Suchipakari Jungle Activities 3 Days 2 Nights
Longing to escape form the routine and boredom... Stop dreaming and start packing because the Suchipakari Lodge does the rest. We have created a package specially designed for you to enjoy the rain forest in a way that you have never throught about it.
Price per Person: Adult $220 | Child $110
HERE START THE ADVENTURE
At the Tena City, you will be met by one of our Suchipakari representative. Here they will assist you with the journey to the lodge, in our 4x4 safari jeeps or vans.
- From Tena to the Lodge (1 hour by car)
- From Misahualli to the Lodge (30 minutes by car)
Day 1: Intro To The Rainforest
Our Reserve, is 10 minutes walking from the parking place, next to Pusuno Bajo River, what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the Tropical Rainforest. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by Suchipakari Staff. The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing ice tea.
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch and a short briefing with general information about your stay at Suchipakari
The Amazon Rainforest
We program different walks for both inside forest exploration or lounging riverbanks and lakes, on longer, shorter, harder or easier trails, depending on interest or difficulty level, together with guides that enlighten us with their knowledge on life in the forest. A lot goes on the ground in the rainforest, the easiest realm to actually explore, is so teeming in life not even the most expert scientists could identify it all. Some creatures are perfectly camouflaged, like walking sticks, sphinx moths, dried-leaf katydids, and glass frogs, others are quite the opposite, bright and perky like rainbow katydids, orchid bees, Morpho butterflies or poison-arrow frogs…antbirds closely following army ants, leafcutter ants creating enormous highways from one point of the forest to another, sculptural buttress roots towering above the tallest humans, the most unbelievable colors and shapes of fungi growing on fallen tree trunks…
We walk and hike the rainforests under towering trees through untouched forest to observe the giant kapok tree (Ceiba Pentandra) and the Strangler Fig Tree (Ficus sp), the light trickling down in layers, smelling the aromas of a million different and medicinal plants used by locals for centuries, feeling the presence of innumerable creatures filling every corner of the forest. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and take a refreshing dip when you reach Suchipakari river Beach!
In the afternoon: time for relax in our hammocks on the private sandy beach and return to the ecolodge floating in buoys or kayak on the pusuno river.
Welcome Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course. One of the Guides will give you a Welcome Jungle Cocktel and a short briefing with general information about your stay at Suchipakari, how operates, activities available and services. The idea is to begin your activities with background knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to. At the bar you can find snacks, tea, good coffee and order cocktails from the bartender. Or, feel free to lay on the hammocks next to the swimming pool.
Day 2: Waterfall Trail | Monkey's Beach | Visit Community
You’ll awake to birdsong and the soothing sound of the river. Head over to the main lodge for a hearty breakfast of homemade bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cheese, homemade granola, juice, coffee and tea complemented by a rainforest view. Our native naturalist guides can provide information about the plants, rivers, communities and animals that inhabit the surrounding forest. This day is open for enjoying one or more of the lodge’s optional tours Nature lovers may want to start before breakfast with a daybreak birdwatching tour.
Guided hikes will lead you across muddy swamps on log bridges, through the dense jungle of natural treefall gaps, and beneath the understory shade of pristine, primary rainforest. Along the way you will learn about medicinal plants, taste edible fruits and insects and discover how to weave traditional palm-fiber bagsHikers have several options to choose from:
In SUCHIPAKARI You can EXPLORE 3 Waterfalls near our Reserve
Rayucocha Waterfall: combines a demanding hike on an old and very hidden trail in the upper part of the primary forest, with a beautiful canyon, jungle and natural pools. This activity takes the greater part of the day, but it will surely worth it. In the afternoon we will Visit a Quichua family and practice the use of the Cerbatana or blowgum
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
Ombuni waterfalls 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. And finally visit the Quichua Community, producing an attractive natural and cultural landscape.
Culture, Native Quichua Family, Traditions, Blowgun Practice
A popular tourist stop is the small town of Misahualli Ecuador. Located at the junction of the Misahuallí and Napo rivers this sleepy, end of the road town has beautiful jungle scenery and a large sandy beach.
The most popular inhabitants of Misahualli are the monkeys. They wander along the beach and into the park at the center of town. Be careful the monkeys are very mischievous and will steal anything they can get their hands on. Water bottles and food are their favorite things to snatch. Watch you cameras and sunglasses too.
Visit Indigenous Community where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs.
Return to the Lodge. Time for relax after a full day.
After our Special Dinner prepare your rain boots and flashlight for NightWalking with the help of your guides will take you around the lagoon looking for night time wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!
Day 3: Chocolate Tour
After another great breakfast - you will learn how to harvest cacao and then learn how to create some of the world’s highest quality chocolate in the world of our Kichwa Kitchen. (it is just too good!). The world of chocoalte from the bean to the bar Chocolate tasting (from the start!). Following your successful chocolate recipe, it is time to pack and check out of the Lodge.
Departure for Tena In accordance to your briefing the night before, you will have a transport wait for you on parking place to go to Tena City. The lodge staff will assist you with your luggage. During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the river beach or swimming pool, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!
This is the path to adventure, do you dare to follow?
- Comfortable Accommodation with private bathroom, hot water shower (DBL / TPL / CDPL).
- All meals (from lunch on the first day to breakfast on the last day)
- Activities and excursions as in itinerary.
- Native Guide in Spanish or English
- Equipment: Tubes, Lifejackets & Rubber Boots (Max # 44)
- Hotel facilities.
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Expenses not specified in the program.
- Tips & Extras.
- Taxi from Tena to Suchipakari lodge: $20 USD per group
- Taxi from Puerto Misahuallí to Suchipakari lodge: $10 USD per group
- Rappelling ($10 per person)
- Rent a Bike ($10 usd)
Our passion is to live, Which one is yours?
Remember that all excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations