About Our Service | Napo Wildlife Center


USA/CAN: 1800 250 1992 UK: 0800 0325 771 AUS: 1800 176 647 OFFICE: (593 2) 600 5893

About Our Service

  • All meals
  • Accommodations
  • Tours, Services, Guides
  • River transportation to Coca city
  • All river transportation
  • What is NOT included in the price?


International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.



A few words about luggage


Passengers in flights Quito – Coca are allowed to check in a maximum of 20 Kg per person plus a carry on – hand luggage with reading material, camera, binoculars and personal documents. Additional or excess baggage is charged directly by the airline by pound.





  • Good binoculars for wildlife viewing (an absolute necessity). We suggest that each visitor carry their own binoculars.
  • Camera/video gear (if using film, lower ASA for open areas (50 or 100), higher ASA for forest (400 and up). [24 hour electricity (120v) is available for charging batteries and digital equipment.]
  • Two or three pairs of lightweight long pants.
  • Two or three long-sleeved lightweight shirts.
  • Two or three T-shirts.
  • One or two pairs of shorts (mostly for around the lodge).
  • Lightweight sweater or jacket.
  • Raingear (if you prefer not to use the ponchos provided).
  • Three or four pairs of cotton socks.
  • Sandals (Teva type or similar for around the lodge).
  • Three or four pairs of absorbent socks.
  • Small day pack for excursions.
  • A bottle or canteen to carry water on hike (1-quart size is sufficient).
  • Ziplock-type plastic bags to cover optics or other gear.
  • Insect repellent (Skin-so-soft or DEET product with at least 20% concentration).
  • Flashlight or headlamp bright enough for use on night walks.
  • Small, packable umbrella (can be useful in light rain – very useful!).
  • A hat for sun protection (and that will stay on during windy boat rides).
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF rating.
  • Personal toiletries and medications (carry medications with you when arriving and leaving the lodge).
  • Extra batteries/film/video tapes as appropriate.
  • A photocopy of your passport (always good to have while traveling).
  • Money (in small US$ bills – ones and fives and coins) for bar bills and Artesania purchases.
  • We recommend using rechargeable batteries in your visit to the lodge so that you need not dispose of used batteries, thus contributing to the quality of our environment.



What is the cost of a private guide daily?

  • Bilingual naturalist guide US$100.
  • Spanish speaking native guide US$40.
  • Bilingual birding guide US$130.
  • Naturalist german or french guide US$110.


Are children allowed in the lodge?

We recommend that children be at least 5 years old and a private guide by hired.


Are there private facilities?

Yes, all cabins have private bathrooms and hot shower.


How can we make a donation to the Community?

Please contact our Sales Department: sales@napowildlifecenter.com and they will address your request.


How long is the boat ride?

Once we arrive to the Napo river port in Coca, it takes approximately 2.5 hours. Upon entering the Yasuni National Park we disembark and change to paddle canoes for approximately 1.5 hours.


How many months ahead do I need to make a reservation?

This is relative, but we do recommend as soon as you make your plans start looking for availability.


Is there a doctor in the lodge?

We have a doctor and a medical center at the Community. In case of an emergency the doctor will go to the lodge or passenger will be taken out to the Community. For further situations, we take passenger to Quito.


Is there any tipping recommendations?

For your convenience following is a gratuity suggestion based on past experience at NWC:
• Local Guides: US$10/night per guest.
• Naturalist Guides: US$10/night per guest.
• Staff Members: US$5/night per guest.
Please tip guides personally.
There is a tipping box located at the bar for staff members.
This does not include tips you may wish to leave the bartender.


Is there any vaccination requirement?

There is no legal requirement to entrance Ecuador; however, we do recommend you ask your physician.


Is there electricity at the lodge?

Yes, there is electricity 24/7.


What credit cards are accepted?

We accept all credit cards if payment is done by PAYPAL. For payments at the lodge we only accept VISA and MASTERCARD.


What does the tour includes?

Accommodations, all meals, pure ware, river transportation, all excursions including Añangu Kichwa Community, and visits to the exclusive NWC´s parrot-macaw clay licks. It is also included the service of a native guide and naturalist bilingual guide. The entrance fee to the Yasuni National Park, rain poncho, and rubber boots provided when needed.


What is the price for the domestic flight Quito-Coca-Quito?

At the moment the price is US$206 per passenger and children under 12 years old 50% off the regular price, for which you must send copy of the passport. This price is subjected to change (local Coca airport transfers).


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