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Yachana Lodge
Ecuador
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Yachana Lodge - A Place For Learning - in Ecuador

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Activities

Ranchera - Yachana Lodge - EcuadorVisit to the Yachana Ecological Reserve, which is made up of 1,800 hectares (4,300 acres), which includes a ride in the new ranchera (our double-decker bus) from which you will have breathtaking views of the forest, a hike in the rainforest and an opportunity to discover the local wildlife (seven species of toucans in addition to parrots, owls and many more animals, other native birds, insects, serpents and spiders await you), as well as look at native plants and trees, including an introduction to an extraordinary selection of medicinal plants and their uses.  If time permits, included is a visit to our biological research station where scientists are documenting hundreds of species of birds and animals in addition to studying the affects of human impact in the region. 
 

  
 Blowgun - Yachana Lodge - Ecuador 
  
Visit to a lagoon inhabited by the hoatzin bird, where you will be able to observe life in the ecosystem of the black waters called Igapó.  

Participate in a traditional cleansing ceremony conducted by a local medicine man and test your skills in the indigenous art of hunting using blowguns and spears.  
 

 
 
 
Yachana Technical High School - Ecuador
Visit to the Yachana Technical High School and organic farm where you will have time to spend with the students as you learn about their lives in the rainforest, the place they call home.  You will see and have the option to participate in various micro-enterprise projects, as well as learn different skills such as weaving baskets using natural fibers found in the surrounding forest.  
 
Visit to the local community of Mondańa and its health clinic founded in 1997 by the Yachana Foundation to provide access to medical care to more than 8,000 local inhabitants in the region.  
 

  
 Tubing the Napo River - Yachana Lodge - Ecuador
Observe a family panning for gold.  This is an activity that is still practiced by the poorest families of the Amazon region who will genuinely enjoy your company and the opportunity to teach you what they are doing.  Afterwards, you can enjoy the adventure of going tubing in the Napo River all the way back to the Lodge. 
 
 
Stargazing from our fabulous deck next to the river. 
  
 

Spellbinding sunsets, viewed from two different lookout points.  
 

Greenhouse - Botanical Garden - Yachana Lodge 
 

A visit to our butterfly house to learn about the true symbiosis and life 
cycle of the butterfly. 
 
 
Enjoy the beautiful botanical gardens that surround the Lodge and identify more than 100 species of plants with a photographic guide. 
 

 
Optional Activities: 
 

Hiking - Yachana Lodge - EcuadorDaytime: 

Early morning observation of birds on an island in the river where we will encounter around 30 species of birds in an hour, including sparrow hawks. 
 
 
Other hikes through the forest upon request (time permitting). 
 


Night time: 

Nocturnal jungle hikes to discover another world that only appears at night; the Scorpion Spider, with its 20 cm long antennae, serpents, frogs and other huge spiders await you. 
  

BBQ or bonfire on the banks of the Napo River
 

Stargazing while navigating the Napo River by canoe (if weather conditions permit). 
 

This list provides a general outline of the activities that Yachana offers.  However, on occasion, due to weather conditions or circumstances out of our control, some activities may be subject to change.  

* Please take into account that although you can see wild animals in the area, Yachana Lodge cannot guarantee their presence during your visit due to their nature and normal instincts.  
 

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