Full day / amazon expeditions

Taracoa (Nueva Esperanza: Yuca), Ecuador

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 2 - 10
Full day / amazon expeditions
Taracoa (Nueva Esperanza: Yuca), Ecuador

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip




Wetlands cover a small portion of the planet, but their capacity to capture carbon is enormous. They can store 50 times more carbon than tropical forests, helping to keep the heat-trapping gas out of the atmosphere and mitigating climate change. What are you waiting for to embark on this incredible adventure?


In this cultural immersion program, you will get to know up close the intangible heritage of the Kichua culture. Here, you will take walks through forest trails and visit ancestral communities to learn about their customs and traditions.


To make your experience complete, we recommend bringing: insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. If you have a high-level physical disability, this type of tour is not recommended. The itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather conditions, but these changes will not be detrimental and will enhance the activities. Pets are not allowed.

What’s included

  • All Meals
    almuerzo tipico
  • Private Transportation
  • naturalist guide
  • Raincoat/Poncho
    Rubber boots up to size 44
  • Souvenirs
    Souvenirs and personal expenses
  • tips
    Tips - Tips are highly appreciated as a way of showing gratitude to our guides and staff during your tour
  • Contributions
    $20 local community

Available Packages

Trip Price
Available until 45 days before departure




05H00 AM: Coca city will be our meeting point where we will begin our journey. After embarking on the canoe, we will navigate for about an hour and 20 minutes along the Napo River to the spectacular blackwater flooded ecosystem in the town of Taracoa. Being located within the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve, we will have the opportunity to connect with the Amazon rainforest in its full splendor. First, we will walk along a steel scaffolding path for approximately 40 minutes, enjoying the unique flora and fauna. At the end of the path, we will board a paddle canoe to explore the lush blackwater lagoon. This lagoon is home to caimans, piranhas, anacondas, and colorful birds that will delight us with their songs. We will also take a hike through the jungle to observe different species of primates.

11:00 AM: We will navigate the Napo River for about 40 minutes to our next destination, the Kichua Cultural Center community.

12:00 PM: After disembarking from our canoe, we will receive a traditional welcome with drum rituals and ancestral chants. This warm reception is an essential part of getting familiar with the Kichua people. The welcoming ritual will immerse you intimately in the life and essence of the Kichua culture. In the center, we will share ancestral stories and legends, ancestral knowledge, and the medicinal use of sacred plants. You will also get to experience ancestral meals with tastings of beverages and gastronomy.

3:00 PM: After lunch, we will return to Coca city, where we will conclude our activities.

Your Organizer

shuar cultural center
"We are an indigenous company dedicated to promoting the value of our cultural identity, safeguarding and transmitting our ancestral traditions, and conserving the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest through tourism."

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