Health Requirements: A Yellow Fever vaccine and anti-malaria medication are both recommended for visitors arriving to the jungle towns of Coca and Lago Agrio. You will need to start taking the medication before arrival to Ecuador (www.malarone.com).
Climate: The Amazon region is humid and warm with frequent rain, especially from June to November.
Air Transportation: TAME has three flights per day from Quito to Coca except on Sundays.
Population: The Amazon basin is inhabited mostly by indigenous tribes, many of them nomadic and difficult to tabulate.
Packing list: You should pack in one medium sized duffel or large backpack. Items to pack include: binoculars, flashlight, insect repellant, hat, plastic bags, water bottle or canteen, scentless sunscreen, small backpack, t-shirts, scarf or bandana, long sleeve shirts, lightweight long pants, tennis shoes, rubber thongs, socks, bathing suit, camera.
Passengers in flights Quito – Coca are allowed to check in a maximum of 20kg per person plus a carry on – hand luggage with reading material, camera, binoculars and personal documents. Additional or excess baggage is charged directly by the airline by pound.
INSIGHT GUIDES, Amazon Wildlife
NEOTROPICAL RAINFOREST MAMMALS, A Field Guide, Louise Emmons, 1997
A NEOTROPICAL COMPANION, John C. Kricher, 1997
IN THE RAINFOREST, Report from A Strange, Beautiful, Imperiled World, Catherine Caufield, 1991
THE CLOUD FOREST, Peter Matthiessen, 1987
THE SPEARS OF TWILIGHT, Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle, P. Descola, 1996
THE JIVARO, Michael Harner, 1984
TROPICAL NATURE, Life and Death in the Rainforests of Center and South America, Forsyth & Miyata, 1987
THE HIGH FRONTIER, Exploring The Tropical Rainforest Canopy, Mark W. Moffen, 1993
ONE RIVER, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest, Wade Davis, 1997
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Deposits: A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking.
Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 60 days prior to departure to avoid penalties, except for a service charge of $200 per person. Cancellations made 59-0 days prior to departure are under full penalty.
For groups (10 or more), cancellations must be received no later than 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations made between 119-60 days prior to departure have a service charge of $200 per person. Cancellations made between 59-0 days prior to departure are under full penalty.
Responsibility: Ecoventura and its agents act only as agents for the various companies over whose line tickets are issued and where facilities are sold. Ecoventura and its agents assume no responsibility or liability in connection with the services of transportation so provided. Ecoventura and its agents will not be responsible for any act, error or omission, or for any injury, loss, accident, schedule change, delay or cancellation or any irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any defect in any vehicle or through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger, including but not limited to air or ground transportation or for any hotel accommodation, or for any other persons engaged in carrying out the purpose for which tickets or coupons are issued. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sold contract between the airline and the purchaser of these tours and/or passenger. The passenger will look solely to the respective owners or operators of such services for any damages that may arise. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or well being of passengers or for any reason whatsoever, to alter itineraries or arrangements, such alterations will be without penalty to the operators. Additional expenses, if any shall be borne by the passengers; conversely, refund will be made to the passengers if any savings is affected thereby. The right is reserved to withdraw any and all tours should conditions warrant, also to decline to accept or retain any passengers as members of the tours. In such instances, full or equitable amount will be refunded.