3 days Lower Amazon Tour- 2024

Tena, Ecuador

AJ
Akangau Jungle Expeditions
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17 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 5
3 days Lower Amazon Tour- 2024
Tena, Ecuador

Akangau Jungle Expeditions
  • Facebook verified
17 reviews

Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

 Sustainable tourism is a way to give back to the communities visited while also experiencing cultural exchanges between the tourists and the locals.  This tour offers a unique opportunity to understand better how the indigenous people of the Amazon live.  Visit the jungle in a more intimate way by not only seeing the beauty but living the experience as well. 

What’s included

  • Guide
  • All Meals
  • Water
  • Rubber boots
  • Accomodation
    Rustic cabana
  • Transport

What’s not included

  • Entrance in Animal recue
    $5 per person
  • Extra drinks or meals
  • tips

Available Packages

Adults
$275
Deposit: $135
kids 3 - 6 yerals old
$60
kids 7 - 11 years old
$140


Itinerary

Day 1
Ahuano

 The tour begins at 8:30 am from the Akangau Jungle Expeditions office in Tena.  Travel by bus to the Punta region then by motorized canoe along the Napo River and explore different areas along the way.
The first stop is a guided tour in the jungle to an ancient Ceibo tree, believed to be more than 200 years old!  The guide will also point out various plants, fruits and trees along the way.  After the hike, continue down the river to visit a local Kichwa indigenous family.  They will give a tour of their cacao farm then teach you how to make chocolate!
After the walk, it’s time to get in the water again but this time in an inner tube!  Tubing is considered a class I extreme aquatic sport.  Your guide will share some important dos and don’ts before the float begins.  Head downstream towards our third stop, AmaZOOnico!
AmaZOOnico is an animal rescue center that rehabilitates, reintroduces and looks after animals that have been victims of illegal trafficking. During the rehabilitation process, some animals can be successfully reintroduced to a protected area called Selva Viva. The animal rescue center has many animals that are are native to the Amazon rainforest.
The next stop along the Napo River tour is to visit another local family and spend time at the Caiman Lake.  Also, we learn about indigenous weapons, tools and traps, some of which are still being used by the people today.
Lunch
Then travel to the Sacha Sisa Lodge where you can settle in before meeting for dinner.

 

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AJ
Akangau Jungle Expeditions
17 reviews
Akangau Jungle Expeditions is a tour operator located in Tena, amazon region, Ecuador .We offers authentic jungle tours steeped in the culture, heritage and traditions of his people.Tour options include one-day and multi-day jungle tours, rafting and canoe trips, fishing expeditions, shaman ritual experiences, homestays in Kichwa communities, wildlife viewing, visits to the primary rainforest, giant ancient ceibo trees, or to nearby waterfalls, lagoons or caves.

Reviews

We had a great time, the trip was so well planned, packed with different activities. Our guide Orlando was amazing! Highly recommend him.
By Jadrana T for Upper and Lower amazon 3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS on Dec 31, 2023
Beautiful location. But a poorly organized trip. Especially when it came to arrival/departures, many things were unclear. Did not get to experience the things promised on the itinerary. Little care for details. I would not do it again.
By Lola G for Tour Casique Cuyabeno 4 days / 3 nights on Dec 23, 2023
I enjoyed my two night excursion with my guide Efrain. He made sure i understood him and helped all along the way. The facilities could have been fresher and newly painted, but it was fine. The food was good, they provided what I had requested. We didn’t see wildlife or birds, but heard a lot of sounds in the jungle.
By Ellen J for Route of dreams 2 days / 2 nights on Dec 21, 2023
From beginning to end, our experience with Akangau was flawless. Very good communication prior to the trip, quick to answer questions and arrange pickup. During the trip, Daniel was the perfect guide - it seems there isn't any plant, animal or insect he doesn't have encyclopaedic knowledge of, and he knows the local, Spanish and English names for everything. All of the transport was on time, the lodge was a lot more comfortable than we expected, and the food was good too. When my wife was sick, Daniel even made sure to take me to the Shaman to collect some medicinal plants to make an infusion for her, which worked well. When we wanted to make adjustments to the tour to suit our specific interests or preferences, he made it happen. At the end of the trip, they helped us check bus timetables and got us to the bus station in time to make sure we left safely for Quito. Some of the trekking is quite intense at parts, so if you are unsure about this, check the details with Akangau to understand the distances/times/climbs involved. They would likely be able to adjust the standard itinerary accordingly if needed We thought the trip was very good value too, and recommended it to anyone who wants to do a jungle tour in Ecuador!
By Matthew L for 3 days Upper and Lower amazon Lodge on Dec 09, 2023
This trip was very well-organized, and so much fun! Our guide, Edison, was amazing. He brought the right amount of humor and knowledge to the trip. It was challenging, but in the best of ways! Each day was so different too, with hiking in the rainforest in the rain/wading through the river and having to hold our bags over our heads was definitely a highlight! The food was all so tasty, and just exactly what we'd hoped for this experience. Will definitely be recommending to any friends who visit Ecuador!
By Kristy B for 3 days Upper and Lower amazon Lodge on Nov 20, 2023
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