Welcome to Coca


Though decidedly not a destination in itself, Coca isn't altogether charmless – an attractive little park adorns the center, and a pretty malecón (waterfront) runs along the riverfront, anchored by the excellent Museo Arqueológico Centro Cultural de Orellana (MACCO) that opened in 2016. A stunning new suspension bridge now spans the Napo, taking traffic bound down Via Auca towards Tiguino (another starting point for rainforest forays).


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$1250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Night Kayak Tour of Yasuni National Park from Quito

DAY 1 (L, D): FLIGHT TO COCA – YASUNÍ PARK Today you will catch a morning flight to Coca town and begin your adventure. You will take a scenic drive to the Tiputini River at the entrance of the YASUNÍ National park. Your first kayaking expedition will be paddling down this fantastic river surrounded by nature and wildlife. On the way, you will have opportunities to spot river turtles, monkeys, caimans and many species of birds like Oropendola birds, caciques,  king fishers, macaws, toucans, parrots and more. Accommodation at Yasuní Campsite.  DAY 2 (B, L, D): AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE WHILE KAYAKINGYou will continue your kayaking exploration by heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure: the more you paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at your camp, located on the Indillama River side and the chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for you tonight. Accommodation at Yasuní Campsite DAY 3 (B, L, D): KAYAKING IN THE ANACONDA LAGOON – FLOODED FOREST Today, your will be a canoe trip down Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun-Cocha which means Anaconda Lagoon in the native language. This is located in the most pristine forest of the area and with a little bit luck you may be able to see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. Over there you will discover the mythic piranhas, caimans, boas and more. Later, you will go on a night exploration to view insects, frogs and the wildlife. Accommodation at Yasuní Campsite. DAY 4 (B, L, D): EDUCATIONAL HIKE AND VISIT TO A NATIVE COMMUNITY On your fourth day, you will take a hike in the forest to learn more about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch, you will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to get to know their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions. You will also see how they make the traditional drink called chicha. The rest of the day, you will go fishing and swimming in Pañacocha Lagoon. Accommodation at Yasuní Campsite. DAY 5 (B, L): VISIT TO THE CLAY LICK – BACK TO QUITOVisiting the Lamederos where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots and macaws, and few predators surrounding the area. They come to feed on the clay from the mineral enriched ground, which helps them digest and detoxify from the poisons of their main diet. Finally, you will return to Coca and take the flight back to Quito.

$3290 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ecuadorian Amazon 10-Day Trip to the Huaorani Community

Day 1: Arrival in Quito (D)Transfer to your hotel, meeting with your guide and welcome cocktail or dinner (your choice). Day 2: Quito - Coca - First community stopTransfer out to the airport to take a 30 minutes flight to Coca. Arrived in Coca, transportation to Shiripuno. 2 hours of canoe to the first community. Meeting with the community; amazing nature and people. Camping night. Day 3: Transportation and arrival to the community Travel deeper into the Amazon jungle, first on the Shiripuno river and then on the Cononaco river, arrival at a small community known as the Bowomano. During the trip you will be able to observe the natural habitats of river turtles, macaws, toucans, and tapirs. We will reach our community by sundown.Day 4: Community Activities (B/L/D)After an early breakfast and a short canoe ride, we will hike to a giant ceiba, the largest tree in the forest. We will learn and try tree the Huaorani climbing techniques. After this, we will arrive to a beautiful lagoon, and navigate silently through the lakes and forests and observe the Hoatzin, birds, diurnal baths, and other animals. Day 5: Community activities (B/L/D) After breakfast, we will have the option to do a hunting day, the hunt, is very important for the Huaorani community and their lives depend on it; they do this traditionally in the beautiful jungle.Day 6: Community ActivitiesEnjoy a full day of adrenaline with piranha fishing! The lure of the Amazon rain forest and thrill of trying to catch one of the most "infamous" fish in the world will make this day unique and unforgettable. Day 7: Community ActivitiesWake-up early to travel down the river and discover amazingly beautiful salty ponds. Observe big groups of scarlet macaws, blue and yellow macaws, parrots and a lot of other bird species that vary depending on the season. Upon returning to Bameno, the community will have an artisan craft fair. There will also be a cultural presentation with traditional dance, chants and stories. A wonderful way to end your stay at the community. Day 8: After breakfast, we will head up the Cononaco river, during our trip we make our way through a thriving rain forest ecosystem. We will make some stops in different Huaorani houses. At the end of the day we will camp in a Huaorani family. Day 9: Amazon rainforest - Coca - QuitoArrival to Coca to take your flight back to Quito. Afternoon visit of Quito (included) and optional evening activities. Night in Quito.Day 10: Quito - Transfer out.Transfer out to the airport. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and leave you at the airport for your international flight (airport assistance included).

