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Itamandi Eco-Lodge Amazon Explore

Itamandi EcoLodge offers sustainable travel and ecotourism vacations to one of the most interesting and diverse places in the world: the Amazon Rainforest. It is only a 4-hour drive by car and a short canoe ride away from Quito, situated along the banks of the Arajuno River and 20min. away from Tena. Our eco-friendly destination is the perfect setting for an amazing jungle trip combined with luxury accommodation. Several activities and excursions are available during your stay. Activities include cultural visits to the Kichwa community, where you can enjoy folkloric dances by the local children, educational treks through primary forests, night walks, a visit to the parrot clay lick, bird watching, floating down the Arajuno River on tubes, artisan production of chocolate and more. Across the river, you can find the famous scientific research station, Jatun Sacha. Alternatively, just chill out in the lodge open-air leisure area with pool, full-service bar, and relaxation zone.

per adult from

$1,201

AUD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Transportation: Private and comfortable land transportation, motorized canoe.
    • Activities: Papallacta hot springs, Guango Hummingbird Sanctuary, Canoe riding in Arajuno river
    • Out-door gear: Life jackets.
    • Trip Leader: Certified AJ expert English-speaking adventure Trip Leader.
    • Group size: Small groups' 2 to 12 people.
    • Entry/Admission - Itamandi Eco Lodge
    What's excluded :
    • My Own Room supplement.
    • International/local flights.
    • Airport transfers.
    • Travel insurance (mandatory).
    • Meals, Snacks & Drinks not described in the itinerary.
    • Personal Expenses and Optional Activities.

  • Day 1: QUITO – PAPALLACTA – ITAMANDI

    Stop At: Itamandi Eco Lodge, San Pedro de Arajuno, Tena 150151, Ecuador
    7H00 - pick up at your hotel in Quito by private, comfortable transportation with a naturalist bilingual guide.
    We take a two-hour drive east of Quito to the Papallacta Hot Springs Resort, located in the Andean highland, stopping at 4000 meters for a quick look at the Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve. We will appreciate the high mountain "paramo" ecosystem before we continue our journey to the best hot springs in Ecuador. We can soak in the hot volcanic pools, surrounded by birds and flowers.
    After a couple of hours, our next stop is at the Hummingbird Sanctuary at Guango Lodge, to observe all the different colorful species of these small creatures, as well as to have a healthy lunch.
    On our way down the curvy road to the Amazon Rainforest, we stop at the "Guacamayos Lookout" (macaws), located in between Sumaco and Antizana National Reserves (low elevation cloud forest), to observe the magic blanket of clouds that covers the Amazon rainforest, until we finally get to the Arajuno River.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Itamandi Eco-Lodge.

    Day 2: ITAMANDI FULL DAY ACTIVITIES

    Stop At: Itamandi Eco Lodge, San Pedro de Arajuno, Tena 150151, Ecuador
    Early in the morning, we take a canoe ride for 15 minutes upstream to visit the parrot clay lick (Saladero), a unique site where parrots and parakeets gather in order to obtain the minerals that will help them to digest the fruits or seeds they have consumed. Binoculars are highly recommended to watch hundreds of parrots and parakeets approach the treetops and later come down to the clay bank to eat this mineral-rich soil.
    After a couple of hours, we take a hike along the shore of the river to try and spot the smallest monkey on earth, Titi monkey. Because they are so small, it is hard to see them in their lush environment. We go on a different trail to observe the typical flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest.
    In the afternoon it is time to enjoy a cultural activity. An Amazonian Kichwa community will receive us and we learn about their way of life and the interaction they have with the forest. This encounter is going to show you that part of the Amazon.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Itamandi Eco-Lodge.

    Day 3: AMAZING ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE

    Stop At: Itamandi Eco Lodge, San Pedro de Arajuno, Tena 150151, Ecuador
    After a healthy breakfast, we continue our canoeing exploration, heading deeper into the jungle. Every day in the Amazon is a new adventure: the more pristine and wild the jungle becomes with new exciting opportunities to encounter more wildlife, such as different types of monkeys, capybara, tapir, swallows, flycatchers, herons, sandpipers and hawks. We will also take hikes to learn more about local plants and their medicinal properties. In the late afternoon, we arrive at our campsite, located on the Tiputini Riverside. Our chef will prepare a special gourmet dinner for us tonight.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Itamandi Eco-Lodge.

    Day 4: ITAMANDI – QUITO

    Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province
    9:00 am: Check out and motorized canoe ride for 20 Minutes to the Arajuno Bridge. We will drive back to Quito across the eastern range of the Andes with drop off at your hotel or final destination.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Swissôtel Quito, Avenue 12 De Octubre 1820, Quito 170143, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Adventure Journeys

Activity ID: V-59685P41

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