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Our Classic package for you

Our 3 or 4 day program is idea for a family getaway that includes traveling with kids, it is also a great way enjoy your first visit to the Amazon rainforest. This program offers a broad overview of Ecuador’s jungle basin. By taking this package you have the possibility to visit a local amazonian market, share time with a Kichwa family, explore nature and learn about the plantlife and with luck spot several animal species or just relax surrounded by the lush tropical forest. The Amazon is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, you will not be short of activities. We do recommend you give a go at White water rafting on one of the running rivers that descends from the Andes, there are possibilities for 2+ through 4+ levels, this is the highlight of our 4 day option.



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 activity.

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




Day 2: Classic Amazoonico Tour: Jungle walk - Visit animal rescue centre (Amazoonico) - Visit native community (B/L/D)

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will drive to the put out point at the Napo river. Here we will board a traditional motorized dugout canoe and we will navigate down river to the “Amazoonico” animal rescue center, here we will learn about this conservation project and we will be able to have close view the local wildlife: monkeys, parrots, macaws, tapir, ocelots… We will also take part in a jungle walk that will lead us through both secondary and primary rainforest where we will learn about medicinal plants, the amazing flora, insects and we will learn about the co-existence of native people and the rainforest and the importance of sustainability and conservation as well as the importance of the jungle for local cultures.

At midday we will enjoy a picnic lunch by the river, and we will be invited to visit a native family, and observe how Kichwa people try to live according to their ancestral traditions while adapting to modern day life. One of the standing traditions that we can still experience is the making of Chicha, we will learn the process and if we are adventurous enough we will get to taste this traditional drink.

Our full day trip will end with a visit at the local market in the city of Tena, we will observe the generosity of the land with its people in myriads of exotic products and produce that come from the forest and the river, a truly colorful experience that will give us a deeper insight of our surroundings and the amazing amazon basin as a whole.

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.







Guest Cabin Twin Occupancy Cabin Single Occupancy Lodge Twin Occupancy Lodge Single Occupancy Supreme Room Twin Occupancy Supreme Room Single Occupancy
4 or more 233 USD 331 USD 246 USD 307 USD 268 USD 342 USD
3 252 USD 305 USD 265 USD 326 USD 286 USD 360 USD
2 289 USD 342 USD 302 USD 363 USD 324 USD 398 USD
1 455 USD 476 USD 511 USD



Guest Cabin Twin Occupancy Cabin Single Occupancy Lodge Twin Occupancy Lodge Single Occupancy Supreme Room Twin Occupancy Supreme Room Single Occupancy
4 or more 398 USD 477 USD 418 USD 509 USD 450 USD 560 USD
3 418 USD 497 USD 437 USD 528 USD 470 USD 580 USD
2 458 USD 537 USD 477 USD 568 USD 510 USD 620 USD
1 729 USD 760 USD 812 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 Napo river port 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
  • 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
  • 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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Chaupi Shungo/Nueva Libertad Community
Vía Chaupi Shungo km 3,9
Archidona - Napo - Ecuador


Lodge Office (Quito)
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-2)25 62 823
Calling from within Ecuador: 02 25 62 823

Lodge Mobile
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-99) 0 665 116
Calling from within Ecuador: 099 06 65 116
WhatsApp: (+593-99) 0 665 116

Lodge Phone
Calling from outside Ecuador: (+593-6)28 89 617 | 793
Calling from within Ecuador: 06 28 89 617 | 793


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