La Casa del Suizo 5D/4N and 4N/3D Tours
La Casa del Suizo is a quiet Amazonian Lodge located on the shore of Ecuador's majestic Napo River and a stone's throw away from the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains. Perched comfortably above the riverbank and the small Quichua Indian village of Ahuano, La Casa del Suizo overlooks vast expanses of the surrounding tropical rainforest environment.
Each of their modern rooms provides full electricity, hot water and ceiling fans to make your stay more comfortable in the jungle, and an exquisite view which may be peacefully absorbed from the privacy of one's own terrace. With a magnificent panorama of the Napo, guests may enjoy a swimming pool, outdoor dining area and pool bar, which offers an array of delicious tropical drinks. The hotel's dining rooms offer a wide variety of both Ecuadorian and international dishes, and buffets also cater to vegetarians.
Difficult: Easy / Moderate Group: 200 pax Family: Yes Duration: 5 Days
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Each morning guests may trek, paddle and swing through the lush, primary rainforest which surrounds the Lodge. The lodge’s native guides posses vast knowledge of the diverse jungle fauna and flora, as well as the medicinal uses of many plants. Don't miss out on this amazing Amazon adventure!.
- Day 01: Quito Papallacta - La Casa del Suizo
The tour to La Casa del Suizo will depart from Quito, Ecuador's capital, at 7:30am in private transportation. The first leg of our journey brings us to Papallacta, a small mountain village famous for its natural hot springs. The group will arrive here between 9:00 and 9:30am, and take some time to visit these springs for a soothing swim in their thermal waters before lunch at the Hotel Papallacta. Shortly after noon, we will continue our journey along a scenic stretch of road which takes us out of the majestic Andes highlands and down into the "Oriente", or Amazon region. Along the way there will be several opportunities to stop for photographs, overlooking lush green valleys and beautiful sparkling waterfalls. The road ends at Punta Ahuano, a tiny port town on the North bank of the Napo River, where canoes await for a late-afternoon 15-minute ride downstream to la Casa del Suizo. The group will arrive with time to get settled, and enjoy a sunset from our swimming pool with a refreshing welcome cocktail.
Day 02: Amazon Jungle Exploration
After breakfast the group will board a dugout canoe, and navigate 20 minutes down the waters of the scenic Napo River. The destination is Pangayacu, where during an approximately three-hour walk through primary Amazon rainforest, visitors will have the opportunity to see actual hunting traps which were traditionally used by the local natives in the past. The local guides will demonstrate how they work and explain which type of animals was caught in each one. And of course, at all times we will be on the lookout for tropical birds, and point out important aspects of the surrounding vegetation. The trail leads to the home of a Quichua Indian family, whose garden contains many medicinal plants still commonly used today. Your Naturalist guide will explain how they are prepared, and afterwards serve lunch (which will be sent from the hotel) near the edge of the Napo river. Later, the group will continue on to the village of Ahuano, where we may learn about several aspects of traditional Quichua culture. A local host will show us how to make chicha, a typical beverage (which of course all may taste), and demonstrate the spiritual cleaning rituals still practiced today throughout the surrounding community. Finally, all may participate in a blowgun target-shooting contest - but don't expect to beat the natives!
Day 03: Amazon Jungle Exploration
This tour consists of a walk through primary and secondary forest trails, along which it is possible to observe distinct species of birds and insects as well as a great variety of trees and medicinal plants. The guides will explain how such plants are used not only in medicine, but also in construction and other important local activities. Along the trails guests may enjoy several opportunities for adventure, such as hanging bridges, and vines for swinging from tree to tree. After the walk you may choose to eat lunch in the jungle, and later live the incredible experience of building and navigating a raft! On a small river island your guide will show you how to tie balsa logs together, so those who wish can float down the Napo for about an hour back to La Casa del Suizo. The duration of this tour is around 4 hours, and from 5 to 6 hours if you choose to have lunch in the forest. For our more physically limited guests, who do not wish or are not able to participate in all of the activities listed above, we have alternatives such as "The Island": A one-hour walk along a totally flat river island, where one may observe a great variety of plants and insects. It is also possible to visit an artisan in the village of Ahuano, who will demonstrate how the traditional Quichua ceramics are created, painted, and hardened.
Day 04: La Casa Del Suizo Jungle Lodge - Quito
After breakfast the group will depart for the trip up the mountains and back to Quito. About halfway there, the bus will stop at a lookout to stretch your legs and enjoy a box lunch before continuing on to Quito.
Note: Also 3D/2N tours are available. Contact us for more information!
- All meals
- All excursions
- Native guides
- English speaking guides
- All ground transportation
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- The Amazon rain forest of Ecuador is one of the highest biodiversity areas of the world. Scientists consider the Amazon basin to be one to the 10 hot spots on the planet that must be preserved for the earth’s survival. It extends over 5.5 million square kilometers and is home to more varieties of plants and animals than any other place on earth. It will delight you with its natural and cultural mysteries.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD Room TypesDbl/Tpl/CdplSimpleChildren $99 $115 $69.30 Children under 3 years old FREE
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