The Ecolodge

Accom­mo­da­tions & Service

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 24 rooms have elec­tric­ity from solar energy, pri­vate facil­i­ties that can accom­mo­date in total 56 people.

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.

Water is sup­plied by a nearby spring from where it is pumped into 2 reserve tanks.

How to get there?

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Pub­lic Transportation

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).

Pri­vate Trans­porta­tion

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)

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When is the best time of the year to visit?

Any time of the year is a Great time to visit the lodge, since the weather varies slightly from month to month.Yacuma is located in the trop­i­cal rain­for­est of the Ecuado­rian Ama­zon, which is char­ac­ter­ized for heavy rain­falls dur­ing the year with pre­cip­i­ta­tions among 3,000 and 4,000 mm3 and humid­ity between 85° to 95°. From Decem­ber to March, it has a marked dry sea­son, the rainy weather goes from April till July; and from August to Novem­ber pre­cip­i­ta­tions are moderated.

The annual tem­per­a­ture ranges over 25 Cel­sius degrees (77 Fahrenheit).Average day­time tem­per­a­ture is 88º F (31°C) and night time tem­per­a­ture is 72º F (22°C) regard­less of the time of year.

Do we need Vac­ci­na­tions to enter to the jungle?

No vac­ci­na­tions are required to enter Ecuador or Yacuma Ecolodge. There have not been any cases of trop­i­cal dis­eases (malaria, yel­low fever, cholera) reported in or near the lodge. How­ever, we always sug­gest that our pas­sen­gers con­sult their doc­tor to get most up-​to-​date infor­ma­tion and advice before they come to the Ecuado­rian Ama­zon Rainforest.

Is Yacuma Ecolodge reach­able by road?

Vis­i­tors will drive from Quito, fol­low­ing the beau­ti­ful route that goes through Papal­lacta and Baeza towns, until arriv­ing to the city of Tena. From Tena to San Pedro vil­lage, you will be trav­el­ing around 2 hours. The only acces­si­ble way to get to the lodge is by canoe, this take around 25 min­utes to get to the lodge.

Yacuma Lodge located in a mag­nif­i­cent jun­gle spot. Vis­i­tors can also fly from Quito to the city of Tena every week on Mon­day, Wednes­day and Fri­day. 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 Ecolodge. (extra cost)

Can my child visit the lodge?

Kids are very wel­come at Yacuma Ecolodge. In fact, our lodge is every kid’s fan­tasy: a place to hike, swim, fish, row and gen­er­ally play around. We have had kids as young as ten months and groups of up to 15 at a time. So make your kids enjoy the jun­gle too! Chil­dren under 6 years old do not have to pay the cost of the tour, if they stay with their par­ents in the same room and share the same bed.

Kids between 6 and under 12 years old pay 50% cost of the tour if they stay on the same room with their par­ents but with un bed extra.

Kids from 12 and more pay the com­plete cost of the tour.

How the bun­ga­lows look like?

Our 12 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 24 rooms, the restau­rant and the social area, have elec­tric­ity from solar energy, pri­vate facil­i­ties that can accom­mo­date in total of 56 peo­ple. They are com­fort­able, spa­cious, and are equipped with mos­quito nets and pri­vate bathroom.

Elec­tric­ity

The Elec­tric­ity is pro­vided from solar panel in the lodge and if you want to recharge bat­ter­ies (110 W) you can do it at the social area.

The plugs for recharg­ing bat­ter­ies have two holes for Ecuado­rian plug. We rec­om­mend that you bring a trans­former of two/​three plane prongs or cir­cle prong plug.

Restric­tions Meal /​Vegetarian/​special diets:

The food is our pride. So please do not hes­i­tate in request­ing a spe­cial diet. Veg­e­tar­ian and spe­cial diets are served upon request and we han­dle these requests with great care and pleasure.

Rub­ber boots

Rub­ber boots are very good for hik­ing in the rain for­est, they help pro­tect feet from plants and insects as well as streams. Yacuma Ecolodge offers boots as a cour­tesy to our guests, avail­able from size 6 to size 12.

Loca­tion of the lodge

Yacuma is located at the Con­ta­punta Vil­lage in the Province of Napo, with exact coor­di­nates:
Lat­i­tude: 0.5026°
Lon­gi­tude: 76.3821°

What do we have to bring for our jour­ney to Yacuma Ecolodge?

  • Orig­i­nal Passport
  • Sun­glasses
  • Cot­ton shirts, 3 or more
  • Long trousers, 3 or more (no jeans)
  • Shorts, 3 or more
  • T-​shirts, 3 or more
  • Cot­ton socks, a pair per day
  • Com­fort­able walk­ing shoes and sandals
  • Sweater
  • Note­book and book
  • Toi­letries
  • Small back­pack (waterproof)
  • High speed film (ASA 100 o +)
  • Binoc­u­lars
  • Flash­light (torch)
  • Sun block
  • Bathing suit
  • Cap or hat

Weather

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Yacuma is located in the trop­i­cal rain­for­est, which is char­ac­ter­ized by heavy rain­falls dur­ing the year with pre­cip­i­ta­tions among 3,000 and 4,000 mm3 and 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).

TESTIMONIALS

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Ivo Heemskerk, Netherlands.

Thurs­day, 15 Decem­ber 2011

I had a great stay in Yacuma Ecolodge. The fauna and flora, sounds, stars, … of the Ecuado­rian Rain­for­est are just spec­tac­u­lar. The indige­nous staff is so proud to show you their for­est and are will­ing to explain everything.”

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