Our adventure package for you

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This trip has been specially created for our more active, adventurous and intrepid guests. It is a 3 or 4 day tour that will require lots of energy yet will deliver tremendous satisfaction. Adventure in the tropical rainforest awaits! You will take a hike through the jungle, cross rivers and explore caves. Rewards include a fresh shower under a pristine waterfall, discovering breathtaking geological formations underground and the possibility to run the rapids of the amazing Jatun Yacu if you decide to join our 4 day option.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival - Free time or optional activities (D)

It all depends on your arrival time, but we suggest you take advantage of one of our optional activities at the lodge (not included), some possibilities include: a walk into our 120 hectare private reserve, swimming in our spectacular springwater pool or dipping into the crystal clear Inchillaqui river. Guided activity options: Explore our reserve with a native guide who will point out the main medicinal plants of the Amazon, a horseback ride to explore the amazing tropical scenery or an artisan chocolate workshop (from the bean to the bar). Please let us know your preferences in advance so we can book your prefered additional activities.

In the evening you will be able to enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner.

 

 

 

Day 2: Amazon Adventure: Jondachi canyon hike - Explore underground caves (B/L/D)

After a hearty breakfast we will head towards the Sumaco volcano wilderness reserve, here we will take part in a 2 ½ hour hike bordering the “Grand Jondachi canyon” into primary rainforest until we reach a beautiful waterfall of pristine waters. We will be rewarded with a delicious picnic lunch at an idealyc spot. We will then head to the underground cave complex, we will put on helmets, test security equipment and lamps for a journey under the rainforest. As we go through virtually unexplored caverns we will discover stalactites, stalagmites as well as bats, lightning bugs, spiders and other subterranean inhabitants.

In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

 

 

 

 

Day 3: Jungle Rafting trip (B/L/D) 

We start the day with a delicious breakfast. We will then head to the put out spot at the Jacunyacu river, for a day full of fun and waves. This section of the Jatunyacu is a class 3/3+ and is considered easy to moderate, a perfect mix of adventure and fun. Our river journey will be made up of 25 km (aprox. 15,5 miles) of rapids, natural pools and the amazing Amazonia scenery. No experience is required and the activities are suited for all ages, if you have not practiced white water sports before this is the perfect opportunity to get started. Throughout our journey we will find a peaceful spot to relax on the river banks and enjoy a picnic lunch. If you are traveling with smaller children or seniors, we can accommodate for their skills, we will choose a different river that is level 2 / 3 for a full day of family fun and safe for everyone.


In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

Note: The White Water Rafting excursion is only included in our 4 day program. No previous experience is required.

 

 

 

Day 4: Free Time - Optional activities at the Lodge - Departure (B)

As our time at Hakuna Matata Amazon Lodge comes to its end, it is still possible to take a last dip in the pool or take part in an optional homestyle chocolate making workshop. 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTION 1: 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS (PRICE PER PERSON, TAX INCLUSIVE)

Guest Cabin Twin Occupancy Cabin Single Occupancy Lodge Twin Occupancy Lodge Single Occupancy Supreme Room Twin Occupancy Supreme Room Single Occupancy
2 or more 241 USD 294 USD 254 USD 315 USD 276 USD 350 USD
1 357 USD 378 USD 413 USD

 

OPTION 2: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS (PRICE PER PERSON, TAX INCLUSIVE)

Guest Cabin Twin Occupancy Cabin Single Occupancy Lodge Twin Occupancy Lodge Single Occupancy Supreme Room Twin Occupancy Supreme Room Single Occupancy
2 or more 403 USD 482 USD 423 USD 514 USD 456 USD 566 USD
1 644 USD 676 USD 727 USD

 

 

Package price includes
  • Lodging in the chosen room category (Cabins, Lodge, Supreme)
  • Local native Spanish speaking guide for the day 2 tour (if you wish to hire an English speaking guide, there is a $50 USD surcharge per group)
  • Roundtrip transfer from the lodge to the Jondachi Canyon for day 2 excursion
  • All activities listed in the program
  • All entrances to visitor sites listed in the program
  • All meals listed (from Dinner on your arrival day to Breakfast on your departure day)
  • Use of Lodge facilities, including swimming pool, private river beach, walking trails
  • Rubber Boots (available up to size 47 European, 13 USA, 31 Asia)
  • Taxes
Rafting extension
  • White Water Rafting trip (only in 4 day program)
  • Internationally certified white water guide (English/Spanish)
  • First class rafting equipment (oar, helmet, lifejacket, rubber raft)
  • Roundtrip transfer from the lodge to the rafting put out
  • Picnic style lunch, water and refreshments
  • Emergency communications equipment
  • Safety kayak
  • First aid kit

 

Package price does not include
  • Roundtrip transportation to the lodge from Quito or Baños
  • - Private transportation, includes 2 hour stop at Papallacta
    --> 1-3 guests: 120 USD per vehicle
    --> 4-6 guests: 150 USD per vehicle
    - Private transportation, without stop at Papallacta
    --> 1-3 guests: 90 USD per vehicle
    --> 4-6 guests: 120 USD per vehicle
    - Public Bus. Aprox. 6 - 8 USD per person, you need to add the taxi transfer from Archidona to the lodge which is aprox. $5 USD per taxi or from Tena to the lodge which is aprox. $8 USD per taxi
  • Lunch at the lodge on arrival and departure days (15 USD per person, advance reservation is necessary)
  • Other expenses not mentioned and optional activities like
  • - Entrance to Papallacta hot springs ($8 USD per person)
    - Guided walk through our private reserve with a Spanish speaking native guide ($20 USD per group)
    - Guided horseback riding excursion through the jungle ($27 USD per person)
    - Artisan chocolate workshop ($20 USD per group)
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses and tips

 

What to Bring
  • Passport and copies
  • Personal medicine and copy of prescription
  • Sun block
  • Wide brim hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Camera and photographic equipment (memory card, cables, batteries, etc.)
  • Light clothing, preferably easy drying and light colors (t-shirt, shorts for the lodge and mornings, long sleeve shirt and trousers for excursions and afternoon)
  • Bathing suite
  • Rain poncho
  • Rubber boots (available without cost at the lodge up to size 47/13/31)
  • High cotton socks for use with rubber boots
  • Closed shoes
  • Sandals
Extra equipment for excursions
  • Small backpack
  • Plastic bag to protect electronics (camera, cell phone) in a downpour Binoculars
  • Headlamp and extra batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent for excursions
  • Small cash / change (Souvenir shops and small stores do no accept bills larger than $5 USD)

 

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CONTACT US

Chaupi Shungo/Nueva Libertad Community
Vía Chaupi Shungo km 3,9
Archidona - Napo - Ecuador

Phone reservations (Quito office)
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-2) 2562 823
Calling from within Ecuador: 02 25 62 823

Lodge Phone
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-6) 28 89 793
Calling from within Ecuador: 06 28 89 793

Lodge mobile
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-99) 066 5116
Calling from within Ecuador: 099 066 5116

E-MAIL

info@hakunamatata-ecuador.com

Postal Address (Lodge)
Empresa de Turismo Turisakuna Cia. Ltda.
Apartado de Correos 15-02-285
Tena - Ecuador

Postal Address (Accounting)
Empresa de Turismo Turisakuna Cia. Ltda.
Av. Colón E8-57 y General José María Urbina
Edificio El Cisne, 8vo Piso, Oficina 8 A-B
Quito - Ecuador

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