Cotococha Lodge is located in the upper Amazon basin overlooking the majestic Napo River.
Great comfort, excellent food, warm hospitality and spectacular rain forest scenery will surround you during your Amazon rainforest experience. Cotococha offers high quality tours lead by experienced native guides. After your Amazon rainforest adventure, come back to enjoy tranquillity at your comfortable lodge.
At Cotococha you are able to design your own Amazon tours day by day. An expert local guide will assist you choosing the excursions according to your wishes and interests.
Most itineraries in our Amazon Tours include visits to the local communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoe trips, night walks, cascade visits, river tubing or rafting, and other activities.
- Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water.
- Mentioned visits and excursions.
- Native Spanish speaking guide.
- All meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day).
- All taxes.
- Any other service not specified in the program
3 Night Itinerary
Itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.
Arrival to the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax in our bungalow. Dinner. A very special welcome drink is served while sitting around the open fireplace to coordinate and discuss next days activities with our crew, plus an introductory speech about the Amazon Jungle by our Lodge Administrator.
Early in the morning we will have breakfast. Afterwards we must prepare our gear: boots, raincoat so we can be ready to begin the adventure! We will board a canoe and start our journey downstream through the enchanted Amazon Jungle along the imposing Napo River. Arrive to Misahualli, where we make a short stop to check our papers with local Marina, so don’t forget your passport!! Continuing our canoe-trip we arrive to Arajuno River. Visit to Animal Rescue Centre “AmaZOOnico” which is specialized in the rescue
of wild animals for specie conservation and reintegration into the wild. In here we will observe a great variety of species such as: toucans, all kind of colourful parrots, various kinds of monkeys, jaguars, capybaras and much more!
Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the river shore, picnic style. We will have the opportunity to swim in the river or just resting peacefully surrounded by a wonderful natural atmosphere.
After concluding this day’s experience, we’ll head back to the Lodge, but first we will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millenary culture and traditions such as gold rinse in the river shoreline, traditional pottery making, making of typical drink “chicha” made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian manioc), and the use of the “serbatana” (blowpipe for hunting use). After this amazing encounter with Quichua culture, we return to the Lodge by foot over secondary jungle pads. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, we’ll have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day’s experience
After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marvelling ourselves with the jungle secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short walk, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return to have lunch at the lodge.
After lunch we put on our “wet gear” (boots and rain coat) to start an exciting walk in the jungle forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be fully explained by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We will also observe a great variety of insects, short monkey groups weaving around the giant trees; we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling beautiful notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking, we come back and arrive to the Lodge. At night, a delicious dinner and relax by the fireplace while enjoying an exotic cocktail or drink from our bar
After breakfast, we must prepare for our drive back to the city. End of program.