It was so nice to be able to sleep in an extra hour this morning. Two more couples in our group arrived and we had a happy reunion with old friends, Patty and Mike from NJ and soon to be new friends, Kathy and Bill from Evanston, IL. Jim Heck, our tour guide also arrived at our hotel in Quito, the NH Collection a Royal Hotel. We all toured old town Quito, had a couple of nice meals and got our briefing for the next leg of the trip: the jungle.
We are departing at 5:45am for Coca. Then we have a three hour motorized canoe ride on the Napa River followed by a 15 minute walk on a path through the jungle to the Yacu River and a short trip by paddle canoe to the Sani Lodge. Whoa. Jim said pack light and be prepared to be wet all the time.