Parque Nacional Yasuni
Parque Nacional Yasuni
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Caro H
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France5 contributions
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Mar 2022
We organised a trip through Fernando (email: sifuentes.fede(at)gmail.com) a few weeks before our planned arrival in Nuevo Rocafuerte. He was super responsive, very professional and gave us all the info we needed to get to the start point of the 4 day/3 night tour. The tour in itself was well organised (all tents, bedding, wellington boots and bivouac accessories provided) and super diverse (usually bird watching before breakfast, a 3-4 hour forest walk in the morning and then some boating on the Yasuni river and Laguna in the afternoon). We were blown away by the animals we were able to hear, to detect traces of and, if lucky, to actually spot! Fernando’s knowledge of the forest and it’s inhabitants along with his uncanny knack for spotting wildlife made our experience just magical :)
Written April 3, 2022
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Mimi
Florida89 contributions
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Sep 2017 • Family
We had the best experience with our awesome guide Fernando Sifuentes. He has a comfortable boat perfect for the river. We camped there and ate awesome food including peacock bass bought fresh from indigenous fishermen that were in a different canoe.
He provided a clean tent & mats for us & all meals were included in the price.
It was great fun. Mosquitoes and Isangos are a problem.. I am allergic to Deet so that didn't help. Next time ( because I will be back ) i will bring one of those mosquito nets that go over your hat. Don't forget your long sleeves! It is very hot but it is better to sweat than getting eaten alive!
We saw macaws, howler, capuchin& squirrell monkeys, toucans, caimans, pink dolphins, otters,lots and lots of different beautiful birds! We also fished for piranhas & ate them! It was great fun & Fernando knows everything you need to know in the Jungle. He is a good person. He made us feel very safe and comfortable. Don't get another guide , you will regret it. Fernando is very reliable, & always on time and honest.
He has whatsapp on his phone & he helped us a lot with information about the area even months before our trip. His cell is +593 98 051 9789
Written October 27, 2017
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Jennifer A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had an absolutely wonderful trip to Yasuni national park. As we are travelling for a long period of time, we were looking for the best budget way to visit. We took the daily local boat from Coca to Nueva Rocafuerte (18 USD one way) which was around 6.5 hours with a stop for lunch, spent 2 nights in Nueva Rocafuerte in Yurag Wasi hostal, (25 USD per night for 2 people with air con ). From here we hired our excellent guide Luis to take us for a full day to the park (60 USD per person per day with breakfast and lunch included). We spent most of the day on his boat wildlife spotting and also left the boat for 2 short walks into the rainforest visiting giant trees and seeing more animals. The scenery is spectacular, completely unspoilt rainforest and we didn't see any other tourists. In just one day we saw pink and grey river dolphins 5 species of monkey, toucans, macaws, frogs, snakes and butterflies. For anyone interested in the same trip, here is Luis' number, he mainly works from recommendations...+593989941195
Written July 2, 2019
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Peter S
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Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited the Yasuni national park with our guide Luis Garcia. In a comfortable boat we went along the Rio Napo river. We went to a museum, saw so many awesome birds and monkeys and slept in eco lodges that aren't on Tripadvisor. That way you really support the local people, which is great. Luis Garcia is the most enthusiastic guide we've ever met in our lives. He can show you the real beauty of the Amazon. He sees things no one else does (like when you're walking through the jungle and he spots a poison dart frog of 2CM under some leaves from a couple meters distance..) and he also hears things no one else does. He heard birds and called them until we were able to see them from the boat. That way we saw dozens of birds like parrots and toucans. You won't regret going to this part of Ecuador, even if it'll cost you something extra. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and you support the locals by visiting it. It is the only way to stop the pollution and cutting of the forest.

Luis Garcia is the perfect guide to visit this region (or any other region, we went all the way to Pañacocha) His email is luisemerald@gmail.com and when he is not in the jungle he'll reply very fast (and speaks perfect English).
Written September 21, 2018
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Tannikely
Roma40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
Best way to visit the Yasunì is to go with people that actually live within the park! Huaorani are amazing people and excellent guides. Selva is their home and they will share with you their knowledge of plants and animals, and also their ancestral culture. I spent one month living with them in the middle of the intangible zone and thanks to Omene, my guide and friend, I had an amazing time.
Written December 3, 2017
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Diomedia
London344 contributions
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Sep 2018 • Friends
The chance to visit the Amazon is so special, and this area was one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. We were here for the birds, but plants and trees, mammals and insects were just as special.
Written October 29, 2018
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CristolKat
Omaha, NE24 contributions
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Oct 2015 • Solo
I have yet to be disappointed with any visit to Yasuni. The wildlife and diversity found here will always bring me back. This would be my 3rd or 4th trip. I would run out of character in this review if I recounted every species I've seen, so I'll list some of the more unique and exciting ones:

Scarlet and Blue and Yellow Macaws
Red Howler Monkeys
Red tail Boas
Pootoo (bird)
River Dolphin
Giant River Otters
Toucans
Poison Dart Frogs
TONS of tree frogs
Black Caimen
and much much more
Written December 15, 2015
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Selwyn C
Brisbane, Australia189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The Yasuni River entrance from the Napo River is close to the Ecuador/Peru border. We travelled up in a canoe and were delighted to be joined by a family of Pink Dolphins that stayed around our canoe for about 15 minutes.
Written November 30, 2015
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FedByNature
San Diego, CA19 contributions
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Aug 2019
I also recommend Fernando Sifuentes – I only had 24 hours in Yasuni National Park, but it was a day I will never forget. The walks in the rainforest were incredible, and Fernando knows everything you could possibly want to know about the life in the rainforest. I felt like I was in my own National Geographic episode.

His wife and two kids are incredibly pleasant and his wife is an excellent cook! They all know how to spot wildlife where I would never have seen it were it not for their keen eyes. If you’re considering a trip to Yasuni (which is said to be the most bio diverse place on the planet) you’ll need a guide, and I can’t imagine a better experience than what Fernando offered.

Fernando's WhatsApp: +593 98 051 9789

If you can't reach him immediately, don't worry - he's often in the heart of the park with no signal but returns to the town when his tours finish and will respond.
Written August 20, 2019
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Pavel Pipovich
Cambridge, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were looking for a more economic option for park national Yasuni. We travelled to Nuevo Rocafuerte and went for a tour with guide Luis Ramos. He is an amazing guide and the National Park of Yasuni is simply stunning. We camped next to a beautiful laguna didn't see any tourists for the entire time in the park. Luiz took us to places of pristine primary rainforest, the nature here is very wild and untouched. In two days, we saw monkeys, parrots, caimans, birds, giant trees, big beetles, beautiful butterflies (including morpho). We also learned about traditional medicine.

We have been in the Jungle in Peru next to Iquitos before, so we were not sure if the jungle here would be very different, but the area of the park that we visited was like nowhere else.

We compared the prices of all Tour Guides in Nuevo Rocafuerte and found that Luiz offers the best price. He is very experienced and knowledgable. His ability to spot camouflaged animals is very impressive. We could feel that he is passionate about his job and the fact that he is always up for a good joke made the tour even more enjoyable. 5 stars!

Luiz doesn't have whatsapp but he can be reached through his sons: Raul: +593968095176 or Luiz (jr.): +593989941195
Written June 19, 2019
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