Cotococha Lodge
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Cotococha Lodge
Starting At: $205 USD
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Fitness: Easy - Regular
Length: 3 - 5 Days
Places: Tena - Ecuador
Users Rating 5 from 2 ratings

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Apopular and well-known lodge in the region of Tena, Cotococha Lodge provides quick access from the city of Quito. Guests will easily be able to join amazon programs for 3 days or more, the perfect getaway for those that don’t have enough time or fitness to enter primary rainforest.

Cotococha Lodge Highlights

22 spacious bungalows built in harmony with nature, seamlessly blending with the surroundings creating an appealing atmosphere. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot & cold showers, and private verandas. The Lodge beautiful transitions when the sun sets, gardens are torch lit, and a fireplace is lit in the common area, an inviting and cozy ambiance. Cotococha Lodge offers a variety of activities for ally type of guests, easy to demanding treks, visiting local communities, tubing, rafting, cave hikes, night walks to spot creepy crawlers among other exciting activities.

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Cotococha Lodge Details

 

Upon arrival in Tena, guests can easily arrange a taxi to the lodge from the bus station, travel time is approximately 20 minutes with a fare of approximately $10

Cotococha Lodge Features

Cotococha Lodge Features

Las Latas Waterfall

Indigenous Community & Museum

The Amazon Quichua’s are a native community found in the proximity of Cotococha Lodge, a visit to their village will let you be part of their daily commute, Quichua women will demonstrate their crafty expertise in preparing pottery & a typical drink to them known as Chicha de Yuca. A local museum will display a variety of indigenous traps & other antiques all hand-made with natural materials.

Caves & Cascades

Both caves & cascades are found throughout Cotococha’s territory, natural wonders you will be delighted to visit. Among the several caves found in the upper amazon the most impressive & most popular one is the Jumandy cave. Visiting cascades will be part of your daily activities when staying at Cotococha Lodge, Las Latas is a favorite stop featuring a water pit for bathing, and a natural rock water slide.

River Tubing

River tubing is the perfect way of getting acquainted with the great Napo river & its beautiful wilderness. Its a rather simple but exciting activity, either individual or raft made of several connected tubes are placed in the river, passengers float along taken by the downstream.

Rafting & Kayaking

Tena is well known as one the best places for white water rafting & kayaking in Ecuador, combine this with the comfort & services Cotococha offers, and you got yourself an amazing adventure. A family friendly rafting tour can be arranged at Anzu River, or upper Napo river where Class III & IV can be found.

Cotococha Lodge Itineraries 2017

Day 1

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax for a while in our beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards we will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. We’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle.


Day 2

After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marveling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short hike, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “La Cascada de Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which, mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it an unforgettable experience. We return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch we put on our rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though we will need some luck to observe them, that’s why we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colourful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling enchanted notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking we will arrive at the Lodge again. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace. It’s time for a good and peaceful rest delighted by the nightly sounds of the jungle.


Day 3

After breakfast, we will have to prepare our return trip. End of our program.

Note that 8 passengers minimum are required to offer you the AmaZoonico Animal rescue center excursion.

Day 1

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax for a while in our beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards we will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. We’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle.


Day 2

After our delicious breakfast we’ll be more than ready to start today’s adventure! We will start with a canoe ride down the imposing Napo River crossing the enchanted Ecuadorian jungle. Soon we arrive at Misahualli, where we’ll have to stop for around 30 minutes for routine inspection by the local Marina officers, have your passport handy! We continue our canoe ride until we reach the Arajuno River. Here we will visit the Animal Rescue Center “AmaZOOnico”. This is a specialized organization dedicated to the rescue of wild animals and restoring them into their natural habitat. We will observe a great variety of species such as toucans, parrots, all kind of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras and much more….

After our visit to this beautiful sanctuary, we’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch by the river shore, picnic style. Afterwards, we can swim in the refreshing river waters o simply rest ourselves surrounded by the peaceful surroundings.

We’ll head back to our Lodge, making a short stop in one of the many local indigenous communities by the Napo River. One of the native Quichua families will show us their ancestral costumes like gold washing, pottery techniques, the making of the typical drink “chicha” made of yuca and blowpipe hunting. After this fascinating cultural exchange with the Quichuas, we’ll continue our way to Cotococha by a path on secondary forest. Upon arrival we handmade chocolate in the lodge.. At night after dinner there will be some free time to gather around the cozy fireplace or enjoy an exotic cocktail at our bar.


Day 3

After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marveling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short hike, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “La Cascada de Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which, mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it an unforgettable experience. We return along the same way to have lunch at the lodge.

After lunch we put on our rubber boots to start an exciting walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be explained in detail by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though we will need some luck to observe them, that’s why we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colorful birds tag along with us during our walk whistling enchanted notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking we will arrive at the Lodge again. At night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace. It’s time for a good and peaceful rest delighted by the nightly sounds of the jungle.


