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YUTURI LODGE

The adventure begins with a 25- minutes flight from Quito to Coca crossing the majestic Andes, flying over and enjoying the beauty of the Ecuadorian rainforest. Later you will navigate with a motorized canoe along the Napo River - a major tributary of the Amazon River - up to the confluence with the Yuturi River.

The crossing from Coca to the Yuturi Nature Reserve takes round about five hours. In our comfortable and covered motor canoes you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the banks and the houses of the Quechua indigenous people, who still care about their traditions such as the preparation of "chicha" out of Maniok and "vanillo de plátano".

The lodge complex is surrounded by three lagoons and is situated in the midst of a charming jungle landscape, where the guests are able to enjoy the innumerable sounds of nature as well as the tranquillity and silence of the jungle. In order to preserve the harmony of the surroundings all cabins with private bathrooms were built out of typical materials taken from the nature of that region.

The word "Yuturi" comes from the Quechua language and refers to the Congo - ant, which is abundant in that area.

The personal attention we offer at Yuturi allows us that every guest is able to choose the activities he likes - in accordance with the respective programs.

To the most fascinating adventures we offer at Yuturi rank at any rate the night cruises with a canoe to spot caimans, the piranha- fishing as well as the visit to a monkey island and much more.

 

PROGRAM ITINERARY

4 Days Friday to Monday and Monday to Thursday (Monday to Thursday does not visit Yarina on the last night)

Day 01

Departure in Quito with the destination of Coca Crossing on the Napo River to the Yuturi Lodge and its nature reserve. Arrival at round about 5 p.m. Dinner Night excursion on the Parahuaco- trail to observe insects, night active rodents, reptiles and much more listen to the nocturnal concert of the jungle.

 

Day 02

Excursion in a canoe to the lagoon of Yuturi During the journey the passengers will appreciate the fantastic concert of the huge bird diversity, which exists in the nature reserve. Return to the camp to have breakfast Canoe- trip to the Manduro- Lagoon and walk on the hiking trail with the same name to observe the vegetation, water birds and keys for "chontillas" and "anturios" where bird colonies and nests have been established as well. Lunch in the jungle. Piranha- fishing. At night departure to a nocturnal journey in small boats (piraguas) to the different lagoons of the nature reserve, which will be an unforgettable event for the guests.

 

DAY 03

Early in the morning we will grab all our luggage to set out for the Yarina Biological Reserve. The reserve is round about four hours away by boat. During the journey we stop twice. At the first halt we will pay a visit to a house of a native family to learn about their customs and habits and possibly buy some handicrafts. We will make a second funny and exciting stop at the "Isla de los choronogs" (monkeys). This 20 ha island is part of the Yuturi Nature Reserve where we can enjoy the presence, grace and skilfulness of the chorongo- monkeys in t heir natural surroundings. We continue our trip to Yarina where we will visit a Birdwatching-tower and undertake another short hike. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 04

Early in the morning departure in a canoe from the Yuturi Ecological Reserve to Coca in order to catch the return flight to Quito.

 

 

 

5 Days Monday to Friday

 

DAY 01

Departure in Quito with the destination of Coca. Crossing on the Napo River to the Yuturi Lodge and its nature reserve. Arrival at round about 5 p.m. Dinner Night excursion on the Parahuaco- trail to observe insects, night active rodants, reptiles and much more listen to the nocturnal concert of the jungle.

 

DAY 02

Excursion in a canoe to the lagoon of Yuturi. During the journey the passengers will appreciate the fantastic concert of the huge bird diversity, which exists in the nature reserve. Return to the camp to have breakfast Canoe- trip to the Manduro- Lagoon and walk on the hiking trail with the same name to observe the vegetation, water birds and keys for "chontillas" and "anturios" where bird colonies and nests have been established as well. Lunch in the jungle. In the afternoon we invite you to participate in the entertaining piranha- fishing. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 03

After breakfast depart for a 3-hour adventure- hike. We cross the jungle and observe a huge number of medical plants, which are used by the native people. There is the opportunity to see parrots, parakeets, tukans and all the over exciting animals which inhabit the area. In the afternoon our native naturalist guides will share their knowledge about the use of the most outstanding weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon basin the "Bodoguera" or "Cerbatana". Dinner. Night journey in small boats (piraguas) on the waters of the Yuturi River.

