Your gateway to Ecuador’s incredible Amazon Rainforest.
The rainforest from El Coca is home to more animals and plants than anywhere else in Amazonia.
As the Amazon is the world’s most wildlife-rich area, this means it’s also the most wildlife-rich area on Earth.
El Coca is the perfect place for you to experience the world’s largest container of wildlife.
Also known by its official name of Puerto Francisco de Orellana, El Coca is a port city of the Napo River.
This river later merges with others to form the great Amazon River. And this travels west through Peru, along Colombia and through Brazil. This is before emerging into the Atlantic Ocean at the far side of South America from Belem.
From Coca, you have fantastic protected areas to explore. Even the forest between protected areas offers a similar level of animals and plants.
The Yasuni National Park is the most famous protected area. And the Yasuni region is home to a breathtaking amount of wildlife and some of the only clay licks in the northern Amazon.
To experience the Yasuni Amazon Rainforest from Coca, you have different tours available. You can organize a lodge stay with guided tours or voyage to different areas of the Amazon Rainforest on an Amazon River cruise.
A great option to consider is the Manatee Amazon Cruise. For an introduction, click the video below.
Just north of Yasuni is the Cuyabeno National Park. This again contains incredible biodiversity. The forest between these areas forms a corridor for animals to travel from one protected area to the other.
Yasuni National Park is home to a record breaking amount of wildlife. And it’s recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The park measure around 6,500 square miles and contains many different animals. These include jaguar, caiman, toucans, macaws, turtles and a variety of monkeys. Examples include tamarins, howler monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sakis and marmosets.
The park is also home to a healthy population of the Amazon’s most sought after wildlife sightings of jaguar and harpy eagle.
We will first summarize some of the top Amazon Rainforest lodges from Coca. And we will then mention the two fantastic cruise options.
Each of the tours take you on excellent guided expeditions into the Amazon Rainforest. They include airport transfers from Coca, guided tours, meals and accommodation.
After your chosen Amazon Rainforest tour, you will then return to Coca for your return flight home. Each of the Amazon tours offers something a little different.
So let’s get started with a summary of the top 5 Amazon Rainforest tours from Coca.
The Sacha Lodge
The Sacha Lodge offers the largest canopy walkway in the Amazon. From the lodge, you will then enjoy expertly guided Amazon Rainforest tours.
For an introduction to the Sacha Lodge, click the video below.
Explore rainforest trails to find different rainforest monkeys, canoe the lake and enjoy the canopy walkway. This is 94 feet (30 meters) above ground and stretches 940 feet (275 meters) through the rainforest. You will also enjoy the Yasuni clay lick to see colorful parrots.
The walkway is a fantstic platform for birdwatching. Impressively, 37% of all Ecuador’s birds have been seen from Sacha Lodge.
The Manatee Amazon Cruise
Aboard the Manatee Amazon Cruise, you will explore the Amazon Rainforest of the Yasuni National Park. See the parrot clay lick and climb canopy towers to gaze over the Amazon Rainforest.
You will head into the rainforest on expertly guided wildlife tours. Spot monkeys, otters and a diversity of rainforest animals and plants.
La Selva Lodge
La Selva Lodge offers a little luxury in the Amazon Rainforest. La Selva Lodge is Rainforest Alliance certified and provides spacious suites with your own bathroom and private balconies.
Enjoy beautiful view of the rainforest and wildlife-filled Lake Garzacocha.
The Family Suite is also fitted with your own private hot tub. Enjoy guided rainforest tours, the canopy observation tower and the parrot clay lick. There are many rainforest trails to explore and you can also enjoy canoeing the waterways.
The Anakonda Amazon Cruise
The Anakonda Amazon Cruise is the slightly larger sister vessel of the Manatee Cruise. Both vessels offer a luxury cruise of wildlife-rich rainforest. The Anakonda Amazon Cruise provides the only other luxury cruise in Ecuador’s Amazon.
You will enjoy the parrot clay licks, canopy towers, kayaking the waterways, and guided rainforest walks. Find a diversity of different animals, such as monkeys, toucans, and river dolphins.
To learn more, click the tour bubble below.