Deep Amazon Experience

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Experience and in depth visit to the pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. Begin, by flying into Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and enjoy a night in the city. Then, head to the airport and fly to Coca, the gateway to the deep Amazon Rainforest! The principal Amazon artery for visitors is the Napo River, a major tributary of the main Amazon River. Its basin is 1400km long and one to three miles wide. Napo's 130 islands are covered by young forests, which provide refuge and nesting sites for a multitude of bird species. Along the length of the Napo, natives and settlers have established communities. Most of the shore is covered with tropical forest and over thousands of years, many lakes have formed. All meals and excursions are included. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Quito
    Quito
    • Meet and Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Quito to Coca to Amazon
    Quito to Coca to Amazon
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Quito - Coca [Direct - (30 min)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Shared - Airport-Port with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver
    • Transfer - Shared - Napo River - Canoe/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Amazon
    Amazon
    • Parrot Clay Licks, Forest Hikes and Community Visit - Group Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Amazon
    Amazon
    • Canopy Observation Tower and Forest Interior - Group Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Amazon to Coca to Quito
    Amazon to Coca to Quito
    • Transfer - Shared - Napo River - Canoe/Guide
    • Transfer - Shared - Port-Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Coca - Quito [Direct - (30 min)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Quito
    Quito
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • NOTE: Quito International Departure Tax (not included)
    • End of Itinerary
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Day 1: Quito

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Accommodation: Mercure Alameda

Alameda Mercure Hotel, one of the best hotels in Quito, is strategically located near major tourist sites and historical center, classified as a World Heritage Site. The hotel is ten minutes from the cable car to the city, a few meters from the craft market and the Traditional Parque El Ejido. The Mecure Hotel is located in the centre of Quito; guests are within walking distance to visit local shops, restaurants, museums and antique churches. The comfortable rooms feature high speed internet access, entry cards, WiFi, LCD with cable TV, personal safe and soundproof windows.

Quito
Quito
Mercure Alameda
Mercure Alameda

Day 2: Quito - Coca - Amazon

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Enjoy a direct flight from Quito to Coca. The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes.

Upon arrival to the airport in Coco, lodge staff will be waiting for you with a warm welcome. You'll be taken on a short group transfer to a nearby port where the real adventure begins.

At the port you will get on a motorized canoe downstream the Napo River, the major tributary of the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. During the trip, you will have the chance to see different birds such as kingfishers, herons, and other wildlife, and admire the incredible views of the Amazon jungle that opens before your eyes. A boxed lunch will be provided on the trip. After your 2-hour ride along the Napo River, you will arrive at the Napo Wildlife Center’s dock entrance where after a quick break, you'll then switch to a paddle canoe (motorized canoes are not allowed within the Napo territory) to continue to the Lodge itself.

This majestic and peaceful dugout canoe ride on a narrow stream will lead you to the Añangu Lake, where the lodge is located. Late in the afternoon, you'll arrive to the Napo Wildlife Center where staff will welcome you with drinks and show your rooms and other areas of the lodge. Evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center

The Napo Wildlife Center is the greatest and ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador. This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. Napo Wildlife Center was built on a particularly privileged lakeside location, providing a refreshing breeze, wonderful scenic views as well as a relatively bug-free environment. The main hall and all cabins are equipped with high electric ceiling fans. The lodge complex is located by the Anangucocha lake, within the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community, part of the Yasuni National Park.

Amazon
Amazon
Napo Wildlife Center
Napo Wildlife Center

Day 3: Amazon

Early in the morning, you'll get to experience one of the most incredible spectacles of nature: the parrot clay licks. You'll get to the first clay lick within about an hour, and it will only take a few minutes from your arrival for the birds show up. It is a real spectacle of colors, about 11 species of bird such as parrots, macaws and parakeets visit the clay licks every day to feed with the minerals that are concentrated in the soil.

