This trip has been specially created for our more active, adventurous and intrepid guests. It is a 4 day tour that will require lots of energy yet will deliver tremendous satisfaction. Adventure in the tropical rainforest awaits! You will take a hike through the jungle, cross rivers and explore caves. Rewards include a fresh shower under a pristine waterfall, discovering breathtaking geological formations underground and the possibility to run the rapids of the amazing Jatun Yacu if you decide to join our 4 day option.

Day 1: Arrival – Free time or optional activities (D)

It all depends on your arrival time, but we suggest you take advantage of one of our optional activities at the lodge (not included), some possibilities include: a walk into our 120 hectare private reserve, swimming in our spectacular springwater pool or dipping into the crystal clear Inchillaqui river. Guided activity options: Explore our reserve with a native guide who will point out the main medicinal plants of the Amazon, a horseback ride to explore the amazing tropical scenery or an artisan chocolate workshop (from the bean to the bar). Please let us know your preferences in advance so we can book your prefered additional activities.

In the evening you will be able to enjoy a 3 course gourmet dinner.

Day 2: Amazon Adventure: Jondachi canyon hike – Explore underground caves (B/L/D)

After a hearty breakfast we will head towards the Sumaco volcano wilderness reserve, here we will take part in a 2 ½ hour hike bordering the “Grand Jondachi canyon” into primary rainforest until we reach a beautiful waterfall of pristine waters. We will be rewarded with a delicious picnic lunch at an idealyc spot. We will then head to the underground cave complex, we will put on helmets, test security equipment and lamps for a journey under the rainforest. As we go through virtually unexplored caverns we will discover stalactites, stalagmites as well as bats, lightning bugs, spiders and other subterranean inhabitants.

In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

Day 3: Jungle Rafting trip (B/L/D)

We start the day with a delicious breakfast. We will then head to the put out spot at the Jacunyacu river, for a day full of fun and waves. This section of the Jatunyacu is a class 3/3+ and is considered easy to moderate, a perfect mix of adventure and fun. Our river journey will be made up of 25 km (aprox. 15,5 miles) of rapids, natural pools and the amazing Amazonia scenery. No experience is required and the activities are suited for all ages, if you have not practiced white water sports before this is the perfect opportunity to get started. Throughout our journey we will find a peaceful spot to relax on the river banks and enjoy a picnic lunch. If you are traveling with smaller children or seniors, we can accommodate for their skills, we will choose a different river that is level 2 / 3 for a full day of family fun and safe for everyone.In the afternoon we return to our lodge where you can enjoy all the facilities. In the evening, we will be treated to a delicious three course dinner at our restaurant.

NOTE: The White Water Rafting excursion is only included in our 4 day program. No previous experience is required.

Day 4: Free Time – Optional activities at the Lodge – Departure (B)

As our time at Hakuna Matata Amazon Lodge comes to its end, it is still possible to take a last dip in the pool or take part in an optional homestyle chocolate making workshop.

Ecuador Travel Online reserves the right of making any change without previous notification, to the itinerary according to circunstances, this could be law reglamentations, weather conditions, availability, safety concerns or any other demanded condition which matters may cause the tour guide or administration to change the time or nature of visits.


Accommodation in the chosen category (Cabins, Lodge, Supreme)

Local native Spanish / English guide for the day 2 tour

All the activities planned in the program

All tickets for the activities planned in the program

All meals (from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure)

Use of Lodge facilities, including swimming pool, river area, hiking trails

Rubber boots (available up to size 47)


Rafting extensión

International rafting certificate guide in Spanish / English

First class equipment for the river (rowing, helmet, life jacket)

Transportation to the beginning of the rafting and back to the Lodge
Picnic lunch, water and soft drinks

Means of communication for emergencies

Kayak security

First aid kit







Transportation from / to Quito or from / to Baños

Public bus

Lunch at the Lodge on the day of arrival and departure

Expenses not mentioned and optional activities such as

Entrance to the Papallacta hot springs

Walk through our private reserve with a native guide in Spanish

Guided horseback ride through the jungle

Chocolate craft workshop

Drinks and meals not mentioned

Personal expenses and tips


















¿ What Brig ?
Passport and copies
Personal medications
Sun hat
Camera equipment (memory card, cables, battery, etc.)
Light clothes, easy to dry and preferably light colors (shirt, shorts for the morning and long pants, long-sleeved shirt for the afternoons)
Lightweight waterproof
Rubber boots (available at no cost in the Lodge up to size 47)
Stockings or socks for gaucho boots
Closed footwear
Flips flops
Additionally for excursions
Backpack for the excursion
Small towel and T-shirt to change
Plastic case for camera and cell phone
Front flashlight and extra batteries
Water bottle
Insect repellent
Plastic bag (for dirty and / or wet clothing)
Loose money (in stores you can not accept tickets of more than 5 USD)

Terms & Conditions


29 – 16 days = 25% penalty

15 – 08 days = 50% penalty

07 – 00 days = 75% penalty

Possibility of changing the date within the following 3 months without penalty.

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