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Cotococha Amazon Lodge

offered by supplier M14074 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Ecuador
Region: South America
Min Price: 95 US Dollar (USD) per day
Max Price: 243 US Dollar (USD) per day

At M14074 you are able to design your own Amazon tours day by day. An expert local guide will assist you choosing the excursions according to your wishes and interests. Most itineraries in our Amazon Tours include visits to the local communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoe trips, night walks, cascade visits, river tubing or rafting, and other activities.

Great comfort, excellent food, warm hospitality and spectacular rain forest scenery will surround you during your Amazon rainforest experience. M14074 offers high quality tours lead by experienced native guides. After your Amazon rainforest adventure, come back to enjoy tranquility at your comfortable lodge.

Property amenities:
The lodge offers 21 beautiful and spacious bungalows, built according to traditional architecture in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. All bungalows are equipped with a private bathroom with hot and cold water showers, a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. The lodge becomes very romantic at night, with lots of candlelight around the gardens and social areas. The cozy lounge with fireplace offers comfortable seats to read or share your travel experiences with other travelers. Several tropical drinks are offered at the bar. The restaurant is partly open-air and serves great local & international food.

Nearby attractions and activities:
We provide our activities and excursions in a flexible way. You are able to design your own itinerary day by day, in coordination with your local guide, customizing your trip according to your wishes and interests. Most itineraries include visits to the local communities, hikes in the rain forest, canoe trips, night walks, cascade visits, river tubing or rafting, and other activities. Some excursions will be shared with other passengers, but to maintain a high level of personal service the group size is limited to 12 in most conditions. Bigger groups are possible and additional guides will be used when necessary, in order to enjoy your trip in the most comfortable and safest way.

Location:
Located 30 minutes from the city of Tena, and 4 hours from the city of Quito.
You can arrive to the lodge from Baños - Puyo as well!!

Policy:
Cancellation Policy:
Charge
29 days – 15 days 40%
14 days – 7 days 60%
6 days – 2 days 80%
1 day 100%.

Packages:
ECUADOR: AMAZON JUNGLE TOUR: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival to the Lodge in the afternoon. After the long drive we can relax in our bungalow. Dinner. A very special welcome drink is served while sitting around the open fireplace to coordinate and discuss next day's activities with our crew, plus an introductory speech about the Amazon Jungle by our Lodge's Administrator.

Day 2

Early in the morning we'll have breakfast. Afterwards we must prepare our gear: boots, raincoat so we can be ready to begin the adventure! We will board a canoe and start our journey downstream through the enchanted Amazon Jungle along the imposing NapoRiver. Arrive to Misahualli, where we make a short stop to check our papers with local Marina, so don't forget your passport!! Continuing our canoe-trip we arrive to ArajunoRiver. Visit to Animal Rescue Centre "AmaZOOnico" which is specialized in the rescue of wild animals for specie conservation and reintegration into the wild. In here we will observe a great variety of species such as: toucans, all kind of colourful parrots, various kinds of monkeys, jaguars, capybaras and much more!

Afterwards, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the river shore, picnic style. We'll have the opportunity to swim in the river or just resting peacefully surrounded by a wonderful natural atmosphere.

After concluding this day's experience, we'll head back to the Lodge, but first we will visit a trap museum in a Quichua Community, is a very interesting exhibition of how they used to hunt for centuries. We return to the Lodge by canoe. At night, after dinner, we'll have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day's experiences.

Day 3

After breakfast, we get ready with our rubber boots and water ponchos for 3 hours walking in a primary forest. With an experienced native guide, you will be able to learn many interesting subjects about plant uses, insects' variety, bird watching, and the species that lives in this unique forest. We will enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in this natural surrounding. After lunch we come back and arrive to the Lodge to rest. At night, we are going to enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing time by the fireplace while enjoying a tropical cocktail or drink from our bar.

Day 4

After breakfast, we depart by canoe upstream for ten minutes, arriving to a small shore where we begin a fun and thrilling one hour walk, marvelling ourselves with the jungle's secondary forest diverse flora and fauna. After our short walk, we'll find ourselves in a breathtaking cascade "Las Latas" where we will take a refreshing bath in its clear crystal waters and enjoy the surrounding views, which mixed with the jungle sounds, makes it a unforgettable experience. We return to have lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon we will visit a Quichua family and learn about their millenary culture and traditions such as gold rinse in the river shoreline, traditional pottery making, making of typical drink "chicha" made of yuca (a traditional Ecuadorian manioc), and the use of the "serbatana" (blowpipe for hunting use). After this amazing encounter with Quichua culture, we return to the Lodge by foot over secondary jungle pads. Upon arrival enjoy a snack. At night, after dinner, we will have our usual meeting around the fireplace to share our day's experiences.

Day 5

After breakfast, we must prepare for our drive back to the city. End of program.

The program includes:
Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water Mentioned visits and excursions Native Spanish speaking guide All meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day) All taxes

The program does not include:
Drinks (should be paid by cash at the lodge) Tips Extras Any other service not specified in the program

Notes:
Option 1: Standard
All meals & Excursions with English speaking translator included
Includes
°Lodging in bungalows with private bathroom and hot water
°Visits and excursions
°English speaking guide at the lodge
°Meals (from the dinner of the first day to the breakfast of the last day)
°Taxes

3 days / 2 nights: US$ 190
4 days / 3 nights: US$ 320
5 days / 4 nights: US$ 420

Supplier Information
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Location: Ecuador
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2005
Client Request Served: 34

M14074 offers 17 spacious bungalows, built according to traditional architecture in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. All bungalows are equipped with a private bathroom, a private veranda with reclining chairs or hammocks to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ecuador’s Amazon. Social areas are carefully...

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