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Yasuni is the largest protected area of the continental Ecuador and protects an impressive biodiversity in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. In addition Yasuni protects part of the territory of the Waorani, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane and other indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.

Yasuni SHIRIPUNO’S ADVENTURE

Itineraries

Day 1

Quito-Coca

Quito-Coca by airplane. From Coca, we will travel south by small pick-up or bus to Shiripuno Bridge (approx. 3 hours). Lunch. We will take the motorized canoe downstream to the Shiripuno Amazon Lodge, which is at 210 meters above sea level. During the ride, approximately 4 hours, you will be introduced to the wide diversity of wildlife in the rainforest. Dinner and lodging.

Day 2

Magic Canopy Trail

Breakfast. We will hike (3-4 hours) in the primary forest on the Magic Canopy Trail, where we will enjoy a scenic view of the Amazon Basin at 310 meters above sea level The Huaorani and naturalist guides will tell you about the biodiversity of the rainforest and the medicinal plants that local people use. This hike requires that you be in good physical condition. Lunch. In the afternoon, there will be piranha fishing on the Shiripuno River. Dinner and lodging.

Day 3

El Saladero Trail

Birdwatching (05:45 optional). Breakfast. We will hike on the El Saladero Trail where you will discover the rich variety of plants and trees along the way, and have the chance to see animals at clay licks. Box lunch. In the afternoon, we will hike back to the campsite. After dark, there will be an excursion to explore forest night life and to look for caiman. Dinner and lodging.

Day 4

Canoe tour

Breakfast. We will go to the oxbow lake where there is a variety of species of plants and animals. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will take the motorized canoe and to a small river where there are many different species of birds, including the bizarre looking Hoatzin. Dinner and Lodging.

Day 5

Huaorani Community

Breakfast. We will travel to the Huaorani Community (Neoneno), where you will learn about the traditions and customs of its people. Lunch. We will continue navigation upstream to the bridge where we will board the bus back to Coca (arrival at 17:30 approx.).