Enjoy a unique experience with an encounter with the largest reptile in the Amazon, the black caiman (melanosuchus niger). According to myths and legend, the black caiman is said to reach the length of 6 meters long. Limoncocha is 1.5 hours down the Napo River from Coca in the Sucumbíos Province. Limoncocha is a great place to see not only the black caiman, but other wildlife such as birds, monkeys, and other creatures that visit the lagoon.
We’ll depart from the port of Coca at 09:00 am by river transport to the Kichwa community to learn about their ancestral customs and partake in typical lunch of "Maitos de pescado" (fish steamed in banana leaves).
Our excursion continues down the great Napo River until we arrive at the port of Pompeii where we will take land transport to the Biological Reserve of Limoncocha. Here we will have a spectacular time navigating the lagoon by canoe and enjoying the wondrous sounds of the nature and wildlife watching for animals such as snail hawks, hoatzin, kingfishers, and mammals such as squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, and more.
We will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the lagoon (so down forget your camera) and learn more about this charming place within the Amazon jungle. Once the sun has set, we try our luck at caiman spotting as they are more active at night. Afterward, we will return to the city of by car and arrive back by 9:00 pm.