 

DAY 04

Early in the morning we will grab all our luggage to set out for the Yarina Biological Reserve. The reserve is round about four hours away by boat. During the journey we stop twice. At the first halt we will pay a visit to a house of a native family to learn about their customs and habits and possibly buy some handicrafts. We will make a second funny and exciting stop at the "Isla de los choronogs" (monkeys). This 20 ha island is part of the Yuturi Nature Reserve where we can enjoy the presence, grace and skilfulness of the chorongo- monkeys in their natural surroundings. We continue our trip to Yarina where we will visit a Birdwatching-tower and undertake another short hike. Dinner and accommodation.

 

DAY 05

Early in the morning departure in a canoe from the Yuturi Biological Reserve to Coca in order to catch the return flight to Quito.

 


IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to modify the itineraries due to weather conditions in the best interest of our clients.

 

 

Ours programs include:

  • Fluvial transportation Coca - Yuturi / Yarina - Coca;

  • Accommodation in base to double huts;

  • A native naturalistic guide;

  • A translator (English - Spanish)

  • 03 daily meals;

  • program excursions;

  • rubber boots (up to to size 43;

  • drinking water to all the meals and during the hikes
     

Programs don't  include:

  • personal jungle equipment such as rain coat, lamp and hiking shoes (from size 43 upwards)

  • expenses for additional drinks and food

  • tips for the staff

  • Transportation Quito - Coca - Quito

 

We recommend to bring :

  • Passport

  • Hut and sun cream

  • Plastic bags

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Lightweight pants

  • Long sleeved T-shirts

  • Light jacket or sweater

  • Good walking shoes for excursions

  • Flashlight with batteries

  • Rain gear rubber boots.

 

How to get to Puerto Francisco de Orellana (El Coca).

 

1.- By airplane.- The air company  ICARO offers daily flights (less Sunday) from Quito to Coca. In this case a member of the Yuturi Lodge is going to assist you at the national airport in Quito and Coca. You have to be at the airport 45 minutes before the flight's take off to be assisted by a member of the Yuturi Lodge. After 25 minutes flying you will be landing at the airport of Coca. A member of the Yuturi lodge is going to pick up you there and take you until the Hotel Oasis. The canoe will be leaving from the hotel at 12H00 to Yuturi or Yarina aprox.

QUITO-COCA
MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
502 - 08h45 506 - 11h00
504 - 09h10  
506 - 11h00  
514 - 15h30  
COCA-QUITO
MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
503 - 08h45 507 - 11h55
505- 09h10  
507 - 11h00  
515 - 16h40  
 

2.- By bus .- The company "Trans-Esmeraldas or Transportes Baños" offers its passengers the alternative of travelling at the morning or at night.
 

WITH TRANS-ESMERALDAS VIA LORETO

Quito-Coca and Coca-Quito

f you take the bus at night 21h00 you will take the route: Quito - Papallacta - Baeza - Loreto - El Coca (Pto. Francisco de Orellana). This trip can last 10 hours.. Once in the city of Puerto Francisco de Orellana you have to take a taxi (USD 2) from the Bus station to the Hotel Oasis. In this place you will need to show your services voucher to have the assistance of a member of the Yuturi Lodge. Return Coca-Quito the bus is leaving at 20h00 by Loreto.

Schedule:
 QUITO-COCA 21h00
 COCA-QUITO 20H20

WITH TRANSPORTES BAÑOS

Quito-Coca (via Lago Agrio)

f you take the bus in the morning you will take the route: Quito - Papallacta - Baeza - El Chaco - Lumbaqui - Nueva Loja (Lago Agrio) - Joya de los Sachas - El Coca (Pto. Francisco de Orellana). This trip can last 12 hours.

Schedule:
QUITO-COCA = 06H30 / 07H30 / 09H00 / 10H15 / 11H50 / 14H30
COCA-QUITO = 18H30 / 19H30 / 21H00 / 22H15 / 23H50 / 02H30

 

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