This two day trip takes you to the Amazon Jungle near Misahualli, an intimate village surrounded by a series of ancient Kichua tribes. Enjoy the most exciting adventures:
whitewater rafting on the Jatunyacu river (class III)
visit a native Kichua Jungle community,
explore the amazing Jumandy caves
relax in the hot springs of Papallacta!
From:$ 250 USD (4 pax)
Get some impressions of this trip:
Day 1: We start our tour early in the morning: we pick you up at your hotel at 7 am and continue our way by private transport to Tena (4 hours aprox. with several stops on the way). Tena is a small village, known as the entrance gate to the jungle and Ecuador´s rafting capital. Around noon we start our rafting trip on the beautiful Jatunyacu River (class III). Approx. 4 hours we pass great rapids and waves and can enjoy beautiful jungle views along the way. We have a lunch break on the shore of the river and continue up to Puerto Napo. We spend the night in a lovely jungle lodge in Misahualli close to the river - enjoy relaxing in the hammocks with a beer, swim in the pool or check out the small centre of the village, where you can find monkeys at a small beach. (L)
Day 2: After breakfast we drive to the Shiripuno community, a Kichua native community, not far away from the hotel. Charge up your energy tanks at the sacred stone of the community, learn how they make their traditional drink chicha out of yucca, see the indigenous women presenting their traditional dance, try some energizing guayusa tea and get some local artwork which is handmade by the women of the community. Emerge in a different culture! We continue our way to the Jumandi caves outside of Tena, where the Inkas once hid with their leader Jumandi in the time of the colonization. Explore the caves in a 1-hour tour, where you sometimes have to swim, will climb over waterfalls, see sleeping bats and touch stalactites and stalagmites. In Archidona we stop at traditional food place, where you can taste typical food of the area like Maito (Tilapia fish in banana leaves) or worms of the Chonta palm if you have a very exotic taste :-) Before getting back to Quito and dropping you off at your hotel, we stop in Papallacta at the Jamanco Hot Springs to relax in the hot volcanic water and enjoy views on the Antisana on a clear day! (B)
$300 USD p. p. (4 pax)
$350 USD p. p. (3 pax)
$450 USD p. p. (2 pax)
Please contact us for special discounts for bigger groups!
Accommodation in jungle lodge in double rooms with private bathroom, meals as shown (L: lunch, B: breakfast), bilingual English/Spanish speaking guides, private transportation from/to Quito, all adventure gear, specialized rafting instructors, entrance to Termas de Papallacta hot springs.
Meals not shown in the itinerary (the first day we are at walking distance to Misahualli where you have some options for dinner, food tasting in Archidona (worms of the Chonta palm or Maito) totally optional, for lunch on day 2 we will stop by our favorite restaurant in Baeza on the way back to Quito. We recommend to try trout (trucha) there)
Single occupancy room: $24 USD per night.
What to bring:
River sandals (no flip flops)
Bathing suit / shorts
Quick drying shorts and shirt
Dry clothes to change after the rafting
Sun cream & insect repellent
Cash for extra expenses or tips
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