The Amazon Dolphin Lodge offers several kinds of expeditions into the forest: not just short day excursions but also multi-day adventures which can be adapted to your specific interests.

Thanks to our central location in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, our professional local guides, our multilingual staff, and our motivation we offer a hands-on experience of the jungle. We are able to achieve a wide range of possibilities to explore the plants, animals and cultural diversity of the area and provide the adventure you have been looking for.

The Amazon Dolphin Lodge is located in the Pañacocha protected forest reserve, (56,000 has) and is central to a biological corridor linking Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Refuge.

Some of the most fascinating excursions we offer to our guests are: night voyages on the lakes and rivers looking for caiman, piranha fishing, a visit to Monkey Island and many other ways to explore guaranteeing an unforgettable vacation.

Location: Napo River /
Pañacocha Protected Forest:

Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Amazon Dolphin Lodge


  • Programed excursions
  • Pure water for drinking
  • A native naturalistic guide
  • An english speaking guide
  • Three meals per day during the tour
  • We supply rubber boots up to size 43

Not Included:

  • Bar bills
  • Tips for the staff
  • National Park Fees
  • Personal jungle equipment
  • Rubber boots (size 44 upwards)
  • Transportation Quito and back to Quito

Pink Dolphin

Accomodation and facilities:

  • 11 multiple huts (single, double, triple and quadruple accommodations) with private bathrooms and showers
  • All huts are built with typical materials of the zone
  • Water is provided the 24 hours in the bathrooms and showers
  • Electricity is provided through a generator from 18H00 tol 22H00 (110 V.)
  • Each hut is equipped with beds (all beds with mosquito nets), closet, hammock
  • Each bathroom is equipped with sink, shower, toilet, toilet paper, soap and towel
  • A big hut is located in front of the lagoon where the passenger will find the restaurant, the bar and a comfortable place to rest
  • The kitchen staff offers healthy food with a large variety. If the passengers has vegetarian preferences, our staff is ready to offer vegetarian food
  • The lodge administration offers the passengers a security box to keep their values.

Summary of Activities:

  • Piranha fishing
  • Night excursions
  • Blow gun's practice
  • Shamanic experience
  • Excursions in the forest
  • Races by pañayacu and napo river
  • Nocturnal navigation looking caimans
  • Paddle canoes cruises arround the laggon
  • Excursions by paddle canoe arround the river
  • Cruise the laggon to observe the Amazon River Dolphin
  • Cultural activities visiting an indigenous Quichua's family

Amazon Dolphin

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  • The Yarina Eco Lodge is located aprox. 25 Km down the NAPO river, from Puerto Francisco de Orellana (El Coca).
  • Yarina Eco Lodge, is a privately owned rainforest reserve located near the Yasuni National Park. 
  • It is in a cultural reserved zone that is set aside for indigenous Quichuas and amazonian peoples all in a primary upper rainforest.
  • Yasuni National Park is one of the most biological diverse regions in the world. All located in the Amazon basin, border of the Napo River, major tributary of the amazon river.


  • Regular flights from Quito to Coca
  • By bus: The company "Trans-Esmeraldas or Transportes Baños" offers its passengers the alternative of travelling at the morning or at night.
  • If you take the bus at night you will travel the route: Quito - Baeza - Loreto - El Coca. This trip can last eight hours.
  • If you take the bus in the morning you will travel the route: Quito - Papallacta - Baeza - El Chaco - Lumbaqui - Nueva Loja (Lago Agrio) - Joya de los Sachas - El Coca. This trip can last arround ten hours.
  • Our staff in COCA, is going to pick you up you at the airport and take you until the Hotel Oasis. The canoe will be leaving from the hotel Oasis at 11:00 and 5 hours later you will be in the Amazon Dolphin Lodge.

Itinerary Program for Amazon Dolphin:

5 days and 4 nights.
Shorter options are available; ask your travel professional about other options.

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Monday: Leave Quito by plane to the small amazon city of Coca. Travel down the Napo River and arrive at the Amazon Dolphin Lodge and the Bosque Protector PAÑACOCHA. Lunch will be served during the trip. Arrive at the lodge at around 5:00 PM. Dinner. Night walk along a short trail to observe insect life, night monkeys, reptiles etc. and listen to the fantastic evening concert of the jungle.

Amazon Dolphin monkey

Tuesday: Cruise the Pañacocha lagoon by paddle canoe while observing the fantastic variety of birds visible from the waters edge and through the flooded forest. Return to the Lodge for breakfast. Go out in paddle canoes again to reach a trail-head. Along the way we will see the incredible flooded forest vegetation, observe riparian wildlife and tread through the islands created by vegetation to see the colonies of birds and their nests along the rivers edge. Hike along an exclusive trail to view the diversity of vegetation and terrestrial birds. Lunch on the trail. In the evening we will have fun fishing for pirañas. Dinner and relaxation.

(During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)

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Wednesday: Breakfast. Go out on a jungle trail hiking adventure for three hours, traversing through wild virgin rainforest which is the heart of the Bosque Protector Pañacocha. We will observe a huge number of wild medicinal plants that are utilized by the local indigenous communities. We will also observe Mackaws, Parrots, Parakits, Tucans and many wild animals, insects and reptiles that live in the area. In the afternoon we will come together with the native guides to share their knowledge about the use of the most feared weapon of the Ecuadorian Amazon known as the “BODOQUERA O CERBATANA” or otherwise known as the Amazonian Blowgun. Dinner. Night trip in the small rowing canoes (piraguas) in the river Panayacu and Pañacocha lagoon.

(During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)


Thursday: Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will take the motor canoe and whind our way down the narrow Panayacu river to the confluence of the great Napo River where we will visit the local native community and observe their customs and way of life. We will, at this time if you choose, also have the chance to support them by buying their beautiful seed jewlery and other crafts. In the afternoon, after lunch, we will have an amazing trip to Wooley Monkey Island. This is an important protected reserve to protect and increase the Wooly monkey populations. Return to the Lodge. Dinner and relaxation.

(During the course of the day there will be plenty of opportunities to get a chance to observe the Pink Amazon River Dolphin.)

Amazon Dolphin parrots

Friday: Cast off from the Amazon Dolphin Lodge in the motor boat first thing in the morning returning to Coca. Catch the return flight back to Quito.

The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without warning due to weather conditions, National Park regulations or unforeseeable circumstances.

Amazon Dolphin rainbow



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