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DISCOVER THE AMAZON WITH OUR JUNGLE ACTIVITIES

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TREKKING IN THE JUNGLE
 
Explore incredible primary forest. Here, there are a number of walks (with varying levels of difficulty) that can last anywhere from an hour-and-a- half all the way up to four hours, taking you through thick and humid jungle, crossing muddy paths and encountering all sorts of wildlife.

Creeping along the jungle paths through the spotlights of sun filtering down through the canopy, careful not to tread on an army of marching ants. SuchiPakari's guide will show us the abundance and biodiversity of flora, their practical use in everyday life as well as medicinal properties of several plants, trees  and insects and the fascinating symbiosis between them in the Amazon rainforest
 
Bird Species: 262  |  Amphibian & Reptiles: 162  |  Mammal Species: 173

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TUBING
 
Use your own hands to paddle on board fun rubber tubes. Prove your skills, test your coordination, and venture floating down the river, gazing at the sky and the tree-lined banks, grazing the surface of the water, you would be forgiven for thinking you had drifted into an Amazon dream land. The most sedate way to enjoy the river.

NATURE

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RAYUCOCHA TREK + PRIMARY RAINFOREST + KICHWA HOUSE
 
The excursion to the Rayucocha waterfall is an adventurous hiking activity. Located at approximately 45 minutes driving distance from Suchipakari Amazon Lodge. Here we will hike, across, through and alongside the river. On the way down we will hike through primary Amazon rainforest. An expert guide will lead the way and take advantage of any opportunity to teach us about the wildlife and nature we encounter. We will surely come across many interesting plants with poisonous or medicinal properties. After arriving at the waterfall we will take a break and enjoy a boxed lunch. The final cascade also provides an opportunity to take a refreshing shower.

Depending on the amount of rainfall, the waterfalls can be powerful and some parts of the trail will be quite tough.
 
We will leave early in the morning, and the entire hike will last approximately 4 hours.
 
Please note that this itineraries are subject to change and availability without any prior notice, depending the weather

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OMBUNI WATERFALL + MONKEY´S BEACH + KICHWA COMMUNITY
 
Ombuni waterfall is the first in an attractive series of waterfalls, a magical place with a rock platform through which the water has cut a natural channel and shaped along its sides a rock formation full of crustacean fossils. Located near to Misahualli, where can enjoy the monkeys beach an important source of the Amazon. In the afternoon visit the Native Community.

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RIO BLANCO & CULTURAL VISIT + KICHWA HOUSE
 
Río Blanco Waterfall: the jungle is for everyone, so if you want to visit a waterfall in the middle of the jungle, but with a more quiet but interesting walk. This place will be your favorite. In the afternoon we will visit a Quichua family and practice the use of the Cerbatana

CULTURE

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INDIGENOUS FAMILY VISIT

where we learn about traditional Quichua culture. Through an unobtrusive dialogue, we learn about their day-to-day lives. A local host shows us how to make chicha, a typical beverage (tasting optional!), and demonstrates the spiritual cleansing rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Finally, we participate in a blowgun target-shooting contest – but don’t expect to beat the natives! It’s an intimate, unique experience, in which we discover both the differences and similarities between our own and another culture. 

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CHOCOLATE | Considered as "a gift of the Gods".

In this 1,5-hour “hands on” program, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.

Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.

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CERAMICS
 
It’s almost hypnotic, watching the indigenous woman moulding clay from the riverbed into a dainty little bowl. In this encounter, a local will demonstrate how their community creates crockery from natural materials found in the forest, and the techniques used to seal and decorate them. There’s also an opportunity to purchase these lovely items for yourself.

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GOLD-PANNING
 
One of the things that most attracted adventurers to South America hundreds of years ago was the promise of gold. But where was this gold to be found? Back then and still now the Napo River has the precious metal in its sediment, and locals, using a painstaking technique of sifting and washing, spending hours filtering through the stones on the banks of the river, make a living from extracting and selling it. A short canoe-ride from Suchipakari Lodge you can observe them doing so, using the same techniques of centuries past.

WILDLIFE

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AMAZOONICO
 
You’ll never get closer to jaguar, ocelot or tapir than you will at AmaZoonico, a rescue sanctuary for Amazon creatures. Led by volunteer guides, you’ll hear the incredible and sometimes tragic stories of the residents of the centre: from caiman, a wide variety of monkeys, macaws, tourtles, capybara, toucans, parrots, macaws and everything in between, who struggled to readapt to the wild after they were taken by poachers, sold on the black market, and forced to live domestic lives. By visiting AmaZoonico you are helping to guarantee the protection of these creatures.
 
