THE AMAZON | EQUATOR
The Ecuadorian Amazon is a healthy ecosystem, but it is in constant threat from outside forces. We find that the well-being of individuals cannot be divorced from the welfare of the environment. Therefore, Suchipakari EcoLodge offers an exclusive and unique hotel experience, looking for the satisfaction of our customers, the benefits of the indigenous communities involved, and valuing our employees. In addition, we promote the conservation and the importance of the Amazon forest, focusing on sustainable development, protecting habitats, and the rebalance of Earth.
RELAX + LIVE + ENJOY
Many would define Suchipakari as an Nature´s Gift as it’s place where tranquility and nature are always present. By staying with us not only you will be graced every day with a breataking sceneary and experience the best that NAPO RAINFOREST has to offer but you will be able to enjoy a range of services and activities that will enhace your stay with us!
This is a reality on the 75 hectares of tropical wilderness that is Suchipakari Lodge & Spa. Over 75 % of the lodge’s property is primary virgin rainforest.
THE RAINFOREST IN YOUR PLATE
The restaurant & Bar “LA SELVA”, is open all day and features inventive local cuisine and exotic native dishes, homemade breads, organic fruits and veggies, and scrumptious salads, accompanied with natural juices, sodas, or your favorite tropical libations. Everything at the lodge is prepared fresh each day often straight from our own organic garden. The dining area is open and spacious, affording comfort for dozens of guests. There’s even space for an occasional rainforest dance!
Breakfast 7:30-10:00 ♥ Lunch 13:30-14:30 ♥ Dinner 19:30-20:30
RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION
The Suchipakari Spa operates at the highest international standards, with an exemplary hygiene to ensure that you have an unparalleled experience that will melt your stress and replenish your mind, body and soul. The LODGE is ideal for bird watching, stargazing, or just absorbing the energy of the rainforest. Comfortable rocking chairs, hammocks and couches line the perimeter of the pool perfect for sunbathing, cooling off from a vigorous tour, or just sitting and enjoying one of the most beautiful vistas allowing ample space to find time alone enjoying the rainforest.
POOL & RIVER BEACH
A refreshing wading pool between the restaurant and bar. Just a few minutes further down the lodge, is the sandy river beach, relax and look down at how nature is realigning and reharmonizing the river’s elements. Available: kayaks and tubes for floting down river.
DISCOVER EVERY CORNER OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST!
You can spot literally hundreds of rare and beautiful bird species, you will also likely encounter exotic creatures, such as coatis, sloth and the species of monkeys. There are year-round 5 waterfalls close to the refuge. River excursions by the napo river such as: Wildlife rescue center, museums, parrots trails. Our all-inclusive program is the ideal base for you and your family to explore the fascinating rainforest in small groups, led by expert guides.
Experience the way of life of our local community, learning about typical food, the Kichwa language, their hunting techniques, as well as making ceramics from natural materials and ancestral rituals like Ayahuasca Ceremony
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT: We provide many opportunities for the local community decreasing their need to hunt, fish or cut down trees to make a living. This results in a healthier jungle with more wildlife. An important idea that we have implemented in the area is eco-tourism, providing local communities with income through sustainable means, such as the community visits we offer and ceramic demonstrations. Furthermore, SuchiPakari is one of the highest employers in the region, with a local staff of almost entirely local people. In this way, we hope to be able to share the rainforest with generations to come.
OUR GUEST BIODEGRADABLE AMENITIES: like shampoo and shower gel in the bathrooms. Our towel and linen reuse program dramatically reduces the impact on the environment by saving water, emissions of CO2 (from the energy consumed), detergent and the treatment of waste water disposal.
“Suchipakari” is the Kichwa Native word meaning “Nature's Gift” was a dream founded by Native Guide Ruben Morales. After a visit to the Jungle on 1997, his thirst for adventure and protection of the rainforests of South America had been awakened. The construction took more than 3 years, due to the difficulty of bringing the materials, equipment, food, car, canoe transportation and the set jungle weather. In 2002, Ruben opened his tourist lodge, ” Suchipakari Jungle Lodge,” on the Upper Napo at the village between Misahualli and Ahuano . Today, Suchipakari is still functioning there as a successful tourist resort and is the deepest rainforest lodge in this area so far.
How To GET Here
Suchipakari is accessible by canoe from Punta Ahuano or by car entrance by Misahualli Port or ¨monkey´s beach¨. One hour from Tena City in the Napo Province. (with a secure car parking lot to leave your vehicle)
Suchipakari is located on the PUSUNO BAJO RIVER 240 km (149 miles) southeast of Quito
Can be reached in an amazing 5 hour drive from Ecuador's capital or a 4 hour drive from the town of Baños de Agua Santa.
The surrounding area forms part of the Upper Amazon Basin, known as one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world and characterized by small Kichwa communities and abundant vegetation.
Our location is also very well suited to make the famous loop Quito - Amazon Napo River - Baños de Agua Santa on Tungurahua province (or reverse). A huge advantage for travellers who want to continue southwards through Ecuador as you will not have to return to Quito.