Day 4

After breakfast, we will have to prepare our return trip. End of our program.

Note that 8 passengers minimum are required to offer you the AmaZoonico Animal rescue center excursion.


Day 1

Arrival at the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax for a while in our beautiful spacious bungalow built in a rustic native design surrounded by gardens full of amazing jungle plants and flowers. A delicious dinner will be served in a romantic candlelight-setting at the attractively decorated restaurant. Afterwards we will enjoy a special welcome drink, relaxing ourselves around the elegant fireplace, to coordinate and discuss next day’s activities with the local crew. We’ll feel absolutely comfortable in this lovely peaceful setting filled with nightly sights and sounds of the Amazon jungle.


Day 2

After our delicious breakfast we’ll be more than ready to start today’s adventure! We will start with a canoe ride down the imposing Napo River crossing the enchanted Ecuadorian jungle. Soon we arrive at Misahualli, where we’ll have to stop for around 30 minutes for routine inspection by the local Marina officers, have your passport handy! We continue our canoe ride until we reach the Arajuno River. Here we will visit the Animal Rescue Center “AmaZOOnico”. This is a specialized organization dedicated to the rescue of wild animals and restoring them into their natural habitat. We will observe a great variety of species such as toucans, parrots, all kind of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras and much more….

After our visit to this beautiful sanctuary, we’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch by the river shore, picnic style. Afterwards, we can swim in the refreshing river waters o simply rest ourselves surrounded by the peaceful surroundings.

We’ll head back to our Lodge, making a short stop in one of the many local indigenous communities by the Napo River. One of the native Quichua families will show us their ancestral costumes like gold washing, pottery techniques, the making of the typical drink “chicha” made of yuca and blowpipe hunting. After this fascinating cultural exchange with the Quichuas, we’ll continue our way to Cotococha by a path on secondary forest. Upon arrival, a delicious snack will be expecting us. At night after dinner there will be some free time to gather around the cosy fireplace or enjoy an exotic cocktail at our bar.


Day 3

After breakfast we put on our “wet gear” (boots & rain coat) to start an exciting day-walk in the jungle’s primary forest ready to find the secret wonders of the mysterious hidden jungle, finding amazing plant species with medicinal properties, which will be fully explained by our expert native guide: their characteristics and how the jungle inhabitants used them in ancient times. We’ll also observe a great variety of insects, small groups of monkeys weaving around the giant trees; though we must stay very quiet to admire these beautiful creatures. Dozens of curious colorful birds tag along with us during our

walk whistling beautiful notes delighting our senses. After about three hours of walking, we’ll have a box lunch in the middle of the jungle, recovering energy surrounded by a fascinating environment. Afterwards, we will return by a different trail, observing more wonders of the jungle. Arrive to the Lodge in the afternoon. At night, a delicious dinner and time for relaxation.


Day 4

After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marveling ourselves with the jungle’s secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short walk, we’ll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade “Las Latas” where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return to have lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon we pack our bathing suits for a exciting filled with adrenaline tube ride along the Napo River brown waters, always assisted by our guide and canoe, safety above all! In about one hour, we arrive to Misahualli, where we’ll visit the local butterfly farm where several very rare species are grown in a save, filled with color environment; learn about their metabolism, life extension and evolution, take a short walk around the farm surrounded by beautiful colors lighting up the place. We board the canoe and head back to our Lodge. By night, dinner and gathering around the fireplace. It’s time to rest.


Day 5

After breakfast, we will have to prepare our return trip. End of our program.

Note that 8 passengers minimum are required to offer you the AmaZoonico Animal rescue center excursion.

Cotococha Lodge Rates 2018

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Accommodation
 

All Meals (From Dinner to Breakfast last day), purified water & tea

 
All Activities as listed
 
Aquatic Transportation
 
Bilingual naturalist guide
 
Use of lodge facilities

EXCLUSIONS
 
 
Transfer (hotel-bus stop-hotel)
 
Round bus (Quito-Tena-Quito)
 
Transfer (Tena-Lodge-Tena)
 
English Speaking or Private Guide
 
Personal expenses, travel insurance, souvenirs, tipping (guide & staff)
 
Bar Consumptions

 

Children Allowed: Yes
Children Minimum Age: None

Considered Child: 3 to 12 years
Child Discount: 40%

Cancellation fees based on the time of cancellation prior to the departing date.

29 to 15 days prior to departure: 40%
14 to 7 days prior to departure: 60%
6 to 2 days prior to departure: 80%
1 day prior to departure: 100%

The above Terms & Conditions/Policies do not represent to a full extent all the terms & conditions by the Lodge, the most important and relevant clauses have been listed as a guideline, and are enforced by the tour operator to GreenGo Travel as your acting travel agent and subsequently to the end customer. In cases such as the initial percentage of payment required, the amount of days prior to cover the final balance & cancellation fees will be subject to our terms and conditions. A higher/lower initial payment, and additional time may be required to process your reservation.

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