Category Archives: Amazon

Madre de Dios Zone in State of Emergency

We inform you that the President of Peru has declared the Tambopata – Madre de Dios zone in state of emergency for the next 60 days. This action was taken to work on controlling the advance of illegal mining that has caused significant deforestation in the area.

We take our travelers’ safety very seriously, hence we have decided to cancel services in this area until further notice.

Our Destination Experts will be communicating personally with those affected in order to offer a quick and effective solution.

We will keep you permanently informed about any change or news regarding this resolution.

Health Insurance Required for Ecuador

We’d like to inform you that according to the Ecuadorian Mobility Law updated last February 2017, any person who enters the country as a tourist must have public or private health insurance for the duration of his/her stay in Ecuador. A migration agent may ask for proof of insurance coverage upon arrival. If the visitor cannot provide documentary proof of insurance, the migration agent has the right to deny the visitor entry to the country.

Flights for Sacha & Napo Wildlife Center

We have been informed that due to some logistical problems, the Lago Agrio airport authorities had to change flight schedules for Sacha Lodge and Napo Wildlife Center.

The new flight schedules for SACHA LODGE are:

Monday to Friday:                                               Saturdays:

QUITO-LAGO AGRIO-COCA                 QUITO-LAGO AGRIO-COCA

Flight Tame EQ211                                              Flight Tame EQ207

Departs Quito:09h30                                          Departs Quito: 10h00

Arrives Lago Agrio:10h00                                  Arrives Lago Agrio:10h30

COCA-LAGO AGRIO-QUITO                 COCA-LAGO AGRIO-QUITO

Flight Tame EQ214                                              Flight Tame EQ212

Departs Lago Agrio: 12h30                                Departs Lago Agrio: 13h00

Arrives Quito:13h00                                           Arrives Quito: 13h30

The new flight schedules for NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER are:

Monday to Friday:                                                               Saturdays:

QUITO-LAGO AGRIO-COCA                                 QUITO-LAGO AGRIO-COCA

Flight VIP – D 328 aircraft, for 31 pax                             Flight VIP – D 328 aircraft, for 31 pax

Departs Quito: 07h55                                                         Departs Quito: 07h00

Arrives Lago Agrio: 08h30                                                 Arrives Lago Agrio:07h35

COCA-LAGO AGRIO-QUITO                                 COCA-LAGO AGRIO-QUITO

Flight VIP – D 328 aircraft, for 31 pax                             Flight VIP – D 328 aircraft, for 31 pax

Departs Lago Agrio: 14h50                                                Departs Lago Agrio: 12h00

Arrives Quito:15h25                                                           Arrives Quito: 12h35

As previously advised a transfer service using comfortable and safe ground transportation will be provided from Lago Agrio to Coca and vice versa.

Coca Airport Closure

CLOSURE OF COCA AIRPORT – OPERATION OF PROGRAMS IN AMAZONIA

The airport of Coca will be closed between May 4 and July 17, 2009.  During this period, the programs in Amazonia will operate as follows:

SACHA LODGE

Guests of SACHA LODGE will take TAME flights to the airport of Lago Agrio.  Sacha Lodge will provide private transfer from Lago Agrio to Coca and back (the distance between Lago Agrio and Coca is approximately one hour).

From Monday to Friday flights are:
Quito – Lago Agrio  TAME flight EQ201 departing Quito at 10:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 10:30
Lago Agrio – Quito  TAME flight EQ202 departing Lago Agrio at 11:00 and arriving to Quito at 11:30

On Saturdays:
Quito – Lago Agrio  TAME flight EQ207 departing Quito at 10:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 10:30
Lago Agrio – Quito  TAME flight EQ208 departing Lago Agrio at 11:00 and arriving to Quito at 11:30

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

Guests of LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE will use mainly VIP Airline for flights to Lago Agrio, although the same flights stated above could also be used.

Transportation Lago Agrio – Coca – Lago Agrio will be provided by the airline, but a representative of La Selva will accompany guests on this portion.

From Monday to Friday flights are:
Quito – Lago Agrio  VIP flight departing Quito at 09:15 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 09:50
Lago Agrio – Quito VIP flight departing Lago Agrio at 14:50 (2:30 PM) and arriving to Quito at 15:25 (3:25 PM)

On Saturday:
Quito – Lago Agrio VIP flight departing Quito at 7:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 07:35
Lago Agrio – Quito VIP flight departing Lago Agrio at 12:00 noon and arriving to Quito at 12:35

NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER

Guests of NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER will take VIP flights from Quito to Lago Agrio with the same schedule as above.   Take note that VIP airline departs from its own hangar, not from the terminal.  Transportation between Lago Agrio and Coca will be in comfortable and safe buses.