Our Explorer package for you

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This is a 3 or 4 day tour of exploration and discovery, it offers the opportunity to explore Ecuador’s Amazon region in a more immersive way. You will leave the beaten path and the common tourist routes to immerse yourself into the local culture, learn about the plant life and the exotic fauna of the Amazon basin. We will visit a parrot clay lek, we will have a gastronomic and cultural experience with a local indigenous community, our jungle walk will be an opportunity to learn about the biodiversity of the rainforest and we will have an encounter with the monkeys at the Misahualli port town.

Of course, we suggest you take our 4 day option with the exciting and fun white water rafting tour.

 

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 Explorer Tour: Parrot clay lek - Indigenous community - Jungle walk (B/L/D)

We will have an early 5h30 am departure towards the Arajuno river. At the take out point we will board a motor canoe that will take us to the parrot clay lek. After enjoying this nature display (as in all nature based activities no guarantees are made) we will navigate to the Santa Barbara community to enjoy an encounter with the Kichwa culture and share a traditional Amazonian breakfast with the locals. We will then take a guided walk into the primary rainforest at the Jatun Sacha wilderness reserve, here we will have the possibility to discover the autochthonous flora and fauna as well as their importance to the local communities. Lunch will be served at the small port town of Misahualli, here we will have the opportunity to encounter the capuchin monkeys that live around the town.

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
4 or more 215 USD 268 USD 228 USD 289 USD 249 USD 323 USD
3 230 USD 283 USD 243 USD 304 USD 264 USD 338 USD
2 260 USD 313 USD 272 USD 333 USD 294 USD 368 USD
1 401 USD 422 USD 456 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
4 or more 372 USD 451 USD 391 USD 482 USD 423 USD 533 USD
3 388 USD 467 USD 407 USD 498 USD 439 USD 549 USD
2 419 USD 498 USD 439 USD 530 USD 471 USD 581 USD
1 668 USD 698 USD 751 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 Arajuno 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
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
  • 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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