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Highlights
  • Cruise along the Napo River. Seated comfortably in your covered motorboat,
  • Visit to the Quichua community for a lesson on local culture, After that, another short hike will put us at our second clay lick of the day for another round of unique viewing
  • You'll discover how the community has evolved over the years for the better, developing leaps and bounds in areas such as health care and education
  • As we canoe away from this awesome area, otters, monkeys and rare bids will be around to bid us farewell.

There are several wonderful lodges in Ecuador which lie in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, known as “El Oriente.” Each is slightly different and we are here to help you choose the one that will match your interests and style of travel best. We have chosen these particular lodges in large part because they both are responsible eco-tourism projects that support the local population while also promoting conservation. A couple of them are also community-owned lodges. They are excellent choices in terms of the experience, activities and facilities provided. We have visited all of these lodges and our adventure consultants are here to guide you in choosing the one that will best meet your expectations and desires.

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ROW Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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5.0 Guide
5.0 Activities
5.0 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.9 Meals
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Best Vacation Ever! August 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Family Magic Trip down the lower Salmon River in August was AMAZING! The guides were awesome! So knowledgeable, funny, and resourceful. The food was better than most restaurants and my kids loved it (as did I)! The River Jester (Lily) was such a sweet yet stern and fun lady that kept the kids entertained and they loved her. They setup camp for us each day at these amazing beaches! I have never been rafting, and they were there to make it seem easy and doable! I loved that they taught us about the local history and environments. A stop at Spalding was awesome start to the trip! I enjoyed the paddle boats, inflatable kayaks, and the oar boats. I even became part of the swim team but it was a good experience having the guides there to ensure our safety. I loved cliff jumping, the short hikes, swimming the rapids, and swimming in the river with the kids. The time with friends and family was great. It was so relaxing and good to meet so many different people I feel that I can call my friends now. Best part was sleeping under the stars with my family hearing the rushing river next to us. The guides made the trip so personal and they were caring! Thanks so much Mark, Max, Connie, Jonas, Curtis, Lily, and Bethany! Absolutely recommend going on a trip with ROW and I plan to with my children again, it was worth every penny! Thanks Jason for helping plan the trip for me!
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A great way to get off the beaten path! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
ROW Adventures is a great way to get off the beaten path and experience our wonderful wilderness with a set of wonderful guides. I am not sure which was the best part of our 6 day trip on The River of No Return; the guides, the food, meeting new people, the river... But all seemed to fall into a wonderful rhythm that perfectly complimented each other. My family was very concerned that we even signed up for this type of vacation. It is one thing to go floating in the wild in your young, but quite different when you are many years down the road and suffer from chronic pain. For some reason, the cooler water if the river, time to give back to ur soul, the daily stops to visit the hot springs, the wonderful healthy great tasting food, and encouragement of our guides all seemed to bring back the youth of our younger days gone by. We smiled, giggled, shared great drink and laughed at the joke after joke. But most of all, it was the guides that made our trip as each day unfolded. Each guide brought back the youth of our soul through the morning stretches, the stories of past explorers, and the shared fishing tackle! Now my next wish is to embark on a new ROW adventure with my son so we can share a new chapter of complete happiness in our beautiful wilderness...Maybe Hells Canyon or their adventure that offers trail riding and fast river rafting! Either way, it is something for everyone no matter what your age!
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Love Row! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Love all the people at Row. Professional and fun. They really give you a hands on experience. Can't wait to spend the summer again with next year!!!

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Well organized trip! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
They are well organized, served a great lunch and have guides that know the river and have a great sense of humor! Thanks Neil for a fun day!

Operator ROW Adventures

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See you again! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Had a blast last year on Snake River. Very professional and fun guides. The canyon was on fire and they just took this in stride and adjusted.See you July 30 for Middle Fork of Salmon.

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Itinerary

Day: 1

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Depart from Quito

(30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range)

Upon arrival mid-morning, a short ride will put us at the local port for an exciting two hour cruise along the Napo River. Seated comfortably in your covered motorboat, enjoy a boxed lunch en route as you meander merrily past herons, kingfishers and other beautiful birds.

Once we reach our destination dock, there will be time for a quick break before boarding our dugout canoes for a blissful one hour float down a nearby narrow creek. Scores of trees form a canopy overhead, where it's not uncommon for playful primates to turn branches into real life "monkey bars". Meanwhile, macaws, toucans, parrots and other awe-inspiring avians dart through the sky.

