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5-Day Amazon Stand Up and Paddle

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What to Expect

Day 1: Enter the Yasuni National Park

Stop At: Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca Ecuador
After meeting in the city of Coca at 08:00am, we’ll take a scenic drive to the Tiputini River, at the entrance of the YASUNI National park. While the guides prepare our gear, we’ll enjoy a riverside picnic. Our first SUP expedition will be down this gorgeous river surrounded by complete nature and wildlife. Along the way, we will have opportunities to spot river turtles, monkeys, caiman and many species of birds like the Oropendola, caciques, king fishers, macaws, toucans, parrots and more. We will spend the night at our campsite.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Amazon Explorer Campsite

Day 2: Paddle down the Tiputini river to view wildlife

Stop At: Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca Ecuador
After a healthy breakfast, we will continue our SUP exploration, heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure: the more we paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. We will also take hikes to learn more about local plants and their medicinal properties. In the late afternoon, we arrive at our camp site, located on the Tiputini River side. Our chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for us tonight.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Amazon Explorer Campsite

Day 3: Lagoon Exploration

Stop At: Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca Ecuador
After breakfast we will start navigating by canoe down the Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun – Cocha, that means Anaconda Lagoon in the native language. This is located in the most pristine forest of the area and with luck we may see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. We will also enjoy breathtaking landscapes with incredible dark and clear waters in a flooded forest. Over here we will discover the mythic piranhas, caimans, boas and more. Later we will canoe back to the camp site and after a nice break at the hammocks, we will go on a night exploration to view insects, frogs and possibly some snakes.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Amazon Explorer Campsite

Day 4: Hiking in the Forest and Visit the Kichwa Native People

Stop At: Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca Ecuador
In the morning we will take a hike in the pristine forest to learn about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch we will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to learn about their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions. We will also see how they make the traditional drink called chicha. In the afternoon we will go fishing.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Amazon Explorer Campsite

Day 5: Parrot's Clay Lick

Stop At: Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca Ecuador
This is an early morning venture because we want to get to the clay lick the earliest possible. It is one of our best adventures in the jungle, visiting the Lamederos or Saladeros (parrot clay lick) where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots and macaws, and few predators surrounding the area. They come to feed on the clay from the mineral enriched ground, which helps them digest and detoxify from the poisons of their main diet. Such places are unique in the Amazon rainforest, because they offer a great chance to see a wide range of Amazon wildlife species. Later we will return to Coca, end of services
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Coca, Ecuador
Departure Time
8:00 AM
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Activities: SUP on tiputini River, Hiking, Visiting the native Kichwa, fishing, birdwatching
  • Camping (Double accommodation)
  • Transportation: private and comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe, dugout canoe, SUP
  • Gear: NRS tribe SUPs, NRS paddles, dry bags, life jackets, dugout canoe with motor, rubber boots
  • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking Adventure Trip Leader and local guides
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Yasuni
  • International flights
  • Airfare Quito - Coca - Quito (round trip)
  • My Own Tent supplement - USD $310
  • Airport transfers to/from Quito airport
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Required immunizations (mandatory)
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is our intention to adhere to the itinerary described; however, due to our travel style, on occasions it may be necessary or desirable to make small changes. Weather conditions and unpredictable local circumstances may lead us to make alterations to the route and/or travel times. Hotels and flight schedules might change according to availability. Any mention to specific wildlife in the itinerary or trip details is not a guarantee that it will be seen during the trip.
  • SUP time: From 2 to 4 hours a day.
  • Season; All year, best from September to March
  • Provinces: Orellana and Pastaza
  • Territory: Yasuni National Park in the Amazon of Ecuador
  • Elevation: 250 meters / 800 feet
  • Weather.- Day 15-34ºC / 59-93ºF - Night 12-17ºC / 53-62ºF
  • Level of Activity.- Moderate, This program is down the Tiputini river that is flat with no rapids, people do not need experiece for Stand Up and Paddle, our guides quikly will teach you how to do it, there is always a back up canoe to take a brake, the hiking is on irregular terrain and can be muddy.
  • Gear.- NRS Trive boards and paddles, life jackets, dry bags, robber boots.
  • All prices are based on double-occupancy. If you are travelling solo, you will be matched with another participant of your same sex. If you prefer to have a single room, please contact AJ prior to your departure to arrange your accommodation at an extra cost.
  • Food: Travelling with Adventure Journeys will have the possibility to experience and taste local food and snacks. Your guide will help you identify typical food and suggest the best places to enjoy it. Some meals are not included in order to give you some flexibility about where, what and with whom to eat. You have the option to share these meals with the group, however there is no obligation to do this. If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please inform AJ prior to your departure.
  • Guides.- All AJ guides and trip leaders are highly experienced, licensed to operate in Ecuador and certified as Wilderness Adventure First Aid responders. We always carry a complete first aid kit in our trips.
  • Local Guides.- In some location and for some activities, local guides join the trip leaders to provide an added service.
  • Sustainable.- Clients receive interpretation and education about the ecology and conservation of the Andes, Amazon Rainforest and Galapagos Islands, and learn about the factors that threaten it. We aim to promote long-term conservation of both local people cultural identity and the environment. We transport out and recycle all non-organic garbage and we prefer to work with local suppliers. Your visit will encourage the local communities to support responsible eco-tourism as a sustainable alternative for their living.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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