Ecuador's contrasting ecosystems, from jungle to marine paradise
The beautiful Napo Wildlife Centre, deep in the Amazon Basin, is the perfect base from which to explore the rainforest both on foot and in canoe. The local tribe who own and run this premium lodge, the only one within the Yasuni National Park's boundaries, have banned hunting for over 20 years, resulting in very rich and varied fauna.
After searching out giant otters, sloth, monkeys, caiman and many colourful species of bird, we can visit clay licks, climb a canopy tower or relax amidst the sights and sounds of the jungle. By contrast, the volcanic islands of the Galapagos offer a totally different wildlife encounter; sea lions scatter the beaches, fearless marine iguanas seek camouflage on the blackened rocks and countless bird species nest in the cliffs above.
Our seven night cruise aboard the Cachalote visits either the eastern islands (itinerary A) or the western islands (itinerary B) - see detailed itinerary for full details.
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The Napo Wildlife Centre, Ecuador