At 7am, a paddle canoe will take you back to the Napo River in less than 30 minutes where you will board a motorized canoe for a most amazing and rare wildlife sighting: in the morning, hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather on the treetops and fly down to a clay bank to eat the rich mineral soil.
Your guides will provide details about the different species of parrots and parakeets and as you ride along the riverbanks you will encounter more species of birds.
Later, an Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you to a local community center where you will learn about the kichua people in Amazonia. A visit to the 'chacra', their food and medicine garden will be followed by a visit to a traditional house. Here you will have the opportunity to buy local handicrafts.
Go back to the lodge for your well-deserved lunch.
Around 4.30 pm, leave for Garzacocha, one of the most beautiful lagoon in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This afternoon is the opportunity to spot various species of monkeys and birds.
Sometimes, huge groups of squirrel monkeys join families of capuchin monkeys to gather food. Howler monkeys also like to spend the late afternoon around the lagoon, and with a little luck you might be graced by the presence of the pigmy marmoset, the smallest monkey in the world.
On the way, look for toucans and hoatzins, an original-looking and interesting bird.
At 6.30 pm, venture out on a new nocturnal excursion.
Before dinner, you will be given all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the following morning.
- Breakfast at La Selva Jungle Lodge
- Lunch at La Selva Jungle Lodge
- Dinner at La Selva Jungle Lodge