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Parque Nacional Yasuni, Coca

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Yasuni National Park is in Ecuador with an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within the Napo moist forests ecoregion and is primarily rain forest. The park is about 250 km from Quito and was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1989. It is within the claimed ancestral territory of the Huaorani indigenous people. Yasuni is home to two uncontacted indigenous tribes, the Tagaeri and the Taromenane.BiodiversityYasuni National Park is arguably the most biologically diverse spot on Earth. The park is at the center of a small zone where amphibian, bird, mammal, and vascular plant diversity all reach their maximum levels within the Western Hemisphere. Moreover, the park breaks world records for local-scale (less than 100 km2) tree, amphibian, and bat species richness, and is one of the richest spots in the world for birds and mammals at local scales as well.
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  • The conservation of the National Park is remarkable, the amount of biodiversity is overwhelming. It is an exceptional place to explore it and feel United with nature. A highly recommended experience
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  • There are several options to visit Yasuni. You can take a tour from Quito, Coca or new Rocafuerte. The closer the Yasuni more is cheap. Coca has many agencies, difficult to lower the $ 100 per day. We first went to Coca and from there take a boat to new Rocafuerte. Out of Coca all them days to the 730 am and arrive to the 3 pm to new Rocafuerte. Cost to 18.75 dollars. New Rocafuerte is a town too small and safe. There is very little to do in the town. But it is the basis to make a spectacular tour to the Yasuni Park. In the village, up to where I could find out, there are two licensed guides, and contact unauthorized guides, who charge less but also know very less and can take some risks precisely by the ignorance of the flora and fauna and the trails. All offer a tour very similar. Is go to the Laguna Latuncocha in pot and do walks by the forest. If you pass one night or more camping on the shore of the lagoon and the evening comes out to look at alligators. The tours offer them meals and boots of rubber for the walks. We contacted the two licensed guides. One is Juan Carlos Cuenca, is preferred in the LP. However, is quite expensive (surely because figure in it LP), his boat not has ceiling, which is very important to not die of heat or wet is during the navigation until and in the lagoon. Furthermore, it seemed very dealer, wanted us to convince that we do 3 days and the last day included just a few hours. Finally, when we contacted him from Quito told us that he could stay free in the House the first night, before leaving for the forest. But when we arrived he told us that he could not stay us and sent us to a hotel. By the way, there are two hotels in Nuevo Rocafuerte, both very similar, they cost $10 per person. Another authorized Guide, Fernando Sifuentes, on the other hand, was very honest from the beginning and offered a great service at a great price. We did a two-day tour. It was all spectacular. Fernando goes with his wife Leiza and an Assistant. They do a spectacular job, they are very attentive, friendly and warm. With Fernando we did several hikes and boat trips. He was born in the area and took the courses to be Guide. He knows a lot of the flora and fauna of the place. We saw dolphins, caimans, otters and víboras in the lagoon. In the jungle, thousands of insects, birds, some reptiles, monkeys and thousands of types of plants and trees. It was a spectacular jungle experience. Is well worth doing so. The return to Coca leaves at 530 am and also arrives at 3 pm, two hours further because it is against the current. It also costs 18.75. And the night before we must pass in the hotel. Data from our guide Fernando Sifuentes, phone 0980519789, email sifuentes.fede@gmail.com. To contact WhatsApp: + 593 980519789
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  • It is located in Ecuador with an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The national park lies within the Napo moist forests ecoregio...  more »
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  • This does not look like the correct boundary of the park? How is this boundary derived? More transparency needed Google! Practice what you preach - freedom of information!
  • The rainforest of the Yasuni is a unique experience of life diversity in shapes, colors, sounds and adaptations. The natural selection best result can be seen at +Shiripuno Lodge really deep in the Yasuni.
  • Pure nature!

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