Day 1: Arrive in Quito
Day 2: Baeza & Napo River
We’ll leave Quito early in the morning and travel in the direction of Baeza by public bus. Our guide-companion will take us to the city of Tena and after lunch, we will continue our journey to the indigenous village of San Pedro. From here, by canoe we will travel downstream along the Napo River. After dinner, if weather permits, you will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding forest by night.
Day 3: Quechua indigenous
After breakfast we’ll begin a 3 hour trek through the rainforest. Along the way an indigenous guide will show us the many species of plants and describe their medicinal purposes to us. After lunch we’ll visit the Quechua indigenous community, where you will have the opportunity to learn about local customs and the way of life of the native people of the jungle, A community member will explain the traditional use of the blowgun, used as an important weapon for the people of the jungle. Later in the afternoon, you may like to enjoy a refreshing swim in the river or try your hand at fishing.
Day 4: Huambuno River
In the morning, we’ll travel further along the Napo River towards the mouth of Huambuno River. We navigate o this river till we arrive to the small lagoon where we make a short trek to observe Caymans and hoatzins. Later in the afternoon, you will have the rare opportunity to try panning for gold on the shores of Napo River.
Day 5: Napo River - Santa Rosa
After breakfast we’ll begin our return journey along the Napo River to Santa Rosa. From
here transport will be provided back to Tena and from Tena to Quito.