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Cotococha Amazon Lodge
Cotococha

Cotococha Amazon Lodge offers 22 spacious bungalows, built according to traditional architecture in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. All bungalows are equipped with a private bathroom, a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ecuador's Amazon. Social areas are carefully decorated and offer all comfort and coziness for a splendid stay in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This comfortable Amazon lodge is located in the upper Amazon basin overlooking the majestic Napo River. Because the Napo River has a low water level, you can take a refreshing swim or simply relax on the small sandy beach. The shore is also used as a dock for Cotococha´s canoe, where several of Ecuador´s Amazon tours depart.
Cotococha Lodge has a cozy lounge with a fireplace which offers comfortable seats to read or share your Amazon tour experiences with other travelers. A recent addition to the social areas is a second floor reading area. In the evenings and mornings you can enjoy breathtaking views of sunsets and sunrises which color the skies, waters and the Amazon rainforest.

All of Cotococha's bungalows are scattered on our 4 hectares of jungle environment, emphasizing quality and coziness for an unforgettable rainforest experience. Four cabins are situated along the river shore offering some awesome views of the great Napo River. The bungalows are built according to traditional architecture in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. Every bungalow at Cotococha is equipped with a private bathroom with hot and cold-water shower, a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ecuador's Amazon. Electricity is not provided at the bungalows, but Cotococha Amazon Lodge has oil lamps along the paths and at the bungalows, which illuminates the property creating a very romantic atmosphere.

Bar
Cotococha Amazon Lodge features an intimate bar, seating up to 15 guests. There is a large variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages on the menu, offering the known international spirits as well as some local cocktails, such as the "Guayusa." The fireplace lounge and restaurant offers bar service. The Lodge’s cozy lounge with a fireplace offers comfortable seats to read or share your travel experiences with other travelers.

Restaurant
During your stay at Cotococha Amazon Lodge you will be delighted by Cocotocha's cuisine. The chef prepares three sets of menus daily, using fresh local ingredients. A perfect balance between Ecuadorian traditional dishes as well as international gastronomy enables you to taste the best of our cuisine and specialities. Vegetarian or other dietary meals are provided. The restaurant seats up to 35 persons and is a semi open-air restaurant.

5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 01:

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive you can relax for a while in your beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards you will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing yourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. You’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle. D

Day 02:

After your delicious breakfast you’ll be ready to start today’s adventure! You will start with a canoe ride down the imposing Napo River crossing the enchanted Ecuadorian jungle. Soon you arrive at Misahualli, where you’ll have to stop for around 30 minutes for routine inspection by the local Marina officers (please have your passport at hand). You continue your canoe ride until you reach the Arajuno River. Here you will visit the Animal Rescue Center “AmaZOOnico”. This is a specialized organization dedicated to the rescue of wild animals and releasing them back into their natural habitat. You will observe a great variety of species such as toucans, parrots, all kind of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras and much more….
After your visit to this beautiful animal sanctuary, you’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch by the river shore, picnic style. Afterwards, you can swim in the refreshing river waters o simply rest ourselves surrounded by the peaceful surroundings. 
You’ll head back to the Lodge, making a short stop in one of the local indigenous communities by the Napo River. One of the native Quichua families will show you their ancestral costumes like gold washing, pottery techniques, the making of the typical drink “chicha” made of yuca (manioc) and blowpipe hunting. After this fascinating cultural exchange with the Quichuas, you’ll continue your way to Cotococha by a path through secondary forest. Upon arrival, a delicious snack will be expecting you. At night after dinner there will be some free time to gather around the cozy fireplace or enjoy an exotic cocktail at our bar. B/L/D 

Day 03:

After breakfast you put on your “wet gear” (boots & rain coat) to start an exciting day-walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained by your expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. You’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though you must stay very quiet to be able to observe these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colorful birds tag along with you during your walk whistling beautiful notes delighting your senses. After about three hours of walking, you’ll have a box lunch in the middle of the jungle, recovering energy surrounded by a fascinating environment. Afterwards, you will return along another trail, exploring the wonders of the jungle. Arrive to the Lodge in the afternoon. At night, enjoy a delicious dinner and time for relaxation. B/L/D

