To get to Punta Ahuano, small port located on the Napo River, were the motorized canoes are located from Quito, you have three options:
- Public bus, you take a bus in Quito that goes to Tena (6 hour ride). Once there, you change to another bus station called “Centinela del Tena”, and take a bus to Punta Ahuano (60 minute ride) or you can take a Taxi, they charge US$15.00 (30 minute, the ride up to 4 persons).
- Shared Shuttle, this service picks you up at were you are staying in the city of Quito. Between 4 to 5 a.m. and brings you directly to Punta Ahuano in 4 hours. The price is US$30.00 per person the ride
- Private Driver, he picks you up at 9:00 a.m. at were you are staying in Quito and brings you to Punta Ahuano in less than 4 hours. Ths price from 1 to 4 persons is US$120.00, up to 8 persons is US$150.00 and up to 15 persons it’s US$220.00
For option 2 or 3, we can arrange the reservation.
You just let us know were you are going to be staying in Quito, exact address and phone number. That information you can give it to us 3 days before travelling to the Lodge.
The price is NOT included in the rates of Lodging. It’s an extra value that the passenger pays to the driver.
You cannot navigate the Napo River after 5:30 p.m., by Law of Ecuador. That is the maximum time of arrival at the Port of Punta Ahuano. After that hour, you will not be able to get to the Lodge.