Yasuní Sonneaufgang

Yasuní And The Añangu Community

Experience Kichwa’s ancestral knowledge, its culture, legends, dances, music and traditions

We put all our efforts to provide an unfor­gettable jungle experience, far from the troubles of modern-daylife, where you will be sure to find solace and relaxation amidst singing birds while experi­encing the ageless customs, tradi­tions, and legends of the Kichwa culture.

Añangu-Kichwa-community: Activities at Yasuní-National Park and Añangu are coordi­nated by members of the local kichwa community and it is important that their rules of conduct and ethics be respected.

Hikes: Our programs include easy and medium intensity walks and hikes in order to observe the wildlife and nature of the area; more difficult hikes and longer programs can be arranged.

Birdwatching: These activities usually last 2 hours and are carried out in the morning at around 6 A.M.

Rowing: Small canoe navigation is carried out on rivers and streams; larger canoes are used to navigate the Napo River and are included in our routine activities, all of which feature community and naturalist guides.

Swimming: Swimming is safe when carried out at sites your guide has suggested.

Kayaking: enjoy a level II kayak activity at Napo river, from the village for around 45 min. until you reach the obser­vation tower.

Ancestral kichwa catamaran: At night we will sail along the Napo river in a boat that emulates the ancestral kichwa trade, where we will enjoy magical stories and legends while tasting some delicious roasted snacks heated on the fire.

Typical tradi­tional dinner: Enjoy the kichwa ancestral cuisine, taste the delicious flavors of maito made with fish, prepared in a leaf of “bijao”, accom­panied by fried cacao and exquisite “mayones” or “chonta­curos” (palm worms).
Refresh yourself with exquisite manioc chicha, a beverage made of manioc fermented with sweet potato and hygie­ni­cally prepared for the most demanding palates of our visitors.

* national and inter­na­tional flights are not included
MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 500 m
TYPE: Individual or small group
REQUI­REMENT: low physical condition
DIFFI­CULTY: BW-1 to BW-3
Day 1: Arrival in Coca-city

Your adventure begins from the town of Coca, at “La Mision” river port, whose name recalls the mission of capuchin monks who occupied the area in the past century. At this place our staff will welcome you, take your luggage to the motor boat, while you meet with your guide and fellow travelers for a briefing about the area over looking river “Napo”.
Then you will board our comfor­table motor boats for about two hours to enjoy the clear waters and amazing rainforest views, the guide will provide a reusable bottle to drink water and a hearty box lunch with local produce and fruit, while you listen to some interesting facts of the zone. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfi­shers, terns and other shore birds species.
Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

We begin this morning with a visit to the inter­cul­tural inter­pre­tation center “KuriMuyu” which means golden seed in native language, handled by the women of the community also knows as “mama kuna” learn about the kichwa culture, crafts, customs and tradi­tional use of natural resources directly from the people of the abori­ginal community.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.
In the afternoon, head back to lodge aboard your paddle canoe through Anangu creek to see more of the specta­cular wildlife available. Upon arriving you will have time to settle back and prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavors of the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palate try the grilled worms of the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”.
After dinner, prepare your flash­light for an night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 3: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 660 €
Single Occupancy: 815 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 755 €
Single Occupancy: 930 €
* Price per Person

Mini Suite

Day 1: Arrival in Coca – Drive to the lodge

Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

Early breakfast and then head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view to the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets (including parrotlets and macaws), sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

Day 3: Culture, nature and wildlife

Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the world view Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent oppor­tunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrub sendemic from Yasuní.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish.
You can prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavor sof the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palatetry the grilled worm sof the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”. After dinner, prepare your flash­light for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 4: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 799 €
Single Occupancy: 989 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 915 €
Single Occupancy: 1.085 €
* Price per Person

Yasuni Badezimmer

Day 1: Arrival in Coca – Drive to the lodge

Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the world view Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent oppor­tunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrub sendemic from Yasuní.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish.
You can prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavor sof the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palatetry the grilled worm sof the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”. After dinner, prepare your flash­light for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 3: Culture, nature and wildlife

Early breakfast and then head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view to the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets (including parrotlets and macaws), sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

Day 4: Nature, Wildlife and Adventure

Wake up with the chirping of Amazonian birds, to enjoy our local and organic breakfast buffet. After this, put on your rubber boots to start hiking the terra-firme forest at “Samona” trail, where you can feel like “Indiana Jones” in the middle of century-old kapok trees, spot capuchin, woolly and saki monkeys, look under the leafs to spot bizarre insects and tune your eyes and ears for the birds, monkeys and reptiles among the dense forest. Return to the eco-lodge for a refreshing drink and prepare for an exquisite lunch, including local specialties.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch, visit our second canopy obser­vation tower to see more of the 600 hundred species of birds with specia­lized telescopes for wildlife watching.

