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Bataburo Lodge

In the middle of the untouched rainforest of the Ecuadorian Amazon basin we find our Lodge Bataburo, which offers all the necessary comfort without loosing the adventurous spirit. The Lodge is located 90 kilometres southeast from the town of Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana) on the river Tiguino.  Here we find the mystical and wild heart of the primary rainforest. Together with the organization of the Huaorani villages, the ONHAE, the Bataburo Lodge was built in their ancestral land.

The Bataburo Lodge has been built in the style of the indigenous Amazon people, in complete harmony with the surrounding jungle. The accommodations are in double and triple rooms with shared facilities, mosquito-nets and electricity (110V). A smaller cabin offers two double rooms with private facilities. In the main cabaña, which serves as bar / dining room, is a space to relax in hammocks and enjoy the view of the “Amaruncocha” lagoon, which is right behind the lodge.


Sample Itinerary
Day 01
You meet with the guide in the town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and ride by bus to the Huaorani-village Tiguino, situated in the Pastaza Province. After lunch, you continue your travel navigating downstream in canoe by motor on the Tiguino river. On the way, watch out for the many different tropical birds like parrots and toucans and also for mammals, especially monkeys. In the Lodge, the guide will explain the program of the next days accompanied by a welcome cocktail before you have dinner. L/D
Day 02
Very early in the morning you navigate the river Tiguino downstream in a row canoe to observe birds and mammals. You return to the lodge for breakfast, and then go for a walk of 4-6 hours through the jungle accompanied by a native guide and a translator. You will learn about the flora and fauna of the rainforest and the Huaorani culture and the use of their various medicinal plants. After lunch at the Lodge you make an excursion by boat in the afternoon, fish for piranhas and on the way back try to spot caimans. B/L/D
Day 03
In the early morning you make an excursion searching for monkeys. After breakfast you go on another hike with the guides where they explain more about the complex system of the rainforest. You return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you row with the canoe over the oxbow lake and have a competition with the blowpipe. Dinner and a night walk in the forest to observe nocturnal animals.
Day 04
Breakfast. During a hike of 4-6 hours through the jungle you look for the many animals of the jungle and the guides explain the elaboration of the Curare, a very strong poison used by the Huaoranis when hunting with the blowpipe. In the afternoon you go fishing on the river. B/L/D
Day 05
Very early in the morning you make a short hike to observe birds and mammals (optional). After breakfast it’s time to pack up your equipment and navigate the river Tiguino back upstream. On the way you have lunch on a sandy beach. At the bridge your bus is waiting for you and you arrive at approximately 04:30pm back in Coca. B/L

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch/Boxlunch / D: Dinner


Contact Ecuador Travel Prices 2017 per person

05 Day Tour (Monday – Friday min. 02 people):
USD 355 per person in a double room

Single room supplement: USD 285 (shared double room upon request)

04 Day Tour (Friday to Monday)
USD 315 per person in a double room

Single room supplement: USD 250 (shared double room upon request)

Flight Quito – Jungle – Quito: US$ 140 per person

In the prices included:
Private transportation Coca - Lodge - Coca
Accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom
Canoe rides
Meals as mentioned in the program (including vegetarian options if confirmed with the reservation; B= breakfast; L= Lunch/Box Lunch; D= Dinner)
Water
Daily excursion program
Native guide
Naturalist bilingual guide (English/Spanish – guiding in other languages upon request only).
Equipment for the excursions: Rubber boots (only until size 44), lifejackets

Not included in the price:
Tips and personal expenses
Huaorani Territory Fee US$ 20 per person
Everything that has not been included in the program
International flight airport tax Quito (USD 43.- per person)
Flight/bus trip Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
Travel insurance
Additional beverages
Tips
Single supplement

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.


The Bataburo lodge also offers an 8 day adventure tour including camping (5 nights) in the Huaorani territory:

Navigating in a motorized canoe on the river Tiguino in the middle of the most untouched and dense rainforest in Ecuador; learning about the secrets of rainforest on the hikes from explanations from the guides about the flora and fauna; listening in the tents to the nightly noises in the forest; experiencing in the remote Huaorani –village their ancient and traditional culture: this all and much more is part of this adventurous tour into the Huaorani – Territory.

Day 01
You meet with the guide in the town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and ride by bus to the Huaorani-village Tiguino, situated in the Pastaza Province. After lunch, you continue your travel navigating downstream in canoe by motor on the Tiguino river. On the way, watch out for the many different tropical birds like parrots and toucans and also for mammals, especially monkeys. In the Lodge, the guide will explain the program of the next days accompanied by a welcome cocktail before you have dinner. L/D
Day 02
After breakfast you navigate the Tiguino River downstream to its mouth with the river Cononaco and then follow it until you arrive at the Huaorani village of Bameno. It takes at least seven hours to get there and on the way you have lunch on a sandy beach at the river shore. You set up your camp close to the village and have dinner.  B/L/D
Day 03
In the morning you accompany several Huaorani into the forest for a longer hike. They show you how they use the different plants to build their houses and their weapons and the use of the medicinal plants. You also have the option to join them on a traditional hunt with their blowpipe and with curare poisoned darts. In the afternoon you visit a hidden oxbow lake for some fishing. Later you return to the camp and have dinner. B/L/D
Day 04
After breakfast you visit the whole village and learn about their culture and way of life. The Huaorani have been in contact with our civilization for only a few decades and try to hold on to their traditions, but can not stop all the inventions and problems of our culture. After lunch you go fishing or play a football game against almost the whole village of Bameno. B/L/D
Day 05
After breakfast you break down your camp and navigate further along the river downstream to a new campground. Afterwards you go on a hike where your guides explain more about the complex system of the rainforest. In the afternoon you have some time to relax and can create your own handicrafts in the Huaorani style such as necklaces and crowns. In the night you make an excursion on the river and search for caimans and other nocturnal animals B/L/D
Day 06
Early in the morning you drift down the river and watch out for tropical birds and mammals. After the breakfast you hike to a saltlick, a place where the mammals and birds come to eat the mineral soil. In the afternoon you try your luck fishing for piranhas. B/L/D
Day 07
Today you return to the Lodge Bataburo. In the afternoon you explore the   oxbow lake rowing with the canoe. Time to relax and dinner. B/L/D
Day 08
Very early in the morning you make a short hike to observe birds and mammals (optional). After breakfast it’s time to pack up your equipment and navigate the river Tiguino back upstream. On the way you have lunch on a sandy beach. At the bridge your bus is waiting for you and you arrive at approximately 04:30pm back in Coca. B/L

B: Breakfast / L: Lunch/Boxlunch / D;Dinner


Prices 2017:

08 Day Tour (starting Friday or Monday)

USD 1080 per person in a double room/ double tent

Single room/tent supplement: USD 960 (shared double room upon request)

Flight Quito – Jungle – Quito: US$ 180 per person

In the prices included:
Private transportation Coca - Lodge - Coca
Accommodation in double rooms with private bathroom/ double tent (5 nights)
Canoe rides
Meals as mentioned in the program (including vegetarian options if confirmed with the reservation; B= breakfast; L= Lunch/Box Lunch; D= Dinner)
Water
Daily excursion program
Native guide
Naturalist bilingual guide (English/Spanish – guiding in other languages upon request only).
Equipment for the excursions: Rubber boots (only until size 44), lifejackets

Not included in the price:
Tips and personal expenses
Huaorani Territory Fee US$ 20 per person
Everything that has not been included in the program
International flight airport tax Quito (USD 43.- per person)
Flight/bus trip Quito – Lago Agrio – Quito
Travel insurance
Additional beverages
Tips
Single supplement

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.


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