Early evening will find us at our gorgeous lakeside lodge. Join the group for a welcome drink before an astounding included dinner.

Later, if you're feeling adventurous, why not make your way outside the lodge and around the lake for a spectacular cayman (alligator) viewing. Observing these guys up-close and in their natural environment is sure to be a thrill.

Day: 2

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An early start to the day grants you the incredible opportunity to witness the best parrot clay lick spot in all of Ecuador. Thought to neutralize the toxins from their seed-heavy diet, it is here you'll see a rainbow of birds licking the earthy walls like popsicles. Eleven species in all can be found feasting on the sodium-rich clay, from parrots to parakeets.

Next we'll embark on a trek and pay a visit to the Quichua community for a lesson on local culture. After that, another short hike will put us at our second clay lick of the day for another round of unique viewing. We'll get a chance to check out the observatory and enjoy a box lunch before heading back to our lodge for a low-key evening.

Day: 3

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following a spectacular morning meal, it's off to tour the community of the Kichwa of Añangu. It's a fascinating opportunity to see how local folk maintain a traditional way of life.

A riverside stroll will then find us within the boundaries of the impressive Amazon, a heaven and haven for creatures of all kinds. Your expert guide will inform you with facts on everything from plants to pigmies.

A trip to a nearby school and village of the natives is next on the agenda. You'll discover how the community has evolved over the years for the better, developing leaps and bounds in areas such as health care and education. Again you'll be afforded the opportunity to commune with a local family, sure to be an experience you'll treasure.

After a hotel-brought lunch, we'll forge back into the forest towards the pristine Añangu lagoon. While we're walking the walk, we'll be talking the talk... of the dizzying variety of flora that surrounds us. Many of the delights we'll encounter are useful for medicines and other purposes.

We'll arrive back at the lodge in the early evening for a good dinner and good night's rest before tomorrow's adventures.

Day: 4

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we'll rise early for our return paddle by way of the Napo River. As we canoe away from this awesome area, otters, monkeys and rare bids will be around to bid us farewell.

Once at the docking station, there will be time for a bathroom break before we embark back onto the boat that saw us here. We'll review the group's flight details on our return journey to Coca.

Day: 5

Meals: Breakfast

There are plenty of optional activities at hand for you to fill your last hours in Ecuador. A multitude of different trails, creeks, licks and workshops are available for your last-minute exploration and entertainment.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,050

Price Per Day:

$ 210 per person
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 500

4 to 5 Day Rainforest Lodge Packages

Departures: Year round daily departures by request

La Selva Jungle Lodge 2017

4Day / 3Night

  • Double/Triple $1215 per person
  • Single $1580 per person

 

5 Day / 4 Night

  • Double/Triple $1510 per person
  • Single $1963 per person
  • Round trip Flight to Coca $185

 

Napo Wildlife Center 2017

4 Day / 3 Night

  • Double/Triple $1417 per person
  • Single $2126 per person

 

5 Day  / 4 Nights

  • Double/Triple $1690 per person
  • Single $2535 per person
  • Flight to Coca Included

 

Sacha Jungle Lodge 2017

 

4Day / 3Night

  • Double/Triple $1050 per person
  • Single $1575 per person

 

5 Day / 4 Night

  • Double/Triple $1290 per person
  • Single $1935 per person
  • Roundtrip flight to Coca $190

 

Sani Jungle Lodge

 

4Day / 3Night

  • Double/Triple $953 per person
  • Single $1133 per person

 

5 Day / 4 Night

  • Double/Triple $1192 per person
  • Single $1417 per person
  • Roundtrip flight to Coca $210
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary
Trip Excludes
  • Passport and viva fees
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare
Meals Included:

4 Breakfast, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Start City
Quito
End City
Quito
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy:

If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, please notify us as soon as possible. If written cancellation is received by ROW (call to verify) before the final balance is due, you will be given a refund less the amount of deposit. Deposits are non-refundable. If cancellations are made on or after the final due date, no money will be refunded. You are welcome to find a replacement for yourself. Please understand that once you’ve signed up, we lose the right to sell your reserved spaces to other individuals or groups. Therefore, we regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies. For this reason we a strongly recommend you consider purchasing a travel protection plan.

 

Trip Protection Plan

We offer a comprehensive cancellation and trip protection plan through our office and recommend this coverage which protects your payments if you have to cancel for medical or other covered reasons.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 7

Trip ID#: AmaRanRow

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