Your journey to the Amazonia shall begin in the city of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which is located at 2800 meters above sea level. You shall take a 40 minute flight over the Andes to the town of Coca (Pto. Francisco de Orellana). Upon arrival you will be collected by a guide from the Arcoiris Jungle Lodge and taken across the town to the port of Napo river by "Chiva" bus, which is the most popular tourist vehicle of the region.
From Coca our covered motor canoe will take you on a 1 hour trip down the Napo River, during which a small snack is served. Our guides will provide you with detailed information on the surrounding nature of this largest river in Ecuadorian Amazonia.
The width of Napo river sometimes reaches almost a mile, it is often unbelievably shallow. The canoes have to zigzag their way down the river in order not to ground and not to run into the trees washed away by the floods.
You will also see authentic traditional Quechua villages situated along the Napo riverbanks with houses built on stilts.
Upon arrival at the Arcoiris Jungle Lodge and short registration procedure at the hotel reception you will walk from 25 to 78 meters to the top of the hill by wooden ladder (your luggage shall be delivered to your room).
At the restaurant the hotel personnel will welcome you with a cocktail and snacks, and after a brief orientation you will be shown to your rooms.