BROMELIA: BLOOMING UNDER THE CANOPY

Duration

4 Days, 3 Nights

Accommodation level

Deluxe Jungle Safari

Difficulty level

Easy – Medium Adventure

Bromelias are a group of jungle plants and flowers that grow with support of a much larger organism in various forms such as parasitism, cooperation and much more. This beautiful balance between strong and small is what inspires this 4 day itinerary in Yacuma EcoLodge. Even with your arrival to the lodge, one feels like entering a special place far away from what we are regularly used to. Entering such a wild and alive place will leave travelers with a lifelong impression of pure nature and the most alive spot in the known universe.

 

Get ready for 4 days of delicious food, pure nature and a space to relax, like no other.

 

Day 1: Quito (or Baños) - Yacuma Jungle Eco Lodge

Arrival to the capital city of the province: Tena. Transportation to Santa Rosa, where you will board a canoe, to enjoy one of the most iconic river experiences of your life to reach the lodge. (20-30 minutes river navigation). A Traditional welcome reception at the lodge will be followed by a visit to Yacuma’s exclusive “Hidden Lagoon”. Night activities can include Night walks, night river canoeing, communal fireplace.

Included

  • Canoe Arrival Service
  • Guide and Escort service
  • Dinner, Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge

Activities

SUSTAINABLE DELECTABLE DINNIG

PIRANHA FISHING

CANOE RIDING

BIRDWATCHING

Day 2: Yacuma EcoLodge and the Forest Reserve

Exploring the ample rainforest reserve of Yacuma, can come in many ways. With over 20 km of trails throughout the jungle, a private river, a very welcoming jungle community, and much more your day will be filled with options for you to enjoy.

Here are some of the many activities that you can choose to do wheile on the lodge:

-Jungle Hikes ranging from 30 minutes to hikes of 4 hours where you visit a Yacuma Exclusive “Tutapishco” Bat Cave. On any hike, explanation of medicinal plants, local birdlife and much more will be given by your guide.

-Visit to the local Kichwa community of Chontayacu, where we can appreciate their simple jungle driven lifestyle.

-Shop for locally produced handicrafts and organically produced crops.

-Kayaking or “Tubing” activities in the river.

After dinner can head out to explore the area of the cabins searching for amphibians and insects, or take a small canoe to search for river reptiles that come out at night.

 

Included

  • Guide and Escort service
  • All meals while on the lodge
  • Dinner, Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge

Activities

JUNGLE HIKES

RIVER ACTIVITIES

CAVE EXPLORATION

COMMUNITY INTERACTION

HANDRICRAFT SHOPPING

NIGHT WALK

Day 3: Yacuma EcoLodge and the Forest Reserve

The river that is the entryway to Yacuma Lodge is called Chontayacu, and besides providing a specially gorgeous sight during your visit, is a vital part of your experience in Yacuma. This day we will program a 3 hour jungle hike to take us upstream to where the river turns into a gorgeous waterfall. On this trip we will cross through primary and secondary jungles, and appreciate the effects of human kind as well as the gorgeous nature that surrounds Yacuma. We will come back for lunch, and after a short rest head out to practice gold panning. We have some cool activities for the afternoon such as the creation of chocolate from locally grown beans, a delicious dinner and a fun farewell celebration with local music and art.

Included

  • Canoe Arrival Service
  • All meals while on the lodge
  • Dinner, Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge

Activities

JUNGLE HIKES

RIVER ACTIVITIES KAYAKING/TUBING

CAVE EXPLORATION

COMMUNITY INTERACTION

HANDRICRAFT SHOPPING

NIGHT WALK / NIGHT CANOE

CHOCOLATE MAKING

GOLD PANNING

Day 4: Yacuma EcoLodge — Tena

If the weather permits, an early rise allows visitors to explore one of the few “Colpas” or clay lick areas in the region. These unique mud structure attracts local birdlife every day by the hundreds. Alternatively we can head to the viewpoint of Yacuma to observe the jungle come alive with the sun. After breakfast we will say goodbye to our friends, and board our canoe to once again take the incredible river voyage out of Yacuma EcoLodge, and on with your Ecuadorian adventure

Included

  • Canoe Arrival Service
  • All meals while on the lodge
  • Dinner, Deluxe safari style accommodations, activities in lodge

Activities

BIRDWATCHING

CANOE RIDE

JUNGLE HIKES

PRICING: PRIVATE TOUR

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PRICING: GROUP TOUR

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We offer guar­an­teed depar­tures with min­i­mum 2 pas­sen­gers every week and at the fol­low­ing spe­cial gross rates and dates.

SPE­CIAL GROSS RATES WITH FIXED DEPAR­TURE DATES (USPER PER­SON) (IN POOL WITH MIN­I­MUM 2 PAR­TIC­I­PANTS)

Sin­gle Accom­mo­da­tion Sup­ple­ment: 30% of tour cost

All Rates Include

  • Span­ish speak­ing companion
  • English speak­ing com­pan­ion (shared tours)
  • Trans­port from Tena-​San Pedro-​Tena
  • Kichwa native guide
  • Noted meals
  • Accom­mo­da­tions in bun­ga­lows for 2 people:
  • Pri­vate facilities
  • Canoe rides
  • Men­tioned excursions
  • Rub­ber boots in your size
  • Puri­fied water

Rates Do Not Include

  • Ser­vices not spec­i­fied in program
  • Com­mu­ni­ties entrance fees.
  • Alco­holic beverages
  • Bot­tled beverages
  • Per­sonal expenses
  • Extras
  • Flights
  • Tips
  • Trans­port to Tena city
  • Travel insur­ance

Chil­dren under 12 years: 50% dis­count. (Chil­dren under 4 years free — in the same accom­mo­da­tion with their par­ents).