Tours Through Paradise
At Eden, we focus on the rainforest, through the observation of wildlife, learning about it in general, and how the Kichwa interact with this environment . This means, getting up early, walking quietly… stalking various species of monkeys, watching birds, absorbing the rainforest in all its glory. Due to the intimate size of the lodge this will afford much more flexibility with your group and your guide.
- Rio Napo walk – about a 45 minute guided tour from the Rio Napo to Yuturi Cocha, followed by a paddle ride to Eden.
- Wangana Trail – 3 hour walk through paradise looking for birds, monkeys, peccaries (pig-like animals)…
- Ceibo Trail – 2.5 hour walk through pristine forest, discovering wildlife and observing the Giant Kapok Tree, which is the largest species of tree in the Amazon Rainforest.
- Makisapa Trail – 2 horas. Makisapa is Kichwa for White-Bellied Spider Monkey, which will be the focus of this excursion, along with observing the forest and any wildlife that happens to be near.
- Parahuaco Trail – 1.5 hour walk, searching for the elusive Saki Monkey and other wildlife.
- Comunguy- 2 hour walk. Another incredible journey into virgin rainforest.
- Shaman – 30 min walk. Just behind the cabañas, this walk is excellent for searching for medicinal plants and stopping at a Shamans hut.
- Lamadero Wangana – 4 hour walk. A beautiful tour through the forest will lead you to a salt lick, where Peccaries (pig-like animals) sometimes come to visit.
- Otorongo – 6 hour walk that takes you even deeper into the forest. You will want to bring a pack lunch so you can enjoy every minute in the forest.
- Night walks – A journey into the forest at night is an excellent way to see how the “other half” lives… the nocturnal half, that is. Search for frogs, snakes, insects, spiders… anything that moves.
Yuturi Cocha is a large lake with many inlets and will allow for excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Your guides will paddle you in hand-made dugout canoes around the lake looking for many species of herons, cormorants, tanagers and other birds. Some of the best monkey sightings are often seen from canoes on the lake. Giant River Otters, Black Caiman, piranha are all found in Yuturi Cocha. There are excellent opportunities for combining a walk in the rainforest and a return to the lodge by dugout canoe.