NAPO CULTURAL CENTER

3 days, The perfect combination of wildlife observation and cultural experience

NAPO CULTURAL CENTER

3 days, The perfect combination of wildlife observation and cultural experience

Live an authentic cultural experience with the Kichwa Añangu community, in the comfortable Napo Cultural Center, a prime class lodge located in the Yasuni National Park. Be part of the community everyday life and know more about their traditions and cosmovision which is a coherent body of myths, rituals, and an immense value to “mother Earth” and existence. The perfect combination of wildlife exploration and communitarian life

What´s the tour like?

Travel Style: Natural Wonders
Nature wonders, Awe-inspiring views, extraordinary biodiversity and natural discovery like nowhere else. Unforgettable experiences to connect with nature at its purest.

Service Level: First Class
All the way in attention to detail, comfort and service. The perfect combination of elegance, exclusivity and coziness to make your trip delightful

Age Requirements:
Suitable for all ages. All travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group Size: Medium
Medium group size. Max 30 people

Physical Requirement: Average
Itineraries include light and moderate physical activities like walking and hiking. Accesible to most healthy travellers.

Itineraries:

Monday to Saturday

Note: The following Itinerary is also available:

  • 4Days/3Nights

3 days

Napo Cultural Center

From:

$ 603USD



Special Offers

What´s included?

  • Assistance at the airport: Quito and Coca
  • Transfers in the City of Coca
  • Canoe transportation form Coca to the Lodge on Schedule days
  • Accommodation + all Meals
  • Guided Excursions
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking naturalist Guide+ Native assistance guide
  • Rain Poncho and Rubber Boots will be provided during your stay at the lodge. Boot size up to Ten and a Half men size.

Accommodation
Family Suite/ Superior Suite/ Scenic Suite

Meals
All meals on board are included. Special dietary available on request.
Drinks and tips on board are not included.

Transportation
Airplane, motorized canoe, canoe, kayak

Activities
Canoe along the river canals, Visit to the Observation Tower, Swimming, Land Excursions, Parrots Clay Lick, Natural History Lectures and much more!!

“Napo Cultural Center was the icing on the cake. My stay a the ecolodge run by the Kichwa was an equally enriching experience as it was discovering the Yasuni. The service, the food, and the guides were exceptional. My two and ten year old daughters learned about the Kichwa culture and its beautiful, kind people by staying at the lodge. It is the perfect place to stay with children”. -Tripadvisor

Itinerary: 3 days / 2 nights

DAY 1: Arrival

  • Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary of the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park.
  • The journey begins from the town of Coca on comfortable motor-operated canoes, which travel down the river about two hours; during this time refreshments will be provided. You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes.
  • Upon arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

DAY 2: Parrots Clay Lick/ Visit to the Communitie

  • Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit an amazing parrot clay lick that with an easy access brings visitors face to face with approximately 11 species of parrots (incuding parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons, weather conditions and general good fortune. (This activity is usually successful).
  • We end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community.
  • Here we offer the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and use of natural resources directly with people from the community.
  • We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, walk towards the Añangu stream to visit environments including wetland, upland forest and seasonally flooded forest.
  • Once at Añangu stream you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest.

DAY 3: Departure

  • (Optional)We get up at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient customs of the Kichwa culture, making wayusa to energize the body listen to the kichwa songs and mind and think about important issues in a peaceful and unique way.
  • Then we get back for breakfast, before taking a motorized canoe back to the city of Coca.

Introduction

Live an authentic cultural experience with the Kichwa Añangu community, in the comfortable Napo Cultural Center, a prime class lodge located in the Yasuni National Park. Be part of the community everyday life and know more about their traditions and cosmovision which is a coherent body of myths, rituals, and an immense value to “mother Earth” and existence. The perfect combination of wildlife exploration and communitarian life

Rates

Calendar

We operate every week. To check availability please request a quote

What´s Included

  • River transportation to Coca –Napo Cultural
  • Center-Coca
  • Accommodations in Napo Cultural Center
  • All meals
  • Entrance to Yasuni National Park and parrot clay licks
  • Community and naturalist bilingual guide
  • Impermeable poncho and rubber boots
  • All excursions and activities like program detail

Exclusions

  • Air tickets Quito-Coca-Quito with assistance from the airport in Quito on (help with check-in and land transfers in Coca)
  • Beverages
  • Tips and other non specified requirements (laundry and internet)

Highlights of the Tour

Canoe riding in search of wildlife
Jungle exploration
Bird watching
Observation Tower
Local Cuisine
Parrot Clay Licks
Wayusa morning ritual with the community

Accommodation adn Amenities

  • Queen and Twin sized beds
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Private Porch
  • Electricity
  • Ceiling Fans

Facilities & Services

Ample Social Areas
Lounge
Reading Room

Additional Information

Packing List

  • Passport (and a color copy)
  • Comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Walking stick (optional)
  • Several lightweight pants (more than two)
  • 3 or so long and short-sleeved shirts or blouses
  • Vests with pockets are useful for carrying camera equipment and other accessories.
  • A windbreaker or sweater for breezy afternoons on deck
  • Waterproof cotton socks, one pair per day
  • Small, sturdy umbrella – 1
  • Shorts – 1 or 2
  • T-shirts – 3 or 4
  • Bathing suit
  • Cotton underwear
  • Hat or cap
  • Plastic bottle for water
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • Binoculars (available on board as a rental item)
  • Small waterproof backpack (available on board for purchasing)
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera and extra batteries, enough film and memory cards
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Plastic bags for storing wet clothing
  • Cash – we also accept credit cards

Health


TopExperiencesEC understands that in order to take a trip, the passenger is in perfect physical and mental health. By booking a cruise and by boarding the ship the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers and medical staff.

