Yachana Lodge

Amazon ecotourism destination!

Yachana Lodge

 Yachana” means “a place for learning” in the indigenous Kichwa language. Since 1995, the mission of the Yachana Foundation has been dedicated to finding sustainable solutions in the struggle between the ideals of rainforest preservation and the realities of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Yachana Lodge was created to be a source of financial support to projects of the Yachana Foundation and 100% of the proceeds from your visit will go to supporting the foundation’s non-profit programs. Projects include education, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and entrepreneurialism that benefit local indigenous and mestizo youth from the Amazon region.

The Yachana Training Center was originally designed to house students of the Foundation who now have their accommodation near the training workshops, which are more comfortable and practical. It consists of 3 units of brick and cement, divided into 2 bungalows and 1 “casita” conveniently away from the workshops, so that passengers can enjoy quieter and comfort. It works as a hotel-school, so there is an enormous interactivity with students who are eager to make contact with people from other cultures, customs and languages, especially English. It has wide open spaces to enjoy hiking. The goal of the Yachana Training Center is to provide a place where their guests can enjoy the unique aspects of the Amazon Basin’s nature without sacrificing comfort during a stay with us.

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Itineraries

Tour 4 Days / 3 Nights

Jungle view from $366.00

Tour 5 Days / 4 Nights

Jungle view from $488.00

What's Included?

  • Accommodation double / triple basis
  • Airport transfer in and out at Coca, by private car
  • 3 daily meals; beverages with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Road and river transport for visits and activities, by motor canoe, canoe and car.
  • Guided excursions with bilingual guides
  • Rubber boots, rain ponchos and lifejackets
  • 10% donation to the Yachana Foundation to support its education and conservation programs in the Amazon
  • Complimentary 24 hours Wi-Fi in room
  • Unlimited ozonized water
  • Admissions and Entrance Fees

Not Included

  • Personal Expenses, Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Sodas
  • Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito
  • Other not specified
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance

What to bring?

  • Sunhat + Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes/Sneakers + Waterproof Sandals
  • Socks: Tall socks that don’t slip easily inside rubber boots. Two pairs per day are ideal
  • Light-weight, Earth- or Darkcolored, Long-sleeved Shirts and T-shirts
  • Light-weight Quick-dry Hiking Pants
  • Goretex Jacket
  • Insect Repellent
  • Binoculars (waterproof) + Backpack
  • Headlamp (or Flashlight) + Extra Batteries
  • Inexpensive Magnifying Glass (optional)
  • Personal First Aid Kit + Medication
  • Camera + Dry Bags
  • Rubber Boots are supplied at the lodge. Available size: 5 to 11 DO NOT BRING FOOD! It attracts unwanted guests.

Important Notes

  • All prices are per person
  • For Yachana Training Center minimum 10 pax
  • Prices are based in double accommodation
  • Yachana Training Center single supplement 40%
  • Yachana Lodge single supplement 60%
  • Babies from 1 month to 1 year free sharing room with parents
  • Children from 2 to 6 years 75% discount sharing room with parents
  • Children from 7 to 12 years 50% discount sharing room with parents
  • Discounts not applicable to special packages
  • To fit your specific needs you can also request for Yachana special programs such as:
    • Kichwa Cultural Immersion
    • The Honeymoon Package
    • White Water Rafting
    • Service Learning
    • Amazon Culinary & Gastronomy Tour
    • Teenagers Jungle Tour
  • Please be aware that Yachana cannot guarantee that you will see wildlife because of the unpredictable nature of animals and due to the fact that the area around the Lodge has been impacted by human presence. Lodge activities may vary in order or due to weather conditions but rest assured your guide will do everything possible to maintain the established itinerary whenever possible.