We stayed at the Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition in the heart of the Yasuni National Park. They offer a beautiful glamping spot in the middle of the jungle. This new project is located in the river bank of the Tiputini River, a tributary of the Amazon River. There are not other operators or tours in the area, so in few words is just you and nature.
The project came as a way to help improve the small Quichwa Mandaripanga community. The Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition not only provide jobs to everyone in the community, it also helps improve the education of the young and ensure the conservation of the jungle and community.
Yasuni National Park is one of the last places in Ecuador that still have a virgin Amazon rainforest. It is also one of the most diverse places in the world. The park has over 1400 different animal species; 140 are amphibious, which is a world record. Did you know that North America only has 99?
You can find more than 610 species of birds, 204 mammals, and 270 fish. In one hectare you can find more than 100 thousand insects, the same amount as in all of North America. In only 50 hectares you will also be able to find 1300 different plant species.
Glamping in the Ecuadorian Rainforest
Have you ever wanted to camp in the heart of the rainforest? Well now is your opportunity! When you think camping, you might imagine a simple tent in the dirt, but the Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition provides a true glamping opportunity to all its visitors.
The Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition is the only tourist destination in the area, so you will not see other groups to interfere with your luxury camping experience.
Within the compound, there are several open air cabanas where you can stay, overlooking the river. Each one comes with a tent, hammock and two chairs. The tent comes with everything you need, a mattress, blankets and even towels! While the cabanas are built with the traditional palm leaf roof, the sides are all open to enjoy the beautiful green surroundings. There is everything you need to experience the wild jungle, with comfort.
The best part is going to bed with the sound of the flowing river and croaking frogs, with more stars than we can count at our feet.
Experience the heart of the Amazon jungle
The Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition offers 3-, 4-, or 5-day tours to their retreat location. It includes transfer from Coca, which is a 1 hour 40 min drive and a one hour motorized canoe ride to the secluded spot.
Every day there are different tour activities available to fully experience what Yasuni National Park has to offer. Activities include lagoon walks, nature walks, visits to the Mandaripanga community and more!
Several times we went out on the canoe to search for a glimpse at the wildlife along the river. Some of the animals you might see include; nine different kind of monkeys, more than 500 birds, big and small otter, dolphins, tapir, capybaras, amphibians, reptiles, and the list goes on.
All meals are included and the in-house chef provided a wide variety of delicious dishes all with local ingredients. For dinner, we had fresh fish that we watched them catch as we enjoyed the sunset over the Tiputini River. There is no better glamping experience in all of Ecuador!
All-Inclusive Costs at the Yasuni Jungle Expedition
Everything during your stay at the Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition is included in the costs; the transfer to the location, tents, food, all the tours and more! While there are set itineraries available, the best part is talking with the team to provide the best custom experience to meet your wishes and desires.
With a minimum of 4 people, the costs are as following, per person:
- 3 day tour: $285 + IVA
- 4 day tour: $380 + IVA
- 5 day tour: $475 + IVA
If you would like to book with fewer than four people or schedule a custom length tour, contact the Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition directly.
Mandaripanga Yasuni Jungle Expedition Contact
Phone: +593 96.884.7093