Day 5: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 945 €
Single Occupancy: 1.139 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 1.079 €
Single Occupancy: 1.299 €
* Price per Person

Mini Suite in Yasuni

3 Days - 2 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Coca-city

Your adventure begins from the town of Coca, at “La Mision” river port, whose name recalls the mission of capuchin monks who occupied the area in the past century. At this place our staff will welcome you, take your luggage to the motor boat, while you meet with your guide and fellow travelers for a briefing about the area over looking river “Napo”.
Then you will board our comfor­table motor boats for about two hours to enjoy the clear waters and amazing rainforest views, the guide will provide a reusable bottle to drink water and a hearty box lunch with local produce and fruit, while you listen to some interesting facts of the zone. During the navigation you will see birds such as herons, kingfi­shers, terns and other shore birds species.
Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

We begin this morning with a visit to the inter­cul­tural inter­pre­tation center “KuriMuyu” which means golden seed in native language, handled by the women of the community also knows as “mama kuna” learn about the kichwa culture, crafts, customs and tradi­tional use of natural resources directly from the people of the abori­ginal community.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.
In the afternoon, head back to lodge aboard your paddle canoe through Anangu creek to see more of the specta­cular wildlife available. Upon arriving you will have time to settle back and prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavors of the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palate try the grilled worms of the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”.
After dinner, prepare your flash­light for an night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 3: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 660 €
Single Occupancy: 815 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 755 €
Single Occupancy: 930 €
* Price per Person

Mini Suite

4 Days - 3 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Coca – Drive to the lodge

Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

Early breakfast and then head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view to the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets (including parrotlets and macaws), sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

Day 3: Culture, nature and wildlife

Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the world view Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent oppor­tunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrub sendemic from Yasuní.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish.
You can prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavor sof the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palatetry the grilled worm sof the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”. After dinner, prepare your flash­light for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 4: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 799 €
Single Occupancy: 989 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 915 €
Single Occupancy: 1.085 €
* Price per Person

Yasuni Badezimmer

5 Days - 4 Nights
Day 1: Arrival in Coca – Drive to the lodge

Arriving at lodge, you have the outstanding chance to step onto the abori­ginal territory of the kichwa Añangu community, whose members will welcome you with a tradi­tional and refreshing ice cold “wayusa”, the local hotel manager will give quick instruc­tions and immediately will take you to your comfor­table room with views of the rainforest in order to get ready for the first activity in the afternoon.
Hike along “Playas” trail to experience amazon wildlife for the first time in the river islands and shores amidst of one of the most biolo­gi­cally diverse places on Earth.

Day 2: Culture, nature and wildlife

Enjoy the sunrise at breakfast, visit the sustainable community projects, talk about the world view Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent oppor­tunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrub sendemic from Yasuní.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch paddle around “Añangu” stream, a black water ecosystem where you can spot monkeys jumping from tree to tree, caiman and sometimes even giant river otters trying to catch fish.
You can prepare for a tradi­tional typical dinner to taste local flavor sof the amazon, such as “maito” which is grilled fish wrapped in a “bijao” leaf and if you have an adven­turous palatetry the grilled worm sof the “chonta” locally known as “chontakuru”. After dinner, prepare your flash­light for a night walk around the lodge to see different kind of insects, reptiles and even nocturnal mammals like the night monkeys.

Day 3: Culture, nature and wildlife

Early breakfast and then head in the motor boat to one of the highlights of Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Then walk around 30 min, through “pericos” trail to reach the blind in the forest with a direct view to the amazing parakeet clay lick, which brings visitors face to face with up to 11 species of parrots and parakeets (including parrotlets and macaws), sometimes even mammals like howler monkeys, tapir and peccaries come to this place to drink water and get vital minerals for their body.
We return to the center of the community to have lunch at the dining hall and take a break in the lodge before hiking one hour in order to climb up the obser­vation tower reaching 35 meters above the surface with high chances to spot a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths.

