From the city marina, you’ll depart in comfortable boats, to navigate the Payamino and Napo rivers to the mouth of Coca River. During the river boat ride, you’ll have the opportunity to take scenic photographs while your guide tells you about the Napo River basin as well as the flora and fauna of the area
Take a bout ride along the Napo and Payamino rivers, starting from the marina of El Coca city to Ñucanchi Sacha Causay Ethnobotanical Center. During the tour you’ll see and be able to take pictures of monkeys like chorongo, howler monkey, and chichico. Your guide will helpfully identify each monkey while also sharing information about flora and fauna of the Napo basin.
Don’t miss out on visiting the Yasuní Land eco-park – a perfect place to appreciate nature, walk along the trails, and experience that flora and fauna up close. From the 35-meter-high tower you’ll see the Amazon rainforest from a bird’s perspective. The park is located 10 minutes from the city by boat along the Napo River until you reach the mouth of the Payamino River.
Monkey Island is a perfect place to walk along the path in the tropical rainforest and observe a great variety of birds and primates. From the city marina by boat, it takes about 45 minutes down the Napo River to Sumak Allpa.
In this place you will experience the ancestral wisdom of the Shuar people, learn about their medicinal plants and the customs that have been passed down from their ancestors. The center is located about 30 minutes down the Napo River from the Coca marina.
Amarun Yaya is an interpretation center for the Kichwa culture. Visitors will be able to carry out activities based on the rescue and conservation of the Kichwa culture such as blowgun shooting practice, a tour to learn about the medicinal and gastronomic plants used in daily life as well as the legends told by the community.
Coca Zoo animal rescue and holding center was created in 2008 with the purpose of housing different wild species that due to illegal hunting are separated from their natural habitat.
Currently the COCAZOO hosts 200 animals corresponding to 50 species, including birds, reptiles, felines and mammals. In addition, it has a veterinary clinic where wild animals are treated, which are evaluated for their reintegration into nature or permanence in the rescue center.
Coca Zoo is located 10 km away. on the road to the Dayuma parish, right bank and can be reached by taxi or bus from El Coca city.