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3-Day Itamandi Lodge Amazon Tour
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Product Code: 4507-217258
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Enjoy an undisturbed world where guests can escape from noise, pollution and stress imposed by larger cities
  • • The lodge was carefully planned to offer comfort to the traveler, yet preserve the environment and ambience
Tour Code
4507-217258
Duration
3 days
Departure City
Tena
End City
Tena
Tour Type:
Adventure
Language:
English, French, German, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Eco/Charity, Wildlife, Family, Short Break, Nature, Adventure

Visit local farms, schools, and institutes while giving back during your trip; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Enjoy a mini-vacation; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Deluxe

High quality service, meals, private transfers and/or accommodation

Itinerary
Day 01
Ecuadorian Amazon

Tena - Itamandi Ecolodge

Our tour starts at the Arajuno Bridge in Tena at 3:00pm, however you may purchase a transfer from Quito for an additional fee or self-transfer to the departure point.

Once you arrive we'll start our trip to Itamandi EcoLodge at the Arajuno Bridge, where we will take a motorized canoe going upstream for 20 minutes to begin our great experience in the tropical forest. On this ride you can appreciate the magic and beauty of the Amazon rainforest driving along a zigzag river that flows in the jungle like a giant snake, considered the vein system of the Pacha Mama (mother Earth).

Once we arrive at the dock area of Itamandi EcoLodge, the resident manager will greet you with a delicious welcome drink. From there we will continue to relax in the bar area with a snack and a short briefing will be held with general information about the lodge and activities, provided by one of our naturalist guides.

At 6:30pm we'll begin our night walk (optional). A flashlight and camera are the most important tools on this night excursion, which allows us to hear the nocturnal sounds and to look for fishing bats, owls, some insects, tarantulas, toads and frogs, and possibly snakes. If the sky is clear, we might have the chance to do some stargazing.

Dinner we'll be served at 7:30pm.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Ecuadorian Amazon

Itamandi Ecolodge

In the early morning (5:45 am – 6:00 am, if the climate it permits) we'll take a canoe ride for 15 minutes upstream to visit a parrot clay lick (Saladero) to appreciate 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. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets will approach the treetops and later will come down to the clay bank to eat this soil rich in minerals. It is essential to have binoculars to enjoy it.

Breakfast we'll be served between 7:00am – 8:30am.

At 9:00am or 9:30am, we'll head out for a hike through the primary and secondary Rainforest. Our expert naturalists teach you about the ecology and flora and fauna of the Rainforest along the trail. You will observe a great variety of insects, a diversity of birds flying around us and with some luck reptiles or monkeys. This activity takes about 2 ½ -3 hours.

Then we'll return to Itamandi EcoLodge for lunch and a siesta.

At 3:00pm 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 Amazonia that you do not find on the maps: the Amazon people.

Part of our visit to the community involves the demonstration of the famous “Chicha”, a fermented yucca drink that has become part of their festivals and daily use. We will take part in the preparation of this beverage and also try some of the local cuisine.

We'll finish the visit with a traditional dance performed by the kids in this community and you also have some time to buy some handicrafts, made by the indigenous. This little business is to support the indigenous people in their daily life.

Dinner will be served at 7:30pm.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03

Itamandi Ecolodge - Tena

At 8:00am we'll have our last breakfast.

We'll check-out at 9:30am and travel by motorized canoe ride for 20 Minutes to the Arajuno Bridge in Tena. From here you may either self-transfer back to Quito or purchase a private transfer (optional upgrade).

Meeting Point
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3:00PM Tena Arajuno Bridge Tena, Ecuador
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 2 Night Accommodation in double rooms
  • 5 meals
  • Guided excursions and activities explained in itinerary
  • Native guide (Spanish speaking)
  • Rubber Tubes
  • Rubber Boots will be provided during your stay at the Lodge (size 36-44)

Package Excludes

  • Bilingual Guide (English, French or German) available for an extra cost
  • Personal Expenses & Tips
  • Entrance fees $10.00
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Transfer Quito –Tena - Quito
  • River transportation 4 people or less
Special Notes
  • Itamandi EcoLodge offers sustainable travel and ecotourism to one of the most interesting places in the world: the Rainforest!
  • Just a 4-hour car and a short canoe ride away from Quito is our eco-friendly destination, which gives you the opportunity to plan an interesting jungle trip with luxury accommodation, always trying to foster to a sustainable development. Situated along the banks of the Arajuno River and ca. 45min from Tena, there are lots of possible activities and excursions during your stay.
  • What to pack:
    Passport
    Binoculars
    Headlamp / Flashlight and batteries
    Insect repellent (if possible not chemical)
    Sun protection (sun cream / sunglasses / hat or cap)
    Water bottle
    Lightweight long pants and long sleeved shirts for walks
    Shorts, short sleeve shirts and bathing suit for the lodge
    Comfortable shoes and sandals, socks
    Small day pack
    Camera, film, and flash
    Plastic bags to protect cameras, binoculars, film, etc… from rain
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Anna M

    Anna M

    06/08/2016
    An ecological place to switch off and enjoy pure nature

    I definitely recommend this lodge as it was one of the best experiences we had! We spent only one night at Itamandi but it was more than worth travelling from Quito because of one night (even the journey is a great experience and scenery...). On the next day we paid for an additional programme (jungle hike) and lunch to spend more time at Itamandi. You can reach Itamandi only by a canoe which takes you away deeper into the forest, unlike other lodges in proximity which are located by the main road. We stayed in the room with a river view, absolutely amazing!!! The hotel is ecologically-built and has a great architecture. The stay reminds you of how important it is to preserve nature and that there are people in the world who really protect their Mother Earth. Our guide, Franklin, was extremely friendly, smiley, and informative. It was one of the strongest life experiences to hike through the jungle, hear about how the local communities use various plants to survive in the nature, experience a healing ritual, see poisonous spiders etc... We did not manage to see the parrots as it started raining a lot but we did not mind it at all, it does not really matter what you get to see as long as you are in this place. Also we already saw more than enough animals at the Galapagos a week before. The pool is lovely and the food is incredible, we did not expect to receive such a superb treatment in a jungle! There is of course no wifi but you cannot expect to have internet in a jungle, electricity is already a luxury from my point of view. Read full review

  • Leah D

    Leah D

    07/09/2015
    A wonderful place to stay

    We stayed at Itamandi Lodge in May - it was an excellent time. The lodge is really comfortable and the staff there is professional and welcoming and very helpful. The rooms were lovely; the food was very high standard and plenty of it. We w...ere lucky to be in a small group of 5 (3 of us and another couple) and our guide, Yaku, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. The treks were excellent and his information and local knowledge was really great, also his English was really good too. I would totally recommend staying here. Read full review

  • Marius K

    Marius K

    05/16/2015
    Enjoy the selva

    This Lodge caters for perfect food (I am vegetarian and they catered truly great food), quiet and relaxed tranquility after sometimes intensive walks. For the excursions they have perfect guides available. Lodge can only be reached by boat ...which makes it all even more fun. No WiFi, of course, this is in the middle of nature. Read full review

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