Day 4: Nature, Wildlife and Adventure

Wake up with the chirping of Amazonian birds, to enjoy our local and organic breakfast buffet. After this, put on your rubber boots to start hiking the terra-firme forest at “Samona” trail, where you can feel like “Indiana Jones” in the middle of century-old kapok trees, spot capuchin, woolly and saki monkeys, look under the leafs to spot bizarre insects and tune your eyes and ears for the birds, monkeys and reptiles among the dense forest. Return to the eco-lodge for a refreshing drink and prepare for an exquisite lunch, including local specialties.
In the afternoon after a delicious local lunch, visit our second canopy obser­vation tower to see more of the 600 hundred species of birds with specia­lized telescopes for wildlife watching.

Day 5: Wayusa ritual and farewell

To close with a flourish, take part on the optional “wayusada” ritual, in which at dawn around 4:30 a.m. is the time when the kichwa family share together the sacred “wayusa” and has been away to past their ancient knowledge to the new genera­tions, here you also share tradi­tional chants and have the chance to “interpret dreams” with the wisest “mama kuna” at the community, a mystique experience indeed.
Then head back for breakfast, while our staff pick you luggage for your return to Coca town, on board our comfor­table motor boats for the last chance to appre­ciate the Ecuadorian rainforest landscape, until you reach “La Mision” river port.

STANDARD CABIN
Double – Triple Occupancy: 945 €
Single Occupancy: 1.139 €
MINI SUITES
Double – Triple Occupancy: 1.079 €
Single Occupancy: 1.299 €
* Price per Person

Mini Suite in Yasuni

SERVICES
Included
  • River trans­por­tation to Coca – Lodge -Coca
  • Accom­mo­da­tions
  • All meals (B/L/D)
  • Entrance to Yasuni National Park and parrot claylicks
  • Community and naturalist bilingual guide
  • Imper­meable poncho and rubber boots
  • All excur­sions and activities like program detail
Not Included
  • 249 Euro per person: Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito with
    assis­tance from the airport in Quito on (help with
    check-in and land transfers in Coca)
  • Beverages, tips and other non specified requirements
    (laundry and internet)
Recom­mended equipment (not included)
  • Wear long pants that are easy to dry, since it rains a lot in the jungle and it is advisable to have long pants by the mosquito, comfor­table, not hot and dry quickly
  • Swimsuit or swimming shorts and T-shirt
  • Comfor­table sneakers
  • Cap, glasses, camera
INDICA­TIONS

These are sample itine­raries, subject to change due to climate and security condi­tions and interests
of groups.

Changes and additions will be made in order to maximize wildlife sightings, cultural exchange and community with the stay in a biolo­gi­cally rich region such as the Yasuni NationalPark.

Please contact us to customize your itinerary and address in order to their Interests make this an unfor­gettable experience in the EcuadorianAmazon.

DIFFI­CULTY
BW-1 (gentle walk)

The simplest form of hiking uses only wide and well-developed roads. Mainly on flat terrain and little inclined, without descents and exposed stairs. Usually well marked trails. No special equipment is required, it is recom­mended to wear comfor­table walking shoes. More comfort and less physical activity. Cultural walks with contact with people. No prior knowledge required.

BW-2 (challenging walks / activities)

Activities partially challenging or longer than BW-1 (hiking and cycling). Partially difficult terrain (very steep terrain). Good health and good physical condition are required. Availa­bility to light physical efforts, such as cycling and hiking.

BW-3 (mountains tours / outdoors activities)

Activities or hikes that are often demanding and / or extensive. Trails with consi­derable slopes, narrow, and not always well marked. For mountai­neering an accli­ma­tiz­ation process is required (heights more than 4.000 m). Safety when walking. Predis­po­sition for heights. It requires very good health and good physical condition. Adven­turous spirit.

BW-4 (Heavy Mountain Tour / outdoors activities)

In this category, mountai­neering begins on a high alpine landscape (heights more than 5,000 m). For mountai­neering, an accli­ma­tiz­ation process is required. Use of crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets are required. It requires excellent general health and physical condition. A sporting spirit and predis­po­sition for demanding weather conditions.

BW-5 (extremely heavy mountain tour / outdoors activities)

Very serious mountain tours that demand a high level of risk-taking even for experi­enced mountai­neers. Routes over very steep, and very exposed rock. As a rule, these alpine excur­sions are unmarked. The knowledge of the use of the equipment is extremely important. Technical mountains are climbed on this type of tour.

Our active trips are generally not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Do not hesitate to contact us, we will be glad to advise you.

Booking Request

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    Please fill out the form, with your infor­mation, the planned travel date and the number of parti­ci­pants. Of course we also advise you by phone or directly by email at the following contact options: