YAKU: THE SPIRIT OF WATER

Duration

3 Days, 2 Nights

Accommodation level

Deluxe Jungle Safari

Difficulty level

Easy Adventure

Yacuma EcoLodge is the Gateway to some of the best Jungle experiences in South America. Easily accessible by road and river systems, and located in an enviable location between ancient trees and ever changing waterways, your three day journey is the perfect short getaway for you and yours. Dive deep into nature by observing huge diversity in birdlife, vegetation, amphibians, and much more, al while surrounded by a rich and friendly indigenous culture that welcomes you with open arms.

Get ready for 3 days of delicious food, pure nature and a space to relax, like no other.

Day 1: Quito (or Baños) - Yacuma Jungle Eco Lodge

Arrival to the capital city of the province: Tena. Transportation to Santa Rosa, where you will board a canoe, to enjoy one of the most iconic river experiences of your life to reach the lodge. (20-30 minutes river navigation). A Traditional welcome reception at the lodge will be followed by a visit to Yacuma’s exclusive “Hidden Lagoon”. Night activities can include Night walks, night river canoeing, communal fireplace.

Included

  • Canoe Arrival Service
  • Guide and Escort service
  • Dinner, Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge

Activities

SUSTAINABLE DELECTABLE DINNIG

PIRANHA FISHING

CANOE RIDING

BIRDWATCHING

Day 2: Yacuma EcoLodge and the Forest Reserve

Hidden between 275 hectares of primary rainforest jungle, activities in Yacuma are abundant and offer you the opportunity to try out any of the following:

-Jungle Hikes ranging from 30 minutes to hikes of 4 hours where you visit a Yacuma Exclusive “Tutapishco” Bat Cave. On any hike, explanation of medicinal plants, local birdlife and much more will be given by your guide.

-Visit to the local Kichwa community of Chontayacu, where we can appreciate their simple jungle driven lifestyle.

-Shop for locally produced handicrafts and organically produced crops.

-Kayaking or “Tubing” activities in the river.

After dinner we will have our farewell celebration next to the common fireplace

Included

  • Guide and native escort service
  • All meals while in lodge
  • Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge
  • Visits to the local community

Activities

BIRDWATCHING

CANOE RIDE

JUNGLE HIKES

HANDRICRAFT SHOPPING

SUSTAINABLE DELECTABLE DINNIG

Day 3: Yacuma EcoLodge — Tena

If the weather permits, an early rise allows visitors to explore one of the few “Colpas” or clay lick areas in the region. These unique mud structure attracts local birdlife every day by the hundreds. Alternatively we can head to the viewpoint of Yacuma to observe the jungle come alive with the sun. After breakfast we will say goodbye to our friends, and board our canoe to once again take the incredible river voyage out of Yacuma EcoLodge, and on with your Ecuadorian adventure

Included

  • Guide and native escort service
  • Breakfast in the lodge
  • Canoe service out of the lodge

Activities

BIRDWATCHING

CANOE RIDE

JUNGLE HIKES

PRICING: PRIVATE TOUR

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OF 2-4
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OF 5-7
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OF 8-16+

PRICING: GROUP TOUR

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We offer guar­an­teed depar­tures with min­i­mum 2 pas­sen­gers every week and at the fol­low­ing spe­cial gross rates and dates.
SPE­CIAL GROSS RATES WITH FIXED DEPAR­TURE DATES (USPER PER­SON) (IN POOL WITH MIN­I­MUM 2 PAR­TIC­I­PANTS)
Sin­gle Accom­mo­da­tion Sup­ple­ment: 30% of tour cost.

All Rates Include

  • English/ Spanish speak­ing companion
  • Trans­port from Tena- San Pedro- Tena
  • Kichwa native guide
  • Noted meals
  • Accom­mo­da­tions in bun­ga­lows for 2 people:
  • Pri­vate facilities
  • Canoe rides
  • Men­tioned excursions
  • Rub­ber boots in your size
  • Puri­fied water

Rates Do Not Include

  • Ser­vices not spec­i­fied in program
  • Com­mu­ni­ties entrance fees.
  • Alco­holic beverages
  • Bot­tled beverages
  • Per­sonal expenses
  • Extras
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Trans­port to Tena city
  • Travel insur­ance

Chil­dren under 12 years: 50% dis­count. (Chil­dren under 4 years free — in the same accom­mo­da­tion with their par­ents).