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Wildlife Viewing in Misahualli and Laguna Pañacocha, Ecuador ( 7 Days/ 6 Nights)

offered by supplier M17003 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Ecuador  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

This is the best trip in Ecuador for those who truly want to learn about the rain forest,to begin to understand a variety rain forest ecosystems and to experience some local crafting specialties.

Day 1: Misahualli/ Napo River/ Huambuno River. After breakfast, we’ll take a motorized canoe down the Napo River for 20 minutes. After landing at our destination, we’ll walk for approximately two hours through the rain forest before reaching our first campsite. The area through which we’ll walk is especially rich in micro fauna, such as butterflies and frogs. In the afternoon, upon arrival at our first campsite, we’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the Arajuno River.

Day 2: Huambuno River/ Napo River/ Coca. In the morning, we’ll walk for approximately three hours along the Huambuno River. Then we’ll return to the lodge, paddling down the river in canoes. After lunch, we’ll continue downriver to Santa Rosa where we’ll visit an indigenous family very skilled in crafting traditional ceramics. At night, we’ll camp near Coca.

Day 3: Coca/ Pañayacu/ Pañacocha. From Coca, we’ll journey along the Napo River until we reach the Pañayacu River. This part of the journey will take approximately five hours. We’ll eat lunch along the way. Our final destination will be Pañacocha (Piranha Lake), where we’ll take a short walk around the lodge before eating dinner and going to bed.

Day 4: Pañacocha. After breakfast, we’ll navigate up the Pañayacu River for about two hours, viewing some of the area’s incredible flora and fauna. This trip is perfect for bird watching, taking pictures, and observing monkeys and other jungle animals in their natural habitat. We’ll then go for a two-hour walk through the rain forest, stopping to study different kinds of plants and insects along the way.

Day 5: Pañacocha and the surrounding lagoons. In the morning, we’ll explore lagoons and mangroves by canoing, all that while observing several types of native Amazon birds such as caciques, oropéndolas, and hoatzines. Late in the afternoon, you’ll try your hand at piranha fishing and get the chance to see pink fresh water dolphins.

Day 6: Pañacocha. After breakfast, we’ll do some bird watching around Pañacocha and then walk for about two hours through the rainforest. Later that evening, we’ll go out in the canoes to spot caimanes (small alligators native to the Amazon).

Day 7: Pañacocha/ Rio Napo/ Coca. We’ll navigate up the Napo River to Coca, visiting an indigenous family along the way. We’ll stop for lunch on the river and our services will end once we reach Coca.

Note: The program may vary according to weather conditions and the passenger’s interests.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Licensed native guides
- Mosquito nets
- Rubber boots
- 3 meals a day (starting with lunch on the 1st day and ending with lunch on the last day)
- Accommodations in double rooms.

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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