Cross over the Andean rugged mountains and deep into the dense vegetation of the Amazon Rainforest. This place is just 4-hour drive away from the city or the International Airport of Quito. Start the descent from a height of 10663 feet for getting to 1663 feet above sea level. Visit and walk inside a private hummingbird reserve where you can photograph and learn more about these super-natural birds. Sail on a calm river and observe great diversity of flora and fauna before to arrive in the Eco-Lodge. Sleep and rest in the middle of the sound of the nocturnal animals of the jungle. Take a walk along the dense paths of the primary and secondary rainforest. Learn and integrate the culture of the indigenous communities of the area. Enjoy a pleasant tempura averaging 76° Fahrenheit. Look at prehistoric bird "Hoatzin", woolly monkeys, squirrel, fishing bats, owls, arthropods, tarantulas, toads, pack of parrots, frogs, among others. Learn in detail about the animals in the area at the Interpretation Centre runs by local guides and experts from the rainforest. Learn from the healing power of several medicinal plants that are found in a forest showered with an intense green. admire a unique place where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them digest the fruits or seeds that have consumed. The Amazon experience will be etched forever in your mind.
***The total price for 6 participants is $3396 USD
***The total price for 5 participants is $3000 USD
***The total price for 4 participants is $2608 USD
***The total price for 3 participants is $2064 USD
***The total price for 2 participants is $1450 USD
On the first part of the journey, we will head out to the eastern mountain range. The pick-up can be from the hotel or the International Airport of Quito city. As the valley passes, the scenery will change with elevations that are part of the Andean Paramo. After an hour and more of drive, we get in the village of Papallacta that in local language means "Potatoe farm". 15 minutes away from this village, we get into the best lodge in the area called "Termas Papallacta". Upon arrival, we will prepare our backpack to start a small walk along the paths, where plants, rivers, streams, animals and a mountain formation will be observed. Then, it is time to plunge into the pool, this is a moment to relax in the hot springs and after a break continue the descent to the Amazon. By traveling in the middle of the dense cloud forest and turbulent rivers, the history and culture of these village will make us go back in time.
Reaching out the city of Tena, we drive more to arrive in the Arajuno River Bridge. On this site, we will take a motorized canoe upstream that will direct us to the lodge along the Arajuno River, the canoe ride will be by 20 minutes till the Eco-Lodge. See the magic and beauty of the Amazon jungle during the navigation. At the dock our staff will waiting for us to give the welcome with a brief explanation about the check-in and the following activities are scheduled brief information about your accommodation and activities.
A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this night excursion, which allows guests to hear and catch the night sounds of fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads, frogs and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we could have the opportunity to observe a large number of stars. The day ends with dinner and lodging at the Eco-Lodge.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight at Eco-Lodge, 3-star hotel