Pañacocha Forest

Enjoy the Pañacocha tropical humid protective forest

Bosque húmedo tropical Pañacocha

Tropical rainforest Pañacocha

The Amazon Dolphin Lodge is located in the Pañacocha protected forest reserve, (56,000 has) and is central to a biological corridor linking Yasuni National Park and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Refuge.

Pañacocha is classified as a Humid Tropical Forest. Wildlife is in abundance everywhere in the reserve. A short list of possible observations includes: Howler, Squirl, Capuchin and night monkeys along with the Black-mantled Tamarin and Pigmy Marmosets, and of course the Amazon Pink River Dolphin.

Thanks to our central location in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, our professional local guides, our multilingual staff, and our motivation we offer a hands-on experience of the jungle. We are able to achieve a wide range of possibilities to explore the plants, animals and cultural diversity of the area and provide the adventure that, without a doubt, you have been looking for.

The Panacocha Reserve

Reserva Pañacocha

Is a network of waterways that travel through the 56,000 hectares of primary rainforest, home to jaguars and ocelots, 9 species of monkeys, 500 species of birds and many more.

Important as it is in its own right, Panacocha achieves added significance as the corridor connecting 2 much larger areas, to the south, it is bordered by the Yasuni National Park and World Biosphere Park which is 982,000 hectares and to the north by the 600,000 hectare Cuyabeno Biological Reserve.

Nestled inside the Protected Forest is the Panacocha Lagoon.

It is here that you can see the Amazon River Dolphin swimming each day. Visitors can enjoy swimming in the lagoon as well as the magic of bird watching as they float along the edges in dugout canoes


Ecosistema del Amazonas

The Amazonas ecosystem, particularly its tropical rain forest, is considered to be one of the richest and most complex communities of plant and animal life in the world. The region is characterized by huge and diverse amounts of flora and fauna with extraordinary variations in their habitats and micro­ habitats.

In the jungle of the Upper Amazon 100 species of trees per acre have been recorded. In Central America, only up to 40 species per acre have been discovered. In the temperate forests of North America and Europe, rarely more than 20 different species exist per acre.

The Amazon's rivers, lakes, streams and marshlands support over 600 species of fish and more than 250 species of amphibians and reptiles. The lagoons of the Napo and Aguarico River basins are home to colonies of two species of caimans that grow to over 13 feet in length.

The first step is to arrive to Puerto Francisco de Orellana (El Coca)

1. By airplane.- The air companies, offer daily flights from Quito to Coca. In this case a member of the Amazon Dolphin Lodge is going to assist you at the national airport in Coca.

You have to be at the airport 45 minutes before the flight´s take off. After 25 minutes of flying you will be landing at the airport of Coca. Our staff in COCA, is going to pick up you there and take you until the Hotel Oasis. The canoe will be leaving from the hotel Oasis at 11H00 aprox. and five hours them you will be in the Amazon Dolphin Lodge.


Monday to Friday 10h30 am
Saturday 13h30 am
Sunday 14h30 pm


Monday to Friday 11h45 am
Saturday 14h30 am
Sunday 15h30 pm

The fly schedule is subjet to change without notice, please take contact with our personal in order to confirm the fly schedules and rates changes

2. By bus.- The company "Trans-Esmeraldas or Transportes Baños" offers its passengers the alternative of travelling at the morning or at night.


Monday to Sunday 06h45 am
Monday to Sunday 21h00 pm


Monday to Sunday 08h45 am
Monday to Sunday 21h45 am

If you take the bus at night you will travel the route: Quito - Baeza - Loreto - El Coca (Pto. Francisco de Orellana). This trip can last eight hours.

If you take the bus in the morning you will travel the route: Quito - Papallacta - Baeza - El Chaco - Lumbaqui - Nueva Loja (Lago Agrio) - Joya de los Sachas - El Coca (Pto. Francisco de Orellana). This trip can last arround ten hours

Once in the city of Puerto Francisco de Orellana you have take a taxi from the bus station to the Hotel Oasis. In this place you will need to show your services voucher to have the assistance of a member of the Amazon Dolphin Lodge

Remember ... Caring for nature is everyone's responsibility.

Yuturi Conservation Group

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