glass floor of the lodge
frog in the ecuadorian jungle
girls resting having a cocktail on the lodge terrace
crocodile in the napo river
bathroom and room at the ecolodge
napo wildlife center double room
three people having dinner at the lodge's terrace
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Napo Wildlife Center

Amazonian nature in a luxury lodge in Yasuní National Park

(2 reviews)
Yasuni National Park
4 days
Spanish and English
Starts: From Quito airport at 11:00 a.m. or from Coca airport at 11:40 a.m.
Ends: To Coca airport at 12:20 p.m.
Flexible cancellation policy


The Napo Wildlife Center is considered one of the best eco-hotels in the world. It is a community-based tourism project created by the Kichwa Añangu Community, in the heart of the Yasuni National Park and is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 

In these 4 days, we will live a luxury experience in the heart of the Amazon, where we will discover the flora and fauna of the place, as rich as diverse: anacondas, otters, caimans and a great variety of monkeys and birds that coexist in perfect harmony. 

Ready to live an exclusive experience in a unique environment? 😍 Here are all the details:

Tour details


  • Transfer from Coca to Napo
  • Complete gourmet meals with local and international cuisine
  • Entrance fee to parrot and parakeet farms
  • English or Spanish speaking guide
  • Activities and visits according to the itinerary
  • Entrance to Yasuní National Park

Not included

  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Internet

Important information

We recommend that families with children book with a private guide. 

This tour departs every day except Sundays.

Cancellation policy

You will receive a 50% refund of your reservation if you cancel at least 46 days before the tour start date. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Quito - Coca - Napo Wildlife Center

11:40 A.M.

Quito - Coca

If you choose the extra flight from Quito to Coca, at the Tame company counter at the Quito airport, Napo Wildlife Center support staff will be waiting for us to help us with the check-in. After 30 minutes of flight, we will land in Coca and take a 5 minutes transfer to get to the port "La Misión".

views of the napo wildlife center

Boat ride 🛶

At the port we will have an explanatory briefing and then we will take a 4 hours motor boat to the lodge. On the way we will be given a welcome kit with drinks and snacks, to replenish our strength and start to get in touch with the wonderful environment of the Amazon. Along the way we will see monkeys, birds, spiders and even an anaconda.

boat navigation to the napo wildlife center

Napo Wildlife Center

Upon arrival at the lodge, we will disembark and be given a welcome drink of freshly squeezed juice. The manager will give us a briefing in the dining room of the spectacular tower. We will have free time to enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Añangu until dinner time. Afterwards we will rest in our rooms and recharge our batteries for the next day.

girls watching with the binoculars

DAY 2 Parrot and parakeet clay licks - Kuri Muyu - Jungle hike

06:00 A.M.

Parrot and parakeet clay licks 🦜

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will board the boat along with the guide to head to the parrot and parakeet saladeros. Here we will see how the animals come to feed and enjoy the magnificent spectacle of colors and sounds that parrots and macaws create when they come together.

green parrots on the clay licks

Kuri Muyu Interpretation Center

We will then visit the Kuri Muyu Interpretation Center, run by the women of the community. Here we will see first hand what their daily life is like, the Kichwa culture, handicrafts, traditions and ancestral uses of natural resources.

women of the kichwa culture

Jungle walk

Later, we will take a 30-minute walk through the jungle until we reach another parrot farm, where we will see 11 different species of parrots. Then we will have lunch with the whole group and head to the ecolodge for dinner.

sloth bear on the tree

DAY 3 Observation tower - Hike through the forest - Lagoon

06:00 A.M.

Observation tower 

After breakfast, we will go to the tower of almost 40 meters located in the heart of the jungle. From here we will be able to observe nature at all levels and from all perspectives. We will contemplate an infinite green mantle crossed by the mighty Napo River, a multitude of colorful and spectacular birds that only live in the high treetops and even families of monkeys. Take out your camera and capture these incredible images!

toucan on the ecuadorian jungle

Walk through the forest

After lunch, we will hike the Terra Firme trail. We will go into the forest and deep into the jungle enjoying multiple species such as monkeys and birds. Afterwards, we will explore the lake in search of the family of giant otters that inhabit it.

group of otter on the napo river

Return to the lodge

We will return to the lodge to enjoy the last dinner at the Napo Wildlife Center, a delicious buffet dinner lovingly prepared by local chefs. Afterwards, we will be able to observe the moon reflected in the lagoon, which will allow us to see the shining eyes of the caimans found there.

chefs cooking the gourmet dinner at the lodge

DAY 4 Navigation Napo River - Coca Airport - Quito

Napo River Navigation

After breakfast we will take the canoes, say goodbye to the lagoon and head to the Napo River. During the trip we will have the chance to see for the last time the monkeys in the treetops and some exotic birds. We will arrive at the port of exchange where we will take the motor boat to the airport in Coca to take the flight back to Quito. Here our incredible 4 day experience at the Napo Wildlife Center will come to an end.

group in the navigation observing with binoculars

What to bring to Napo Wildlife Center

  • 2 or 3 pairs of thin, long-sleeved T-shirts
  • 2 or 3 pairs of thin short-sleeved T-shirts
  • Long, comfortable pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • Clothes with not flashy colors
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medication
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Where does the tour Napo Wildlife Center start

We recommend choosing the extra flight since it includes assistance at the airport in Quito, transfer In and Out in the city of Coca with assistance.

Questions & Answers

  • Do children get a discount?

    Yes, children under 11 years old have a 30% discount if they share the same cabin as their parents and children under 5 years old are free in the same cabin as their parents.

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