How Do I Get There?

  1. Begin by traveling from Quito to Coca (Puerto Francisco de Orellana) either by air (30- minute flight) or by land (8- to 10-hour bus ride).

  2. Passengers who are flying from Quito to Coca have a checked baggage weight limit of 20 kilos (44 lbs.).

  3. Upon arrival in Coca, our staff will meet you for transfer to a motorized boat for a trip (1.5 hours) downstream on the Napo River to the village of Pompeya and the entrance to the Repsol-YPF oil operation in Block 16. Here visitors must have a photo ID to present to Repsol-YPF security personnel. (Your passport photo page and yellow fever vaccination record will have already been presented at least a week prior to your visit.)

  4. Subsequently, there is another short trip (1.5 hours) by land to reach the Tiputini River.

  5. Passengers, gear and supplies are then transferred to our boat and travel continues (2 hours) downstream along a beautiful stream bordered by pristine rainforest where abundant wildlife is easily visible.