$1237.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Amazon Camping and Kayaking Discover Yasuni

Day 1.- ARRIVAL IN QUITOtransfer IN not included. Acclimatation day, welcome briefing Day 2: Flight to Coca and Enter the Yasuni Park (B,L,D) Today we will catch a morning flight to Coca town and begin our adventure. We will take a scenic drive to the Tiputini River at the entrance of the YASUNI National park and while the guides prepare our gear, we will enjoy a riverside picnic. Our first kayaking expedition will be paddling down this fantastic river surrounded by nature and wildlife. On the way, we will have opportunities to spot river turtles, monkeys, caimans and many species of birds like Oropendola birds, caciques, king fishers, macaws, toucans, parrots and more. We will spend the night at our campsite. Day 3: AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE WHILE KAYAKING (B,L,D) Kayaking exploration, heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure: the more we paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. We will also take hikes to learn more about local plants and their medicinal properties. In the late afternoon, we will arrive at our camp site, located on the Tiputini River side. Our chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for us tonight. Day 4: KAYAKING IN THE ANACONDA LAGOON - FLOODED FOREST (B,L,D) After breakfast we will start kayaking down the Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun - Cocha Lagoon, this is located in the most pristine forest of the area and with luck we may see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes with incredible dark and clear waters in a flooded forest. Over here we will discover the mythic piranhas, caimans, boas and more. Later we will go on a night exploration to view insects, frogs and with luck some snakes. Day 5: Meet The Mandari - Panga local tribe (B,L,D) In the morning we will take a hike in the pristine forest to learn about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch, we will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to learn about their way of life in the jungle, their stories and traditions. In the afternoon we will go fishing. Day 6: VISIT TO THE CLAY LICK – BACK TO QUITO (B,L) This is an early morning because we want to get to the clay lick the earliest possible. It is one of our best adventures in the jungle, visiting the Lamederos or Saladeros where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots and macaws, and few predators surrounding the area. Later we will return to Coca and take the flight back to Quito Day 7: Quito - Departure (B) Transfer Out not included

