Yarina Ecolodge

Conservation and Sustainability at its finest

Location

The Yarina Eco Lodge is strategically located in an area of forest that boasts the highest diversity of micro-habitats in the Napo area. This means that there are more species of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects than anywhere else on the Napo river or in the surroundings.

The Yarina Eco Lodge is located on the Napo river only 60 minutes by covered motorized canoe from Puerto Francisco de Orellana (EL COCA).

Conservation and Background

Yarina Eco Lodge is a member of the Yuturi  Conservation Group, an organization involved in many rainforest conservation projects that are supported by national and international organizations with the same feelings …

Yarina Eco Lodge started 10 years ago as a program to teach the importance of conserving wildlife and our environment with the local community. However, year by year, the lodge was growing, changing and developing new important forms of work with the local people, along with local and international tourists. Today, the lodge is considered one of the most important and best rescue centers of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Rescue Center “ARCADIA”, is a center that supports the conservation and rescue of wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon. We are sure that you will enjoy discovering the magic of our jungle and learning how to save wildlife and nature with us.

Yarina Lodge – 5 days/4 nights


Day 1: Coca-Sapococha Lagoon and Socali Path:


Departure from Quito to Coca on a 30-minute flight or an overnight bus departing the night before. After landing or arriving you will go to the meeting point at the Coca docks. Then you will embark a motorboat to start a ride along Manduro river until Sapococha Lagoon. Arrive at the lodge and have lunch. In the early afternoon, visit the Socali path which features diverse jungle ecosystems, and then the Sapococha lagoon to view the wonderful flora and fauna. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.


Day 2: Capibara Path


Early in the morning and after breakfast, you will visit the Capibara path, which is an adventure trail with many swamps. You will see various species of palm trees native to this ecosystem. Return to the lodge to have lunch. Late in the afternoon, the local guides will teach you how to use the blowpipe. After this activity, you will take a small canoe to learn piranha fishing. Dinner and rest.


Day 3: Dos Ramas Trail and Toucan trail


After breakfast, you will take a canoe to paddle upriver until the trail “Dos Ramas”. Here you can do a short trek to learn about medicinal plants and various species of fauna that can be found there. Return to the lodge and have a delicious lunch. In the early afternoon, you will take the Toucan Trail to one of the tallest birdwatching towers of the Ecuadorian jungle, where you have the opportunity to see various species of birds in the forest canopy. Return to the lodge to have dinner and rest.


Day 4: Kichwas del Oriente Community:


Early wakeup call and breakfast. Take a motorboat to visit an indigenous Kichwa family, where you will learn about their traditions and customs. Return to the lodge for lunch. During the late afternoon, walk through “Guatusos Trail” where you will learn about local uses for some forest plants, and can see various species of plants and insects. Dinner and rest.


Day 5: Departure from Lodge:


After breakfast, check-out from the lodge to begin your return to El Coca, to take your flight or bus back to Quito.

Yarina Eco Lodge Rates

Program

Price per person

3 days/ 2 nights $  370
4 days/ 3 nights $ 460
5 days/ 4 nights $ 550
  • Children younger than 12 years have a 30% discount
  • A single supplement of 50%

Accommodation and Amenities

  • 20 multiple huts (single, double, triple and quadruple accommodations)
  • Each hut with private bathrooms and showers.
  • All huts are built with traditional materials of the area.
  • Water is provided 24 hours in the bathrooms and showers.
  • Electricity is provided through a generator from 18H00 till 22H00 (110 V.)
  • Each hut is equipped with beds (all beds with mosquito nets), closet, hammock and a lamp.
  • 24 hours hot water.
  • Each bathroom is equipped with a sink, shower, toilet, toilet paper, soap, and towel.
  • There is a big cabin near the Maduro River where the guest can find the restaurant, the bar and a comfortable place to rest.
  • The kitchen staff offers a healthy variety of food. If the guests have vegetarian preferences, our staff is ready to offer vegetarian food.
  • The administration of the lodge offers the guests a security box to keep their valuables.

Included

  • 3 meals per day (from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on final day).
  • All excursions as listed in itinerary
  • Native naturalist speaking guide - English / Spanish translator guide
  • Transport to/ from Coca and the lodge
  • Asistance at the airport: Quito and Coca
  • Drinkable water
  • Lodge acommodation

Not included

  • Transport between Quito and Coca
  • National Park fee
  • Tips/ drinks from bar / other personal expenses
  • Single supplement (50%)
  • Personal jungle equipment such as rain coat, lantern and hiking shoes
  • (from size 44 upwards) rubber boots (size 44 upwards)

Access to Lodge

  • The Yarina Lodge tour begins and finishes in the town of Coca, Orellana.
  • The public bus from Quito typically takes around 8 hours when leaving at night through the Baeza route. Most clients take the night-bus at 9 pm the day before their trip. The fare each way is $8-10 USD.
  • Alternatively, there is a direct flight from Quito to Coca for approximately $285 roundtrip flight – we can help with your flight reservation or provide information of which bus to catch.

Yarina Lodge Packing List

Life in the jungle is very informal. You should bring along:

  • Comfortable and lightweight clothes
  • Long pants
  • Cotton shorts
  • Long-sleeved T-shirts
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Hat/cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading material
  • Digital camera, vintage camera or cellphone for your wonderful pics
  • Notepad or sketchbook for diary keeping or sketching
  • A great attitude to enjoy this amazing place!

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Trip Facts

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  • El Coca, Orellana
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