Twelve comfortable bungalows present a traditional Amazon-style, built from materials harvested from the rain forest in a sustainable manner and combined with modern materials. Our 24rooms have electricity from solar energy, private facilities that can accommodate in total 56 people. Water is supplied by a nearby spring from where it is pumped into 2 reserve tanks.
The development of Yacuma comprises three areas
• The first one consists of a group of 10 “cabañas” (bungalows) built in the traditional Amazon-style, made from rainforest materials harvested in a sustainable manner and combined with modern materials which can be easily taken away from the jungle if necessary. All these cabins can accommodate 4 passengers in comfortable 2 rooms with beds, mosquito nets and private bathrooms
• In the second area we find two bungalows, each with 2 rooms for 10 people in total and each room with private bathrooms.
• A third area comprises the space between the dinning room and kitchen.
HOW TO GET THERE
If you decide to make this wonderful trip in public transportation, you must go to Quitumbe station South of Quito, where you can take the Flota Pelileo bus at 06h00 am or Baños Express bus at 07h00 am these are fixed departures. The cost is $ 8.00 per person, and the trip to Tena lasts about 5 hours.
We recommend the first option to arrive early, which allow you to enjoy the delicious food of the area and gives you time to buy your tickets at the Centinela bus station to the 13h00 bus to San Pedro. The travel time is about 2 hours; you should be at the station a 15 minutes before departure. When you arrive in San Pedro, our staff will wait for you to take you in canoe to our lodge (30 minutes).
If you are traveling in your own car, it is recommended that you leave Quito before 7h00 am, because it takes you about 5 hours to get to Tena and 2 more hours to arrive in San Pedro. You do not have to worry about leaving your car in San Pedro, because there is a parking space where a family is in charge of guarding the car.
You can have breakfast in Baeza, we recommend Gina’s restaurant (specially trout). For lunch in Tena, we recommend the Amazonas restaurant or All Deli. Please remember that we will have dinner waiting for you at the lodge on fist day.
When arriving in Tena, take the road towards the new airport in Ahuano to get to San Pedro, where our Yacuma staff will wait for you.
On you way back to Quito, we recommend that you visit Misahuallí to meet the monkeys living on the beach and afterwards enter the Jumandy caves ($ 3.50 p.p) or you can travel to Papallacta and enjoy a bath in the hot springs water ($ 7.00 p.p).
By plane (not always available)
Flights every week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Quito to Tena city. If you arrive to Tena by plane we will pick you up at the airport and take you to San Pedro Village and then by canoe to Yacuma Lodge. (extra cost)
Yacuma is located in the tropical rainforest, which is characterized by heavy rainfalls during the year with precipitations among 3,000 and 4,000 mm3and humidity between 85o to 95o . From December to March, it is the dry season, the rainy weather goes from April to July; and from August to November the weather is moderated. The average annual temperature ranges over 77o F (25o C).