THE JUNGLE EXPLORATION 5D
The Amazon might seem like a world away, but we are easily accessible from Quito. Leaving civilization far behind, lunchtime you will be in a hammock listening to the chatter of the birds and monkeys.
The Secret Called Jungle 5D/4N Program
Day 1- Intro to the Rainforest
Our Reserve is 10 minutes walking from the parking place, next to Pusuno Bajo River, which will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the Tropical Rainforest. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by Suchipakari Staff. The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing ice tea.
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch and a short briefing with general information about your stay at Suchipakari
The Amazon Rainforest
We program different walks for both inside forest exploration or lounging riverbanks and lakes, on longer, shorter, harder or easier trails, depending on interest or difficulty level, together with guides that enlighten us with their knowledge on life in the forest.
We walk and hike the rainforests under towering trees through untouched forest to observe the giant kapok tree (Ceiba Pentandra) and the Strangler Fig Tree (Ficus sp), the light trickling down in layers, smelling the aromas of a million different and medicinal plants used by locals for centuries, feeling the presence of innumerable creatures filling every corner of the forest. Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and take a refreshing dip when you reach Suchipakari river Beach
In the afternoon: time to relax in our hammocks on the private sandy beach and return to the Ecolodge floating in buoys or kayak on the Pusuno river.
Welcome Dinner will be served at this time.
Welcome Jungle Cocktail and a short briefing with general information.
At the bar, you can find snacks, tea, good coffee and order cocktails from the bartender. Or, feel free on the hammocks next to the swimming pool.
Day 2- Waterfall Trail-Monkey's Beach-Visit Community
Early breakfast of homemade bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cheese, homemade granola, juice, coffee, and tea complemented by a rainforest view.
This day is open for enjoying one or more of the lodge’s optional tours Nature lovers may want to start before breakfast with a daybreak bird watching tour.
Our native naturalist guides can provide information about the plants, rivers, communities, and animals that inhabit the surrounding forest.
Guided hikes will lead you across muddy swamps on log bridges, through the dense jungle of natural treefall gaps, and beneath the understory shade of pristine, primary rainforest. Along the way, you will learn about medicinal plants, taste edible fruits and insects and discover how to weave traditional palm-fiber bags. Hikers have several options to choose from:
The Rayucocha Waterfall which combines a demanding hike on ancient trail and hidden waterfall hike, which heads, higher into the mountains to a waterfall, taking most of the day.
Umbuni Waterfall with rainforest hike, which combines a cultural visit to the Quichua community and monkeys beach or if you prefer the water, you can go by motorized canoe to visit an isolated indigenous family home deep in the forest.
Visit Indigenous Community where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products, and souvenirs.
Special Dinner "Maito de Tilapia with Guayusa Ice Tea"
Night Walking With the help of a flashlight your guides will take you around the lagoon looking for nighttime wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!
Day 3- Visit Animal Refuge by canoe on Napo River
After Breakfast, we start a boat ride along the Napo River for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Some aquatic birds can be spotted on the way.
Behind the shores of one of the beaches along the River Arajuno is the famous animal refuge known as AmaZoonico. This refuge was founded for the purpose of protecting and taking care of the native and wild animals of the area. This is a great opportunity to observe how it is exactly that these creatures live in their natural habitat, something which is rather hard to do given how elusive these creatures are in the wild. Once this visit is over, you’ll return to Suchipakari aboard a canoe.
Caiman Watching!, Hiking, Night Trails, and More Activities
Day 4- Full Day Whitewater Rafting
White Water Rafting begins after Breakfast in Talag. Our expert guide after fitting you will provide a safety orientation and paddle practice before the adventure begins. Paddling 4 1/2 hours along the 12-mile stretch, a stop for lunch halfway down the river. At the end of the river section, your private transportation will take you to Suchipakari Amazon Eco-lodge.
* Additional rafting options include various sections of the Misahualli, Jondachi, Anzu and Hollín rivers. The difficulty is very much water level dependent but most are grade IV or V when they have sufficient water to paddle.
Dy 5- Chocolate Tour
8:30 am after another great breakfast - you will learn how to harvest cacao to create some of the world’s highest quality chocolate in the world at our Kichwa Kitchen. (it is just too good!)
The world of chocolate from the bean to the bar Chocolate tasting (from the start!)
Following your successful chocolate recipe, it is time to pack and check out of the Lodge.
During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the river beach or swimming pool, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!
Personal expenses & Souvenirs
Extra & Alcoholic beverages
Transport to the Lodge
Adventure Activities: Waterfall Rappelling | Rafting | Kayak | Bike Rental