Conservation and Sustainability at its finest
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.