Journey into the Amazon on Thrilling Adventures with Yarina Lodge
Take this unique opportunity to explore the incredible diversity of the rainforest while enjoying comfortable accommodations and personalized service at Yarina Eco-Lodges, located in the heart of Yarina Ecological Reserve. Thanks to its privileged location, this lodge offers the perfect blend of comfort and immersion in nature.
During your stay, you will have the chance to explore the jungle on guided excursions with experienced, local guides, who will share their knowledge of the flora, fauna, and indigenous cultures of the region. The lodge offers a variety of activities, such as jungle walks, birdwatching, canoeing, and unique, immersive activities with the local community & more. After each day’s adventure, you’ll return to the lodge to relax in your private bungalow, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest.
The accommodations are designed to provide a comfortable and authentic experience, with traditional jungle-style design and modern amenities such as hot showers, electricity, and comfortable beds. You’ll savor delicious meals prepared with fresh local ingredients and enjoy the friendly hospitality of our staff, who are dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.
Why Choose This Amazon Rainforest Lodging Experience?
A large network of trails lead from the lodge and its surroundings into the rainforest and each hike will focus on a different aspect of this marvelous region
The lodge's activities portfolio include fun and immersive experiences like ecological piranha fishing and "cerbatana" blowgun practice
With your stay, you contribute to the lodge's social, sustainable and wildlife preservation efforts
Strategically located on the banks of Napo River, the Yarina Ecological Reserve lies next to Yasuní National Park, and is home to an abundance of exotic wildlife
Yarina Lodge is one of the easiest accessible lodges in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, just a 45-minute flight and 1-hour motorized canoe ride from Quito
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2023 Rates per Person
|Duration||Double or triple room|
|3 days / 2 nights||USD 515|
|4 days / 3 nights||USD 640|
|5 days / 4 nights||USD 755|
Supplement for a single cabin: 50%.
Child (under 12 years) discount: 30% (conditions apply)
Yarina Ecological Reserve (1 hour from Coca)
22 individual cabins, made with typical materials from the region and blending in with the surrounding forest.
Single, double, triple or quadruple accommodation is available.
Each cabin features a private bathroom with hot and cold water, single or double beds with mosquito nets, a hammock and fan.
Daily departures possible year-round. Check activities available under the Activities Program and book your preferred dates.
Take into account that the lodge has weekday-specific activities. Check the available activities under the Activities Program section, choose your favorite activities and book your jungle adventure accordingly.
Excursions group size
Groups of 2 – 16 travelers on outings.
- Rubber boots (up to size 43)
- Electricity 24/7
- Hot and cold water in your room
- All cabins are equipped with large-sized fans
- Wi-Fi (extra charge might apply)
- Coffee station with complimentary water, coffee and tea
- Vegetarian and other special meals upon request
- Transportation Coca – Lodge – Coca
- Accommodation in the lodge
- All meals during the tour
- Purified water, coffee and tea
- Excursions with a local naturalist guide and a bilingual guide
- Use of rubber boots and lifejackets
- Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito $285 per person (should be booked together with the lodge)
- Additional beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Any services and activities not previously specified as included
What to bring
- Identification (passport or ID card)
- Fast-drying slacks
- Long-sleeved shirts of fast-drying materials
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Thongs or sandals
- Good rain jacket or rain poncho
- Long socks for rubber boots
- Hat with a brim
- Bandana to cover the back of your neck from the sun
- Bathing suits
- Sun block (SPF30 or higher)
- Lip balm (SPF30 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Multi-purpose zip-lock bags
- Reusable water bottle
A bilingual English/Spanish certified guide will participate on all excursions.
What You Will See & Do
Activities in the jungle are very weather-dependent and always subject to change. The lodge’s daily standard programs are as follows.
Please take into account that you will reach the lodge at around lunch time on the first day and leave after breakfast on the last day.
Mondays: After breakfast, we take a canoe ride along Maduro River up to Sapococha Lake. We walk around the lake, learning about different types of water plants and listening to the sounds of birds, amphibians and other animals. We return to the lodge for lunch and some time to relax. In the afternoon, we head to the Socali Trail that crosses a variety of forest lands and leads to the primary forest area. We then return to the lodge for dinner.
Tuesdays and Saturdays: Today’s morning adventure takes us on the Capibara Trail, where we cross marshlands that are home to a vast amount of palm trees before we return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we head out on our canoes to go piraña fishing. Before fishing, our guides will show you how indigenous people used the Amazon weapon called “cerbatana” (blowgun). Afterwards we head back to the lodge for dinner. At night, you can go on a paddle canoe trip to the lagoon and look for caimans.
Wednesdays: After breakfast, we get equipped for hiking. We navigate down the river and into the jungle on our canoes, watching butterflies, orchids and amphibians until we reach the Dos Ramas trail. Once there, we go for a short walk to learn about medicinal plants, birds and other animals before returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we head to Napo River and enjoy an afternoon on its beaches, swimming and getting to know the riverside and its inhabitants.
Thursdays and Sundays: After breakfast, we take the power-driven canoe leaving the boundaries of the reserve to visit an indigenous Kichwa family. Our guides give explanations about their traditions, customs and way of life and then we head back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we get equipped for hiking and visit the Gatusos Trail, where we learn about the usage of certain plants in the indigenous culture. Here, we always delight in the sounds of birds, insects and other animals before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Fridays: In the morning, we take the Tucán Trail, which leads us to one of the tallest observation towers in the Ecuadorian Amazon region. From the top, we can watch a large variety of birds. We then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we get equipped for hiking and visit the Caiman Trail, a site where you can learn even more about the usage of plants in the indigenous culture. As we paddle along the river and through the lagoon, we enjoy the sounds of birds, monkeys, insects and other animals before paddling back to the lodge for dinner.
Flight tickets to Coca should be booked through the lodge. If you book your own flights, a fee for airport assistance and transfers in Coca will be charged.
Ask us about the rates for private guides for tours in other languages or with a specific focus (e.g. birdwatching).
Itinerary is subject to change for operational reasons.
Midland Travel recommends all passengers to have travel insurance that includes personal medical insurance and trip cancellation.
If you have any food restrictions, special health requirements or needs, please let us know in advance.
Level of difficulty: easy / moderate