Trip Coca, Ecuador to Iquitos, Peru
IQUITOS PERU PICTURE ABOVE
DAY 1: After breakfast early in the morning we leave from Coca by public canoe along the Napo River where we can see different indigenes communities, and have lunch on the way, we continue by canoe to Nuevo Rocafuerte at the Peruvian border, dinner. Stay the night at the hostel in Nuevo Rocafuerte. (10 hours by canoe)
DAY 2: After breakfast visit the Yasuni National Park, we will take a canoe to Jatuncocha lagoon along the Yasuni river where we can observe the pink dolphins and very possibly the giant otters, at the lagoon you will stop and start a hike to visit the salt lick of mammals, in the afternoon you can practice piranha fishing, swim in the lagoon and enjoy the sunset, prepare the camp site, dinner and we can see the caimans by the edge of the lagoon by night.
DAY 3: Wake up early in the morning to go by small canoe to watch different types of birds, then we will come back to the camp site to have breakfast, after we will go for a hike in the primary forest, come back to the camp site and pack our stuff to go back to Nuevo Rocafuerte, spend the night there.
DAY 4: Breakfast in the morning and visit the house of a Quichua family at the other side of Napo river where we are going to shear with them their daily activities, like prepare „chicha“ typical drink made of yuca, canoe back to Nuevo Rocafuerte and spend the night.
DAY 5: After breakfast we are visiting the artisanal museum where you can see different traditional stuff made by the locals, Lunch, pack our stuff to continue our trip to Iquitos, we register our passport at the immigration office, cross the border to Peru and stop in Pantoja the first town in Peru, we will walk around in this Peruvian village to see how the local people live, night at Pantoja.
DAY 6: We leave Pantoja by canoe and have lunch at a beach later on. After that we continue to Santa Clotilde, where we will spend the night in a hostel. You have the possibility to walk around in the afternoon. You will have the opportunity to relax after dinner.
DAY 7: After breakfast we will take an speed boat to Puerto Mazan where we will take a mototaxi to cross from Napo River to the Amazon River by land for about 15 minutes, and take another speedboat to Iquitos Peru, book at a hostal and go for a walk around the city and farewell party.
COST PER PERSON $875.00 (Minimum 2 people)
THE COST INCLUDES: Transport Coca – Iquitos, life jackets, accommodation in tents, basic hostels or cabañas, hotels, rubber boots, rain coats, three meals a day (exception: day 1 – breakfast – and day 7 dinner), drinking water, certified guide and taxes.
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: Payment of US$ 20 for the entry to the Yasuni National Park, transport by plane or bus from Quito to Coca, tips, breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day, drinks.
TRANSPORT QUITO –COCA:
The night bus from Quito to Coca leaves at 9:30 pm at the terminal of “Transportes Esmeraldas”. (Recommendation: Please buy your tickets at least 3 days before the trip! If you prefer, we can buy the ticket for you!)
The plane from Quito to Coca leaves at 7:30 am with VIP airlines (cost: 69, 58 USD).
Insect repellent, sun cream, camera, binoculars, light pants, your clothes in backpacks preferred one small backpack for short excursions, shorts and quick dry t-shirts, Flash Light with enough batteries for 6 nights, camera fully charged, small cash, passport or personal documents to be able to cross to the Peruvian territory , cap, bathing suit, towel, special medicines you use, sunglasses, plastic bags big enough for your back pack, several zip bags for electronic stuff, sandals (flip flops or water shoes), water bottle, small first aids kit.
There are flights from Iquitos to Lima daily by LAN for around 229 usd
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