What is the luggage weight limit?
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. plus a carry on-hand luggage of 10 kg.
Suggested Packing List
• Binoculars for wildlife viewing (an absolute necessity). • Camera/video gear. • Lightweight long pants. • Long-sleeved lightweight shirts. • 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 rain ponchos provided). • Cotton socks. • Sandals (Teva type or similar for around the lodge). • Three or four pairs of absorbent socks. • Small day pack for excursions. • 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. • A hat for sun protection Sunglasses. • Sunscreen lotion with a high SPF rating. • Personal medications.
Are children allowed in the lodge?
We recommend that children be at least 5 years old and suggest to hire a private guide.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 at least 3 months in advance or 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.
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, laundry, wifi, tips.
Is there any tipping recommendations?
For your convenience the 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 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$256 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 subject to change.
What to bring?
The Napo Wildlife Center provides rubber boots (up to US men's size 13) and nylon rain ponchos free of charge to those guests who request them. You may choose to use your own boots or sneakers for forest hikes depending upon the conditions. Likewise, you may bring your own raingear. Of course soap, shampoo, towels, and other such items are provided just as they are at any luxury hotel. There is a 44-pound (20kg) per person baggage limit on the flights from Quito to Coca, and overweight will be charged directly by the airline. This limit should not pose a problem to most Napo Wildlife Center travelers; also most hotels in Quito will store your dress clothes and heavy jackets for you while you are with us.
Flight & Departures
Napo Wildlife Center operates and reserves its flights with TAME AIRLINE. QUITO – COCA FLIGHT NO. 211 - The schedule flight will be confirmation in your reservation. COCA – QUITO FLIGHT NO. 212 - The schedule flight will be confirmation in your reservation. Contact Information: Our Operations Department will meet you there, and provide the boarding passes and help you registering in.
We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least one month before departure. For your own safety, please advise us of any medical or food condition that may affect you while traveling. If you are carrying prescription medication or require particular assistance, please bring with you a signed and dated letter from your physician stating health problems and dosage requirements for any medication, to be provided to our doctor on board as well as to medical authorities in case of an emergency.
All meals are included during your stay at Napo Wildlife Center with a soft drink or water. Alcoholic and additional drinks are extra. Our chefs provide a variety of excellent local, national and international dishes. For the preparation of all food, including salads, juices, and ice, we use purified bottled water.
A carefully chosen expedition team will lead your adventures at Napo Wildlife Center. Recruited not only for their local knowledge but also for their great love of the Amazon, in the field and during lectures, briefings and discussions, on everything from bird-watching, biology, geography, geology, history to ecological and social concerns (and much more).
Respecting our home
You may want to read through the following criteria as to what we consider will help minimize your environmental footprint at Napo Wildlife Center. Avoid devices that make foreign sounds in protected areas.
Don’t smoke in forest or near wildlife
Do not wear perfume or perfumed sprays as the sweet scent can attract insects. Don’t throw or drop anything along the trails, even biodegradable food. Avoid bright colored shirts while in the forest, as they may scare the animals.
Experiencing the jungle with the best
Napo Wildlife Center boasts a first-rate, dedicated staff, highly experienced in jungle tourism, emergencies and guests service, who will be available at all times to share their knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the environment with you.
• No smoking in the forest, nor in the boats (which carry gasoline). • No littering. • Do not harrass wildlife – when sighting wildlife follow your guides instructions. • No wildlife collection or manipulation. If you should come across hurt wildlife, leave it be. It is part of the natural processes of the wilderness. • Please separate your trash in the proper trash bins. All non-biodegradable trash. Please take batteries back with you. • Please keep it quite. Our rooms are not sound proof and guests come to listen to the sounds of nature. If you should want to listen to music outside the bar area, use headphones. • The lodges are highly flammable. Do not leave candles unattended and locate the nearest extinguisher. • Never go swimming in the Añangu lake. • Stay on the trails and take to the trails only with a guide. If for some reason you are separated from your guide, you can return to the lodge using your map and the trail markers. • Always use life jackets on the boat and during boarding. Wear light shoes that are easy to take off. Never have rubber boots on when in the boats. • Use rubber boots when heading to the forest or gardens at night. They reduce the risk of snake bites. • When taking people photos, ask first!
Napo Wildlife Center and Yasuni National Park are a free-zone of malaria, yellow fever or zika virus. We have never registered any case for more than 20 years that we have been operating.