Puyopungo 2 days 1 night - Secondary forest

Puyo, Ecuador

5 reviews
Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Puyopungo 2 days 1 night - Secondary forest
Puyo, Ecuador

5 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


  • Jungle walks
  • View point
  • Swiming in the waterfalls
  • Canoe ride
  • Visit the indigenous comunities

What’s included

  • Guide
  • 3 meals a day
  • Transportartion
  • Untitled Item
    Entrance fee to the reserve Hola Vida 2 usd per person, rescue center 3usd per person, view point 2usd, local community 1 usd, artisanal chocolate making 3 usd, personal expenses, tips, alcoholic/soft


Puyopungo 2 days tour
Secondary Forest


FIRST DAY: We meet at our office in Banos at 9 am. We travel by private car towards Puyo where we visit a rescue center for animals including monkeys, ocelots and caimans. After arriving at the camp in the Hola Vida Reserve we have our lunch. Afterwards we will visit a beautiful waterfall, which is about two hours away from the cabins, in which we can swim and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. The stunning setting makes the area a memorable one. On the way back to our camp through the jungle we will have some explanations about the rainforest and its flora and fauna. To conclude the day, we can also visit a local family where we can learn how to make artisanal chocolate.

After this experience we will go back to our camp. If you don’t feel tired, you can go on a night walk with your guide to observe insects and frogs.


Optional. Hike to the Hidden Waterfall for 4 hours round trip in the morning. This activity will start very early with the purpose to complete the rest of the itinerary in the afternoon

Level of the Hike : Medium /Hard

Please, be prepare for the hike because it is very adventurous , you will walk in a small trail into the forest up and down, some parts of the trail ends into the river with deep natural pools to across to the other side to continue the trail to reach the waterfall.

After lunch we will do the paddle canoe ride in the Puyo River for about 30 minutes, then we will walk uphill to a viewpoint where we have an exceptional view of the rainforest.

Then we will continue our journey and visit a Quichua indigenous community where you can watch how they make necklaces and bracelets. We can also practice the blowpipe and paint our faces with achiote, which is a natural paint.

After this activity we will return to the cabins to pack our bags and then return to Baños where you will arrive around 4 or 5 pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Passport copy, flashlight,  extra money to pay the entrance fee, camera / film (200/400/800 ASA), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, lightweight long-sleeved t-shirts 1,  t-shirts 1, lightweight long pants 1, shorts 1, 1 pair of sport shoes, 2 pair of socks , bathing suit, towel and 1 dry bag.

Please remember that this is only a sample itinerary, the activities can be alternated in the first day or the second day!

Your Organizer

5 reviews
Imagine Ecuador is an Eco -Travel Agency and tour Operator with German -Ecuadorian managment especialized in outdoor adventures like Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking Courses, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Zip Lining, Biking, Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Bridge Jumping, Horse Back Riding, Amazon Rainforest Jungle Tours to the Cuyabeno Reserve, Yasuni National Park, Tena and Puyo, Galapagos Tours and Cruises, Island Hopping, Flights and offer tailor-made tours for individual travelers or groups according to your special needs.


We had a wonderful experience with Carlos as our guide. We would recommend him to anyone wanting to understand the flora and fauna of the Amazonian region of Ecuador. We could not have been more impressed. Wade Kartchner
By Wade K for Puyo 1 day trip on 07 Oct, 2021
Estupendo día y estupendo guía. (Gabo) La verdad es que merece la pena la actividad
By Rafael M for Cotopaxi 1 dia on 05 Oct, 2021
We had a great time rafting. The guides were professional and a lot of fun. The trip was very organized and safety was a concern for the guides. We highly recommend Imagine.
By Andrew B for Half Day rafting Banos on 10 Jul, 2021
We had an amazing time canyoning (canyoneering) with Hermano and Darwin! We felt super safe and had an absolute blast. Loved the energy and would definitely pick them again for more adventures in/around Baños! Most places require 4 people to go to Casahurco for canyoning, but we were able to book as just a couple for the day we went, which was nice for our limited schedule flexibility. Just because we couldn’t find what to pack beforehand, all we needed to bring was a swimsuit, sunscreen, a water bottle, a towel, and a phone to transfer photos to. They provide the helmet, wetsuit, harness, safety gear, and shoes.
By Joshua W for Canyoning Casahurco on 07 Jun, 2021
Unforgettable experience. It was a last minute decision to go paragliding but I’m so glad I did! Imagine Ecuador got me set up with just the right outfitter to take me due to some knee problems I had. Juan made sure I was in good hands. I felt so safe the whole time in the air and enjoyed the views all around. Excellent!!
By Sherry H for Paragliding Banos on 25 Jan, 2021

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