Day-1. DEPARTURE CITY - QUITO: Morning flight to Quito. Arrival in the evening, and transfer to your centrally located in Colonial Quito for late dinner, check in and overnight.
Day-2. QUITO: Guided tour of the capital of Ecuador with your English speaking guide. See the main sites like: Il Pencinilo, unique statue of Virgin Mary created by silver plated metal sheets, the Cathedral, Plaza de Indpendenca, tChurch of El Sagrario and the market. In the afternoon board the Motor coach for short ride to Mitad del Mundo, a unique place where you can stay at the same time with your left foot on the Northern Hemisphere and with your right foot on the Southern Hemisphere. Also visit the Inca Museum before we travel to Quito and your hotel for overnight.
Day-3. OTAVALO INCA MARKET: Full day tour to Ecuadorian countryside to reach Otavalo, known as the most beautiful and authentic Inca market in South America. For over 120 years the people from the surrounding villages come to Otavalo to sell their products like clothing, paintings on wooden plates, animals, silver and gold items and local souvenirs. The market is surrounded by small eateries where you can taste great and inexpensive dishes prepare in front of you. A lot of fun before late afternoon return to Quito.
Day-4. QUITO-NAPA WILDLIFE CENTRE: Departing from Quito, a 30 minutes flight will take you to the jungle town of Coca. Here the real adventure begins! After landing, staff members will drive you to the Orellana port where you’ll get on board a motorized canoe that will take you to the welcoming area of the Napo Wildlife Centre. During the 2-hours ride you will have the opportunity to see some aquatic birds and nature surrounding the Napo River. Upon arriving to the lodge located in the Kichwa Anangu community, refreshing traditional drink and then shown to their cabins with stunning views of the wilderness and natural gardens bordering the lodge. In the afternoon, short walk to the Napo riverbank to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and natural islands of the Napo riverbank. Then, return back to the lodge to have a delicious traditional typical dinner at the restaurant. You are welcome to see how the meals are cooked by the chef since the kitchen area is open to visit.
Day-5. JUNGLE SKY-WALK: After open buffet breakfast join your guide on walking tour through the jungle to 36 metres canopy tower for close up view of colourful birds such as tanagers, toucans, macaws, parrots, flycatchers and noisy Howler and Spider monkeys. After visiting the Canopy tower, we’ll go to the NAPO WILDLIFE CENTRE to have a delicious typical Ecuadorian local lunch at the restaurant of the lodge that features a 360° view of the Anangu Lake and surrounding nature. After lunch time, you can choose from the many options the NWC offers you: relaxing on the hammocks, read a book or climbing the dinning room observation tower for birdwatching. In the afternoon, you’ll go hiking through a stunning terra-firme forest where you will discover the complex ecosystem living in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador, vines, orchids, bromeliad, ancient rees and different animals such as insects, spiders, mammals, birds, monkeys, etc. After the hike, you’ll ride on the surrounding creeks on paddle-canoe to explore the aquatic wildlife. Dinner at the lodge at about 7:30pm.
Day-6. Get up early in the morning to visit the most stunning parrot clay licks in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador!! We’ll paddle downstream on the Anangu creek until reaching the Kichwa Anangu community. Then, after a 10 minutes ride on a motorized canoe we’ll get to the parrot clay licks where hundreds of wonderful colourful birds gather to lick the mineral contained in the soil that help them to digest the fruits and seeds they feed up with. Then, back to the community welcoming area we’ll go on a short walk to the parakeets clay lick to see hundreds of parakeets atop the trees waiting for the best time to eat the minerals and salt contained in the soil. Lunch will be served in the welcome are and then, in the afternoon, we’ll visit the interpretive centre where you will be welcomed by women of the community. Learn about their customs and traditions at the same time you enjoy from community the typical rituals and dances. Late in the afternoon, we’ll go back to the Napo Wildlife Centre lodge to have dinner and rest for the next day adventure.
Day-7. JUNGLE: This morning we’ll explore the terra-firme and swamp forests of the Tiputini trail in search of more wildlife such as monkeys, snakes, two and three toed sloths, squirrels and exotic plants and trees typical of the Tropical forest. Then, we’ll go back to the NWC to have lunch and rest in the rooms or the social areas. And in the afternoon, we’ll paddle in the surrounding creeks to explore deeper in the waters of the Amazonia to meet with unique wildlife. Back to the lodge, after dinner time, where centreCentre staff members will play a video about the Kichwa Anangu community and the Napo Wildlife Centre.
Day-8. NAPO JUNGLE-QUITO-DEPARTURE: After an early breakfast we’ll go they way we came back to Coca city. In this last excursion upstream the Napo River you may see some new sights of the Amazonia flora and fauna. Then your afternoon flight to Quito and continue with evening flight.
Day-9. ARRIVAL CANADIAN CITY
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
-Otavalo Inca Market
-Mitad del Mundo
-Napa River ride
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:
wildlife centre-roundtrip airfare
-international airport taxes
-all inclusive insurance
-3 nights in hotel
-4 nights in Napa Wildlife Sanctuary lodge
-7 open breakfasts
-guided tour of Quito
-Otavala Inca market
-Mitad del Mundo
-biologist during your jungle tours