$1062.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

AMAZON STAND UP AND PADDLE 7 DAYS

Day 1.- ARRIVAL IN QUITOtransfer IN not included. Acclimatation day, welcome briefing    DAY 02: Flight to Coca and Enter the Yasuni Park (B,L,D) Today we will catch a morning flight to Coca town and begin our adventure. We will take a scenic drive to the Tiputini River at the entrance of the YASUNI National park and while the guides prepare our gear, we will enjoy a riverside picnic. Our first SUP expedition will be paddling down this fantastic river surrounded by nature and wildlife.  SUP time.- from 2 to 4 hours depending on the level of the river DAY 03: AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE (B,L,D)After a healthy breakfast, we will continue our stand up and paddleexploration, heading deeper into the jungle. every day in the amazon is a new adventure: the more we paddle, the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, you may see different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks.  SUP time.- from 2 to 4 hours depending on the level of the river DAY 04: SUP ON THE ANACONDA LAGOON - FLOODED FOREST (B,L,D) After breakfast we will SUP the Tiputini to reach the entrance to the Amarun - Cocha that means Anaconda Lagoon in the native language, this is located in the most pristine forest of the area and with luck, we may see the biggest and most beautiful snake of the planet. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes with incredible dark and clear waters in a flooded forest. Over here we may see caimans, boas and more. Later we will canoe back to the camp site and after a nice break at the hammocks,  SUP time.- from 2 to 4 hours depending on the level of the river DAY 05: EDUCATIONAL HIKE AND VISIT TO A NATIVE COMMUNITY (B,L,D) In the morning we will take a hike in the pristine forest to learn about the rich flora of the area and the medicinal plants. After lunch, we will take a canoe ride to a local Kichwa community to learn about their way of life in the jungle, their stories, and traditions. We will also see how they make the traditional drink called chicha. In the afternoon depending on the weather, we will go fishing. Hiking time.- from 3 to 5 hours, if people don’t feel like hiking today, can relax at the campsite and swim in the river. DAY 06: VISIT TO THE CLAY LICK – BACK TO QUITO (B) This is an early morning because we want to get to the clay lick the earliest possible. It is one of our best adventures in the jungle, visiting the Lamederos or Saladeros where there is a big concentration of different species of parrots. will return to Coca and take the flight back to Quito.  DAY 7: QUITO DEPARTURE (B)Transfer Out not included

$638 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Amazon wildlife and cultural experience

DAY 1 Napo Cultural Center is located on the south bank of the Napo River, the largest Ecuadorian tributary to the Amazon, and lies within the Yasuni National Park. The journey begins from the town of Coca on comfortable motor boats, for about two hours; during this time a box lunch, coffee and water is provided. You will see birds such as herons, kingfishers, terns and other Amazonian shorebirds as well as beautiful riverside landscapes. Upon arriving at Napo Cultural Center, visitors are warmly welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink and immediately taken to their cabins amidst the teeming wilderness found on one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth. In the afternoon, enjoy a short hike to one of our canopy towers to enjoy the panoramic view of the rainforest and chances to spot some of the 600 bird species and 12 monkey species, enjoy a beautiful sunset Return for dinner and rest. DAY 2 Breakfast and early departure on board the boat to visit the amazing parrot and parakeet clay licks, which brings visitors face to face with  approximately 11 species of parrots (incuding parrotlets and macaws), depending on the seasons and weather conditions. We end this morning with a visit to the “Kuri Muyu” Interpretation Center run by the women of the community. Here we offer the chance to get to know the Kichwa culture, their crafts, traditions and use of natural resources directly with people from the community. We return for lunch and rest at the lodge. In the afternoon, hiking towards the Añangu stream to visit environments including wetland, upland forest and seasonally flooded forest. Once at Añangu stream you will board a small canoe and head down the river in a spectacular adventure through the forest with opportunities to see nightlife alligators and to listen to the sounds of nature at its purest. If you are more adventurer you can do kayaking at Napo River. Return to hotel in motorized canoes, Traditional typical dinner. DAY 3 Optional activity at 4: 30 am to share one of the ancient rituals of the Kichwa culture, cooking wayusa to energize the body listen to the kichwa songs and dream interpretation. Then be ready for a hearthy breakfast, before taking amotorized canoe back to the city of Coca arriving approximately at 10 am.

$1699 Classic

La Selva Lodge - 5 Day Independent Adventure

Head deep into the Amazon Basin to La Selva Lodge on tranquil Garzacocha Lake, itself connected to the massive Amazon River system. Walk on raised platforms and paths through the jungle, spot birds from a canopy-level tower, fish for piranha from dug-out canoes, look for caiman on night paddles, or simply relax in the hammock of your luxury cabana. La Selva's gourmet food and friendly, knowledgeable staff make it even easier to enjoy this paradise of unparalleled biodiversity.