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Exploring Pañacocha in Ecuador (5 Days/4 Nights)

offered by supplier M17003 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2000 US Dollar (USD)

A Jungle trip of 5 days and 4 nights can be a great escape from the cold mountain peaks and provide a once in a life time opportunity to explore the mystery and beauty of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Day 1: Quito fly to Coca/ Pañayacu/ Pañacocha. From Coca, we will take a motorized canoe and begin our trip along the Napo River until we reach the Pañayacu River. It will take approximately five hours, with lunch along the way. Our final destination will be Pañacocha Lodge, where we will take a short walk before dinner and bed.

Day 2: Pañacocha. After breakfast we will go for a walk through the rain forest, looking at and learning about different kinds of medicinal plants, trees and insects. Later that afternoon we will navigate up the Pañayacu River in canoe for about two hours, experiencing some of the incredible flora and fauna of the area. This will be a perfect time to bird watch, take pictures and see many wild animals in their natural habitat.

Day 3: Pañacocha and the surrounding lagoons. In the morning we will go by dugout paddle canoe through the lagoons and mangroves where we will see several types of native birds such as “caciques”, “oropéndolas” and “hoatzins”. In the late afternoon you will try your hand at piranha fishing and get the chance to see pink fresh water dolphins.

Day 4: Pañacocha. After breakfast we will do some birdwatching around Pañacocha and then walk for about two hours through the rain forest. Later that evening we will go out in the canoes to spot caimans.

Day 5: Pañacocha/ Rio Napo/ Coca. There will be a chance for early morning activity before departure. Later, we will navigate upriver to Coca, with a chance to visit a native Amazonian family along the way. We will stop for lunch on the river before arriving in Coca.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Recommended Personal Equipment:
- Shorts
- Mosquito repellent
- Flashlight
- Penknife
- Lighter
- Plastic bags
- Long pants for hiking
- Long-sleeved sweater for evenings
- Light shoes and/or sandals
- Sun cream or sun block
- Light-weight clothing
- Sunglasses and sun hat
- Towel
- Biodegradable soap
- A lot of film and a camera.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Ecuador
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2007

The M17003 is a mountaineering company specializing in ascents of Ecuador´s highest volcanic peaks and trekking across the country´s wildest high-altitude landscapes. M17003 provides a hassle-free climbing experience for the international climber. You can choose from intensive climbing itineraries that are packed...

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