We reserve the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of the tour operator or the ship’s Captain, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which the operator is reasonably able to provide.

The tours we offer range from sea level up to 4000 meters above sea level. If you have a condition that is aggravated by altitude, ask your health care professional before deciding to take a trip.

General Conditions

Flights
TopExperiencesEC will not be held responsible or compensate for any flight delays that may affect your participation in our tours. Flights booked with different airlines are subject to their own Terms and Conditions, and Limitations of Liability.

Fees
TopExperiencesEC reserves the right to pass on to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and fees imposed by government or quasi-government agencies that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees.

Surcharges
We may collect any taxes, government fees/quasi government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.

General Itinerary
All fares, offers, savings, programs and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all TopExperiencesEC tours. Travellers need to show proof of their travel insurance before participating in the tour. If you need help booking travel insurance, please email us at info@topexperiences.ec

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person, valid until 2017- 2018.
  • Children under 11 years- 11 months, they have a 30% discount, sharing the cabin with their parents.
  • Children under 5 years old only pay the airfare
  • Departures schedule are any day of the week except Sundays
  • All meals are included during your stay at Napo Cultural Center.
  • Drinks not included

Booking and Reservation Policies

TopExperiencesEC understands that its clients accepts the terms and conditions of the tour to proceed with booking.

Our tours are booked via bank transfer to the company’s bank account. Full payment must be made at the moment of booking.

Once we have confirmed the availability of the tour requested, you have 48 hours to proceed with the payment. During that time we will block the spaces for your tour. Receipt of payment needs to be sent to info@topexperiences.ec 

Immediately after payment is confirmed, we will send you an email receipt of your payment and the details of your booking.

Means of Payment

TopExperiencesEC accepts the following bank transfers:

Wire Transfers in US dollars to:

 

 

USA

Bank of America

For domestic transfers:

  • Checking account
  • Wire Transfers: 026009593
  • Account Number: 229056664242
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade

For international transfers:

  • Swift Code International Transfers: BOFAUS3N
  • Address: 401 Lincoln BLVD, FL 33139
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade
  • Account Number: 229056664242

 

Ecuador

Banco Internacional

  • Swift Code: BINTECEQ
  • Address: Av. Patria y 9 de Octubre Quito – Ecuador
  • Account Name: TopExperiencesEC Cia. Ltda.
  • Account Number: 700628456

Cancelations

We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternative start date or in circumstances where cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control; refunds will be given less any unrecoverable expenses. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including, but not limited to vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

In the case of a cancellation due to medical reasons, we require a medical certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for the guest. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

In the case of cancellation due to death, we require a certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for a future departure by a friend or family member. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

The following cancelation policy apply for the current tour:

  • Cancellation 60 to 31 days prior to travel 50% of rack rate
  • Within 30 to 1 day before the trip 100% penalty of the net rate.

Limitations of Liability

TopExperiencesEC cannot be held responsible for any loss as a result of the failure of any third-parties (including tour operators, hoteliers, airlines); however, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping you resolve any dispute. Our responsibility as a tour agency is limited. We are not liable for any personal injury, death, damage, loss, accident or delay which may be occasioned by any vehicle, company or person engaged in conveying you or carrying out the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith.

 

Aditional Resources

DO’S & DON’TS in the Jungle

  • Try avoiding bright colored or white wear, so as not to distract (or frighten) certain animals. The more camouflaged you dress the better!
  • Make sure your electronic equipment is at least somewhat waterproof or packed in a waterproof bag or pouch, especially if you plan to use it in the field during excursions.
  • Try and refrain from speaking loudly when on forest trails or canoe trips.
  • Try and be as quiet and cautious as possible.
  • Watch your step and follow the group. Don’t try to get ahead of the guide or tour leader, and don’t lag too far behind.
  • Always tell your guide if you see something and don’t hesitate to ask questions. That’s what we are here for!
  • Don’t litter! Bring a backpack or plastic bag in which you can discard plastic, wrappers, paper, or other synthetic waste.
  • Whisper and try to keep movement to a minimum near wildlife, especially when animals are at earshot.
  • Do not wear perfume or perfumed sprays as the sweet scent can attract insects.
  • Don’t throw or drop anything along the trails, even biodegradable food.
  • Take advantage of as many outings as possible… the adventure lies ‘out there’. We guarantee that, given the right conditions, every outing we have chosen on our itinerary is fit to offer unique, astounding experiences… but many factors may influence just how spectacular each outing will be. Don’t be discouraged… we guarantee that our itineraries are designed to bring our guests unforgettable, life changing experiences.
  • If you have physical limitations or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our guides if trails and activities are right for you. Most activities don’t require excessive effort, but please let us know when you are feeling uncomfortable during an outing, or would like to know more about difficulties you may encounter on an outing once you have been explained what it entails.
  • Don’t hesitate to express your interests to our staff! It is important to us that you make this adventure, your adventure. We have the ability to offer a certain level of flexibility in terms of the alternatives to our daily activities. Although it is not always possible, we will do what we can to personalize your Amazon experience

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation or emergency please contact us at (593) 980588429 or (593) 983900784 or leave us a detailed message and contact information to info@topexperiences.ec

NAPO CULTURAL CENTER |  3 days from 603 USD 



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