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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Our journey starts at 8:00 am where when we will depart El Coca by motorized canoe to reach our destination, Pañacocha, on the Napo River. The Napo is one of the major tributary rivers the feed the mighty Amazon River. After a brief stop to serve lunch, we will continue to the Pañayacu River junction. There, we will travel upriver to reach Pañacocha. As Pañayacu is a smaller river that feeds the Napo River, during this stretch you will have the opportunity to observes some species of birds that frequent the smaller rivers such as Hoazín, Tucans, River Ducks, Kingfishers, Oropendolas, and woodpeckers, as well as some monkeys: squirrel monkeys, capuchins, and red howler monkeys. After enjoying the fauna of the area, we will arrive at our campsite along the Pigualicocha (Heron Lagoon) around 4:00 pm (16:00).
You will have time to get settle in your tents and explore the area before we head out for a night walk to obverse some of the fascinating nocturnal species found here including many species of frogs, insects, and reptiles. After our walk, dinner will be served as we listen to a to the songs of the nighttime jungle.
Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am, followed by a walk through the magnificent Amazon jungle in hopes of observing some of the diurnal mammal, bird, and reptile inhabitants as well as learn about some of the unique plant species such as medicinal plants and gigantic tree species found in our jungles.
We will return to our camp by 1:00 pm (13:00) for lunch, followed by an afternoon spent fishing for piranha and swimming in the Pañacocha lagoon. Afterward, we will explore other surrounding lagoons for more wildlife as this area is ideal habitat for many species of unique flora and fauna before returning to camp. after our 7:00 pm (19:00), we will head out on to the Pañayacu River for a chance to spot caiman.
Before breakfast, we will head to Pigualicocha to enjoy the sunrise over the jungle and the morning birds of the lagoon. We will return to the camp for breakfast at 8:00 am, and to pack up our campsite and begin our return to Coca.
With a stop along the way to have lunch, we should arrive back in Coca and the end of our adventure around 3:00 pm (15:00).
Amazon Travel Tours is an Ecuadorian Tourism Agency dedicated to providing top-quality tourism services. We employ highly trained and bilingual naturalists guides certified by the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Environment (MAE)
In Coca, Ecuador (Francisco de Orellana).
Crossroads: Amazonas and Espejo under the Hotel Safari in front of the Marina (Malecon)