Later on, you'll hike along the forest trail as a group to visit the Kichwa Añangu community, to share time with the men, women and children of the community and learning about their every-day-life activities, routines and their ancestral customs and traditions. Afterward, you'll go back to the creek and go hiking for 30 minutes throughout a Terra Firme forest until reaching the second parrot clay lick and repeat the experience of seeing a great variety of parrots, parakeets and macaws as you eat a delicious lunch provided by staff. Late in the afternoon arrival back to the lodge for some time to relax.

Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center
Parrot Clay Licks
Parrot Clay Licks

Day 4: Amazon

Today you'll set out as a group to the Canopy Observation Tower, a high platform from which you will get a close up view of the most amazing views of the jungle. The tower is about 30 minutes from the lodge within the terra forme forest. This wooden platform of 36 meters high was built just next a huge and ancient Kapok tree. To get to the top you have to pass through different levels of the forest. Then, when you are finally there, the immensity and beauty of the Amazon jungle opens just before you. There are not enough words to describe it, you have to live it yourself!

Birds that are just virtually impossible to see from the jungle floor will pass right through you. Flocks of vibrantly colored tanagers, blue-and-yellow macaws and large toucans fly past in the early mornings and afternoons.

In the afternoon, after lunch back at the Napo Wildlife Center, you'll go deep into a terra firme trail to discover the beautiful and mysterious wildlife that hides in the forest interior. There are great possibilities to see lizards, different species of monkeys such as the endemic Golden Mantle Tamarin monkey, rare and unique insects and even some scary snakes! Also, you'll get to explore the black water Añangu Lake and streams that are home to different species of fish and mammals such as the Giant Otter, a unique specie from the Amazon.

Accommodation: Napo Wildlife Center
Squirrel Monkeys
Squirrel Monkeys
Giant Otters
Giant Otters

Day 5: Amazon - Coca - Quito

After an early breakfast, you'll depart from the lodge, repeating the same process via paddle & motorized canoes that brought you in.

A group transfer will take you to the airport in Coco.

Enjoy a flight from Coca to Quito. The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes.

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

Accommodation: Mercure Alameda
Boating the Napo River
Boating the Napo River

Day 6: Quito

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Quito with a professional driver.

A departure tax must be paid upon departing Ecuador through the Quito airport. The payment must be made in cash and the cost is of USD$44.30 per person. Subject to change without notice.

Depart from Quito International airport - end of itinerary

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Mercure Alameda: Quito

Alameda Mercure Hotel, one of the best hotels in Quito, is strategically located near major tourist sites and historical center, classified as a World Heritage Site. The hotel is ten minutes from the cable car to the city, a few meters from the craft market and the Traditional Parque El Ejido. The Mecure Hotel is located in the centre of Quito; guests are within walking distance to visit local shops, restaurants, museums and antique churches. The comfortable rooms feature high speed internet access, entry cards, WiFi, LCD with cable TV, personal safe and soundproof windows.

Mercure Alameda
Mercure Alameda

Napo Wildlife Center: Amazon

The Napo Wildlife Center is the greatest and ultimate alternative luxury eco-hotel in Amazonian Ecuador. This ecotourism project includes the conservation of approximately over 82 square miles of the most pristine Amazon Rain Forest within the Yasunì National Park, an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the largest tract of tropical rain forest in Ecuador. Napo Wildlife Center was built on a particularly privileged lakeside location, providing a refreshing breeze, wonderful scenic views as well as a relatively bug-free environment. The main hall and all cabins are equipped with high electric ceiling fans. The lodge complex is located by the Anangucocha lake, within the unique ancestral territory of the Anangu Quichua Community, part of the Yasuni National Park.

Napo Wildlife Center
Napo Wildlife Center
Napo Wildlife Center
Napo Wildlife Center
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • MaryBurchenal — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT.

  • Janet Huebert — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure.

  • Ann Schiller — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond.

  • WendyRobinson — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust.

  • LorettaCappuccitti — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!

  • Christina Adams — April 21, 2014 — South America

    I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams

  • Frank  Manna — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic.

  • Vivian Jennings — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon.

  • Daniel More — April 21, 2014 — South America

    All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip.

  • Marlin Barad — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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