Get up close and personal with nature at the Suchipakari Lodge. They offer some of the best diversity of activities of any Amazon lodge, and balance it with a dedication to environmental responsibility. You can build your own adventure package or reserve one of the trips Suchipakari has designed. Either way, you are sure to have a great trip.You will experience the Amazon from a whole different perspective as you rappel down the face of a waterfall or listen to the chorus of birds singing as you eat your breakfast in the tranquil garden. If you're brave enough, consider a night hike to see the nocturnal life of the jungle and perhaps even spot a caiman cruising through the dark waters.
The rooms are built with materials from the zone and designed with two things in mind: comfort and style. Each of the 10 rooms hosts double, triple, or family sized groups and includes fans, hot water, and a private bathroom. There are also porches with breathtaking views of the rainforest. If you're looking for a more intimate experience, the staff recommends the Honeymoon Suite, isolated in tranquility from the rest of the lodge so that you can enjoy the rainforest's romantic ambience.
Since Suchipakari is committed to responsible ecotourism, none of the facilities have air conditioning; however, since the lodge is also dedicated to comfort, they have made sure that all of the fans whir quietly above to circulate air without any noise. Guests can enjoy a breakfast in the garden or in their rooms, since there is room service.
On your trip, you will have the chance to experience:
- Waterfall hike
- Kayaking classes
- Canoeing & kayaking
- Tree climbing
- Visiting the ethnic museum
- Visiting the Animal Rescue Center
- Yoga & relaxation
- Night hikes
- Chocolate making
- Exploring the Jumandi Caverns
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
- All meals as listed in the package
- All activities, excursions, and canoe transportation as listed in the itinerary
- Equipment: Helmets, Bicycles, Cords, Kayaks, Life jackets, boots (up to size 44)
- Certified naturalist guide (English/ Spanish)
- Use of all facilities
- Expenses not listed in the program
- Tips and personal expenses
- Taxi from Tena to Suchipakari
- Taxi from Puerto Misahualli to Suchipakari
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If you like the adventures that this lodge offers, then you also might like the Amazon Dolphin Lodge. Here, you'll be able to really get in touch with nature while you enjoy the day and night hikes, canoeing and kayaking along the river, and even practicing how to use a blowgun and meeting with a genuine indigenous shaman. Misahualli Lodge is another high-energy Amazon lodge that will give you the chance to visit the Humbuni Falls, the Jumandi Caverns, and participate in other exciting Amazon classics as well. Although they are not budget lodges, they do offer promotions and feature some packages that have an unbeatable value.
Before your trip, take advantage of your time in Quito and explore the highland region of Ecuador. This mountainous landscape is dotted with beautiful volcanoes in the midst of a unique paramo ecosystem. These sheer giants are home to well preserved ancient artifacts from the times of the Inca; some time in the city centers, like Quito and Cuenca, can take you back to the colonial times. You can even visit The Middle of the World monument and stand with a foot on both sides of the equator.
After your trip, consider rounding out your natural experience with an unforgettable stop in the Galapagos Islands, where some of the world's most unique endemic species abound. Just make sure you have an extra memory card for your camera for all of the great pictures you are sure to take.