Day 04:

After breakfast, you depart by canoe upstream for about ten minutes, for a fun and thrilling one hour walk, exploring the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. At the end of this hike, you’ll find yourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where you can take a refreshing bath in the clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. You return to have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you pack your bathing suits for an exciting tube ride along the Napo River, always assisted by your guide and canoe (safety is always first priority!). In about one hour, you arrive to Misahualli, where you’ll visit the local butterfly farm where several very rare species are grown in a save, colorful environment; learn about their metabolism, life extension and evolution; take a short walk around the farm surrounded by beautiful colors lighting up the place. Later you board the canoe again and head back to the Lodge. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace. B/L/D

Day 05:

After breakfast, the programs ends and you continue your travel.B

4 Days / 3 Nights
Day 01:

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive you can relax for a while in your beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards you will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing yourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. You’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle. D

Day 02:

After your delicious breakfast you’ll be ready to start today’s adventure! You will start with a canoe ride down the imposing Napo River crossing the enchanted Ecuadorian jungle. Soon you arrive at Misahualli, where you’ll have to stop for around 30 minutes for routine inspection by the local Marina officers (please have your passport at hand). You continue your canoe ride until you reach the Arajuno River. Here you will visit the Animal Rescue Center “AmaZOOnico”. This is a specialized organization dedicated to the rescue of wild animals and releasing them back into their natural habitat. You will observe a great variety of species such as toucans, parrots, all kind of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras and much more….
After your visit to this beautiful animal sanctuary, you’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch by the river shore, picnic style. Afterwards, you can swim in the refreshing river waters o simply rest ourselves surrounded by the peaceful surroundings. 
You’ll head back to the Lodge, making a short stop in one of the local indigenous communities by the Napo River. One of the native Quichua families will show you their ancestral costumes like gold washing, pottery techniques, the making of the typical drink “chicha” made of yuca (manioc) and blowpipe hunting. After this fascinating cultural exchange with the Quichuas, you’ll continue your way to Cotococha by a path through secondary forest. Upon arrival, a delicious snack will be expecting you. At night after dinner there will be some free time to gather around the cozy fireplace or enjoy an exotic cocktail at our bar.  

Day 03:

After breakfast, you depart by canoe upstream for about ten minutes, for a fun and thrilling one hour walk, exploring the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. At the end of this hike, you’ll find yourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where you can take a refreshing bath in the clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. You return to have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you pack your bathing suits for an exciting tube ride along the Napo River, always assisted by your guide and canoe (safety is always first priority!). In about one hour, you arrive to Misahualli, where you’ll visit the local butterfly farm where several very rare species are grown in a save, colorful environment; learn about their metabolism, life extension and evolution; take a short walk around the farm surrounded by beautiful colors lighting up the place. Later you board the canoe again and head back to the Lodge. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace.

Day 04:

After breakfast, the programs ends and you continue your travel.

3 Days / 2 Nights
Day 01:

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive you can relax for a while in your beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards you will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing yourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. You’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle. D

Day 02:

After breakfast, you depart by canoe upstream for about ten minutes, for a fun and thrilling one hour walk, exploring the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. At the end of this hike, you’ll find yourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where you can take a refreshing bath in the clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. You return to have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you pack your bathing suits for an exciting tube ride along the Napo River, always assisted by your guide and canoe (safety is always first priority!). In about one hour, you arrive to Misahualli, where you’ll visit the local butterfly farm where several very rare species are grown in a save, colorful environment; learn about their metabolism, life extension and evolution; take a short walk around the farm surrounded by beautiful colors lighting up the place. Later you board the canoe again and head back to the Lodge. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace.

Day 03:

After breakfast, the programs ends and you continue your travel.

Prices 2017

Tour per person:
3 days / 2 nights: US$ 195
4 days / 3 nights: US$ 315
5 days / 4 nights: US$ 420

Included in the price:
Private transportation from/to Quito with Spanish speaking guide accompanied by English-speaking translator (or English speaking guide)
Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
Visits and excursions with English speaking guide
Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
Taxes

Not included in the price
Single supplement
Binoculars
Alcoholic beverages
Tips
Personal items
Travel insurance.
Everything that has not been included in the program

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