Napo cultural center: Fulfilling life- Sumak Kausay 5 Days / 4 Nights

Live an authentic experience

The Napo Cultural Center is located in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the planet with approximately 980 hectares of Amazon Rainforest. This is one of the main reasons why the Yasuní has become one of the best tourist hotels to visit in the Amazon in Ecuador. It is a perfect place for nature lovers.

Built and designed by the Kichwa Añangu community, at the Napo Cultural Center you will feel 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. In your stay at the Hotel you will be taken apart from urban stress to a World where nature comes to live.

The Napo Cultural Center has 12 cabins in total for a total capacity of this Hotel is 40 people. With double and triple exclusive rooms, this exclusive Hotel has been specially built and designed to provide visitors with comfort during their stay.

The Napo Cultural Center is all surrounded by life and harmony and each room has a private balcony where you can enjoy from a beautiful view of our gardens and of the Amazon jungle while relaxing in a hammock.

At the hotel, every detail counts! All rooms include a comfortable bed (double or triple), a private bathroom with hot water, a ceiling fan, a safe box and 24/7 electricity.

The Kichwa Añangu Community, their culture is characterized by a perfect harmony between man and nature that surrounds it. For that, when you visit the Napo Cultural Center you will always be in contact with nature and listen to the sounds of the jungle. It is a real privilege.

Located in one of the most diverse places in the planet and far away from the industrial noise and pollution, the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador is the home of more than a third of all the Amazonian mammals. At the Napo Cultural Center, you can see life everywhere, the rivers and streams that surrounds the place represent vitality and purity under a perfect weather and the most complete and important biodiversity of the World.

First Class Cuisine

With a typical open-air architecture that provides a great view of the surroundings, the hotel restaurant offers a menu of national and international cuisine. Chefs and cookers will be very pleased your palate with the exquisite food that is served in this place.

Activities & Entertainment

In the Napo Cultural Center there are activities for everyone, no time to get bored in the jungle, from excursions, canoe riding to cultural activities to make you feel closer to the Kichwa Añangu community and the wildlife that hides the Amazonia. Here some things you can do at the lodge:

  • Visits to the Anangu community, a beautiful community that has inspired other communities of the World for their eco-projects and way of life. There you will visit the Interpretive Center or Kuri Muyo where you will learn about their culture and hear their exciting tales about their ancestors. Also, you will have the chance to buy some crafts and objects women of the community sell to public.
  • Walks and excursions around the lush ecosystem surrounding of the Yasuní Kichwa Ecolodge and the insides of the dense Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.
  • Enjoy sightings of birds and animals that are hidden in the jungle (Fauna and flora of the region is so vast that in one hectare you can find more species than in the entire European continent.
  • The Amazonia in Ecuador is home to more than a third of sylvatic mammals which represent almost 60% of the species in the world.)
  • Explore exotic places full of life as the parrot Clay Licks and the Observation Tower where you can see thousands of birds flowing on the sky.
  • Noche de expedición a bordo del Ancestral Kichwa Catamaran, una actividad cultural que busca representar las prácticas antiguas de comercio.
  • Canoe riding in the beautiful rivers and streams to see a little more closely the wildlife that lives there.
  • Navigate down the Napo River on a night excursion, an activity that aims to represent the ancient commercial trade practices of the Kichwa Añangu community.
  • Join the community ritual in the morning of meditation and drink the wayusa an energy drink that will raise vitality of your body and mind.

The trip starts from the town of Coca in comfortable ecological roof canoes, outboard motors operated. The canoe trip down the river takes about two hours, box lunch will be provided to Passengers.

During the navigation, you will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other shore bird’s species and beautiful landscapes.

Arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcome with a traditional drink, lunch at the Ecolodge and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

In the afternoon, a short walk down to the banks of the Napo River to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beaches and islands naturally returns for dinner and rest. An option walks on trails: KARI – MAMA CUNA – RUNA – PLAYAS

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 (including 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 Interpretation Center “Kuri Muyu” handled by the women of the community here learn about the Kichwa culture, crafts, Traditions and traditional use of natural resources directly to people in the community.

We return for lunch and take a break in the lodge. Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel in a motorized canoe for dinner and rest.

Breakfast visit around the community projects, talk about the worldview Kichwa Addition to medicinal and walk in the Mama Cuna road, excellent opportunity to see more wildlife, ceiba trees, strangler, bamboo cane, vines and shrubs endemic from Yasuní. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge.

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.

Return to hotel in motorized canoes, traditional typical dinner.

Walk of one hour to climb up the observation tower of 35 meters likely to see a variety of birds, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, toucans, parrots and sloths. Return to the hotel, on this journey you can choose an option to camp, we’ll take care of all the equipment, this is another way of perceiving life ancestral of Pacha Mama and forest nature.

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 Coca city.

Important notes:

  • All prices are per person
  • Children under 5 years, hotel free in same parents room plus 50% of airfare to be paid.
  • Children under 12 years get 30% discount on hotel prices in the same parents room.
  • Napo Cultural Center recommend for families with children to take a private guide.
  • Departures available any day of the week, except Sunday.
  • There is a limit of 20 kilograms to check in per person in the aircraft plus carry on. If you are checking in more weight than the excess baggage will be charged to you directly by airline. Rain poncho and rubber boots (from size 3 to 12) provided when needed for excursions.

Double or triple occupancy $ 730.00
Single occupancy $868.00

  • Accommodations in Napo Cultural Center
  • All meals
  • River transportation to Coca – Napo Cultural Center – Coca
  • 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
  • Flight ticket to/from Coca
  • Beverages
  • Tips
  • Other non-specified requirements
  • Laundry
  • Internet
  • Sunglasses.
  • Small day pack for excursions. Zip lock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear.
  • Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration). No inflammable sprays as they are not allowed by the airline. Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF factor.
  • Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
  • Personal toiletries and medications (carry medications with you when arriving and leaving the lodge).
  • Extra batteries/film/video tapes as appropriate.
  • Original passport (always good to have while traveling)
  • Credit card Visa, MasterCard and Diners for bar bills and cash (US$) for Artesania purchases.

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