AmaZOOnico is not a zoo but a rescue center for animals of the Amazon in Ecuador.

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BIRDWATCHING & FOREST WALK
We love having birdwatchers at the lodge, and here are just a few things we do to make your birdwatching experience unforgettable: Native guides from local communities: they may not speak much English, but they know the local names of all of the birds, and better yet, where to find them! (262 Bird List Species Registred)

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CAIMAN SPOTTING
 
A expedition to look for caiman on the lake is perhaps the most magical experience of an adventure already filled with wonder. Under cover of dark-river. The first thing you see is the ripple in the water, before a pair of be-spectacled eyes rises from the murky depths and stares into your own. Before long more and more pairs pop up: the family of caiman have arrived. While safely positioned on a wooden jetty, your guide will summon the reptiles with some meat and you are free to observe the group, sometimes of around 15, ranging for full-sized father to weeks’ old baby.
 

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NIGHT EXCURSIONS + SAVE THE FROGS
 
When darkness falls, Grab your flashlight or headlamp and join your guide to see the forest come alive in the darkness.

RELAX

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SANDY RIVER BEACH
 
Doing nothing still counts as doing something on holiday. Our private sandy river beach, which is great for children and adults alike, with deck chairs, hammocks, BBQ area and seating areas are available for relaxing in the Amazonian sunshine.

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MASSAGES
 
Take a moment for yourself to indulge in a relaxing or invigorating massage, taking advantage of the expertise of our staff and return from your vacation glowing like a firefly with specialist skin treatments.
 
Extra charges apply. Please book in advance to guarantee your massage.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

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WATERFALL RAPPELLING
 
To up the adventure factor on your trek through the Jungle, try out the Waterfall Rappelling. After swimming , jumping into the waterfall or just putting your feet in the refreshing water you will begin the rappel through the Waterfall, for almost all ages, swings you from one part of the forest to another, like a Tarzan! A guide waits at both ends to oversee your safe departure and arrival.

The fun increases as your skills improve on your descent! We will then hike out of the river to the trail that take us out of the jungle. Our experienced guides and premium materials ensure that it’s an entirely safe experience.
Extra charges apply.

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WHITEWATER KAYAKING
 
Discover the secret nooks, crannies and rapids of the Napo River and its tributaries at your own pace on this thrilling voyage, accompanied by experienced kayaking and safety professionals. Ages 12 and up.
Extra charges apply

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RAFTING

Be prepared for a wild day full of adventure and excitement. With steep drops through the mountains of Napo and jungle gorges, you are sure to see incredible scenery and suit up to hit the rapids. From single day trips up to four days are offered for the adventure seekers

Suchipakari Amazon Lodge also offers rafting for families at the Anzu River. The Anzu River offers easy rapids, but a guaranteed wet adventure! None of the rafting excursions requires experience.

THE ANZU RIVER (CLASS II - III)
UPPER NAPO RIVER (Class III)
MISAHULLI RIVER (Class IV - V)

INCLUDES: Professional guides, top-of-the-line rafting equipment, transportation from Suchipakari Amazon Lodge to the river and back, a delicious riverside lunch, and an unsurpassed safety.
Extra charges apply.

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BE READY TO EXPLORE UNDERGROUND RIVERS AND CAVES!
 
Inside incredible paths to discover the inside of the Earth and explore the paths that nature took million of years to create, between the rock formations. Surrounded by ancient rock formations, among stalactites and stalagmites along underground rivers inside the spectacular caverns and caves of The Jungle
Extra charges apply.

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BIKE TOURS

Enjoy BIKING trails at their best; traversing them on a mountain bike while following your guide. You will be able to see a amazing scenery, breath taking view points, secluded beaches, and many river crossings.
Extra charges apply.

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BALSA RAFT
 
Follow in the footsteps of Francisco de Orellana – the Spanish discoverer of the River Amazon – himself as you build your own raft, known as a balsa, using the same technique indigenous communities have for centuries, and still use to this day. Once you’ve lashed together your ‘vessel’ of balsa wood logs and lengths of rope, it’s time to take it to the water, paddling leisurely downstream – and hopefully staying afloat. Your guides will accompany you each step of the adventure, along with your motorized canoe.
 
Extra charges apply