ITINERARY 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS PROGRAM | AMAZON ESSENTIAL
DAY 2 - Option B: Breakfast | Waterfall Excursion | Box Lunch | Monkey´s River Beach | Visit Indigenous Community | Return to the Lodge | Special Dinner | Jungle Lodging
DAY 3: Breakfast | Ecuadorian Chocolate | Check Out | Finish Tour in Tena City
DAY 1: INTRO TO THE AMAZON EXPLORER
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | CHECK IN - WELCOME LUNCH
We begin the tour with a Welcome Lunch and a short briefing with general information about your stay at Suchipakari Lodge. Walking through primary and secondary forest trails, we observe distinct species of birds and insects as well as a great variety of trees and medicinal plants. The guides explain how such plants are used not only in medicine, but also in construction and other local activities.
5:00 PM | ADVENTURES ON THE RIVER
Afternoon, we go on to experience the true adventure of explorers. From a sandy river beach our guide shows us how use your own hands to paddle on board fun tubes. Prove your skills, test your coordination. Swim at your own pace, be amazed with incredible landscapes and discover a natural world. So those who wish can float down the river for about an hour, en route back to Suchipakari Lodge
7:30 PM | SPECIAL DINNER & WELCOME COCKTAIL
DAY 2: NAPORUNA TERRITORY
- WATERFALL EXCURSION + MONKEY´S BEACH + INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
- NAPO RIVER BOAT + ANIMAL REFUGE + KICHWA FAMILY + CAIMAN SPOTTING
DAY 2 - A
After breakfast, bring your rubber boots. Explore incredible rain forest surrounding the Suchipakari Lodge. 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. All the while your local guide will introduce you to all the hidden secrets and wonders of the jungle. SWIMMING IN THE WATERFALL.
After Box Lunch, continue to the visit the INDIGENOUS FAMILY VISIT
A Kichwa woman, welcomes guests. Through an unobtrusive dialogue, we learn about their day-to-day lives, shows us how to make chicha, a typical beverage (tasting is optional!), demonstrates the spiritual cleansing rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Finally, we participate in a blowgun target- shooting contest – try your luck and see if you can hit the monkey target - 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.
7:30 PM | SPECIAL DINNER will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.
DAY 2 - B
After Breakfast, we board a dugout canoe and navigate 1 hour down the scenic Napo River. The destination is AmaZOOnico. You’ll never get closer to jaguar, ocelot or tapir than you will at this rescue sanctuary for Amazon creatures. Led by volunteer guides, you’ll hear the incredible and sometimes tragic stories of the residents of the centre. Here we can see coatis, capybara, tapirs, and several species of monkey, snakes, boa and a variety of macaws, toucans, parrots, or colourful birds, many of which wander around freely in their natural habitat at close range.
By visiting AmaZoonico you are helping to guarantee the protection of these creatures.
1:30 PM BOX LUNCH
We continue on to the Family Kichwa, where a local host shows us how to call the caimans on the lake. We can observe the prehistoric bird “Hoatzin”, woolly monkeys, squirrel monkeys, just to mention a few. We also learn about their farming habits, medicinal plants, as well as the ancestral way of hunting with blowguns (cerbatana) and handmade traps in the forest. We have the opportunity to see real hunting traps which were traditionally used by the local natives. The guides demonstrate how they work and explain which animals are caught in each one. Return to Suchipakari EcoLodge to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, and of course, at all times we will be on the lookout for tropical birds and interesting vegetation... SPECIAL DINNER.
NOCTURNAL WALK: On a night walk we give you the chance to enjoy the creatures and sounds of the Amazon Jungle at night. Sometimes we can see amazing things during this activity. Make sure that you bring a flashlight for this fantastic experience.
DAY 3: CHOCOLATE ROUTE
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | BREAKFAST
9:30 AM | ECUADORIAN CHOCOLATE: Considered as "a gift of the Gods".
In this “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.
TRANSFER TO TENA CITY (BUS STATION) | FINISH TOUR
Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.
Book an excursion
- Nature lovers may start before breakfast with a daybreak bird watching tour or take the rubber boot and flashlights for a night walkings.
- End the day with an ice-cold craft beer, crisp white wine or fluffy piña colada at our well-stocked bar manned by expert mixologists, sitting back in the homey lounge or river-view seating. Please note that drinks are not included in your package.
- 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 (Extra charges apply).
- 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.